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Lyman, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Lyman had a population of 3,707 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lyman is located at latitude 34.968 and longitude -82.137 in Spartanburg County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lyman (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.6 sq. miles. Spartanburg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 856 feet.

The Town of Lyman (GNIS ID: 2406063) 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 Lyman is located within Wellford Division of Spartanburg County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lyman 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 Lyman: Groce.

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


Total Population 3,707
Population in Households 3,698
Population in Familes 3,053
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 585
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 1,523
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,035
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,673 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,129 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 394 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 150 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $123,010
Average Home Value $133,547


Median Household Income $47,213
Average Household Income $54,359
Per Capita Income $21,873
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.86% 1.15%
Households 1.58% 1.0%
Families 1.88% 0.89%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   1.26%
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.

Lyman, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lyman 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 # 118 70th
Population Density1 # 211 47th
Diversity Index2 # 275 31st
Median Household Income # 90 78th
Per Capita Income # 139 65th

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