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Pelzer, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Pelzer had a population of 117 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Pelzer is located at latitude 34.642 and longitude -82.4614 in Anderson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Pelzer (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Anderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 741 feet.

The Town of Pelzer (GNIS ID: 2407092) 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 Town of Pelzer is located within Williamston-Pelzer Division of Anderson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pelzer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Pelzer, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 117
Population in Households 117
Population in Familes 93
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 660
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 41
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 26
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 45 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29 (64.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $70,000
Average Home Value $114,167


Median Household Income $29,226
Average Household Income $38,937
Per Capita Income $16,471
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% 0.51%
Households 0.0% 0.48%
Families -3.74% 0.76%
Median Household Income   -1.09%
Per Capita Income   0.49%
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.

Pelzer, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pelzer to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 378 5th
Population Density1 # 199 50th
Diversity Index2 # 283 28th
Median Household Income # 324 18th
Per Capita Income # 317 20th

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