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West Pelzer, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of West Pelzer had a population of 838 as of July 1, 2016. West Pelzer ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 West Pelzer is located at latitude 34.6447 and longitude -82.4718 in Anderson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of West Pelzer (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Anderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 843 feet.

The Town of West Pelzer (GNIS ID: 2406864) 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 West Pelzer is located within Williamston-Pelzer Division of Anderson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Pelzer 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 West Pelzer: Greasy Corner.

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


Total Population 838
Population in Households 838
Population in Familes 652
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,677
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 364
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 224
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 440 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 198 (45.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 166 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $75,532
Average Home Value $83,838


Median Household Income $26,202
Average Household Income $38,217
Per Capita Income $16,422
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.58% -0.29%
Households -0.69% -0.33%
Families -1.1% -0.54%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   1.18%
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.

West Pelzer, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West 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 # 256 36th
Population Density1 # 43 89th
Diversity Index2 # 346 13th
Median Household Income # 365 8th
Per Capita Income # 321 19th

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