Georgetown County SC Information


Georgetown County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 61,792
Population in Households 61,233
Population in Familes 51,064
Population in Group Qrtrs 559
Population Density1 76
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 25,509
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 17,776
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 35,385 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,411 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,098 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,876 (27.9%)
Median Home Value $194,226
Average Home Value $268,016


Median Household Income $39,370
Average Household Income $59,343
Per Capita Income $24,755
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.52%
Households 0.63% 0.66%
Families 0.45% 0.54%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
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.


Georgetown County SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Georgetown 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 # 23 52nd
Population Density1 # 25 48th
Diversity Index2 # 31 35th
Median Household Income # 24 50th
Per Capita Income # 11 78th

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