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United States


Time zone
Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)

2,118 (2000)

South Carolina

171 ft (52 m)

FIPS code

Privateer, South Carolina

21.24 km² (21.24 km² Land / 26 ha Water)

Privateer is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sumter County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 2,118 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Sumter, South Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Map of Privateer, SC 29154, USA


Privateer is located at 33°49′11″N 80°23′36″W (33.819630, -80.393205).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.2 square miles (21.3 km²), of which, 8.2 square miles (21.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.73%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 2,118 people, 746 households, and 596 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 259.0 people per square mile (100.0/km²). There were 797 housing units at an average density of 97.5/sq mi (37.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.94% White, 8.40% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.

There were 746 households out of which 39.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.5% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 102.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $34,861, and the median income for a family was $42,279. Males had a median income of $30,942 versus $19,315 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,955. About 9.1% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.0% of those under age 18 and 12.1% of those age 65 or over.


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