Walterboro, SC Profile: Facts & Data


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Walterboro, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Walterboro had a population of 5,294 as of July 1, 2018. Walterboro ranks in 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 Walterboro is located at latitude 32.9008 and longitude -80.6751 in Colleton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Walterboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Colleton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 69 feet.

The City of Walterboro (GNIS ID: 2405667) 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 City of Walterboro is located within Walterboro Division of Colleton County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Walterboro: Ireland Creek, Walterborough, Waterboro.

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


Total Population 5,294
Population in Households 5,160
Population in Familes 4,102
Population in Group Qrtrs 134
Population Density2 816
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $27,500
Average Household Income $41,604
Per Capita Income $17,014


Total Housing Units 2,604 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,258 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 910 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 436 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $128,739
Average Home Value $167,335


Total Households 2,168
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 1,344
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 -0.24% 0.03%
Households -0.23% 0.04%
Families -0.3% -0.1%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

Walterboro, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walterboro 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 # 97 76th
Population Density # 164 59th
Diversity Index # 100 76th
Median Household Income # 366 8th
Per Capita Income # 340 14th

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