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Wellford, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Wellford had a population of 2,486 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Wellford is located at latitude 34.9461 and longitude -82.0989 in Spartanburg County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wellford (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Spartanburg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 863 feet.

The City of Wellford (GNIS ID: 2405703) 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 City of Wellford is located within Wellford Division of Spartanburg County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wellford 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 Wellford: Welford.

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


Total Population 2,486
Population in Households 2,469
Population in Familes 1,997
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 578
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 1,003
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 662
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,158 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 653 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 351 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 155 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $85,880
Average Home Value $105,368


Median Household Income $32,080
Average Household Income $50,047
Per Capita Income $20,209
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.71% 0.82%
Households 0.55% 0.73%
Families 0.9% 0.57%
Median Household Income   -0.99%
Per Capita Income   1.17%
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.

Wellford, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wellford 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 # 158 60th
Population Density1 # 214 46th
Diversity Index2 # 109 73rd
Median Household Income # 283 29th
Per Capita Income # 187 53rd

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