Lake Murray of Richland CDP, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Murray of Richland CDP, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Lake Murray of Richland Census Designated Place had a population of 6,730 as of July 1, 2016. Lake Murray of Richland CDP ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Lake Murray of Richland CDP is located at latitude 34.1207 and longitude -81.2654 in Richland County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Murray of Richland Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.58 sq. miles and a water area of 3.11 sq. miles.

The Lake Murray of Richland Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403200) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without 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 Lake Murray of Richland Census Designated Place is located within Dutch Fork Division of Richland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Murray of Richland CDP population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lake Murray of Richland CDP, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,730
Population in Households 6,575
Population in Familes 5,829
Population in Group Qrtrs 155
Population Density1 1,205
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 2,444
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 1,936
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,675 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,228 (83.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 216 ( 8.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 231 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $351,818
Average Home Value $414,053


Median Household Income $106,785
Average Household Income $123,220
Per Capita Income $45,745
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.33% 2.48%
Households 3.19% 2.42%
Families 2.78% 2.31%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
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.

Lake Murray of Richland CDP, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Murray of Richland CDP 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 # 80 80th
Population Density1 # 92 77th
Diversity Index2 # 385 3rd
Median Household Income # 5 99th
Per Capita Income # 10 98th

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