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The Arial CDP(1) had a population of 2,748 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Arial is located at latitude 34.8459 and longitude -82.6415 in Pickens County. The formal boundaries for the Arial Census Designated Place 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Arial: Ariail.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Arial, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 2,748 (100%)
Population in Households 2,747 (100.0%)
Population in Families 2,253 (82.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.0%)
Population Density 587
Diversity Index2 43


Median Household Income $48,199
Average Household Income $62,876
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $25,154
Wealth Index5 46


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,233 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 782 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 301 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 150 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $150,885
Average Home Value $193,478
Housing Affordability Index3 163


Total Households 1,083
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 719
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.31% -0.04%
Households 0.29% 0.07%
Families   -0.03%
Median Household Income   5.78%
Per Capita Income   3.66%
Owner Occupied HU   0.46%

Arial, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arial to the other 475 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 153 68th
Population Density # 230 52nd
Median Household Income # 256 46th
Housing Affordability Index # 236 50th
Per Capita Income # 312 35th
Diversity Index # 344 28th

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