Yemassee, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Yemassee, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Yemassee had a population of 1,135 as of July 1, 2017. Yemassee ranks in the lower 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 Yemassee is located at latitude 32.6928 and longitude -80.8546 in Hampton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Yemassee (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hampton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 43 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Yemassee are located in Hampton County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Beaufort County.

The Town of Yemassee (GNIS ID: 2406926) 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 Yemassee is located within Yemassee Division of Hampton County.

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


Total Population 1,135
Daytime Population: Workers 347
Daytime Population: Residents 670
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,017
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 1,135
Population in Familes 940
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 252
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $28,995
Average Household Income $40,087
Per Capita Income $15,665


Total Housing Units 511 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 333 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 106 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $91,892
Average Home Value $132,111


Total Households 440
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 292
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 1.39% 0.44%
Households 1.39% 0.54%
Families 1.14% 0.41%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Yemassee, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Yemassee 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 # 234 41st
Population Density # 305 23rd
Diversity Index # 200 50th
Median Household Income # 345 13th
Per Capita Income # 364 8th

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