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Abbeville, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Abbeville had a population of 5,196 as of July 1, 2016.

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 (GNIS ID: 2403055) 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.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Abbeville is located within Abbeville Division of Abbeville County.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Abbeville: Townville.

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Abbeville, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,196
Population in Households 5,052
Population in Familes 4,135
Population in Group Qrtrs 144
Population Density1 836
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 2,219
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,453
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,616 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,403 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 816 (31.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 397 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $91,685
Average Home Value $121,166


Median Household Income $31,830
Average Household Income $44,234
Per Capita Income $19,018
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.25% -0.22%
Households -0.19% -0.16%
Families 0.53% -0.32%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   1.25%
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, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Abbeville to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 97 76th
Population Density1 # 158 60th
Diversity Index2 # 149 62nd
Median Household Income # 286 28th
Per Capita Income # 233 41st

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