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St. Stephen, South Carolina

St. Stephen is a town located in Berkeley County, South Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,776.

Geography St. Stephen is located at 33°24'18" North, 79°55'24" West (33.405024, -79.923365)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.4 km² (2.5 mi²). 6.4 km² (2.5 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 1,776 people, 640 households, and 453 families residing in the town. The population density is 278.7/km² (722.9/mi²). There are 708 housing units at an average density of 111.1/km² (288.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 39.92% White, 58.22% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.90% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 1.52% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 640 households out of which 37.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% are married couples living together, 27.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% are non-families. 26.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.65 and the average family size is 3.19.

In the town the population is spread out with 32.8% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 80.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 68.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $20,804, and the median income for a family is $25,750. Males have a median income of $30,461 versus $17,784 for females. The per capita income for the town is $11,258. 38.9% of the population and 34.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 55.7% are under the age of 18 and 14.3% are 65 or older.

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