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Bennettsville is a city in Marlboro County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Gov. Thomas Bennett.

The latitude of Bennettsville is 34.617N. The longitude is -79.685W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 157 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,296.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$22,389
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bennettsville demographic reports
Bennettsville is near the North Carolina border.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 165. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 17.6 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 1 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Well-known residents have included:
· Marian Wright Edelman, lawyer and founder of the Children's Defense Fund
Local festivals include:
  • Celebrate Bennettsville - May 25, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bennettsville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Marlboro Historical Museum, Jennings-Brown House
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Bennettsville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marlboro County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 29512 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

3% of Bennettsville residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bennettsville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bennettsville was $13,917, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

11% of Bennettsville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Bennettsville include Bennettsville Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Bennettsville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $233.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $650.


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Libraries in Bennettsville include Marlboro County Library ... View libraries

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Marlboro County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bennettsville political report.

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The average commute time for Bennettsville workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Bennettsville include Holiday Inn Express.

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Bennettsville, SC

Pros: Large man made lake
Community spirit

Cons: No place to eat out, shop or no recreation
Small minded people...

This is a good place to Do nothing!!

General info: Old southern mentality which is very difficult to change.

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