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Scranton, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Scranton had a population of 945 as of July 1, 2017. Scranton 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 Scranton is located at latitude 33.9173 and longitude -79.7441 in Florence County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Scranton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Florence County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 95 feet.

The Town of Scranton (GNIS ID: 2407301) 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 Scranton is located within Lake City-Scranton Division of Florence County.

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


Total Population 945
Daytime Population: Workers 263
Daytime Population: Residents 640
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 903
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 888
Population in Familes 747
Population in Group Qrtrs 57
Population Density2 1,193
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $33,184
Average Household Income $48,545
Per Capita Income $19,404


Total Housing Units 351 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 222 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 97 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $49,777
Average Home Value $80,045


Total Households 319
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 223
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 0.24% 0.17%
Households 0.09% 0.13%
Families -0.43% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Scranton, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scranton 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 # 241 39th
Population Density # 93 77th
Diversity Index # 132 67th
Median Household Income # 287 28th
Per Capita Income # 245 38th

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