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Arial, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Arial Census Designated Place had a population of 2,557 as of July 1, 2017. Arial 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 Arial is located at latitude 34.8461 and longitude -82.6406 in Pickens County. The formal boundaries for the Arial Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Pickens County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,063 feet.

The Arial Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402651) 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 Arial Census Designated Place is located within Easley Division of Pickens County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Arial population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Arial: Ariail.

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Arial, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,557
Daytime Population: Workers 832
Daytime Population: Residents 1,586
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,418
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 2,537
Population in Familes 2,078
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density2 547
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $40,651
Average Household Income $64,100
Per Capita Income $26,029


Total Housing Units 1,165 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 742 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 278 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $128,713
Average Home Value $163,376


Total Households 1,020
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 688
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 0.08% 0.2%
Households -0.05% 0.12%
Families -0.41% 0.06%
Median Household Income   3.22%
Per Capita Income   3.14%

Arial, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arial 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 # 155 61st
Population Density # 228 43rd
Diversity Index # 350 12th
Median Household Income # 178 55th
Per Capita Income # 80 80th

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