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Blackville, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Blackville is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Barnwell County at latitude 33.3478 and longitude -81.2949. Barnwell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 292 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Blackville 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 Blackville (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Blackville: Clinton.

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


Total Population 2,431
Population in Households 2,396
Population in Familes 1,928
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density1 272
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 951
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 609
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,197 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 626 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 325 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 246 (20.6%)
Median Home Value $65,789
Average Home Value $87,340


Median Household Income $24,570
Average Household Income $33,958
Per Capita Income $13,628
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.24% -0.1%
Households 0.55% 0.02%
Families 0.31% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   1.01%
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.


Blackville, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blackville 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 # 156 61st
Population Density1 # 295 26th
Diversity Index2 # 201 49th
Median Household Income # 371 6th
Per Capita Income # 376 5th

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