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Great Falls, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Great Falls had a population of 1,890 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Great Falls is located at latitude 34.5721 and longitude -80.9053 in Chester County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Great Falls (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Chester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 466 feet.

The Town of Great Falls (GNIS ID: 2406608) 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 Great Falls is located within Great Falls Division of Chester County.

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Great Falls, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,890
Population in Households 1,890
Population in Familes 1,487
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 446
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $29,574
Average Household Income $40,042
Per Capita Income $15,942


Total Housing Units 944 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 482 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 271 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 191 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $45,131
Average Home Value $64,834


Total Households 753
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 470
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 -0.56% -0.51%
Households -0.58% -0.54%
Families -0.82% -0.69%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Great Falls, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Great Falls 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 # 194 51st
Population Density # 252 37th
Diversity Index # 222 44th
Median Household Income # 347 13th
Per Capita Income # 369 7th

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