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Dillon, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Dillon is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Dillon County at latitude 34.4226 and longitude -79.3722. Dillon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 112 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Dillon, but most people and references simply refer to it as Dillon, South Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Dillon indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Dillon (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 6,727
Population in Households 6,516
Population in Familes 5,429
Population in Group Qrtrs 211
Population Density1 1,288
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 2,579
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 1,733
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,940 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,402 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,176 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 361 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $116,612
Average Home Value $131,588


Median Household Income $22,787
Average Household Income $38,503
Per Capita Income $14,815
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.21% -0.28%
Households -0.12% -0.29%
Families 0.1% -0.42%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
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.


Dillon, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dillon 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 Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 77 81st
Population Density1 # 81 80th
Diversity Index2 # 88 78th
Median Household Income # 387 2nd
Per Capita Income # 353 11th

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