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Ware Shoals, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Ware Shoals had a population of 2,159 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Ware Shoals is located at latitude 34.3878 and longitude -82.2433 in Greenwood County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ware Shoals (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Greenwood County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 633 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Ware Shoals are located in Greenwood County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Abbeville County.

The Town of Ware Shoals (GNIS ID: 2406831) 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 Ware Shoals is located within Ware Shoals-Hodges Division of Greenwood County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ware Shoals 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 Ware Shoals: Wares Mills.

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


Total Population 2,159
Daytime Population: Workers 557
Daytime Population: Residents 1,233
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,790
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 2,117
Population in Familes 1,721
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density2 552
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $28,601
Average Household Income $42,690
Per Capita Income $18,109


Total Housing Units 1,085 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 613 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 268 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 205 (18.9%)
Median Home Value $79,545
Average Home Value $103,670


Total Households 880
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 581
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 -0.07% 0.01%
Households 0.0% 0.07%
Families 0.22% -0.03%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   1.66%

Ware Shoals, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ware Shoals 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 # 177 56th
Population Density # 225 43rd
Diversity Index # 263 34th
Median Household Income # 349 12th
Per Capita Income # 284 29th

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