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Olanta, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Olanta had a population of 517 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Olanta is located at latitude 33.9362 and longitude -79.9318 in Florence County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Olanta (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Florence County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 112 feet.

The Town of Olanta (GNIS ID: 2407042) 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 Olanta is located within Olanta Division of Florence County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Olanta 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 Olanta: Beulah.

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


Total Population 517
Daytime Population: Workers 255
Daytime Population: Residents 317
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 572
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 517
Population in Familes 446
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 520
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $34,646
Average Household Income $44,524
Per Capita Income $15,816


Total Housing Units 281 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 154 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 (27.4%)
Median Home Value $65,104
Average Home Value $88,065


Total Households 204
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 148
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 -1.17% -0.71%
Households -1.28% -0.8%
Families -0.72% -0.96%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

Olanta, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Olanta 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 # 290 27th
Population Density # 234 41st
Diversity Index # 148 63rd
Median Household Income # 268 33rd
Per Capita Income # 359 10th

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