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Belton, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Belton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Anderson County at latitude 34.5232 and longitude -82.4939. Anderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 883 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Belton 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 City of Belton (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Belton: Brown, Sugar Hill.

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


Total Population 4,208
Population in Households 4,190
Population in Familes 3,322
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density1 1,095
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 1,822
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,158
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,112 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,194 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 628 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 290 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $89,795
Average Home Value $112,992


Median Household Income $28,874
Average Household Income $44,358
Per Capita Income $18,928
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.42% 0.47%
Households 0.46% 0.48%
Families 1.22% 0.29%
Median Household Income   5.17%
Per Capita Income   2.72%
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.


Belton, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belton 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 # 107 73rd
Population Density1 # 103 74th
Diversity Index2 # 298 25th
Median Household Income # 309 22nd
Per Capita Income # 187 53rd

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