Socastee, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Socastee, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Socastee Census Designated Place had a population of 21,790 as of July 1, 2016. Socastee ranks in the upper 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 Socastee is located at latitude 33.6874 and longitude -79.0089 in Horry County. The formal boundaries for the Socastee Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.52 sq. miles. Horry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Socastee Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402863) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Socastee Census Designated Place is located within Conway East Division of Horry County.

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


Total Population 21,790
Population in Households 21,705
Population in Familes 16,517
Population in Group Qrtrs 85
Population Density1 1,633
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 8,677
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 5,613
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,115 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,093 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,584 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,438 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $160,057
Average Home Value $173,415


Median Household Income $40,980
Average Household Income $53,362
Per Capita Income $21,225
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.42% 1.82%
Households 1.39% 1.8%
Families 1.3% 1.67%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.

Socastee, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Socastee 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 # 21 95th
Population Density1 # 46 89th
Diversity Index2 # 227 43rd
Median Household Income # 149 63rd
Per Capita Income # 155 61st

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