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Elko, South Carolina
—  Town  —
Location of Elko, South Carolina
Coordinates: 33°22′50″N 81°22′46″W / 33.38056°N 81.37944°W / 33.38056; -81.37944
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Barnwell
 - Total 1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)
 - Land 1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 338 ft (103 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 212
 - Density 183.0/sq mi (70.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 29826
Area code(s) 803
FIPS code 45-23335[1]
GNIS feature ID 1247656[2]

Elko is a town in Barnwell County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 212 at the 2000 census.



Elko is located at 33°22′50″N 81°22′46″W / 33.38056°N 81.37944°W / 33.38056; -81.37944 (33.380563, -81.379321)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 212 people, 92 households, and 65 families residing in the town. The population density was 183.0 people per square mile (70.6/km²). There were 102 housing units at an average density of 88.0/sq mi (34.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 41.51% White and 58.49% African American.

There were 92 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 23.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 2.8% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,571, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $35,536 versus $27,083 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,973. About 19.0% of families and 22.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 51.5% of those sixty five or over.


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