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Westminster, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Westminster had a population of 2,399 as of July 1, 2015. Westminster ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Westminster is located at latitude 34.6666 and longitude -83.0907 in Oconee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Westminster (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Oconee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 928 feet.

The City of Westminster (GNIS ID: 2405719) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Westminster population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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


Total Population 2,399
Population in Households 2,399
Population in Familes 1,993
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 704
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 1,029
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 696
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,236 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 724 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 305 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 207 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $100,690
Average Home Value $125,483


Median Household Income $37,440
Average Household Income $48,647
Per Capita Income $20,069
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% 0.02%
Households -0.11% 0.0%
Families 1.58% -0.06%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   2.5%
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.

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Westminster, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westminster 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 # 160 60th
Population Density1 # 188 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 320 19th
Median Household Income # 188 53rd
Per Capita Income # 162 59th

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