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Kershaw, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Kershaw had a population of 1,950 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Kershaw is located at latitude 34.5444 and longitude -80.5865 in Lancaster County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Kershaw (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lancaster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 522 feet.

The Town of Kershaw (GNIS ID: 2405942) 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 Kershaw is located within Kershaw Division of Lancaster County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kershaw 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 Kershaw: Welchs, Welchs Station, Welshs Station.

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


Total Population 1,950
Daytime Population: Workers 721
Daytime Population: Residents 1,214
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,935
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 1,950
Population in Familes 1,589
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,050
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $33,306
Average Household Income $45,252
Per Capita Income $18,460


Total Housing Units 891 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 526 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 272 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 93 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $94,133
Average Home Value $107,490


Total Households 798
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 521
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 1.09% 1.61%
Households 0.97% 1.55%
Families 0.35% 1.38%
Median Household Income   3.53%
Per Capita Income   3.4%

Kershaw, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kershaw 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 # 185 54th
Population Density # 119 70th
Diversity Index # 261 34th
Median Household Income # 285 28th
Per Capita Income # 275 31st

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