Blythewood, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Blythewood, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Blythewood had a population of 2,560 as of July 1, 2016. Blythewood ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Blythewood is located at latitude 34.2093 and longitude -80.9953 in Richland County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Blythewood (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Richland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 505 feet.

The Town of Blythewood (GNIS ID: 2405291) 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 Town of Blythewood is located within Blythewood Division of Richland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Blythewood 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 Blythewood: Doko.

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


Total Population 2,560
Population in Households 2,541
Population in Familes 2,199
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density1 241
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 932
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 687
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 985 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 702 (71.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 230 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $246,296
Average Home Value $277,244


Median Household Income $64,790
Average Household Income $87,077
Per Capita Income $33,011
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.37% 2.63%
Households 3.65% 2.55%
Families 1.58% 2.44%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
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.

Blythewood, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blythewood 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 # 154 61st
Population Density1 # 307 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 81 80th
Median Household Income # 17 96th
Per Capita Income # 28 93rd

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