Coward, South Carolina

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Coward, South Carolina

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High Points

Coward strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in South Carolina):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Coward Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 7% Coward Low Property Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Coward Affordability of Property Taxes
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Coward Racial Diversity
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Coward Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Coward, South Carolina

Comparing Coward to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in South Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 9 4
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Age of the Population 3 4
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Well-Paid Single Men 2 4
Senior Citizens 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 9
Portion of People Married 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 2 3
Median Family Income 2 2
People Above Poverty 2 3
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 3 3
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 9
Affordability of Rents 9 8
People Living Alone 4 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 8 10

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Coward Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 73 miles E of Columbia, South Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 106 miles SE of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Florence
Metro Area Florence
Standard Zip Codes 29530
Phone Area Codes 843
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.973
Longitude -79.747

Coward Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station LAKE CITY 2 SE
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 56 F
Apr Temp 47 to 76 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches
Distance 22.7 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 57 F
Apr Temp 48 to 77 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 49 to 77 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches
Station MARION
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 54 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 75 F
Annual Precip 48.9 inches
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Coward Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 650 100%
Male 323 49.7%
Female 327 50.3%
Under 18 170 26.2%
18+ 480 73.8%
65+ 64 9.8%
Median Age 35.1
Average Family Size 3.17
White 547 84.2%
African-American 91 14%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 4 0.6%
Mixed Race 7 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 1.4%

Estimated Coward Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 671
Growth 21
Growth % 3.2%

Coward Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 40.6%
US/American 38%
Scotch-Irish 7%
Irish 3.5%
African 2.9%
German 2.9%
English 2.6%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Italian 0.6%
European 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Coward 650 $30,208
Florence 30,248 $42,250
Lake City 6,478 $32,111
Olanta 613 $27,813
Pamplico 1,139 $31,618
Scranton 942 $27,292
Timmonsville 2,315 $29,213
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