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Elko, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Elko is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Barnwell County at latitude 33.3807 and longitude -81.3805. Barnwell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 338 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Elko 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 Elko (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elko: Elco, Mims, Ninety Six.

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


Total Population 192
Population in Households 192
Population in Familes 159
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 183
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 81
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 55
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 101 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 63 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $110,081


Median Household Income $32,929
Average Household Income $49,504
Per Capita Income $19,500
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.12% -0.31%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 3.25% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.91%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
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.


Elko, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elko 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 # 350 12th
Population Density1 # 326 18th
Diversity Index2 # 180 56th
Median Household Income # 247 38th
Per Capita Income # 174 56th

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