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Scotia, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Scotia had a population of 236 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 236
Daytime Population: Workers 32
Daytime Population: Residents 158
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 190
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 236
Population in Familes 206
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 75
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $34,093
Average Household Income $48,411
Per Capita Income $16,568


Total Housing Units 103 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 64 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (24.3%)
Median Home Value $46,429
Average Home Value $81,154


Total Households 78
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 57
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.29% 0.17%
Households 1.31% 0.26%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   1.83%

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, 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 # 336 15th
Population Density # 376 5th
Diversity Index # 328 17th
Median Household Income # 273 31st
Per Capita Income # 340 14th

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