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Gadsden, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Gadsden Census Designated Place had a population of 1,599 as of July 1, 2016. Gadsden ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Gadsden is located at latitude 33.8472 and longitude -80.7656 in Richland County. 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. Richland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 154 feet.

The Gadsden Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629827) 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 Gadsden Census Designated Place is located within Hopkins Division of Richland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gadsden 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 Gadsden: Gadsden Depot.

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


Total Population 1,599
Population in Households 1,599
Population in Familes 1,370
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 139
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 583
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 406
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 648 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 435 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 148 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $71,267
Average Home Value $82,350


Median Household Income $28,625
Average Household Income $41,912
Per Capita Income $15,353
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.33% 0.06%
Households -0.43% -0.07%
Families -0.84% -0.2%
Median Household Income   -0.52%
Per Capita Income   0.71%
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 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 # 205 48th
Population Density1 # 351 12th
Diversity Index2 # 377 5th
Median Household Income # 338 15th
Per Capita Income # 355 11th

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