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Williston, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Williston had a population of 3,083 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Williston is located at latitude 33.4017 and longitude -81.4219 in Barnwell County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Williston (see map below) 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, 2018)


Total Population 3,083
Population in Households 3,046
Population in Familes 2,478
Population in Group Qrtrs 37
Population Density2 344
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $39,625
Average Household Income $51,416
Per Capita Income $21,464


Total Housing Units 1,496 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 837 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 456 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 203 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $84,259
Average Home Value $103,200


Total Households 1,293
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 834
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 -0.22% -0.57%
Households -0.14% -0.53%
Families 0.24% -0.68%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   1.73%

Williston, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Williston 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 # 137 66th
Population Density # 274 31st
Diversity Index # 138 65th
Median Household Income # 205 48th
Per Capita Income # 206 48th

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