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Snelling, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Snelling had a population of 278 as of July 1, 2017. Snelling 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 Snelling is located at latitude 33.2443 and longitude -81.475 in Barnwell County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Snelling (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Barnwell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 230 feet.

The Town of Snelling (GNIS ID: 2407361) 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 Snelling is located within Kline-Snelling Division of Barnwell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Snelling population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 278
Daytime Population: Workers 192
Daytime Population: Residents 152
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 344
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 278
Population in Familes 233
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 69
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $35,380
Average Household Income $49,248
Per Capita Income $18,692


Total Housing Units 123 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 84 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $46,667
Average Home Value $78,571


Total Households 108
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 76
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 0.2% -0.29%
Households 0.26% -0.19%
Families 0.37% -0.26%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Snelling, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Snelling 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 # 330 17th
Population Density # 379 5th
Diversity Index # 115 71st
Median Household Income # 252 37th
Per Capita Income # 261 34th

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