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Latta, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Latta had a population of 1,318 as of July 1, 2017. Latta ranks in the upper 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 Latta is located at latitude 34.339 and longitude -79.4336 in Dillon County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Latta (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dillon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 105 feet.

The Town of Latta (GNIS ID: 2405989) 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 Latta is located within Latta Division of Dillon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Latta 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 Latta: Bishopville, Sardis.

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


Total Population 1,318
Daytime Population: Workers 481
Daytime Population: Residents 718
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,199
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 1,318
Population in Familes 1,101
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,203
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $29,679
Average Household Income $38,944
Per Capita Income $15,115


Total Housing Units 620 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 361 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 176 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $84,694
Average Home Value $103,056


Total Households 536
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 358
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 -0.62% -0.82%
Households -0.6% -0.76%
Families -0.53% -0.85%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

Latta, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Latta 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 # 222 44th
Population Density # 91 77th
Diversity Index # 153 62nd
Median Household Income # 334 16th
Per Capita Income # 372 6th

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