Colleton County SC Information


Colleton County Subdivisions

Colleton County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 38,058
Population in Households 37,670
Population in Familes 31,120
Population in Group Qrtrs 388
Population Density1 36
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 14,972
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 10,252
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 20,037 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,866 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,106 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,065 (25.3%)
Median Home Value $117,399
Average Home Value $182,468


Median Household Income $34,472
Average Household Income $45,784
Per Capita Income $18,058
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.41% -0.47%
Households -0.2% -0.41%
Families -0.36% -0.51%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
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.


Colleton County SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colleton County to the other 46 counties and county equivalents in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 26 46th
Population Density1 # 43 9th
Diversity Index2 # 18 63rd
Median Household Income # 36 24th
Per Capita Income # 35 26th

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