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Cameron, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Cameron had a population of 457 as of July 1, 2017. Cameron 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 Cameron is located at latitude 33.558 and longitude -80.715 in Calhoun County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cameron (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Calhoun County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 177 feet.

The Town of Cameron (GNIS ID: 2405368) 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 Cameron is located within Cameron Division of Calhoun County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cameron 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 Cameron: Summers.

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


Total Population 457
Daytime Population: Workers 98
Daytime Population: Residents 249
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 347
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 454
Population in Familes 378
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 146
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $46,203
Average Household Income $64,230
Per Capita Income $26,836


Total Housing Units 226 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 146 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (19.9%)
Median Home Value $152,083
Average Home Value $180,690


Total Households 181
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 125
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 1.04% 0.26%
Households 1.12% 0.33%
Families 0.22% 0.16%
Median Household Income   4.06%
Per Capita Income   3.89%

Cameron, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cameron 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 # 300 24th
Population Density # 345 13th
Diversity Index # 164 59th
Median Household Income # 118 70th
Per Capita Income # 74 82nd

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