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Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Batesburg-Leesville had a population of 5,747 as of July 1, 2019. Batesburg-Leesville ranks in 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 Batesburg-Leesville is located at latitude 33.9101 and longitude -81.5373 in Lexington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Batesburg-Leesville encompass a land area of 7.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Lexington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 646 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Batesburg-Leesville are located in Lexington County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Saluda County.

The Town of Batesburg-Leesville (GNIS ID: 1253572) 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 Batesburg-Leesville is located within Batesburg-Leesville Division of Lexington County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Batesburg-Leesville: Batesburg, Leesville.

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Batesburg-Leesville, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Batesburg-Leesville, SC Housing Affordability Index is 166
State of South Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 149
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Batesburg-Leesville, SC Wealth Index is 51
State of South Carolina Wealth Index is 81
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 5,747 (100%)
Population in Households 5,728 (99.7%)
Population in Families 4,688 (81.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 19 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 705
Diversity Index2 57
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,276
Average Household Income $55,855
Per Capita Income $22,385
Wealth Index4 51

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,652 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,474 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 846 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 333 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $133,811
Housing Affordability Index3 166
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,319
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 1,564
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.75% 0.89%
Households 0.71% 0.87%
Families 0.75% 0.74%
Median Household Income   4.23%
Per Capita Income   3.53%

Batesburg-Leesville, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Batesburg-Leesville to the other 397 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 91 77th
Population Density # 191 52nd
Diversity Index # 82 80th
Median Household Income # 194 51st
Per Capita Income # 177 56th

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