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Oak Grove, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Oak Grove Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Lexington County at latitude 33.9837 and longitude -81.1442. Lexington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 341 feet.

The formal official name is the Oak Grove Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Oak Grove, South Carolina.

The U5 Census Class Code for Oak Grove indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Oak Grove Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

Oak Grove Census Designated Place, SC Boundary Map


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


Total Population 10,778
Population in Households 10,745
Population in Familes 8,571
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density1 1,621
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 4,394
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 2,890
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,774 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,234 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,160 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 380 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $157,605
Average Home Value $162,229


Median Household Income $51,105
Average Household Income $60,555
Per Capita Income $24,642
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.09% 1.2%
Households 1.24% 1.26%
Families 1.3% 1.1%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   1.18%
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.


Oak Grove, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oak Grove 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 Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 49 88th
Population Density1 # 44 89th
Diversity Index2 # 189 53rd
Median Household Income # 46 89th
Per Capita Income # 72 82nd

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