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Clearwater, South Carolina - Basic Facts

Clearwater is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Clearwater Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Aiken County at latitude 33.4968 and longitude -81.8921. Aiken County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 148 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Clearwater Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 4.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles.

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Clearwater, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 4,673
Population in Households 4,655
Population in Familes 3,744
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density1 1,116
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 1,856
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,231
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,073 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,109 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 747 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 217 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $116,031
Average Home Value $119,088


Median Household Income $34,305
Average Household Income $46,527
Per Capita Income $18,414
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.59% 1.21%
Households 1.7% 1.22%
Families 1.57% 1.08%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
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, 2014 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 # 100 75th
Population Density1 # 101 75th
Diversity Index2 # 25 94th
Median Household Income # 231 42nd
Per Capita Income # 218 45th

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