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Whitmire, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Whitmire had a population of 1,485 as of July 1, 2017. Whitmire ranks in the upper 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 Whitmire is located at latitude 34.504 and longitude -81.6143 in Newberry County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Whitmire (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Newberry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 436 feet.

The Town of Whitmire (GNIS ID: 2406882) 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 Whitmire is located within Whitmire Division of Newberry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Whitmire population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Whitmire: Whitmires.

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Whitmire, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,485
Daytime Population: Workers 170
Daytime Population: Residents 971
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,141
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 1,485
Population in Familes 1,193
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,202
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $31,920
Average Household Income $41,144
Per Capita Income $17,215


Total Housing Units 789 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 446 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 166 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 178 (22.6%)
Median Home Value $54,044
Average Home Value $81,222


Total Households 611
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 401
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.42% 0.37%
Households 0.32% 0.33%
Families 0.67% 0.25%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   1.55%

Whitmire, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whitmire to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 213 47th
Population Density # 92 77th
Diversity Index # 268 32nd
Median Household Income # 295 26th
Per Capita Income # 308 22nd

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