Whitmire, SC Population

Population: 1,512. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,526 (+0.9% change)
Males: 682 (45.1%), Females: 830 (54.9%)

Newberry County

Zip code: 29178

Median resident age: 42.7 years
Median household income: $22,007
Median house value: $33,900

Races in Whitmire:

  • White Non-Hispanic (78.0%)
  • Black (20.5%)
  • Hispanic (0.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (20.0%), German (5.8%), Irish (5.2%), English (4.5%), Dutch (2.1%), Italian (1.5%).

Elevation: 430 feet

Land area: 1.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Whitmire

  • High school or higher: 56.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 6.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Whitmire town

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 42.9%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 18.3%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

0.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -176 (-10.4%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Whitmire:

  • WALLACE THOMSON HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; UNION, SC)
  • NEWBERRY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; NEWBERRY, SC)
  • LAURENS COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; CLINTON, SC)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Whitmire:

  • GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG INTL (about 50 miles; GREER, SC; Abbreviation: GSP)
  • COLUMBIA METROPOLITAN (about 53 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Abbreviation: CAE)
  • DONALDSON CENTER (about 55 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; Abbreviation: GYH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Whitmire:

  • UNION COUNTY, TROY SHELTON FIELD (about 13 miles; UNION, SC; Abbreviation: 35A)
  • NEWBERRY COUNTY (about 14 miles; NEWBERRY, SC; Abbreviation: 27J)
  • LAURENS COUNTY (about 23 miles; LAURENS, SC; Abbreviation: 34A)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whitmire:

  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT SPARTANBURG (about 41 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,041)
  • LANDER UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; Greenwood, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,429)
  • PIEDMONT TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 44 miles; GREENWOOD, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,406)
  • WINTHROP UNIVERSITY (about 46 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; Full-time enrollment: 4,976)
  • YORK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 51 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,221)
  • GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY (about 52 miles; BOILING SPRINGS, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,563)
  • MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 53 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 5,958)
Public primary/middle schools in Whitmire:

  • WHITMIRE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 268; Location: 1400 COLEMAN AVE; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • WHITMIRE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 251; Location: 2597 HWY. 66; Grades: PK – 05)