Joanna, South Carolina - Basic Facts

Joanna is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Joanna Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Laurens County at latitude 34.4149 and longitude -81.8112. Laurens County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 607 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Joanna Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 3.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Joanna: Goldville, Huntsville, Martins Depot, Milton.

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Joanna, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,511
Population in Households 1,510
Population in Familes 1,232
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 482
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 619
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 421
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 752 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 420 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 199 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 133 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $57,692
Average Home Value $68,452


Median Household Income $30,111
Average Household Income $39,053
Per Capita Income $15,846
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


Population -0.43% -0.29%
Households -0.38% -0.26%
Families 0.45% -0.33%
Median Household Income   3.1%
Per Capita Income   2.28%
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.

Joanna, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Joanna to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 206 48th
Population Density1 # 240 39th
Diversity Index2 # 297 25th
Median Household Income # 289 27th
Per Capita Income # 324 18th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.