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Cottageville, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Cottageville had a population of 796 as of July 1, 2017. Cottageville ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cottageville is located at latitude 32.9362 and longitude -80.4803 in Colleton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cottageville (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Colleton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 46 feet.

The Town of Cottageville (GNIS ID: 2406317) 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 Cottageville is located within Cottageville Division of Colleton County.

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


Total Population 796
Daytime Population: Workers 187
Daytime Population: Residents 509
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 696
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 796
Population in Familes 655
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 233
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $29,300
Average Household Income $42,718
Per Capita Income $17,019


Total Housing Units 373 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 267 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $88,525
Average Home Value $114,662


Total Households 326
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 225
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 0.6% 0.2%
Households 0.56% 0.12%
Families 0.44% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

Cottageville, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cottageville 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 # 266 33rd
Population Density # 310 22nd
Diversity Index # 280 30th
Median Household Income # 341 14th
Per Capita Income # 315 21st

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