Hartsville, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hartsville, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Hartsville had a population of 7,975 as of July 1, 2017. Hartsville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hartsville is located at latitude 34.366 and longitude -80.0833 in Darlington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hartsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.47 sq. miles. Darlington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 217 feet.

The City of Hartsville (GNIS ID: 2403813) 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 Hartsville is located within Hartsville Division of Darlington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hartsville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Hartsville, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,975
Population in Households 7,380
Population in Familes 5,873
Population in Group Qrtrs 595
Population Density1 1,397
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 3,200
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 1,998
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,806 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,813 (47.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,387 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 606 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $122,467
Average Home Value $159,473


Median Household Income $40,270
Average Household Income $60,752
Per Capita Income $26,008
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.37% -0.03%
Households 0.52% 0.04%
Families 0.75% -0.08%
Median Household Income   4.07%
Per Capita Income   2.81%
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.

Hartsville, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hartsville to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 74 82nd
Population Density1 # 70 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 118 70th
Median Household Income # 183 54th
Per Capita Income # 83 79th

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