Abbeville County SC Information


Abbeville County Subdivisions

Abbeville County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 25,088
Population in Households 24,187
Population in Familes 20,263
Population in Group Qrtrs 901
Population Density1 51
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 9,953
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 6,857
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,076 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,401 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,552 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,123 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $98,194
Average Home Value $142,143


Median Household Income $38,125
Average Household Income $47,622
Per Capita Income $19,042
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.25% -0.25%
Households -0.07% -0.22%
Families -0.23% -0.32%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Abbeville County SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Abbeville County to the other 46 counties and county equivalents in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 37 22nd
Population Density1 # 34 28th
Diversity Index2 # 41 15th
Median Household Income # 26 46th
Per Capita Income # 30 37th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.