Blythewood, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Blythewood, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Blythewood had a population of 2,672 as of July 1, 2017. Blythewood ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Blythewood is located at latitude 34.2093 and longitude -80.9953 in Richland County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Blythewood (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Richland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 505 feet.

The Town of Blythewood (GNIS ID: 2405291) 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 Blythewood is located within Blythewood Division of Richland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Blythewood 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 Blythewood: Doko.

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


Total Population 2,672
Daytime Population: Workers 1,751
Daytime Population: Residents 1,213
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,964
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 2,655
Population in Familes 2,294
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density2 252
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $70,803
Average Household Income $91,487
Per Capita Income $35,091


Total Housing Units 1,057 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 766 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 233 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $275,708
Average Home Value $294,752


Total Households 999
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 735
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 3.51% 2.94%
Households 4.13% 2.98%
Families 2.31% 2.85%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   3.3%

Blythewood, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blythewood 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 # 149 63rd
Population Density # 304 23rd
Diversity Index # 77 81st
Median Household Income # 16 96th
Per Capita Income # 24 94th

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