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Plum Branch, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Plum Branch had a population of 86 as of July 1, 2016. Plum Branch 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 Plum Branch is located at latitude 33.8482 and longitude -82.2587 in McCormick County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Plum Branch (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McCormick County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 459 feet.

The Town of Plum Branch (GNIS ID: 2407137) 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 Plum Branch is located within Parksville Division of McCormick County.

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


Total Population 86
Population in Households 86
Population in Familes 70
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 237
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 37
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 24
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 53 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 31 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (30.2%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $91,667


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $50,949
Per Capita Income $22,282
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 0.0%
Households 0.89% 0.53%
Families 0.68% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
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.

Plum Branch, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plum Branch 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 # 385 3rd
Population Density1 # 309 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 186 53rd
Median Household Income # 244 38th
Per Capita Income # 131 67th

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