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Powdersville, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Powdersville Census Designated Place had a population of 8,218 as of July 1, 2016. Powdersville 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 Powdersville is located at latitude 34.78 and longitude -82.4976 in Anderson County. The formal boundaries for the Powdersville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Anderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 968 feet.

The Powdersville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403443) 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 ""

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

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Powdersville: Powderville.

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


Total Population 8,218
Population in Households 8,218
Population in Familes 7,243
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 592
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 3,019
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 2,329
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,248 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,219 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 800 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 229 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $188,777
Average Home Value $212,883


Median Household Income $57,909
Average Household Income $71,950
Per Capita Income $26,292
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.22% 1.1%
Households 1.06% 1.0%
Families 1.04% 0.91%
Median Household Income   3.37%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
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.

Powdersville, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Powdersville 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 # 68 83rd
Population Density1 # 210 47th
Diversity Index2 # 329 17th
Median Household Income # 32 92nd
Per Capita Income # 63 84th

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