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Mount Carmel, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Mount Carmel Census Designated Place had a population of 236 as of July 1, 2020. Mount Carmel ranks in the lower 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 Mount Carmel is located at latitude 34.0073 and longitude -82.5071 in McCormick County. The formal boundaries for the Mount Carmel Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 9.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McCormick County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 541 feet.

The Mount Carmel Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403309) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with 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 Mount Carmel Census Designated Place is located within Mount Carmel Division of McCormick County.


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


Total Population 236 (100%)
Population in Households 232 (98.3%)
Population in Families 196 (83.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 4 ( 1.7%)
Population Density 26
Diversity Index2 38


Median Household Income $55,816
Average Household Income $84,749
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $41,473
Wealth Index5 160


Total HU (Housing Units) 140 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 84 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 ( 7.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (32.9%)
Median Home Value $247,500
Average Home Value $259,036
Housing Affordability Index3 149


Total Households 94
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 69
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 0.87% 0.67%
Households 0.99% 0.84%
Families 2.06% 0.57%
Median Household Income   0.27%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
Owner Occupied HU   0.7%


Mount Carmel, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Carmel 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 # 342 14th
Population Density # 394 1st
Median Household Income # 79 80th
Housing Affordability Index # 68 17th
Per Capita Income # 26 94th
Diversity Index # 289 27th

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