Burton, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Burton, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Burton Census Designated Place had a population of 7,616 as of July 1, 2016. Burton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Burton is located at latitude 32.4247 and longitude -80.7407 in Beaufort County. The formal boundaries for the Burton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Beaufort County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 33 feet.

The Burton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402736) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Burton Census Designated Place is located within Beaufort-Port Royal Division of Beaufort County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Burton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 7,616
Population in Households 7,613
Population in Familes 6,212
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 897
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 2,896
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 1,978
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,288 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,486 (45.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,410 (42.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 392 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $190,909
Average Home Value $289,418


Median Household Income $43,824
Average Household Income $60,268
Per Capita Income $22,855
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.61% 2.26%
Households 1.55% 2.16%
Families 1.25% 1.97%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
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.

Burton, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burton to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 75 81st
Population Density1 # 146 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 24 94th
Median Household Income # 123 69th
Per Capita Income # 116 71st

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