Saxon, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Saxon, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Saxon Census Designated Place had a population of 3,592 as of July 1, 2015. Saxon ranks in the upper 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 Saxon is located at latitude 34.9611 and longitude -81.9692 in Spartanburg County. 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. Spartanburg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 856 feet.

The Saxon Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402828) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Saxon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Saxon: Saxon Mills.

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Saxon, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,592
Population in Households 3,324
Population in Familes 2,612
Population in Group Qrtrs 268
Population Density1 1,505
Diversity Index2 80


Total Households 1,160
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 748
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,421 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 547 (38.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 613 (43.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 261 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $59,564
Average Home Value $63,757


Median Household Income $23,051
Average Household Income $32,161
Per Capita Income $11,515
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.92% 0.91%
Households 0.98% 0.96%
Families 0.94% 0.79%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   2.22%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 49 88th
Diversity Index2 # 5 99th
Median Household Income # 387 2nd
Per Capita Income # 392 1st

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