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McCormick, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of McCormick had a population of 2,569 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for McCormick is located at latitude 33.9135 and longitude -82.2935 in McCormick County. The formal boundaries for the Town of McCormick encompass a land area of 4.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McCormick County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 538 feet.

The Town of McCormick (GNIS ID: 2406127) 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 McCormick is located within McCormick Division of McCormick County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for McCormick: Dorns Mines.


McCormick, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 2,569 (100%)
Population in Households 1,960 (76.3%)
Population in Families 1,530 (59.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 609 (23.7%)
Population Density 634
Diversity Index2 54


Median Household Income $33,866
Average Household Income $46,519
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $17,315
Wealth Index5 41


Total HU (Housing Units) 929 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 414 (44.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 370 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $93,310
Average Home Value $132,609
Housing Affordability Index3 232


Total Households 784
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 460
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.78% 0.36%
Households 0.97% 0.78%
Families 1.37% 0.69%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
Owner Occupied HU   0.9%


McCormick, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McCormick to the other 397 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 159 60th
Population Density # 208 48th
Median Household Income # 307 23rd
Housing Affordability Index # 234 59th
Per Capita Income # 339 15th
Diversity Index # 152 62nd

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