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Cameron, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Cameron had a population of 462 as of July 1, 2015. Cameron ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cameron is located at latitude 33.558 and longitude -80.715 in Calhoun County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cameron (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Calhoun County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 177 feet.

The Town of Cameron (GNIS ID: 2405368) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Cameron is located within Cameron Division of Calhoun County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cameron population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cameron: Summers.

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Cameron, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 462
Population in Households 459
Population in Familes 382
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 148
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 184
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 127
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 227 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 145 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (18.9%)
Median Home Value $134,375
Average Home Value $161,552


Median Household Income $50,503
Average Household Income $60,214
Per Capita Income $25,054
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.65% 1.1%
Households 1.86% 1.17%
Families 0.61% 1.08%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
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.


Cameron, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cameron to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 299 25th
Population Density1 # 346 13th
Diversity Index2 # 160 60th
Median Household Income # 62 85th
Per Capita Income # 69 83rd

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