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Great Falls, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Great Falls had a population of 1,854 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Great Falls population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,854
Daytime Population: Workers 651
Daytime Population: Residents 1,301
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,952
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 1,854
Population in Familes 1,452
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 437
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $28,883
Average Household Income $37,112
Per Capita Income $14,822


Total Housing Units 944 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 493 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 243 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 207 (21.9%)
Median Home Value $44,265
Average Home Value $59,615


Total Households 737
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 461
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 -0.9% -0.79%
Households -0.95% -0.77%
Families -1.2% -0.88%
Median Household Income   0.63%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

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, 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 # 194 51st
Population Density # 252 37th
Diversity Index # 219 45th
Median Household Income # 347 13th
Per Capita Income # 378 5th

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