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Travelers Rest, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Travelers Rest is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Greenville County at latitude 34.9677 and longitude -82.4412. Greenville County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,099 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Travelers Rest 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 Travelers Rest (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Travelers Rest: Otis, Pontiac, Travellers Rest, Tray.

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


Total Population 4,852
Population in Households 4,809
Population in Familes 4,087
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density1 1,073
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 1,851
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 1,340
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,041 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,218 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 632 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 190 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $162,907
Average Home Value $216,222


Median Household Income $40,994
Average Household Income $60,377
Per Capita Income $23,176
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.39% 1.62%
Households 1.47% 1.6%
Families 1.57% 1.46%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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.

Travelers Rest, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Travelers Rest 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 # 97 76th
Population Density1 # 110 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 284 28th
Median Household Income # 119 70th
Per Capita Income # 83 79th

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