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Fort Lawn, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Fort Lawn had a population of 943 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Lawn is located at latitude 34.7021 and longitude -80.8948 in Chester County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fort Lawn encompass a land area of 1.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 531 feet.

The Town of Fort Lawn (GNIS ID: 2406508) 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 Fort Lawn is located within Fort Lawn Division of Chester County.


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Fort Lawn, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Fort Lawn, SC Housing Affordability Index is 179
State of South Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 149
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Fort Lawn, SC Wealth Index is 40
State of South Carolina Wealth Index is 81
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 943 (100%)
Population in Households 943 (100.0%)
Population in Families 793 (84.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 677
Diversity Index2 51
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $31,321
Average Household Income $50,265
Per Capita Income $18,977
Wealth Index4 40

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 393 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 258 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 103 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $92,816
Housing Affordability Index3 179
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 361
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 260
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 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.
  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 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.57% 0.17%
Households 0.59% 0.17%
Families 0.21% 0.08%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

Fort Lawn, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Lawn to the other 397 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 245 39th
Population Density # 198 50th
Diversity Index # 202 50th
Median Household Income # 328 18th
Per Capita Income # 279 30th

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