Watts Mills CDP, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Watts Mills CDP, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Watts Mills Census Designated Place had a population of 1,673 as of July 1, 2017. Watts Mills CDP ranks in the upper 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 Watts Mills CDP is located at latitude 34.5164 and longitude -81.9855 in Laurens County. The formal boundaries for the Watts Mills Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Watts Mills Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402988) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without 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 Watts Mills Census Designated Place is located within Laurens Division of Laurens County.

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


Total Population 1,673
Daytime Population: Workers 134
Daytime Population: Residents 1,010
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,144
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 1,672
Population in Familes 1,349
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 738
Diversity Index3 79


Median Household Income $28,915
Average Household Income $40,053
Per Capita Income $13,708


Total Housing Units 690 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 269 (39.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 298 (43.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $85,652
Average Home Value $97,948


Total Households 567
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 384
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.32% 0.24%
Households 0.07% 0.14%
Families -0.35% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Watts Mills CDP, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watts Mills CDP 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 # 201 49th
Population Density # 179 55th
Diversity Index # 6 99th
Median Household Income # 346 13th
Per Capita Income # 387 2nd

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