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Cowpens, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Cowpens had a population of 2,082 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Cowpens is located at latitude 35.0188 and longitude -81.8043 in Spartanburg County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cowpens (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Spartanburg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 860 feet.

The Town of Cowpens (GNIS ID: 2406330) 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 Cowpens is located within Cowpens Division of Spartanburg County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cowpens 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 Cowpens: Hannahs Cowpens, Hanna's Cow-pens, Saunders Cowpens, The Cowpens.

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


Total Population 2,082
Population in Households 2,048
Population in Familes 1,686
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density1 883
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 829
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 560
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 974 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 578 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 252 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $90,331
Average Home Value $130,104


Median Household Income $31,645
Average Household Income $43,906
Per Capita Income $17,806
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.6% -0.13%
Households -0.73% -0.19%
Families -0.67% -0.36%
Median Household Income   -1.75%
Per Capita Income   0.62%
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.

Cowpens, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cowpens 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 # 183 54th
Population Density1 # 149 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 272 32nd
Median Household Income # 287 28th
Per Capita Income # 273 31st

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