Swansea, South Carolina

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Swansea, South Carolina

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High Points

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

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Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Swansea Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Swansea Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Swansea, South Carolina

Comparing Swansea 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
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Racial Diversity 9 4
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Senior Citizens 6 7
Age of the Population 4 5
Well-Paid Single Men 4 5
Male Share of the Population 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 5 8
Median Family Income 5 7
People Above Poverty 4 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Working at Home 4 7
Short Commute Times 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 3
Housing Recently Built 6 4
People Living Alone 6 5
Affordability of Rents 4 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 1 4
Low Property Crime 1 1

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Swansea Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles S of Columbia, South Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 104 miles S of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Lexington
Metro Area Columbia
Standard Zip Codes 29160
Phone Area Codes 803
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.738
Longitude -81.098

Swansea Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station PELION 4 NW
Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 56 F
Apr Temp 49 to 77 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 58 F
Apr Temp 53 to 80 F
Jul Temp 72 to 95 F
Oct Temp 54 to 79 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 57 F
Apr Temp 49 to 77 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 77 F
Annual Precip 47.3 inches
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Swansea Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 533 100%
Male 231 43.3%
Female 302 56.7%
Under 18 140 26.3%
18+ 393 73.7%
65+ 90 16.9%
Median Age 36.4
Average Family Size 2.92
White 273 51.2%
African-American 246 46.2%
Asian 4 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.4%
Mixed Race 8 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.4%

Estimated Swansea Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 686
Growth 153
Growth % 28.7%

Swansea 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 27.9%
African 8.5%
Irish 6.5%
German 6.3%
Scotch-Irish 3.5%
European 2.5%
English 2.5%
Scottish 0.8%
British 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Swansea 533 $39,306
Gaston 1,304 $32,917
Livingston 148 $39,167
Neeses 413 $24,125
North 813 $30,750
Pelion 553 $47,917
South Congaree 2,266 $39,250
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Swansea High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

Serves 918 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.7

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Serves 423 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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