Barnwell County SC Information


Barnwell County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 22,382
Population in Households 22,097
Population in Familes 18,173
Population in Group Qrtrs 285
Population Density1 41
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 8,974
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 6,005
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,570 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,168 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,806 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,596 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $75,615
Average Home Value $102,882


Median Household Income $36,116
Average Household Income $48,276
Per Capita Income $19,581
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.17% -0.38%
Households 0.07% -0.23%
Families -0.13% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.43%
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.


Barnwell County SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barnwell County to the other 46 counties and county equivalents 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 # 39 17th
Population Density1 # 38 20th
Diversity Index2 # 12 76th
Median Household Income # 32 33rd
Per Capita Income # 30 37th

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