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Clearwater, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Clearwater Census Designated Place had a population of 4,796 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Clearwater, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,796
Daytime Population: Workers 1,200
Daytime Population: Residents 2,980
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,180
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 4,778
Population in Familes 3,841
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density2 1,148
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $34,967
Average Household Income $46,118
Per Capita Income $18,206


Total Housing Units 2,125 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,150 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 741 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 234 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $107,335
Average Home Value $115,870


Total Households 1,891
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 1,248
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.26% 1.11%
Households 1.23% 1.09%
Families 1.07% 0.94%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

Clearwater, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clearwater to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 101 75th
Population Density # 98 76th
Diversity Index # 23 94th
Median Household Income # 265 33rd
Per Capita Income # 282 29th

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