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Orangeburg, South Carolina

Orangeburg is a city located in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 12,765. It is the county seat of Orangeburg County6. A civil rights protest was staged at a white-only bowling alley in Orangeburg. On February 8, 1968 the protest was broken-up by highway patrolmen leading to the deaths of three college students.


\nOrangeburg is located at 33°29'49" North, 80°51'44" West (33.496843, -80.862206)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 21.5 km² (8.3 mi²). 21.5 km² (8.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.12% is water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 12,765 people, 4,512 households, and 2,526 families residing in the city. The population density is 594.5/km² (1,539.0/mi²). There are 5,168 housing units at an average density of 240.7/km² (623.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 29.78% White, 67.51% African American, 0.13% Native American, 1.14% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 1.29% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 4,512 households out of which 23.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.5% are married couples living together, 18.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 44.0% are non-families. 35.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.23 and the average family size is 2.88. In the city the population is spread out with 17.7% under the age of 18, 28.6% from 18 to 24, 21.0% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 28 years. For every 100 females there are 76.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 71.0 males. The median income for a household in the city is $30,306, and the median income for a family is $37,008. Males have a median income of $30,310 versus $21,935 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,263. 24.7% of the population and 17.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 34.7% are under the age of 18 and 14.8% are 65 or older.