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Bishopville, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Bishopville had a population of 3,073 as of July 1, 2017. Bishopville 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 Bishopville is located at latitude 34.2201 and longitude -80.2474 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bishopville (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 223 feet.

The City of Bishopville (GNIS ID: 2403869) 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 City of Bishopville is located within Bishopville Division of Lee County.

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


Total Population 3,073
Daytime Population: Workers 1,513
Daytime Population: Residents 2,160
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,673
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.20
Population in Households 2,449
Population in Familes 1,943
Population in Group Qrtrs 624
Population Density2 1,315
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $18,035
Average Household Income $31,847
Per Capita Income $13,708


Total Housing Units 1,537 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 625 (40.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 624 (40.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 288 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $76,442
Average Home Value $92,185


Total Households 1,249
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 744
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 -1.67% -1.39%
Households -1.71% -1.64%
Families -1.85% -1.78%
Median Household Income   3.26%
Per Capita Income   1.98%

Bishopville, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bishopville 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 # 137 66th
Population Density # 81 80th
Diversity Index # 247 38th
Median Household Income # 395 1st
Per Capita Income # 388 3rd

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