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Williston, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Williston had a population of 3,057 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Williston is located at latitude 33.4026 and longitude -81.4201 in Barnwell County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Williston encompass a land area of 8.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Barnwell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 354 feet.

The Town of Williston (GNIS ID: 2406891) 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 Williston is located within Williston Division of Barnwell County.


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Williston, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,057 (100%)
Population in Households 3,021 (98.8%)
Population in Families 2,440 (79.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 36 ( 1.2%)
Population Density 342
Diversity Index2 55
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,425
Average Household Income $50,896
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $21,153
Wealth Index5 41
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,466 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 783 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 503 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 179 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $94,020
Average Home Value $140,784
Housing Affordability Index3 242
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,287
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 827
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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.26% -0.38%
Households -0.16% -0.33%
Families 0.11% -0.46%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.15%

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Williston, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Williston to the other 397 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 139 65th
Population Density # 274 31st
Median Household Income # 253 37th
Housing Affordability Index # 250 63rd
Per Capita Income # 228 43rd
Diversity Index # 140 65th

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