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Wagener, South Carolina

Wagener is a town located in Aiken County, South Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 863.

Geography Wagener is located at 33°39'10" North, 81°21'51" West (33.652701, -81.364187)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.3 km² (1.3 mi²). 3.3 km² (1.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.79% is water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 863 people, 347 households, and 239 families residing in the town. The population density is 264.4/km² (685.1/mi²). There are 424 housing units at an average density of 129.9/km² (336.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 37.54% White, 61.53% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 0.93% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 347 households out of which 32.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.0% are married couples living together, 26.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% are non-families. 27.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.49 and the average family size is 3.04.

In the town the population is spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 81.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $24,773, and the median income for a family is $29,833. Males have a median income of $28,182 versus $17,212 for females. The per capita income for the town is $13,805. 17.9% of the population and 15.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 25.0% are under the age of 18 and 18.4% are 65 or older.



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