Oconee County SC Information


Oconee County Subdivisions

Oconee County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 77,136
Population in Households 76,341
Population in Familes 62,307
Population in Group Qrtrs 795
Population Density1 123
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 31,733
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 21,588
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 40,561 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,282 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,451 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,828 (21.8%)
Median Home Value $155,608
Average Home Value $228,065


Median Household Income $40,462
Average Household Income $58,238
Per Capita Income $24,252
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.53%
Households 0.54% 0.49%
Families 0.35% 0.37%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
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.


Oconee County SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oconee County to the other 46 counties and county equivalents 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 # 18 63rd
Population Density1 # 19 61st
Diversity Index2 # 45 4th
Median Household Income # 19 61st
Per Capita Income # 12 76th

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