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Westminster, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Westminster is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Oconee County at latitude 34.6666 and longitude -83.0907. Oconee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 928 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Westminster 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 City of Westminster (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 2,404
Population in Households 2,404
Population in Familes 1,998
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 706
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 1,031
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 698
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,234 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 730 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 301 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 203 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $96,585
Average Home Value $115,411


Median Household Income $36,961
Average Household Income $48,513
Per Capita Income $20,006
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.14% 0.05%
Households -0.09% 0.04%
Families 2.02% -0.09%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
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.


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, 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 # 160 60th
Population Density1 # 188 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 322 19th
Median Household Income # 182 54th
Per Capita Income # 156 61st

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