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Blacksburg, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Blacksburg had a population of 1,915 as of July 1, 2016. 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 (GNIS ID: 2405275) 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 Blacksburg is located within Blacksburg Division of Cherokee County.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Blacksburg: Blacks, Black's, Blacks Station, Black's Station, Starks Folly, Stark's Folly.

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


Total Population 1,915
Population in Households 1,915
Population in Familes 1,584
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,023
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 769
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 538
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 896 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 527 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 241 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 127 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $72,699
Average Home Value $99,620


Median Household Income $30,439
Average Household Income $43,080
Per Capita Income $16,737
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.42%
Households 0.47% 0.34%
Families 1.24% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   1.13%
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.

Blacksburg, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blacksburg 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 # 188 53rd
Population Density1 # 122 69th
Diversity Index2 # 348 12th
Median Household Income # 302 24th
Per Capita Income # 305 23rd

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