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Tatum, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Tatum had a population of 73 as of July 1, 2017. Tatum ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Tatum is located at latitude 34.6438 and longitude -79.5867 in Marlboro County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Tatum (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marlboro County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 197 feet.

The Town of Tatum (GNIS ID: 2406716) 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 Tatum is located within McColl Division of Marlboro County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tatum 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 Tatum: Hamer, Mount Washington, Tatum Station.

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


Total Population 73
Daytime Population: Workers 33
Daytime Population: Residents 40
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 73
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 73
Population in Familes 59
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 80
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $29,250
Average Household Income $44,187
Per Capita Income $17,615


Total Housing Units 37 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $59,375
Average Home Value $82,000


Total Households 31
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 20
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 -0.37% -0.84%
Households -0.44% -0.65%
Families 0.0% -1.02%
Median Household Income   0.05%
Per Capita Income   1.04%

Tatum, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tatum 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 # 390 2nd
Population Density # 370 7th
Diversity Index # 62 85th
Median Household Income # 342 14th
Per Capita Income # 295 26th

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