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Pelzer, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Pelzer had a population of 120 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Pelzer is located at latitude 34.642 and longitude -82.4614 in Anderson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Pelzer (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Anderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 741 feet.

The Town of Pelzer (GNIS ID: 2407092) 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 Pelzer is located within Williamston-Pelzer Division of Anderson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pelzer 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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Pelzer, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 120
Daytime Population: Workers 163
Daytime Population: Residents 76
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 239
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.99
Population in Households 120
Population in Familes 95
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 677
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $31,453
Average Household Income $41,302
Per Capita Income $17,826


Total Housing Units 47 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 30 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $120,833


Total Households 42
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 27
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.59% 0.66%
Households 0.33% 0.93%
Families -2.73% 0.73%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

Pelzer, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pelzer 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 # 376 5th
Population Density # 192 52nd
Diversity Index # 287 28th
Median Household Income # 301 24th
Per Capita Income # 288 28th

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