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Olar, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Olar had a population of 298 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Olar is located at latitude 33.1799 and longitude -81.1853 in Bamberg County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Olar (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bamberg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 203 feet.

The Town of Olar (GNIS ID: 2407043) 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 Olar is located within Olar Division of Bamberg County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Olar 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 Olar: Hammond.

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


Total Population 298
Daytime Population: Workers 19
Daytime Population: Residents 170
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 189
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 298
Population in Familes 239
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 380
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $29,394
Average Household Income $41,667
Per Capita Income $18,403


Total Housing Units 179 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 114 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (20.1%)
Median Home Value $74,074
Average Home Value $135,965


Total Households 143
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 88
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 2.06% 0.47%
Households 2.1% 0.42%
Families 3.01% 0.45%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

Olar, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Olar 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 # 324 18th
Population Density # 266 33rd
Diversity Index # 214 46th
Median Household Income # 338 15th
Per Capita Income # 278 30th

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