Meggett, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Meggett, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Meggett had a population of 1,301 as of July 1, 2015. Meggett ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Meggett is located at latitude 32.6975 and longitude -80.2723 in Charleston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Meggett (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.6 sq. miles. Charleston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Town of Meggett (GNIS ID: 2406141) 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.

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

Town of Meggett, SC Boundary Map

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

POPULATION

Total Population 1,301
Population in Households 1,301
Population in Familes 1,093
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 73
Diversity Index2 56
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 572
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 402
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 687 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 475 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 97 (14.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 115 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $188,750
Average Home Value $302,960
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,207
Average Household Income $55,292
Per Capita Income $22,310
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.14% 1.65%
Households 1.46% 1.76%
Families 0.63% 1.64%
Median Household Income   3.32%
Per Capita Income   2.51%
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.

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Meggett, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Meggett 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 # 221 44th
Population Density1 # 376 5th
Diversity Index2 # 88 78th
Median Household Income # 168 58th
Per Capita Income # 108 73rd

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