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Orangeburg, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Orangeburg is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Orangeburg County at latitude 33.4936 and longitude -80.8669. Orangeburg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 243 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Orangeburg 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 Orangeburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Orangeburg: Orangeburgh.

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


Total Population 13,760
Population in Households 11,388
Population in Familes 8,084
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,372
Population Density1 1,625
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 4,890
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 2,640
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,869 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,126 (36.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,764 (47.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 979 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $193,321
Average Home Value $241,411


Median Household Income $27,123
Average Household Income $42,633
Per Capita Income $16,740
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.35% -0.27%
Households -0.26% -0.31%
Families -1.18% -0.5%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
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 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 # 40 90th
Population Density1 # 43 89th
Diversity Index2 # 258 35th
Median Household Income # 340 14th
Per Capita Income # 287 28th

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