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Chapin, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Chapin had a population of 1,593 as of July 1, 2016. Chapin ranks in the lower 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 Chapin is located at latitude 34.1653 and longitude -81.3393 in Lexington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Chapin (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Lexington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 463 feet.

The Town of Chapin (GNIS ID: 2406256) 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 Chapin is located within Chapin Division of Lexington County.

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


Total Population 1,593
Population in Households 1,593
Population in Familes 1,338
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 792
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 655
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 458
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 712 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 539 (75.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 116 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $153,155
Average Home Value $213,222


Median Household Income $54,016
Average Household Income $66,403
Per Capita Income $25,899
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.57% 1.57%
Households 1.41% 1.45%
Families 3.12% 1.32%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
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.

Chapin, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chapin 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 # 206 48th
Population Density1 # 165 59th
Diversity Index2 # 336 15th
Median Household Income # 45 89th
Per Capita Income # 68 83rd

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