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Saxon, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Saxon Census Designated Place had a population of 3,760 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Saxon Census Designated Place is located within Spartanburg Division of Spartanburg County.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Saxon: Saxon Mills.

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Saxon, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,760
Daytime Population: Workers 712
Daytime Population: Residents 2,131
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,843
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 3,458
Population in Familes 2,714
Population in Group Qrtrs 302
Population Density2 1,575
Diversity Index3 80


Median Household Income $24,454
Average Household Income $38,731
Per Capita Income $15,042


Total Housing Units 1,527 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 614 (40.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 629 (41.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 283 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $51,306
Average Home Value $63,111


Total Households 1,244
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 793
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.3% 0.92%
Households 1.69% 1.01%
Families 1.5% 0.87%
Median Household Income   3.24%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

Saxon, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saxon to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 Density # 49 88th
Diversity Index # 5 99th
Median Household Income # 382 4th
Per Capita Income # 374 6th

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