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Travelers Rest, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Travelers Rest had a population of 5,118 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Travelers Rest is located at latitude 34.9677 and longitude -82.4412 in Greenville County. The formal boundaries for the City of Travelers Rest (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Greenville County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,099 feet.

The City of Travelers Rest (GNIS ID: 2405599) 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 City of Travelers Rest is located within Travelers Rest Division of Greenville County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Travelers Rest 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 Travelers Rest: Otis, Pontiac, Travellers Rest, Tray.

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


Total Population 5,118
Daytime Population: Workers 4,047
Daytime Population: Residents 2,670
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,717
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.31
Population in Households 5,075
Population in Familes 4,312
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density2 1,083
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $54,119
Average Household Income $76,768
Per Capita Income $29,583


Total Housing Units 2,131 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,321 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 633 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 176 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $183,428
Average Home Value $279,939


Total Households 1,955
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 1,411
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 1.46% 1.78%
Households 1.45% 1.75%
Families 1.6% 1.63%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   2.98%

Travelers Rest, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Travelers Rest 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 # 99 75th
Population Density # 112 72nd
Diversity Index # 292 27th
Median Household Income # 54 87th
Per Capita Income # 46 89th

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