Dentsville, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dentsville, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Dentsville Census Designated Place had a population of 14,749 as of July 1, 2017. Dentsville 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 Dentsville is located at latitude 34.0755 and longitude -80.9552 in Richland County. The formal boundaries for the Dentsville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Richland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 230 feet.

The Dentsville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402404) 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 Dentsville Census Designated Place is located within Columbia Division of Richland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dentsville 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 Dentsville: Dents, Dents Station.

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


Total Population 14,749
Daytime Population: Workers 13,275
Daytime Population: Residents 7,522
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 20,797
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.41
Population in Households 14,470
Population in Familes 10,623
Population in Group Qrtrs 279
Population Density2 2,202
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $40,070
Average Household Income $52,293
Per Capita Income $23,374


Total Housing Units 7,209 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,384 (33.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,036 (56.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 789 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $123,007
Average Home Value $144,332


Total Households 6,420
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 3,622
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 0.66% 0.68%
Households 0.66% 0.69%
Families 0.16% 0.49%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

Dentsville, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dentsville 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 # 39 90th
Population Density # 21 95th
Diversity Index # 111 72nd
Median Household Income # 186 53rd
Per Capita Income # 128 68th

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