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Blackville, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Blackville had a population of 2,279 as of July 1, 2017. Blackville ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Blackville is located at latitude 33.3478 and longitude -81.2949 in Barnwell County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Blackville (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Barnwell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 292 feet.

The Town of Blackville (GNIS ID: 2405276) 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 Blackville is located within Blackville Division of Barnwell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Blackville 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 Blackville: Clinton.

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


Total Population 2,279
Daytime Population: Workers 919
Daytime Population: Residents 1,501
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,420
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 2,244
Population in Familes 1,807
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density2 255
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $31,127
Average Household Income $42,558
Per Capita Income $17,148


Total Housing Units 1,179 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 594 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 291 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 295 (25.0%)
Median Home Value $56,788
Average Home Value $82,589


Total Households 884
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 565
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 -0.75% -1.01%
Households -0.68% -0.99%
Families -0.85% -1.12%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

Blackville, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blackville 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 # 168 58th
Population Density # 302 24th
Diversity Index # 186 54th
Median Household Income # 307 23rd
Per Capita Income # 309 22nd

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