Central, SC Population

Population: 3,522. Estimated population in July 2020: 4,039 (+14.7% change)
Males: 1,894 (53.8%), Females: 1,628 (46.2%)

Pickens County

Zip code: 29630

Median resident age: 24.3 years
Median household income: $23,869
Median house value: $76,200

Races in Central:

  • White Non-Hispanic (77.8%)
  • Black (15.2%)
  • Hispanic (4.3%)
  • Other race (2.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Chinese (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (12.0%), Irish (10.1%), German (9.4%), English (6.8%), Scotch-Irish (3.8%), Italian (3.3%).

Elevation: 910 feet

Land area: 2.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Central

  • High school or higher: 79.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 30.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Central town

  • Never married: 55.0%
  • Now married: 31.3%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

6.9% Foreign born (3.5% Latin America, 1.8% Asia, 1.2% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +875 (+33.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Central:

  • OCONEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; SENECA, SC)
  • CANNON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; PICKENS, SC)
  • PALMETTO BAPTIST MED CTR EASLEY (about 16 miles; EASLEY, SC)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Central:

  • ANDERSON RGNL (about 18 miles; ANDERSON, SC; Abbreviation: AND)
  • DONALDSON CENTER (about 29 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; Abbreviation: GYH)
  • GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG INTL (about 41 miles; GREER, SC; Abbreviation: GSP)
Other public-use airports nearest to Central:

  • PICKENS COUNTY (about 8 miles; PICKENS, SC; Abbreviation: LQK)
  • OCONEE COUNTY REGIONAL (about 9 miles; CLEMSON, SC; Abbreviation: CEU)
  • GREENVILLE DOWNTOWN (about 31 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; Abbreviation: GMU)
Amtrak station near Central:

  • 5 miles: CLEMSON (U.S. 123 & STATE HWY. 133). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Central:

  • SOUTHERN WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 1,751; Location: 907 WESLEYAN DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.swu.edu.; Offers Master’s degree)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Central:

  • TRI-COUNTY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 6 miles; PENDLETON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,343)
  • CLEMSON UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; CLEMSON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 15,962)
  • FURMAN UNIVERSITY (about 28 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,915)
  • BOB JONES UNIVERSITY (about 31 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,577)
  • GREENVILLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 32 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 6,157)
  • WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 45 miles; CULLOWHEE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 5,843)
  • SPARTANBURG TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 54 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,086)

Schools

Public high school in Central:

  • D W DANIEL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 951; Location: 1819 SIX MILE HWY; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Central:

  • R C EDWARDS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 792; Location: 1157 MADDEN BRIDGE ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 416; Location: 608 JOHNSON RD; Grades: PK – 05)

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