Travelers Rest, often abbreviated to T.R. is a city in Greenville County, South Carolina,United States. The population was 4,576 at the 2010 census. It is part of theGreenville–Mauldin–Easley Metropolitan Statistical Area. Travelers Rest is located between the Blue Ridge Mountains and Greenville, the primary city of The Upstate region. The campus of Furman University is located within the city limits of Travelers Rest, but the university retains a Greenville address based on ZIP code boundary. The name "Travelers Rest" came from the fact that it is situated almost directly against the border with the North Carolina mountains. Travelers would stop for a moment in the town before they began the difficult journey into the mountains.Travelers would often have to spend the winter there, waiting for the snow to clear in the mountains before continuing northward.
|Travelers Rest, South Carolina|
One of several "brand" logos used by the City.
|Nickname(s): TR, Gateway to the Foothills|
|Motto: Get in Your Element|
Location of Travelers Rest, South Carolina
Furman University was incorporated into the City of Travelers Rest on April 18, 2013. The city is the home of the Travelers Rest High School Devildogs. Travelers Rest is located at (34.970100, -82.437814). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11.4 km²), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,099 people, 1,563 households, and 1,137 families residing in the city. The population density was 930.8 people per square mile (359.7/km²). There were 1,729 housing units at an average density of 392.6 per square mile (151.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 77.36% White, 18.30% African American, 0.27% Native American, 1.22% Asian, 1.68% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. 4.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of race.
There were 1,563 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 18.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the city the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $34,917, and the median income for a family was $38,229. Males had a median income of $30,377 versus $22,634 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,704. About 12.2% of families and 15.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.9% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.