Berea, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Berea, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Berea Census Designated Place had a population of 15,868 as of July 1, 2017. Berea ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Berea is located at latitude 34.8785 and longitude -82.4662 in Greenville County. The formal boundaries for the Berea Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.29 sq. miles. Greenville County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,040 feet.

The Berea Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402684) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Berea Census Designated Place is located within Greenville Division of Greenville County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Berea: Berea Cross Roads, Berea Crossroads.

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


Total Population 15,868
Population in Households 15,629
Population in Familes 12,544
Population in Group Qrtrs 239
Population Density1 2,060
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 5,991
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 4,046
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,647 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,546 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,445 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 656 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $116,544
Average Home Value $124,556


Median Household Income $34,389
Average Household Income $46,070
Per Capita Income $17,789
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.45% 1.46%
Households 1.34% 1.41%
Families 1.14% 1.29%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   3.12%
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.

Berea, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Berea 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 # 34 92nd
Population Density1 # 27 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 8 98th
Median Household Income # 271 32nd
Per Capita Income # 290 27th

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