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Arcadia Lakes, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Arcadia Lakes had a population of 894 as of July 1, 2023. Arcadia Lakes ranks in the upper 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 Arcadia Lakes is located at latitude 34.0538 and longitude -80.9612 in Richland County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Arcadia Lakes encompass a land area of 0.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Richland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5).

The Town of Arcadia Lakes 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 Arcadia Lakes is located within Columbia Division of Richland County.

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Arcadia Lakes, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 894 (100%)
Population in Households 894 (100.0%)
Population in Families 761 (85.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,605
Diversity Index2 57


Median Household Income $63,743
Average Household Income $106,667
% of Income for Mortgage4 26%
Per Capita Income $50,351
Wealth Index5 132
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (57.6)


Total HU (Housing Units) 445 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 323 (72.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 99 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $277,703
Average Home Value $302,864
Housing Affordability Index3 96


Total Households 422
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 295
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.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population 1.02% 0.18%
Households 0.67% 0.38%
Families   0.00%
Median Household Income   4.00%
Per Capita Income   3.42%
Owner Occupied HU   0.85%

Arcadia Lakes, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arcadia Lakes to the other 475 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 273 43rd
Population Density # 57 88th
Median Household Income # 98 80th
Housing Affordability Index # 124 26th
Per Capita Income # 34 93rd
Diversity Index # 183 62nd

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