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Belton, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Belton had a population of 4,016 as of July 1, 2017. Belton ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Belton is located at latitude 34.5232 and longitude -82.4939 in Anderson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Belton (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Anderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 883 feet.

The City of Belton (GNIS ID: 2403851) 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 Belton is located within Belton Division of Anderson County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Belton: Brown, Sugar Hill.

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


Total Population 4,016
Daytime Population: Workers 1,384
Daytime Population: Residents 2,345
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,729
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 3,998
Population in Familes 3,166
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density2 1,086
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $40,044
Average Household Income $51,066
Per Capita Income $21,767


Total Housing Units 1,993 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,164 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 563 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 266 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $89,811
Average Home Value $116,273


Total Households 1,727
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 1,092
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 0.45% 0.56%
Households 0.37% 0.5%
Families 0.65% 0.33%
Median Household Income   4.37%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

Belton, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belton 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 # 112 72nd
Population Density # 111 72nd
Diversity Index # 309 22nd
Median Household Income # 187 53rd
Per Capita Income # 165 59th

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