Alcolu, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Alcolu, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Alcolu Census Designated Place had a population of 482 as of July 1, 2017. Alcolu ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Alcolu is located at latitude 33.7591 and longitude -80.2249 in Clarendon County. The formal boundaries for the Alcolu Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Clarendon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 125 feet.

The Alcolu Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629817) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Alcolu Census Designated Place is located within Alcolu Division of Clarendon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alcolu 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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Alcolu, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 482
Daytime Population: Workers 116
Daytime Population: Residents 290
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 406
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 482
Population in Familes 411
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 106
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $37,843
Average Household Income $49,758
Per Capita Income $17,954


Total Housing Units 237 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 130 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (21.1%)
Median Home Value $68,000
Average Home Value $113,654


Total Households 187
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 138
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 1.62% 0.33%
Households 1.74% 0.42%
Families 1.95% 0.43%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   2.0%

Alcolu, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alcolu 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 # 296 26th
Population Density # 363 9th
Diversity Index # 67 83rd
Median Household Income # 219 45th
Per Capita Income # 286 28th

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