Socastee, SC Profile: Facts & Data


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Socastee, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Socastee Census Designated Place had a population of 22,950 as of July 1, 2018. Socastee 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 Socastee is located at latitude 33.6874 and longitude -79.0089 in Horry County. The formal boundaries for the Socastee Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.52 sq. miles. Horry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Socastee Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402863) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Socastee Census Designated Place is located within Conway East Division of Horry County.

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Socastee, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 22,950
Population in Households 22,843
Population in Familes 17,447
Population in Group Qrtrs 107
Population Density2 1,720
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $45,332
Average Household Income $57,606
Per Capita Income $22,844


Total Housing Units 10,445 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,555 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,552 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,338 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $168,737
Average Home Value $185,941


Total Households 9,107
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 5,867
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.71% 2.05%
Households 1.65% 2.04%
Families 1.52% 1.92%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

Socastee, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Socastee to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 20 95th
Population Density # 42 90th
Diversity Index # 187 53rd
Median Household Income # 145 64th
Per Capita Income # 163 59th

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