Elko, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elko, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Elko had a population of 176 as of July 1, 2017. Elko 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 Elko is located at latitude 33.3807 and longitude -81.3805 in Barnwell County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Elko (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Barnwell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 338 feet.

The Town of Elko (GNIS ID: 2406438) 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 Elko is located within Williston Division of Barnwell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elko 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 Elko: Elco, Mims, Ninety Six.

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


Total Population 176
Daytime Population: Workers 51
Daytime Population: Residents 106
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 157
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 176
Population in Familes 146
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 168
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $47,068
Per Capita Income $18,478


Total Housing Units 94 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 58 (61.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (21.3%)
Median Home Value $76,389
Average Home Value $96,930


Total Households 74
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 51
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 -1.26% -1.16%
Households -1.24% -1.11%
Families 0.84% -1.62%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

Elko, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elko 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 # 355 11th
Population Density # 339 15th
Diversity Index # 183 54th
Median Household Income # 263 35th
Per Capita Income # 274 31st

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