Pickens County SC Information


Pickens County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 122,909
Population in Households 116,296
Population in Familes 89,585
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,613
Population Density1 248
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 46,341
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 29,864
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 52,551 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 31,031 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,310 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,210 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $134,585
Average Home Value $173,891


Median Household Income $41,462
Average Household Income $57,413
Per Capita Income $22,313
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.49% 0.58%
Households 0.39% 0.49%
Families 0.17% 0.36%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
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.


Pickens County SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pickens 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 # 14 72nd
Population Density1 # 11 78th
Diversity Index2 # 46 2nd
Median Household Income # 18 63rd
Per Capita Income # 21 57th

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