Abbeville, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Abbeville, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Abbeville had a population of 5,202 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Abbeville is located at latitude 34.1785 and longitude -82.3777 in Abbeville County. The formal boundaries for the City of Abbeville (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Abbeville County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 591 feet.

The City of Abbeville has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Abbeville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Abbeville: Townville.

City of Abbeville, SC Boundary Map

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

POPULATION

Total Population 5,202
Population in Households 5,062
Population in Familes 4,140
Population in Group Qrtrs 140
Population Density1 851
Diversity Index2 54
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,240
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 1,474
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,594 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,407 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 833 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 354 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $99,721
Average Home Value $137,233
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $30,807
Average Household Income $41,466
Per Capita Income $17,282
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.13% -0.16%
Households 0.07% -0.11%
Families 1.03% -0.23%
Median Household Income   3.41%
Per Capita Income   2.49%
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.

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Abbeville, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Abbeville to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 92 77th
Population Density1 # 155 61st
Diversity Index2 # 146 63rd
Median Household Income # 290 27th
Per Capita Income # 273 31st

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