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Winnsboro, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Winnsboro had a population of 3,344 as of July 1, 2017. 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 34.3718 and longitude -81.0907 in Fairfield County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Winnsboro (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Winnsboro 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 Winnsboro: Winnsborough, Winsborough, Wynnesbourg.

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


Total Population 3,344
Daytime Population: Workers 1,347
Daytime Population: Residents 2,023
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,370
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 3,320
Population in Familes 2,633
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density2 1,036
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $27,452
Average Household Income $42,889
Per Capita Income $18,240


Total Housing Units 1,837 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 695 (37.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 725 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 417 (22.7%)
Median Home Value $91,226
Average Home Value $114,024


Total Households 1,420
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 886
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 -0.82% -0.89%
Households -0.73% -0.89%
Families -0.68% -1.01%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   3.35%

Winnsboro, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Winnsboro 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 # 124 69th
Population Density # 120 70th
Diversity Index # 89 78th
Median Household Income # 358 10th
Per Capita Income # 281 29th

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