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Saxon, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Saxon Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Spartanburg County at latitude 34.9611 and longitude -81.9692. Spartanburg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 856 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Saxon 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 Saxon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Saxon: Saxon Mills.

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


Total Population 3,573
Population in Households 3,306
Population in Familes 2,599
Population in Group Qrtrs 267
Population Density1 1,497
Diversity Index2 81


Total Households 1,155
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 743
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,415 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 551 (38.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 603 (42.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 260 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $60,348
Average Home Value $63,521


Median Household Income $23,765
Average Household Income $31,566
Per Capita Income $11,358
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.01% 0.87%
Households 1.11% 0.97%
Families 1.01% 0.85%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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.


Saxon, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saxon 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 # 117 71st
Population Density1 # 52 87th
Diversity Index2 # 6 99th
Median Household Income # 375 5th
Per Capita Income # 391 1st

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