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Scotia, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Scotia had a population of 245 as of July 1, 2016. Scotia ranks in the lower 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 Scotia is located at latitude 32.6805 and longitude -81.2433 in Hampton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Scotia (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hampton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 92 feet.

The Town of Scotia (GNIS ID: 2407298) 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.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Scotia is located within Furman-Scotia Division of Hampton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Scotia 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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Scotia, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 245
Population in Households 245
Population in Familes 214
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 77
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 82
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 60
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 107 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 66 (61.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (23.4%)
Median Home Value $45,270
Average Home Value $79,478


Median Household Income $35,404
Average Household Income $47,433
Per Capita Income $16,239
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.11% 1.2%
Households 2.33% 1.19%
Families 0.82% 0.98%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
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.

Scotia, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scotia 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 # 336 15th
Population Density1 # 374 6th
Diversity Index2 # 330 17th
Median Household Income # 241 39th
Per Capita Income # 329 17th

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