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Lane, South Carolina

Coordinates: 33°31′31″N 79°52′46″W / 33.52528°N 79.87944°W / 33.52528; -79.87944
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Lane, South Carolina
Water tower in Lane, SC
Water tower in Lane, SC
Location of Lane, South Carolina
Location of Lane, South Carolina
Coordinates: 33°31′31″N 79°52′46″W / 33.52528°N 79.87944°W / 33.52528; -79.87944
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
 • TypeTown Council[1]
 • MayorCharlie Fulton
 • Mayor Pro termShedrick Brown
 • Town ClerkSandra Mouzon
 • Total3.95 sq mi (10.23 km2)
 • Land3.95 sq mi (10.23 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
69 ft (21 m)
 • Total472
 • Density119.49/sq mi (46.14/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)843, 854
FIPS code45-40210[4]
GNIS feature ID1246290[5]

Lane is a town in Williamsburg County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 480 at the 2020 census.

Lane is a predominately black town.


Lane is located at 33°31′31″N 79°52′46″W / 33.52528°N 79.87944°W / 33.52528; -79.87944 (33.525346, -79.879560).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10 km2), all of it land.

Lane is located about an hour's drive from Charleston and the Atlantic Ocean.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[7][3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 585 people, 223 households, and 148 families residing in the town. The population density was 147.4 inhabitants per square mile (56.9/km2). There were 256 housing units at an average density of 64.5 per square mile (24.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 9.23% White, 90.43% African American, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.

There were 223 households, out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.6% were married couples living together, 28.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.35.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 29.1% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 79.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,659, and the median income for a family was $28,472. Males had a median income of $21,635 versus $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,963. About 30.9% of families and 33.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.8% of those under age 18 and 26.4% of those age 65 or over.

History and facts[edit]

Lane, a farming community between the Santee and Black River Basins, was established in 1856.

The town is bisected by the main north–south CSX Transportation line. Located in a rural setting, Lane is situated a short distance southeast of the intersection of US Highways 52 and 521. The water, provided by a modern municipal water system from ground water sources, was named the best drinking water by the SC Rural Water Association in 1990.

Famous People[edit]

Actor Robert Mitchum’s father, James Mitchum was from Lane, S.C.


  1. ^ "Lane South Carolina Town Council". Retrieved May 17, 2022.
  2. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 15, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Census Population API". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 15, 2022.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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