Five Forks, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Five Forks, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Five Forks Census Designated Place had a population of 16,308 as of July 1, 2016. Five Forks ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for 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 Five Forks is located at latitude 34.8099 and longitude -82.2229 in Greenville County. The formal boundaries for the Five Forks Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Greenville County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 876 feet.

The Five Forks Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402484) 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 Five Forks Census Designated Place is located within Greenville Division of Greenville County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Five Forks population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Five Forks, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,308
Population in Households 16,308
Population in Familes 15,284
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,154
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 5,202
Average Household Size 3.13
Family Households 4,487
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,373 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,737 (88.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 465 ( 8.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 171 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $272,452
Average Home Value $327,507


Median Household Income $109,026
Average Household Income $128,075
Per Capita Income $41,015
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.31% 2.26%
Households 1.88% 2.08%
Families 1.76% 2.0%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   1.16%
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.

Five Forks, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Five Forks to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 30 93rd
Population Density1 # 22 95th
Diversity Index2 # 321 19th
Median Household Income # 4 99th
Per Capita Income # 13 97th

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