Central, South Carolina

Central: Town in Pickens County, South Carolina, United States


Central is a town located in the county of Pickens in the U.S. state of South Carolina. Its population at the 2010 census was 5,159. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 5,452 inhabitants.

The town was created 149 years ago in 1874.

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Location of Central on South Carolina map.

Quick Facts about Central

Population : 5,452 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : South Carolina (United States)
County : Pickens County
Postal code : 29630
Phone Area Codes : 864
Water as percent of area : 0.09%
Land as percent of area : 99.91%
Altitude : 912 feet / 278 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1875 (149 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 00:38:33 (15th July 2024)
Population growth : 5.37% (2010-2020)
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Central is located at 34°43'27"N 82°46'53"W (34.7242700, -82.7812500).

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The population of Central increased by 5.37% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 5,159 - census
2011 5,186 0.52% estimation process
2012 5,147 -0.76% estimation process
2013 5,143 -0.08% estimation process
2014 5,165 0.43% estimation process
2015 5,205 0.77% estimation process
2016 5,230 0.48% estimation process
2017 5,232 0.04% estimation process
2018 5,358 2.35% estimation process
2019 5,385 0.5% estimation process
2020 5,452 1.23% estimation process

Central zip code is 29630. County name: Pickens, County fips: 45077

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People born in Central (5)

People born in Central, including movie film director & actor Rod Fontana, football player, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, Football Player Shaq Lawson, .


  • DeShawn Williams (American football defensive end) he was born in 29/12/1992
  • Lindsey Graham (United States Senator from South Carolina) he was born in 09/07/1955

Schools in Central

College & universities near Central, SC

Code Name City ZIP
217776 Southern Wesleyan University Central (SC) 29630-1020

Stations (5)

Amtrak & bus stations near Central, SC

Code Name Address Type
CSN Clemson Calhoun Memorial Hwy and College Ave. RAIL
GRV Greenville 1120 West Washington Street RAIL
TCA Toccoa 47 North Alexander St. RAIL
SPB Spartanburg 290 Magnolia St RAIL
GNS Gainesville 116 Industrial Boulevard RAIL

Post offices near Central

Post Office Name City ZIP
Central Post Office Central (SC) 29630

Other places with the same name (4)

  • Central , Louisiana suburb city of Baton Rouge, located in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States with a population of 29,450 people.
  • Central , Illinois region of Illinois, USA with a population of 1,107 people.
  • Central , Missouri township in Madison County, Missouri, USA with a population of 521 people.

Other cities in Pickens County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Pickens County , SC.

City Name Population Title
Easley 21,626 City in South Carolina, United States of America
Clemson 17,780 City in South Carolina
Pickens 3,185 City in South Carolina
Liberty 3,150 City in South Carolina, United States
Arial 2,543 Census-designated place in Pickens County, South Carolina
Norris 831 Human settlement in Pickens County, South Carolina, United States of America
Six Mile 675 Human settlement in Pickens County, South Carolina, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Central distances to largest South Carolina cities