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Pendleton, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Pendleton had a population of 3,236 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Pendleton is located at latitude 34.6406 and longitude -82.7794 in Anderson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Pendleton (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Anderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 850 feet.

The Town of Pendleton (GNIS ID: 2407096) 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 Pendleton is located within Pendleton Division of Anderson County.

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


Total Population 3,236
Daytime Population: Workers 1,114
Daytime Population: Residents 1,726
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,840
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 3,236
Population in Familes 2,425
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 805
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $43,318
Average Household Income $55,611
Per Capita Income $25,003


Total Housing Units 1,817 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 986 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 542 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 289 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $132,619
Average Home Value $156,193


Total Households 1,528
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 905
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 0.85% 0.81%
Households 0.75% 0.74%
Families 1.4% 0.57%
Median Household Income   3.37%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

Pendleton, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pendleton 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 # 128 68th
Population Density # 163 59th
Diversity Index # 210 47th
Median Household Income # 150 62nd
Per Capita Income # 94 77th

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