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Jefferson, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Jefferson had a population of 774 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Jefferson is located at latitude 34.6512 and longitude -80.3841 in Chesterfield County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Jefferson (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Chesterfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 443 feet.

The Town of Jefferson (GNIS ID: 2405909) 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 Jefferson is located within Jefferson Division of Chesterfield County.

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


Total Population 774
Population in Households 770
Population in Familes 656
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 430
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $39,314
Average Household Income $57,559
Per Capita Income $21,583


Total Housing Units 335 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 215 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 86 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $100,847
Average Home Value $128,472


Total Households 301
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 214
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 0.33% 0.1%
Households 0.24% 0.07%
Families 0.4% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   1.47%

Jefferson, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson 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 # 268 33rd
Population Density # 257 35th
Diversity Index # 161 59th
Median Household Income # 213 46th
Per Capita Income # 200 50th

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