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Catawba, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Catawba Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in York County at latitude 34.8396 and longitude -80.8999. York County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 561 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Catawba 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 Catawba Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.41 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Catawba: Catawba Junction.

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


Total Population 1,395
Population in Households 1,395
Population in Familes 1,189
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 140
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 512
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 391
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 572 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 404 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 108 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $163,861
Average Home Value $175,866


Median Household Income $45,179
Average Household Income $59,400
Per Capita Income $22,347
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.9% 1.31%
Households 1.14% 1.48%
Families 1.96% 1.39%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
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.


Catawba, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Catawba 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 # 215 46th
Population Density1 # 347 12th
Diversity Index2 # 313 21st
Median Household Income # 81 80th
Per Capita Income # 99 75th

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