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Belton, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Belton had a population of 4,171 as of July 1, 2015. Belton ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Belton is located at latitude 34.5232 and longitude -82.4939 in Anderson County. 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. Anderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 883 feet.

The City of Belton (GNIS ID: 2403851) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Belton is located within Belton Division of Anderson County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Belton: Brown, Sugar Hill.

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


Total Population 4,171
Population in Households 4,154
Population in Familes 3,289
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 1,086
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 1,805
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,147
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,098 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,170 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 635 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 293 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $93,720
Average Home Value $121,410


Median Household Income $29,384
Average Household Income $44,387
Per Capita Income $18,961
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% 0.35%
Households 0.19% 0.36%
Families 0.8% 0.19%
Median Household Income   4.28%
Per Capita Income   2.56%
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, 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 # 107 73rd
Population Density1 # 105 74th
Diversity Index2 # 297 25th
Median Household Income # 310 22nd
Per Capita Income # 196 51st

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