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West Pelzer, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of West Pelzer had a population of 857 as of July 1, 2019. 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 34.6448 and longitude -82.4701 in Anderson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of West Pelzer 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Pelzer: Greasy Corner.

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West Pelzer, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

West Pelzer, SC Housing Affordability Index is 218
State of South Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 149
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

West Pelzer, SC Wealth Index is 34
State of South Carolina Wealth Index is 81
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 857 (100%)
Population in Households 857 (100.0%)
Population in Families 663 (77.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,664
Diversity Index2 29
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $32,419
Average Household Income $42,421
Per Capita Income $18,301
Wealth Index4 34

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 439 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 201 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 171 (39.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $81,395
Housing Affordability Index3 218
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 372
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 228
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.15% -0.02%
Households -0.23% -0.05%
Families -0.55% -0.26%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   3.07%

West Pelzer, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Pelzer to the other 397 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 258 35th
Population Density # 46 89th
Diversity Index # 348 13th
Median Household Income # 312 22nd
Per Capita Income # 307 23rd

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