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Blacksburg, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Blacksburg is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Cherokee County at latitude 35.1221 and longitude -81.5181. Cherokee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 761 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Blacksburg, but most people and references simply refer to it as Blacksburg, South Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Blacksburg indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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, 2014)


Total Population 1,886
Population in Households 1,886
Population in Familes 1,559
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,008
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 762
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 535
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 896 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 522 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 240 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 134 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $93,023
Average Home Value $114,368


Median Household Income $31,271
Average Household Income $41,797
Per Capita Income $16,279
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.48% 0.39%
Households 0.47% 0.36%
Families 1.7% 0.22%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 121 70th
Diversity Index2 # 347 13th
Median Household Income # 276 30th
Per Capita Income # 308 22nd

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