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Barnwell, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Barnwell is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Barnwell County at latitude 33.2416 and longitude -81.3661. Barnwell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 217 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Barnwell 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 City of Barnwell (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Barnwell: Barnwell Court House, Barnwell Hill, Red Hill.

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


Total Population 4,605
Population in Households 4,516
Population in Familes 3,663
Population in Group Qrtrs 89
Population Density1 587
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 1,890
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,234
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,246 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,135 (50.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 755 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 356 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $110,300
Average Home Value $137,544


Median Household Income $33,619
Average Household Income $47,781
Per Capita Income $19,550
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.73% -0.59%
Households -0.54% -0.56%
Families -0.15% -0.71%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
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, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barnwell 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 # 102 74th
Population Density1 # 208 48th
Diversity Index2 # 109 72nd
Median Household Income # 240 39th
Per Capita Income # 169 57th

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