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The Town of Ninety Six had a population of 2,181 as of July 1, 2021. Ninety Six ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Ninety Six is located at latitude 34.1751 and longitude -82.024 in Greenwood County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ninety Six encompass a land area of 1.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Greenwood County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 551 feet.

The Town of Ninety Six 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 Ninety Six is located within Ninety Six Division of Greenwood County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ninety Six: Cambridge, Fort Ninety Six, Ninetysix, Ninety-Six, Ninety-six.

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Ninety Six, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,181 (100%)
Population in Households 2,181 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,854 (85.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,213
Diversity Index2 37
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,832
Average Household Income $62,772
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $25,096
Wealth Index5 55
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 942 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 646 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 238 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $90,801
Average Home Value $119,186
Housing Affordability Index3 350
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 883
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 616
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

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.61% 0.59%
Households 0.61% 0.63%
Families 0.71% 0.51%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
Owner Occupied HU   0.82%

Ninety Six, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ninety Six to the other 397 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 179 55th
Population Density # 97 76th
Median Household Income # 113 72nd
Housing Affordability Index # 394 99th
Per Capita Income # 153 62nd
Diversity Index # 311 22nd

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