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Williamston, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Williamston had a population of 3,892 as of July 1, 2016. Williamston 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 Williamston is located at latitude 34.6191 and longitude -82.4804 in Anderson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Williamston (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Anderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 807 feet.

The Town of Williamston (GNIS ID: 2406888) 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 Williamston is located within Williamston-Pelzer Division of Anderson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Williamston 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 Williamston: Mineral Springs, Williamson.

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


Total Population 3,892
Population in Households 3,889
Population in Familes 3,241
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 1,060
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 1,582
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,100
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,869 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,047 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 535 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 287 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $86,990
Average Home Value $107,617


Median Household Income $44,515
Average Household Income $54,853
Per Capita Income $21,549
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% 0.27%
Households -0.06% 0.18%
Families 0.25% 0.04%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
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.

Williamston, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Williamston 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 # 115 71st
Population Density1 # 117 71st
Diversity Index2 # 318 20th
Median Household Income # 114 71st
Per Capita Income # 148 63rd

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