Catawba, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Catawba, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Catawba Census Designated Place had a population of 1,379 as of July 1, 2015. Catawba ranks in the lower 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 Catawba is located at latitude 34.8396 and longitude -80.8999 in York County. 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. York County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 561 feet.

The Catawba Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629820) 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 Catawba Census Designated Place is located within Rock Hill Division of York County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Catawba 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 Catawba: Catawba Junction.

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Catawba Census Designated Place, SC Boundary Map

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


Total Population 1,379
Population in Households 1,379
Population in Familes 1,175
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 139
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 508
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 388
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 567 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 398 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 110 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $171,277
Average Home Value $185,354


Median Household Income $46,201
Average Household Income $60,113
Per Capita Income $22,683
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 1.05%
Households 0.77% 1.12%
Families 1.44% 1.06%
Median Household Income   3.28%
Per Capita Income   2.9%
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, 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 # 217 45th
Population Density1 # 348 12th
Diversity Index2 # 309 23rd
Median Household Income # 80 80th
Per Capita Income # 98 75th

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