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Walterboro, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Walterboro had a population of 5,204 as of July 1, 2016. Walterboro ranks in 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 Walterboro is located at latitude 32.9008 and longitude -80.6751 in Colleton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Walterboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Colleton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 69 feet.

The City of Walterboro (GNIS ID: 2405667) 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 City of Walterboro is located within Walterboro Division of Colleton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Walterboro population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Walterboro: Ireland Creek, Walterborough, Waterboro.

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


Total Population 5,204
Population in Households 5,070
Population in Familes 4,019
Population in Group Qrtrs 134
Population Density1 802
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 2,135
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,330
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,594 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,189 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 946 (36.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 459 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $129,936
Average Home Value $154,882


Median Household Income $25,688
Average Household Income $39,160
Per Capita Income $16,066
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.58% -0.5%
Households -0.55% -0.49%
Families -0.57% -0.64%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
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.

Walterboro, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walterboro 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 # 96 76th
Population Density1 # 164 59th
Diversity Index2 # 98 75th
Median Household Income # 374 6th
Per Capita Income # 336 15th

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