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Olar, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Olar had a population of 323 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Olar is located at latitude 33.1804 and longitude -81.1854 in Bamberg County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Olar 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Olar: Hammond.

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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Olar, SC Housing Affordability Index is 247
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

Olar, SC Wealth Index is 66
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 323 (100%)
Population in Households 323 (100.0%)
Population in Families 258 (79.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 411
Diversity Index2 49
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $33,012
Average Household Income $59,404
Per Capita Income $26,423
Wealth Index4 66

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 206 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 129 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 (24.8%)
Median Home Value $72,656
Housing Affordability Index3 247
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 155
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 95
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 2.5% 0.61%
Households 2.53% 0.64%
Families 3.2% 0.62%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

Olar, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Olar 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 # 323 19th
Population Density # 261 35th
Diversity Index # 218 45th
Median Household Income # 303 24th
Per Capita Income # 100 75th

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