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The Town of Nichols had a population of 366 as of July 1, 2016. Nichols ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Nichols is located at latitude 34.2352 and longitude -79.1492 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Nichols (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.

The Town of Nichols (GNIS ID: 2406992) 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 Nichols is located within Mullins Division of Marion County.

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


Total Population 366
Population in Households 366
Population in Familes 286
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 260
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 182
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 106
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 217 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 129 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $84,146
Average Home Value $110,742


Median Household Income $29,050
Average Household Income $40,176
Per Capita Income $18,316
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.09% -0.16%
Households 0.18% -0.11%
Families 0.31% -0.19%
Median Household Income   0.74%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
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.

Nichols, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nichols 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 # 313 21st
Population Density1 # 301 24th
Diversity Index2 # 169 56th
Median Household Income # 330 17th
Per Capita Income # 253 36th

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