Alcolu, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Alcolu, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Alcolu Census Designated Place had a population of 494 as of July 1, 2016. Alcolu ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Alcolu is located at latitude 33.7591 and longitude -80.2249 in Clarendon County. The formal boundaries for the Alcolu Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Clarendon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 125 feet.

The Alcolu Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629817) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Alcolu Census Designated Place is located within Alcolu Division of Clarendon County.

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


Total Population 494
Population in Households 494
Population in Familes 422
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 109
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 191
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 141
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 242 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 130 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 (21.1%)
Median Home Value $67,000
Average Home Value $114,122


Median Household Income $38,018
Average Household Income $47,914
Per Capita Income $17,229
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.28% 1.19%
Households 2.37% 1.23%
Families 2.61% 1.25%
Median Household Income   0.69%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
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.

Alcolu, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alcolu 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 # 297 25th
Population Density1 # 363 9th
Diversity Index2 # 67 84th
Median Household Income # 187 53rd
Per Capita Income # 288 28th

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