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Summerton, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Summerton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Clarendon County at latitude 33.6015 and longitude -80.3526. Clarendon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 138 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Summerton 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 Summerton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Summerton: Summer Town.

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Summerton, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,130
Population in Households 1,102
Population in Familes 890
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density1 881
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 518
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 328
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 615 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 326 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 192 (31.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 97 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $70,905
Average Home Value $95,923


Median Household Income $26,661
Average Household Income $37,392
Per Capita Income $15,145
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.92% 1.58%
Households 3.42% 1.75%
Families 5.62% 1.59%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   1.26%
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.


Summerton, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Summerton 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 # 232 42nd
Population Density1 # 148 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 213 46th
Median Household Income # 348 12th
Per Capita Income # 346 13th

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