Westminster, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Westminster, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Westminster had a population of 2,395 as of July 1, 2017. Westminster ranks in the lower 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 Westminster is located at latitude 34.6666 and longitude -83.0907 in Oconee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Westminster (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Oconee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 928 feet.

The City of Westminster (GNIS ID: 2405719) 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 Westminster is located within Westminster Division of Oconee County.

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


Total Population 2,395
Daytime Population: Workers 994
Daytime Population: Residents 1,420
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,414
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 2,395
Population in Familes 1,990
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 695
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $35,674
Average Household Income $45,324
Per Capita Income $18,584


Total Housing Units 1,241 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 739 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 283 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 219 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $122,487
Average Home Value $144,452


Total Households 1,022
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 689
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 -0.11% 0.1%
Households -0.15% 0.06%
Families 1.02% -0.09%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   1.9%

Westminster, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westminster 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 # 165 59th
Population Density # 187 53rd
Diversity Index # 323 18th
Median Household Income # 246 38th
Per Capita Income # 268 33rd

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