Walterboro, South Carolina - Basic Facts

Walterboro is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Walterboro.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Colleton County at latitude 32.9052 and longitude -80.6668. Colleton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 69 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Walterboro (see map) encompass a land area of 6.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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

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Walterboro, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walterboro 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 DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 92 77th
Population Density1 # 159 60th
Diversity Index2 # 100 75th
Median Household Income # 368 7th
Per Capita Income # 351 11th

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


Total Population 5,297
Population in Households 5,162
Population in Familes 4,087
Population in Group Qrtrs 135
Population Density1 816
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 2,187
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,366
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,598 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,216 (46.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 971 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 411 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $135,861
Average Home Value $197,327


Median Household Income $24,751
Average Household Income $36,729
Per Capita Income $14,845
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


Population -0.44% -0.48%
Households -0.25% -0.42%
Families -0.21% -0.58%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
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.