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Fort Lawn, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Fort Lawn had a population of 934 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Lawn is located at latitude 34.7002 and longitude -80.8991 in Chester County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fort Lawn (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 531 feet.

The Town of Fort Lawn (GNIS ID: 2406508) 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 Fort Lawn is located within Fort Lawn Division of Chester County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Lawn population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 934
Population in Households 934
Population in Familes 786
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 671
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 358
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 258
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 373 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 257 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 101 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $91,923
Average Home Value $145,623


Median Household Income $29,778
Average Household Income $53,249
Per Capita Income $20,184
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 0.26%
Households 0.73% 0.22%
Families 0.19% 0.15%
Median Household Income   -0.33%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
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.

Fort Lawn, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Lawn 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 # 244 39th
Population Density1 # 195 51st
Diversity Index2 # 190 52nd
Median Household Income # 312 21st
Per Capita Income # 188 53rd

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