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Clearwater, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Clearwater Census Designated Place had a population of 4,784 as of July 1, 2015. Clearwater ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Clearwater is located at latitude 33.5028 and longitude -81.9111 in Aiken County. The formal boundaries for the Clearwater Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Aiken County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 148 feet.

The Clearwater Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402782) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Clearwater Census Designated Place is located within North Augusta Division of Aiken County.

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

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


Total Population 4,784
Population in Households 4,766
Population in Familes 3,833
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density1 1,142
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 1,901
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,262
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,130 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,118 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 783 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 229 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $108,500
Average Home Value $123,103


Median Household Income $35,366
Average Household Income $45,722
Per Capita Income $18,127
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.74% 1.34%
Households 1.83% 1.38%
Families 1.75% 1.25%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
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.


Clearwater, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clearwater 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 # 98 75th
Population Density1 # 95 76th
Diversity Index2 # 24 94th
Median Household Income # 228 43rd
Per Capita Income # 230 42nd

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