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Williamston, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Williamston had a population of 3,955 as of July 1, 2017. Williamston 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 Williamston is located at latitude 34.6191 and longitude -82.4804 in Anderson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Williamston (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Anderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 807 feet.

The Town of Williamston (GNIS ID: 2406888) 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 Williamston is located within Williamston-Pelzer Division of Anderson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Williamston 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 Williamston: Mineral Springs, Williamson.

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


Total Population 3,955
Daytime Population: Workers 1,640
Daytime Population: Residents 2,306
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,946
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 3,952
Population in Familes 3,289
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 1,077
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $48,275
Average Household Income $58,318
Per Capita Income $22,919


Total Housing Units 1,889 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,092 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 519 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 278 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $91,346
Average Home Value $113,991


Total Households 1,611
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,119
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 0.28% 0.38%
Households 0.2% 0.32%
Families 0.45% 0.2%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   3.32%

Williamston, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Williamston 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 # 114 71st
Population Density # 114 71st
Diversity Index # 321 19th
Median Household Income # 107 73rd
Per Capita Income # 138 65th

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