Winnsboro, SC Profile: Facts & Data

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Winnsboro, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Winnsboro had a population of 3,278 as of July 1, 2020. Winnsboro 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 Winnsboro is located at latitude 34.3807 and longitude -81.0865 in Fairfield County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Winnsboro encompass a land area of 3.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fairfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 535 feet.

The Town of Winnsboro (GNIS ID: 2406903) 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 Winnsboro is located within Winnsboro South Division of Fairfield County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Winnsboro: Winnsborough, Winsborough, Wynnesbourg.

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Winnsboro, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,278 (100%)
Population in Households 3,243 (98.9%)
Population in Families 2,563 (78.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 35 ( 1.1%)
Population Density 1,016
Diversity Index2 58
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $28,015
Average Household Income $44,216
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $18,681
Wealth Index5 38
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,810 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 647 (35.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 746 (41.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 417 (23.0%)
Median Home Value $99,438
Average Home Value $121,981
Housing Affordability Index3 177
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,393
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 863
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.77% -0.72%
Households -0.7% -0.68%
Families -0.74% -0.8%
Median Household Income   0.38%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.82%

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Winnsboro, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Winnsboro to the other 397 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 128 68th
Population Density # 133 67th
Median Household Income # 366 8th
Housing Affordability Index # 117 29th
Per Capita Income # 305 23rd
Diversity Index # 79 80th

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