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Barnwell, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Barnwell had a population of 4,465 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Barnwell is located at latitude 33.2416 and longitude -81.3661 in Barnwell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Barnwell (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Barnwell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 217 feet.

The City of Barnwell (GNIS ID: 2403161) 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 City of Barnwell is located within Barnwell Division of Barnwell County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Barnwell: Barnwell Court House, Barnwell Hill, Red Hill.

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Barnwell, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,465
Population in Households 4,376
Population in Familes 3,565
Population in Group Qrtrs 89
Population Density2 569
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $32,894
Average Household Income $47,719
Per Capita Income $19,593


Total Housing Units 2,196 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,092 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 724 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 380 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $101,942
Average Home Value $128,846


Total Households 1,816
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 1,177
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.75% -0.98%
Households -0.76% -1.0%
Families -0.65% -1.13%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   1.76%

Barnwell, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barnwell to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 107 73rd
Population Density # 221 44th
Diversity Index # 107 72nd
Median Household Income # 305 23rd
Per Capita Income # 257 35th

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