Clearwater, South Carolina

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Clearwater, South Carolina
Location of Clearwater, South Carolina
Location of Clearwater, South Carolina
Coordinates: 33°30′20″N 81°54′27″W / 33.50556°N 81.90750°W / 33.50556; -81.90750Coordinates: 33°30′20″N 81°54′27″W / 33.50556°N 81.90750°W / 33.50556; -81.90750
Country United States of America
State South Carolina
County Aiken
 • Total4.3 sq mi (11.2 km2)
 • Land4.2 sq mi (10.8 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
148 ft (45 m)
 • Total4,370
 • Density1,043/sq mi (402.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)803
FIPS code45-14860[1]
GNIS feature ID1231176[2]

Clearwater is a census-designated place (CDP) in Aiken County, South Carolina, United States. It lies near North Augusta, South Carolina, and is part of the Augusta, Georgia metropolitan area. Clearwater is located in historic Horse Creek Valley. The population was 4,370 at the 2010 census.[3]


Clearwater was named after the Clearwater textile mill.[4]


Clearwater is located at 33°30′20″N 81°54′27″W / 33.50556°N 81.90750°W / 33.50556; -81.90750 (33.505597, -81.907585),[5] 5 miles (8 km) east of downtown Augusta, Georgia. It is partially bordered by North Augusta (to the north and to the southwest), and the town of Burnettown is on Clearwater's eastern border.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11.2 km2), of which 4.2 square miles (10.8 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.3 km2), or 2.82%, is water.[3]



As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,199 people, 1,717 households, and 1,174 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 983.8 people per square mile (379.7/km²). There were 1,938 housing units at an average density of 454.1/sq mi (175.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 79.92% White, 16.08% African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.67% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.74% of the population.

There were 1,717 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $30,693, and the median income for a family was $36,528. Males had a median income of $32,135 versus $21,020 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,902. About 13.8% of families and 20.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.4% of those under age 18 and 17.7% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 census, the total population was 4,370, of whom 0.64% were American Indian or Alaska native, 0.16% were Asian, 16.27% were African American, 0.05% were Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 69.61% were white, 11.33% were some other race, and 1.95% were of two or more races. Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin comprised 13.59% of the population. The male and female population was nearly balanced, with 49.84% and 50.16% of the total population, respectively.

8.17% of the population was under 5 years of age, 16.43% were age 5 to 17, 61.24% were age 18 to 64, and 14.16% were 65 years or older.[6]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Clearwater CDP, South Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 6, 2013.
  4. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1941). Palmetto Place Names. Sloane Printing Co. p. 35.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Clearwater, SC Population - Census 2010 and 2000 Interactive Map, Demographics, Statistics, Quick Facts - CensusViewer".