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Welcome to Swansea ...

The town of Swansea is located in Lexington County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Swansea has a population of 972 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Swansea.

Swansea is 300 feet [91 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Swansea lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Swansea: (803)

The ZIP code for Swansea: 29160<4>

Websites for Swansea ...

Official Website: www.ci.swansea.sc.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Swansea had an population of 972 people. This is an increase of 17.53% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 82.36% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Swansea had a population of 827 people. This makes Swansea the county's 11th most populous community.

The population of Swansea represents 0.02% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 159th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 827 people, the population of Swansea increased 55.16% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 533 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Swansea.

Communities Also Named Swansea ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Swansea - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Nevada, Newfoundland and Labrador and Ontario.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Swansea.

Communities near Swansea ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Swansea.

  • Columbia [Richland County]
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    • Columbia [Richland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Swansea
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 132,130 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<6>
  • Lexington [Lexington County]
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    • Lexington [Lexington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Swansea
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,716 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<6>
  • West Columbia [Lexington County]
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    • West Columbia [Lexington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Swansea
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,109 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Columbia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Columbia<6>
  • Cayce [Lexington County]
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    • Cayce [Lexington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Swansea
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,994 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cayce<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Springdale [Lexington County]
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      • Springdale [Lexington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,732 people
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    • South Congaree [Lexington County]
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      • South Congaree [Lexington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,485 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Congaree have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pineridge [Lexington County]
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      • Pineridge [Lexington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,419 people
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    • Saint Matthews [Calhoun County]
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      • Saint Matthews [Calhoun County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,903 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Matthews<6>
    • Gaston [Lexington County]
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      • Gaston [Lexington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaston<6>
    • Wagener [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wagener
      • Wagener [Aiken County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 845 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wagener
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wagener<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Swansea. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Swansea.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Swansea. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Swansea.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Swansea. See our Newspapers Page for Swansea.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Swansea ...

Looking for more information about Swansea? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Swansea, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Swansea.

Adding Swansea to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Swansea in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Swansea was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Swansea on a map titled Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Swansea on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Carolina

About Lexington County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Swansea: www.ci.swansea.sc.us/

The official website for Lexington County: www.lex-co.com/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Lexington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Swansea.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Swansea - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Swansea). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Swansea or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Swansea) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Swansea. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SwanseaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Swansea. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7384, Longitude: -81.1001    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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