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Whitmire, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Whitmire had a population of 1,481 as of July 1, 2015. 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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Whitmire: Whitmires.

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


Total Population 1,481
Population in Households 1,481
Population in Familes 1,190
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,198
Diversity Index2 42


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


Total Housing Units 811 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 437 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 176 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 197 (24.3%)
Median Home Value $69,000
Average Home Value $86,644


Median Household Income $35,520
Average Household Income $42,904
Per Capita Income $18,088
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.52% 0.38%
Households 0.54% 0.32%
Families 1.12% 0.25%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
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, 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 # 210 47th
Population Density1 # 91 77th
Diversity Index2 # 266 33rd
Median Household Income # 220 45th
Per Capita Income # 231 42nd

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