Ehrhardt, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ehrhardt, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Ehrhardt had a population of 549 as of July 1, 2016. Ehrhardt ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ehrhardt is located at latitude 33.0985 and longitude -81.0138 in Bamberg County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ehrhardt (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bamberg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 141 feet.

The Town of Ehrhardt (GNIS ID: 2406429) 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 Ehrhardt is located within Ehrhardt Division of Bamberg County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ehrhardt 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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Ehrhardt, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 549
Population in Households 546
Population in Familes 444
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 176
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 234
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 150
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 317 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 181 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 (26.2%)
Median Home Value $45,050
Average Home Value $83,516


Median Household Income $34,109
Average Household Income $43,894
Per Capita Income $18,208
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% -0.44%
Households 0.21% -0.34%
Families 1.7% -0.4%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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.

Ehrhardt, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ehrhardt 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 # 283 29th
Population Density1 # 332 16th
Diversity Index2 # 212 47th
Median Household Income # 257 35th
Per Capita Income # 257 35th

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