Bennettsville, SC Population

By | June 28, 2019

Population: 9,425. Estimated population in 2021: 9,351 (-0.8% change)
Males: 4,885 (51.8%), Females: 4,540 (48.2%)

Marlboro County

Zip code: 29512

Median resident age: 35.5 years
Median household income: $22,389
Median house value: $57,700

Races in Bennettsville:

  • Black (63.2%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (34.7%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (9.3%), Scotch-Irish (2.2%), English (2.0%), Irish (1.9%), German (1.9%), Scottish (1.3%).

Elevation: 155 feet

Land area: 5.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Bennettsville

  • High school or higher: 60.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bennettsville city

  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 50.7%
  • Separated: 6.1%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

0.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -994 (-9.5%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Bennettsville:

  • MARLBORO PARK HOSPITAL (PO BOX 738)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Bennettsville:

  • CHESTERFIELD GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; CHERAW, SC)
  • SANDHILLS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 18 miles; HAMLET, NC)
  • SCOTLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; LAURINBURG, NC)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bennettsville:

  • FLORENCE REGIONAL (about 31 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Abbreviation: FLO)
  • MOORE COUNTY (about 47 miles; PINEHURST/SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Abbreviation: SOP)
  • POPE AFB (about 61 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Abbreviation: POB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bennettsville:

  • MARLBORO COUNTY JETPORT – H.E. AVENT FIELD (about 4 miles; BENNETTSVILLE, SC; Abbreviation: BBP)
  • CLIO CROP CARE (about 12 miles; CLIO, SC; Abbreviation: 9W9)
  • ROCKINGHAM-HAMLET (about 19 miles; ROCKINGHAM, NC; Abbreviation: 45J)
Amtrak station near Bennettsville:

  • 19 miles: HAMLET (MAIN ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bennettsville:

  • FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY (about 29 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,922)
  • FLORENCE DARLINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 31 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,619)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT PEMBROKE (about 35 miles; PEMBROKE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,806)
  • FAYETTEVILLE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 60 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,815)
  • FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 66 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,506)
  • CENTRAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 68 miles; SANFORD, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,400)
  • COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 71 miles; CONWAY, SC; Full-time enrollment: 4,067)

Schools

Public high schools in Bennettsville:

  • MARLBORO COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,426; Location: 951 FAYETTEVILLE AVE EXT; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • EVANS CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION (Location: 610 HIGHWAY 9 WEST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Bennettsville:

  • MARLBORO ACADEMY (Students: 309; Location: 1035 BENNETTSVILLE FIRE TOWER; Grades: KG – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Bennettsville:

  • BENNETTSVILLE PRIMARY (Students: 659; Location: 301 JEFFERSON STREET; Grades: PK – 02)
  • BENNETTSVILLE ELEMENTARY (Students: 572; Location: 801 COUNTRY CLUB DR.; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • BENNETTSVILLE MIDDLE (Students: 495; Location: 701 CHERAW STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
Private primary/middle school in Bennettsville:

  • STEVEN’S CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 107; Location: BOX 1196; Grades: KG – 7)

Libraries

Library in Bennettsville:

  • MARLBORO COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $237,039; Location: 200 JOHN CORRY ROAD; 52,285 books; 1,001 audio materials; 1,477 video materials; 77 serial subscriptions)

 

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