Blacksburg, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Blacksburg, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Blacksburg had a population of 1,868 as of July 1, 2015. Blacksburg ranks in the lower 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 Blacksburg is located at latitude 35.1221 and longitude -81.5181 in Cherokee County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Blacksburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cherokee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 761 feet.

The Town of Blacksburg 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 Blacksburg 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 Blacksburg: Blacks, Black's, Blacks Station, Black's Station, Starks Folly, Stark's Folly.

Town of Blacksburg, SC Boundary Map

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

POPULATION

Total Population 1,868
Population in Households 1,868
Population in Familes 1,544
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 998
Diversity Index2 27
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 754
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 530
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 889 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 514 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 240 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 135 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $90,317
Average Home Value $128,301
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,508
Average Household Income $46,733
Per Capita Income $18,232
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% 0.18%
Households 0.18% 0.16%
Families 1.19% 0.04%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.64%
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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Blacksburg, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blacksburg 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 # 189 52nd
Population Density1 # 122 69th
Diversity Index2 # 350 12th
Median Household Income # 221 44th
Per Capita Income # 224 44th

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