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Beech Island

Beech Island, South Carolina

  •   State: 
    South Carolina
      County: 
    Aiken County
      City: 
    Beech Island
      County FIPS: 
    45003
      Coordinates: 
    33°25′39″N 81°53′27″W
      Area total: 
    5.02 sq mi (12.99 km²)
      Area land: 
    4.92 sq mi (12.74 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.10 sq mi (0.25 km²)
  •   Latitude: 
    33,4538
      Longitude: 
    -81,8671
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    29842
      GMAP: 

    Beech Island, Aiken County, South Carolina, United States

  •   Population: 
    1,421
      Population density: 
    288.76 residents per square mile of area (111.50/km²)

Beech Island is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Aiken County, South Carolina, United States. It was first listed as a CDP in the 2020 census with a population of 1,421. The Cedars, Fort Moore-Savano Town Site, Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site, Oakland Plantation, and Zubly Cemetery are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The most famous resident was James Brown, who lived there for the last few decades of his life on a 60-acre (240,000 m2) estate. Beech Island is also home to most of the television transmitters that serve the Augusta, GA MSA. The community was first named "Beech Highland" on account of its lofty elevation, and over time the H was dropped, causing the present name to be adopted. In the 1960s Kimberly-Clark built a large manufacturing facility on what was once farmland, creating more jobs. The boom, however, was short-lived. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race. The US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category and assigns it a separate racial category. The U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Beech. Island, South. Carolina - the community in South Carolina. The island in Georgia is also known as "Beech Island" and the island in North Carolina is called "The Island in Georgia".

History

Beech Island is the primary city name, but also Clearwater are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Beech Island, South Carolina. The Cedars, Fort Moore-Savano Town Site, Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site, Oakland Plantation, and Zubly Cemetery are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Beech Island's most famous resident was James Brown, who lived there for the last few decades of his life on a 60-acre (240,000 m2) estate.Beech Island is also home to most of the television transmitters that serve the Augusta, GA MSA. The community was first named "Beech Highland" on account of its lofty elevation, and over time the H was dropped, causing the present name to be adopted. In the 1960s Kimberly-Clark built a large manufacturing facility on what was once farmland, creating more jobs. The boom, however, was short-lived, and the community began to change again in the 1970s and 1980s. The current name of the community was adopted in the 1990s after the construction of Urquhart Station Power Station and the nearby Savannah River Nuclear Project. It is located on the Georgia-Florida state line, near the state line with South Carolina. It was once an agricultural community before the 1950s. Cotton, wheat, corn, and soybean were the major crops. This changed with the construction and construction of the power station and the nuclear project. New highways were built to accommodate the workers commuting to the Nuclear Project, and commerce grew. The island is now home to the Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia Tech.

Demographics

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race. 2020 census will be the first time Latinos have been included in the racial category since the 1950s. The US Census will be held on November 4, 2020. The population will be more than 100 million people. The U.S. population is expected to reach 100 million by the end of the decade. The 2020 census is the first ever to be conducted on the first day of the year. It will take place on November 8, 2020, in Washington, D.C. and will be followed by a follow-up on November 15, 20, and 20, 20. It is expected that Latinos will make up the majority of the population in the next few years. The number of Latinos in the United States will reach a record-high of 1.9 million in the 2020 census. The figure is based on the 2010 US Census, which was the most recent available data. It was based on a population survey conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) from 2000 to 2010. The 2010 census was the first to include Latinos as a racial category. The BLS uses the term "Hispanic" to refer to people who are of any racial or ethnic origin. It also includes "Latino" as a separate term for those who are not of any particular race. The census will also include a new category of "American Indians" in the 2015 census.

  • Beech Island's population in Aiken County, South Carolina of 9,589 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,15-fold to 1,421 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

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