Coward, SC Population

Population: 650. Estimated population in July 2020: 671 (+3.2% change)
Males: 323 (49.7%), Females: 327 (50.3%)

Florence County

Zip code: 29530

Median resident age: 35.1 years
Median household income: $28,182
Median house value: $65,300

Races in Coward:

  • White Non-Hispanic (83.5%)
  • Black (14.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (18.3%), Scotch-Irish (3.4%), Irish (2.8%), English (2.0%), French (1.4%), German (1.4%).

Elevation: 83 feet

Land area: 3.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Coward

  • High school or higher: 59.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 3.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Coward town

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 58.1%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

0.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +21 (+3.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Coward:

  • CAROLINAS HOSPITAL SYSTEM LAKE CITY (about 8 miles; LAKE CITY, SC)
  • CAROLINAS HOSPITAL SYSTEM (about 12 miles; FLORENCE, SC)
  • REGENCY HOSPITAL OF SOUTH CAROLINA (about 12 miles; FLORENCE, SC)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Coward:

  • FLORENCE REGIONAL (about 15 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Abbreviation: FLO)
  • SHAW AFB (about 50 miles; SUMTER, SC; Abbreviation: SSC)
  • MYRTLE BEACH INTL (about 62 miles; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Abbreviation: MYR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Coward:

  • LAKE CITY MUNI CJ EVANS FIELD (about 9 miles; LAKE CITY, SC; Abbreviation: 51J)
  • HUGGINS MEMORIAL (about 16 miles; TIMMONSVILLE, SC; Abbreviation: 58J)
  • WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY (about 20 miles; KINGSTREE, SC; Abbreviation: CKI)
Amtrak station near Coward:

  • 16 miles: FLORENCE (807 E. DAY ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Coward:

  • FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY (about 16 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,922)
  • FLORENCE DARLINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 16 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,619)
  • COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 52 miles; CONWAY, SC; Full-time enrollment: 4,067)
  • HORRY-GEORGETOWN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 58 miles; CONWAY, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,315)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT PEMBROKE (about 63 miles; PEMBROKE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,806)
  • TRIDENT TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 72 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 5,925)
  • CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY (about 76 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,191)
Public primary/middle school in Coward:

  • J C LYNCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 345; Location: 124 HICKS RD.; Grades: PK – 05)

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