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Blacksburg, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Blacksburg had a population of 1,913 as of July 1, 2017. Blacksburg ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Blacksburg is located at latitude 35.1221 and longitude -81.5181 in Cherokee County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Blacksburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cherokee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 761 feet.

The Town of Blacksburg (GNIS ID: 2405275) 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 Blacksburg is located within Blacksburg Division of Cherokee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Blacksburg 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 Blacksburg: Blacks, Black's, Blacks Station, Black's Station, Starks Folly, Stark's Folly.

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


Total Population 1,913
Daytime Population: Workers 859
Daytime Population: Residents 1,232
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,091
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 1,913
Population in Familes 1,581
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,022
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $32,968
Average Household Income $45,177
Per Capita Income $17,516


Total Housing Units 899 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 539 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 227 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 133 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $83,284
Average Home Value $109,972


Total Households 766
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 536
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 0.48% 0.36%
Households 0.35% 0.29%
Families 1.02% 0.19%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   1.21%

Blacksburg, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blacksburg 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 # 187 53rd
Population Density # 124 69th
Diversity Index # 351 12th
Median Household Income # 289 27th
Per Capita Income # 300 24th

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