Pelion, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Pelion, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Pelion had a population of 686 as of July 1, 2015. Pelion 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 Pelion is located at latitude 33.7849 and longitude -81.2597 in Lexington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Pelion (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Lexington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 387 feet.

The Town of Pelion 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pelion population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pelion: Lynchs Mill.

Town of Pelion, SC Boundary Map

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Pelion, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 686
Population in Households 681
Population in Familes 558
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 191
Diversity Index2 29
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 225
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 161
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 245 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 167 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 58 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $61,486
Average Home Value $92,964
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,875
Average Household Income $51,978
Per Capita Income $18,982
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% 0.63%
Households 0.52% 0.7%
Families -0.92% 0.61%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
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.

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Pelion, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pelion to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 272 31st
Population Density1 # 324 18th
Diversity Index2 # 341 14th
Median Household Income # 84 79th
Per Capita Income # 195 51st

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