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Great Falls, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Great Falls had a population of 1,951 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Great Falls is located at latitude 34.5721 and longitude -80.9053 in Chester County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Great Falls (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Chester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 466 feet.

The Town of Great Falls (GNIS ID: 2406608) 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 Great Falls is located within Great Falls Division of Chester County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Great Falls 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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Great Falls, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,951
Population in Households 1,951
Population in Familes 1,530
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 460
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 778
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 488
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 959 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 510 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 268 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 181 (18.9%)
Median Home Value $38,595
Average Home Value $53,180


Median Household Income $27,519
Average Household Income $35,561
Per Capita Income $14,227
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.23% -0.3%
Households -0.24% -0.28%
Families -0.48% -0.45%
Median Household Income   -0.54%
Per Capita Income   0.5%
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.

Great Falls, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Great Falls 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 # 186 53rd
Population Density1 # 246 38th
Diversity Index2 # 214 46th
Median Household Income # 349 12th
Per Capita Income # 380 4th

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