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Travelers Rest, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Travelers Rest had a population of 4,864 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Travelers Rest is located at latitude 34.9677 and longitude -82.4412 in Greenville County. 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. Greenville County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,099 feet.

The City of Travelers Rest (GNIS ID: 2405599) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Travelers Rest population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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

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Travelers Rest, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 4,864
Population in Households 4,822
Population in Familes 4,098
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density1 1,076
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 1,853
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 1,344
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,026 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,214 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 639 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 173 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $168,493
Average Home Value $221,685


Median Household Income $41,355
Average Household Income $59,529
Per Capita Income $22,871
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.17% 1.39%
Households 1.21% 1.41%
Families 1.33% 1.29%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   2.59%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 96 76th
Population Density1 # 108 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 291 27th
Median Household Income # 130 67th
Per Capita Income # 92 77th

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