Colleton County SC Information


Colleton County Subdivisions

Colleton County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 38,339
Population in Households 37,951
Population in Familes 31,389
Population in Group Qrtrs 388
Population Density1 36
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 14,947
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 10,201
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 20,031 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,911 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,036 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,084 (25.4%)
Median Home Value $92,863
Average Home Value $147,963


Median Household Income $32,751
Average Household Income $45,011
Per Capita Income $17,726
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.23% -0.29%
Households -0.2% -0.27%
Families -0.38% -0.39%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
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, 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 # 27 43rd
Population Density1 # 43 11th
Diversity Index2 # 18 65th
Median Household Income # 38 20th
Per Capita Income # 40 15th

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