Bishopville is a city in Lee County, South Carolina, United States.
The population was 3,238 at the 2016 census. It is the county seat of Lee County.
Bishopville is located at 34°13′8″N 80°14′56″W (34.219027, -80.248877) near Lee State Park.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), of which 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (1.26%) is water.
The median income for a household in the city was $24,400, and the median income for a family was $37,660. Males had a median income of $31,005 versus $18,635 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,140. About 23.7% of families and 28.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.7% of those under age 18 and 27.3% of those age 65 or over.
In 2010, Bishopville had the 25th-lowest median household income of all places in the United States with a population over 1,000.
Students in Bishopville are served by Lee County Public Schools.
- Bishopville Primary School
- Lee Central Middle School
- Lee Central High School
- Lee County Career and Technology Center
- Robert E. Lee Academy
- Pee Dee Math, Science, and Technology Academy
Bishopville has a lending library, the Lee County Public Library.
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How did South Carolina earn the grade of B? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. South Carolina has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that South Carolina does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. South Carolina has an effective property tax rate of 0.57%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how South Carolina earned its state tax grade of B.
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