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Ware Shoals, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Ware Shoals had a population of 2,216 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Ware Shoals is located at latitude 34.3878 and longitude -82.2433 in Greenwood County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ware Shoals (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Greenwood County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 633 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Ware Shoals are located in Greenwood County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Abbeville County.

The Town of Ware Shoals (GNIS ID: 2406831) 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 Town of Ware Shoals is located within Ware Shoals-Hodges Division of Greenwood County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ware Shoals: Wares Mills.

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Ware Shoals, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,216
Population in Households 2,174
Population in Familes 1,773
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density2 567
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $29,687
Average Household Income $45,742
Per Capita Income $19,358


Total Housing Units 1,091 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 580 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 325 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 187 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $83,571
Average Home Value $113,644


Total Households 904
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 595
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.25% 0.34%
Households 0.33% 0.4%
Families 0.48% 0.27%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.19%

Ware Shoals, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ware Shoals to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 176 56th
Population Density # 222 44th
Diversity Index # 262 34th
Median Household Income # 344 13th
Per Capita Income # 263 34th

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