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Orangeburg, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Orangeburg had a population of 13,836 as of July 1, 2016. Orangeburg 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 Orangeburg is located at latitude 33.4936 and longitude -80.8669 in Orangeburg County. The formal boundaries for the City of Orangeburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Orangeburg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 243 feet.

The City of Orangeburg (GNIS ID: 2404441) 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 City of Orangeburg is located within Orangeburg Division of Orangeburg County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Orangeburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Orangeburg: Orangeburgh.

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


Total Population 13,836
Population in Households 11,589
Population in Familes 8,274
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,247
Population Density1 1,540
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 4,909
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 2,657
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,884 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,157 (36.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,752 (46.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 975 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $134,865
Average Home Value $159,107


Median Household Income $29,849
Average Household Income $45,075
Per Capita Income $18,176
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.34% -0.22%
Households -0.35% -0.32%
Families -1.03% -0.49%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
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.

Orangeburg, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Orangeburg to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 41 90th
Population Density1 # 50 88th
Diversity Index2 # 250 37th
Median Household Income # 311 22nd
Per Capita Income # 259 35th

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