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Princeton, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Princeton Census Designated Place had a population of 63 as of July 1, 2017. Princeton 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 Princeton is located at latitude 34.4912 and longitude -82.2957 in Laurens County. The formal boundaries for the Princeton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Laurens County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 761 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Princeton Census Designated Place are located in Laurens County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Greenville County.

The Princeton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403448) 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 Princeton Census Designated Place is located within Princeton Division of Laurens County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Princeton 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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Princeton, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 63
Daytime Population: Workers 5
Daytime Population: Residents 38
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 43
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 63
Population in Familes 54
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 84
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $38,536
Average Household Income $47,782
Per Capita Income $18,535


Total Housing Units 29 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 (24.1%)
Median Home Value $80,000
Average Home Value $131,944


Total Households 22
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 16
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.22% 0.32%
Households 0.0% 0.89%
Families -1.61% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.59%
Per Capita Income   3.16%

Princeton, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Princeton 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 # 393 1st
Population Density # 369 7th
Diversity Index # 380 4th
Median Household Income # 202 49th
Per Capita Income # 270 32nd

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