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Allendale, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Allendale is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Allendale County at latitude 33.008 and longitude -81.3092. Allendale County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 187 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Allendale, but most people and references simply refer to it as Allendale, South Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Allendale indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Allendale (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 3,267
Population in Households 3,208
Population in Familes 2,551
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density1 987
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 1,302
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 800
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,569 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 762 (48.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 540 (34.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 267 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $66,137
Average Home Value $85,190


Median Household Income $24,306
Average Household Income $39,085
Per Capita Income $15,643
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.49% -1.21%
Households -1.22% -1.13%
Families -1.44% -1.28%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.17%
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.


Allendale, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Allendale 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 # 127 68th
Population Density1 # 127 68th
Diversity Index2 # 305 23rd
Median Household Income # 372 6th
Per Capita Income # 332 16th

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