Pickens County SC Information


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, 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 # 14 72nd
Population Density1 # 11 78th
Diversity Index2 # 46 2nd
Median Household Income # 16 67th
Per Capita Income # 18 63rd

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


Total Population 120,811
Population in Households 113,758
Population in Familes 87,491
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,053
Population Density1 243
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 46,042
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 29,759
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 52,280 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 30,810 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,232 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,238 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $123,593
Average Home Value $153,512


Median Household Income $40,263
Average Household Income $54,018
Per Capita Income $21,162
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.31% 0.24%
Households 0.42% 0.27%
Families 0.17% 0.12%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
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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