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Plum Branch, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Plum Branch had a population of 80 as of July 1, 2017. Plum Branch 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 Plum Branch is located at latitude 33.8482 and longitude -82.2587 in McCormick County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Plum Branch (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McCormick County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 459 feet.

The Town of Plum Branch (GNIS ID: 2407137) 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 Plum Branch is located within Parksville Division of McCormick County.

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


Total Population 80
Daytime Population: Workers 19
Daytime Population: Residents 54
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 73
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 80
Population in Familes 65
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 221
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $49,096
Per Capita Income $23,082


Total Housing Units 51 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 (11.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (31.4%)
Median Home Value $79,167
Average Home Value $85,714


Total Households 35
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 22
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 -0.34% -0.51%
Households 0.0% -0.58%
Families -0.61% -0.93%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   2.08%

Plum Branch, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plum Branch 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 # 387 3rd
Population Density # 316 20th
Diversity Index # 169 58th
Median Household Income # 262 34th
Per Capita Income # 134 66th

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