Arial, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Arial, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Arial Census Designated Place had a population of 2,514 as of July 1, 2016. Arial ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Arial is located at latitude 34.8461 and longitude -82.6406 in Pickens County. The formal boundaries for the Arial Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Pickens County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,063 feet.

The Arial Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402651) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Arial Census Designated Place is located within Easley Division of Pickens County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Arial 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 Arial: Ariail.

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


Total Population 2,514
Population in Households 2,495
Population in Familes 2,048
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density1 537
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 1,002
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 679
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,162 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 716 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 287 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 160 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $117,576
Average Home Value $150,943


Median Household Income $38,142
Average Household Income $62,062
Per Capita Income $25,137
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.18% 0.03%
Households -0.35% -0.06%
Families -0.69% -0.18%
Median Household Income   0.35%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
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.

Arial, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arial 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 # 157 61st
Population Density1 # 230 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 350 12th
Median Household Income # 185 54th
Per Capita Income # 79 80th

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