Hemingway, South Carolina

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Hemingway, South Carolina

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Hemingway Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Hemingway Affordability of Property Taxes
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 16% Hemingway Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Hemingway College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 19% Hemingway People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Hemingway, South Carolina

Comparing Hemingway 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
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 8
Senior Citizens 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 7 7
Racial Diversity 7 1
Well-Paid Single Men 4 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Male Share of the Population 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 8
Average Household Size 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8
Median Family Income 8 9
People in Middle Class or Better 7 9
People Above Poverty 5 8

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
Housing Recently Built 5 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 1 2
Low Property Crime 1 1

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Hemingway Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 69 miles NE of North Charleston, South Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 129 miles SE of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Williamsburg
Standard Zip Codes 29554
Phone Area Codes 843
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.753
Longitude -79.447

Hemingway 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 17.7 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
Station CONWAY
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 50 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 53 to 77 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 58 F
Apr Temp 52 to 75 F
Jul Temp 72 to 90 F
Oct Temp 55 to 77 F
Annual Precip 54.5 inches
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Hemingway Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 573 100%
Male 259 45.2%
Female 314 54.8%
Under 18 128 22.3%
18+ 445 77.7%
65+ 136 23.7%
Median Age 45.3
Average Family Size 2.71
White 463 80.8%
African-American 106 18.5%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Hemingway Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 524
Growth -49
Growth % -8.6%

Hemingway 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
US/American 40.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 34.1%
English 11.6%
Scotch-Irish 7.2%
Irish 1.9%
German 1.4%
European 1%
Dutch 0.7%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Scottish 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hemingway 573 $50,179
Andrews 3,068 $22,750
Johnsonville 1,418 $38,690
Lake City 6,478 $32,111
Pamplico 1,139 $31,618
Scranton 942 $27,292
Stuckey 263 $36,250
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Hemingway High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

P. O. DRAWER 1509
A Title I School.
Serves 717 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.6

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