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Gadsden, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Gadsden Census Designated Place had a population of 1,617 as of July 1, 2017. Gadsden ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Gadsden is located at latitude 33.8472 and longitude -80.7656 in Richland County. The formal boundaries for the Gadsden Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Richland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 154 feet.

The Gadsden Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629827) 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 Gadsden Census Designated Place is located within Hopkins Division of Richland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gadsden 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 Gadsden: Gadsden Depot.

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


Total Population 1,617
Daytime Population: Workers 208
Daytime Population: Residents 887
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,095
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 1,617
Population in Familes 1,383
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 141
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $30,100
Average Household Income $43,545
Per Capita Income $16,094


Total Housing Units 649 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 454 (70.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 142 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $76,378
Average Home Value $88,938


Total Households 596
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 415
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 -0.13% 0.09%
Households -0.07% 0.13%
Families -0.42% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

Gadsden, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gadsden 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 # 206 48th
Population Density # 350 12th
Diversity Index # 377 5th
Median Household Income # 323 19th
Per Capita Income # 352 11th

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