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Ware Shoals is a town in Greenwood County, in the Greenwood metro area. (The community straddles Greenwood and Abbeville counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

The community name is said to derive from the caution, "Beware shoals."

The latitude of Ware Shoals is 34.398N. The longitude is -82.246W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 630 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,352.


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Median household income
Local
$29,531
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ware Shoals demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 16. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 6.7 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Catfish Festival - May 26-27, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ware Shoals web sites and events links in the sections below.

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7% of Ware Shoals residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ware Shoals ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ware Shoals was $14,813, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of Ware Shoals residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Ware Shoals, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $239.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $645.


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Libraries in Ware Shoals include Ware Shoals Branch Library ... View libraries

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Greenwood County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ware Shoals political report.

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The average commute time for Ware Shoals workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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