Dillon, South Carolina

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Dillon, South Carolina
City
First Presbyterian Church in Dillon
First Presbyterian Church in Dillon
Motto: Quietly Progressive
Location of Dillon inSouth Carolina
Location of Dillon in
South Carolina
Coordinates: 34°25′4″N 79°22′5″W / 34.41778°N 79.36806°W / 34.41778; -79.36806Coordinates: 34°25′4″N 79°22′5″W / 34.41778°N 79.36806°W / 34.41778; -79.36806
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
CountyDillon
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager Form of Government
 • MayorTodd Davis
Area
 • Total5.23 sq mi (12.5 km2)
 • Land5.23 sq mi (12.5 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation112 ft (34 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total6,788
 • Density1,340/sq mi (517.4/km2)
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code29536
Area code(s)843
FIPS code45-19420[1]
GNIS feature ID1222024[2]
Websitehttp://dilloncounty.sc.gov/Pages/default.aspx
 
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This article is about the city. For the county, see Dillon County, South Carolina.
Dillon, South Carolina
City
First Presbyterian Church in Dillon
First Presbyterian Church in Dillon
Motto: Quietly Progressive
Location of Dillon inSouth Carolina
Location of Dillon in
South Carolina
Coordinates: 34°25′4″N 79°22′5″W / 34.41778°N 79.36806°W / 34.41778; -79.36806Coordinates: 34°25′4″N 79°22′5″W / 34.41778°N 79.36806°W / 34.41778; -79.36806
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
CountyDillon
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager Form of Government
 • MayorTodd Davis
Area
 • Total5.23 sq mi (12.5 km2)
 • Land5.23 sq mi (12.5 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation112 ft (34 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total6,788
 • Density1,340/sq mi (517.4/km2)
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code29536
Area code(s)843
FIPS code45-19420[1]
GNIS feature ID1222024[2]
Websitehttp://dilloncounty.sc.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Dillon is the county seat of Dillon County in eastern South Carolina. It was established on December 22, 1888. The name of the city and county comes from Steve Dillon, a key figure in bringing a railroad through the area. The population was 6,788 in the 2010 U.S. census. Benessa Willams is the mayor of Dillon, which operates under the Council-manager form of municipal government.

Demographics[edit]

The population grew 7.5 percent from the 2000 to 2010. The city is 53.1% Black or African American, 42.8% White or Caucasian persons, 1.6% American Indian or Alaska Native persons, 1.2% persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 1.2% persons reporting two or more races.

There was a recorded 2,454 households, averaging between two and three (2.57) people per household, as well as 2,916 housing units within the city. Of the 2,916 housing units 13.7% were multi-unit structures. The average value of a housing unit was $101,800 for owner occupied units. The census also showed that the population density of Dillon was 1,299.1 persons per square mile. The land area of the city of Dillon was 5.23 square miles. The median household income was found to be $30,455 with a rate of 30.4% of people living in poverty.[3]

Notable people[edit]

Attractions[edit]

Hospitals[edit]

Wellness center[edit]

The City of Dillon also offers a public wellness center. Dillon's Wellness Center is located at 1647 Commerce Drive in Dillon, South Carolina. The $4.1 million facility was built in 2008. It is a 40,000 square foot building that offers exercise equipment, a sauna, gymnasium, walking track, and meetings rooms. It also offers rooms for rental. The exercise facilities can be used for a fee of $5 or memberships are available at monthly rates.[6]

Education[edit]

It is a part of the Dillon School District Four.

The city of Dillon, South Carolina is offers many options for elementary education, but as the level of education increases the number of schools drops. There is only one public high school in the city of Dillon and there is one private school that educates childred from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade.

Public schools:

Private schools:

Secondary education[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Highways[edit]

Downtown Dillon is the intersection of US 301, US 501, SC 9, SC 34 and SC 57. I‑95 has two exits to Dillon, and it is planned that I‑73 will serve Dillon as part of a future southward expansion.

Rail[edit]

Amtrak, the national rail passenger carrier, provides daily service from Dillon with the Palmetto, which runs between Savannah, Georgia and New York City. Trains stop at the Dillon station, originally opened for passenger use by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in 1904. CSX owns both railroad lines which cross Dillon.

News[edit]

The Dillon Herald is the city of Dillon's newspaper. The paper was established in 1894 and the business is the oldest "continuously operated" business in Dillon County.[7]

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