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Summerton, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Summerton had a population of 1,042 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Summerton is located at latitude 33.6015 and longitude -80.3526 in Clarendon County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Summerton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clarendon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 138 feet.

The Town of Summerton (GNIS ID: 2406683) 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 Summerton is located within Summerton Division of Clarendon County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Summerton: Summer Town.

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


Total Population 1,042
Daytime Population: Workers 378
Daytime Population: Residents 675
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,053
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 1,018
Population in Familes 822
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density2 770
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $30,936
Average Household Income $45,723
Per Capita Income $18,648


Total Housing Units 560 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 303 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 168 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $88,483
Average Home Value $111,881


Total Households 472
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 297
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 0.57% -0.02%
Households 0.69% 0.0%
Families 1.85% -0.07%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

Summerton, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Summerton 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 # 237 40th
Population Density # 167 58th
Diversity Index # 229 42nd
Median Household Income # 309 22nd
Per Capita Income # 262 34th

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