Lydia, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lydia, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Lydia Census Designated Place had a population of 616 as of July 1, 2017. Lydia 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 Lydia is located at latitude 34.2865 and longitude -80.1185 in Darlington County. The formal boundaries for the Lydia Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Darlington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 210 feet.

The Lydia Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629835) 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 Lydia Census Designated Place is located within Hartsville Division of Darlington County.

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


Total Population 616
Daytime Population: Workers 52
Daytime Population: Residents 403
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 455
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 616
Population in Familes 521
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 233
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $33,720
Average Household Income $43,587
Per Capita Income $17,285


Total Housing Units 303 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 199 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $62,281
Average Home Value $96,212


Total Households 245
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 176
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% -0.49%
Households -0.33% -0.41%
Families -0.61% -0.46%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

Lydia, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lydia 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 # 278 30th
Population Density # 309 22nd
Diversity Index # 182 54th
Median Household Income # 276 31st
Per Capita Income # 306 23rd

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