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Wilkinson Heights, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Wilkinson Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 2,262 as of July 1, 2017. Wilkinson Heights 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 Wilkinson Heights is located at latitude 33.4919 and longitude -80.8285 in Orangeburg County. The formal boundaries for the Wilkinson Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Orangeburg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 226 feet.

The Wilkinson Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403028) 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 Wilkinson Heights Census Designated Place is located within Orangeburg Division of Orangeburg County.

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


Total Population 2,262
Daytime Population: Workers 768
Daytime Population: Residents 1,588
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,356
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 2,011
Population in Familes 1,495
Population in Group Qrtrs 251
Population Density2 757
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $20,756
Average Household Income $31,796
Per Capita Income $13,073


Total Housing Units 1,225 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 464 (37.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 438 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 323 (26.4%)
Median Home Value $74,534
Average Home Value $83,226


Total Households 902
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 515
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 -1.38% -0.89%
Households -1.39% -0.93%
Families -1.7% -1.11%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   1.37%

Wilkinson Heights, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wilkinson Heights 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 # 170 57th
Population Density # 174 56th
Diversity Index # 368 7th
Median Household Income # 391 2nd
Per Capita Income # 391 2nd

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