Watts Mills CDP, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Watts Mills CDP, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Watts Mills Census Designated Place had a population of 1,672 as of July 1, 2016. Watts Mills CDP ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Watts Mills CDP is located at latitude 34.5164 and longitude -81.9855 in Laurens County. The formal boundaries for the Watts Mills Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Watts Mills Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402988) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without 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 Watts Mills Census Designated Place is located within Laurens Division of Laurens County.

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


Total Population 1,672
Population in Households 1,671
Population in Familes 1,351
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 737
Diversity Index2 79


Total Households 567
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 384
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 694 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 260 (37.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 307 (44.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 127 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $78,186
Average Home Value $88,610


Median Household Income $27,079
Average Household Income $37,637
Per Capita Income $12,886
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 0.3%
Households 0.08% 0.18%
Families -0.41% 0.05%
Median Household Income   -0.73%
Per Capita Income   0.52%
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.

Watts Mills CDP, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watts Mills CDP 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 # 200 50th
Population Density1 # 176 56th
Diversity Index2 # 7 98th
Median Household Income # 355 10th
Per Capita Income # 389 2nd

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