Lake Secession, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Secession, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Lake Secession Census Designated Place had a population of 1,061 as of July 1, 2017. Lake Secession 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 Lake Secession is located at latitude 34.2887 and longitude -82.5888 in Abbeville County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Secession Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.65 sq. miles and a water area of 1.57 sq. miles. Abbeville County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 551 feet.

The Lake Secession Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403205) 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 Lake Secession Census Designated Place is located within Antreville-Lowndesville Division of Abbeville County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Secession population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,061
Daytime Population: Workers 27
Daytime Population: Residents 642
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 669
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 1,061
Population in Familes 889
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 188
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $42,408
Average Household Income $54,092
Per Capita Income $23,148


Total Housing Units 910 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 406 (44.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 ( 6.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 441 (48.5%)
Median Home Value $153,922
Average Home Value $177,709


Total Households 469
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 324
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 -0.28% -0.19%
Households -0.26% -0.17%
Families -0.46% -0.31%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

Lake Secession, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Secession 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 # 235 41st
Population Density # 327 18th
Diversity Index # 385 3rd
Median Household Income # 161 60th
Per Capita Income # 133 67th

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