West Pelzer, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Pelzer, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of West Pelzer had a population of 871 as of July 1, 2017. West Pelzer ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 West Pelzer is located at latitude 34.6447 and longitude -82.4718 in Anderson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of West Pelzer (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Anderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 843 feet.

The Town of West Pelzer (GNIS ID: 2406864) 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 West Pelzer is located within Williamston-Pelzer Division of Anderson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Pelzer 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 West Pelzer: Greasy Corner.

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


Total Population 871
Daytime Population: Workers 225
Daytime Population: Residents 574
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 799
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 871
Population in Familes 677
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,743
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $26,605
Average Household Income $38,827
Per Capita Income $16,672


Total Housing Units 439 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 212 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 167 (38.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $80,357
Average Home Value $89,387


Total Households 379
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 234
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 0.03% 0.14%
Households -0.04% 0.05%
Families -0.35% -0.17%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   3.26%

West Pelzer, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West 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 # 255 36th
Population Density # 39 90th
Diversity Index # 349 12th
Median Household Income # 368 7th
Per Capita Income # 336 15th

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