Yemassee, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Yemassee, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Yemassee had a population of 1,178 as of July 1, 2016. Yemassee ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Yemassee is located at latitude 32.6928 and longitude -80.8546 in Hampton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Yemassee (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hampton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 43 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Yemassee are located in Hampton County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Beaufort County.

The Town of Yemassee (GNIS ID: 2406926) 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 Yemassee is located within Yemassee Division of Hampton County.

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


Total Population 1,178
Population in Households 1,178
Population in Familes 977
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 261
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 459
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 304
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 545 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 342 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 117 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $86,384
Average Home Value $132,698


Median Household Income $29,710
Average Household Income $40,430
Per Capita Income $15,848
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.22% 1.44%
Households 2.31% 1.52%
Families 1.98% 1.41%
Median Household Income   -0.29%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
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.

Yemassee, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Yemassee 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 # 232 42nd
Population Density1 # 300 24th
Diversity Index2 # 200 49th
Median Household Income # 317 20th
Per Capita Income # 343 14th

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