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Williamston, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Williamston had a population of 4,065 as of July 1, 2019. 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 34.6184 and longitude -82.4779 in Anderson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Williamston 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Williamston: Mineral Springs, Williamson.

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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Williamston, SC Housing Affordability Index is 170
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

Williamston, SC Wealth Index is 54
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 4,065
Population in Households 4,062
Population in Familes 3,380
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density 1,102
Diversity Index1 34
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,972
Average Household Income $60,168
Per Capita Income $23,696
Wealth Index3 54

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,920 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,091 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 564 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 265 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $136,310
Housing Affordability Index2 170
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,655
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,147
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 0.48% 0.54%
Households 0.43% 0.51%
Families 0.59% 0.36%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

Williamston, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Williamston 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 # 113 72nd
Population Density # 112 72nd
Diversity Index # 323 19th
Median Household Income # 150 62nd
Per Capita Income # 148 63rd

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