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Kershaw, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Kershaw had a population of 1,906 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Kershaw is located at latitude 34.5444 and longitude -80.5865 in Lancaster County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Kershaw (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lancaster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 522 feet.

The Town of Kershaw (GNIS ID: 2405942) 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 Kershaw is located within Kershaw Division of Lancaster County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kershaw population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kershaw: Welchs, Welchs Station, Welshs Station.

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Kershaw, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,906
Population in Households 1,906
Population in Familes 1,554
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,026
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 772
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 506
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 869 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 499 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 274 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 97 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $85,876
Average Home Value $101,707


Median Household Income $32,157
Average Household Income $43,639
Per Capita Income $17,595
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.89% 1.11%
Households 0.59% 1.04%
Families -0.06% 0.82%
Median Household Income   -0.53%
Per Capita Income   0.71%
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.

Kershaw, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kershaw 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 # 190 52nd
Population Density1 # 121 70th
Diversity Index2 # 263 34th
Median Household Income # 279 30th
Per Capita Income # 281 29th

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