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Olar, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Olar is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Bamberg County at latitude 33.1799 and longitude -81.1853. Bamberg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 203 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Olar, but most people and references simply refer to it as Olar, South Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Olar indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Olar (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Olar: Hammond.

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Olar, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 301
Population in Households 301
Population in Familes 240
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 383
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 145
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 90
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 175 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 115 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $82,759
Average Home Value $113,793


Median Household Income $28,004
Average Household Income $41,725
Per Capita Income $18,502
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 3.79% 1.23%
Households 3.95% 1.21%
Families 5.74% 1.09%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   1.34%
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.


Olar, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Olar to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 323 19th
Population Density1 # 264 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 208 48th
Median Household Income # 324 18th
Per Capita Income # 213 46th

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