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Gadsden, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Gadsden Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Richland County at latitude 33.8472 and longitude -80.7656. Richland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 154 feet.

The formal official name is the Gadsden Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Gadsden, South Carolina.

The U5 Census Class Code for Gadsden indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Gadsden Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gadsden: Gadsden Depot.

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


Total Population 1,572
Population in Households 1,572
Population in Familes 1,347
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 137
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 582
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 407
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 646 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 434 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 148 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $86,047
Average Home Value $112,212


Median Household Income $26,658
Average Household Income $39,472
Per Capita Income $14,720
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.88% -0.26%
Households -0.68% -0.21%
Families -1.18% -0.35%
Median Household Income   2.98%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
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.

Gadsden, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gadsden 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 # 202 49th
Population Density1 # 350 12th
Diversity Index2 # 377 5th
Median Household Income # 349 12th
Per Capita Income # 356 10th

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