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Whitmire, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Whitmire is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Newberry County at latitude 34.504 and longitude -81.6143. Newberry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 436 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Whitmire, but most people and references simply refer to it as Whitmire, South Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Whitmire indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Whitmire: Whitmires.

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


Total Population 1,480
Population in Households 1,480
Population in Familes 1,188
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,198
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 614
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 405
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 780 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 438 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 176 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 166 (21.3%)
Median Home Value $59,694
Average Home Value $69,737


Median Household Income $35,515
Average Household Income $43,555
Per Capita Income $18,469
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.63% 0.36%
Households 0.66% 0.39%
Families 1.39% 0.29%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   1.29%
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.


Whitmire, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whitmire 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 # 210 47th
Population Density1 # 91 77th
Diversity Index2 # 261 34th
Median Household Income # 216 46th
Per Capita Income # 215 46th

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