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Ward, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Ward had a population of 98 as of July 1, 2017. Ward 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 Ward is located at latitude 33.8573 and longitude -81.7313 in Saluda County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ward (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Saluda County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 666 feet.

The Town of Ward (GNIS ID: 2406830) 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 Ward is located within Ridge Spring Division of Saluda County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ward 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 Ward: Hooty, Hooty Peck, Wards.

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


Total Population 98
Daytime Population: Workers 10
Daytime Population: Residents 46
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 56
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.57
Population in Households 96
Population in Familes 80
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 126
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $39,006
Average Household Income $67,716
Per Capita Income $26,013


Total Housing Units 61 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 37 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (23.0%)
Median Home Value $106,250
Average Home Value $172,973


Total Households 47
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 32
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 1.03% 0.8%
Households 1.23% 0.84%
Families 2.91% 1.22%
Median Household Income   3.49%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Ward, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ward 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 # 383 4th
Population Density # 354 11th
Diversity Index # 75 81st
Median Household Income # 199 50th
Per Capita Income # 82 80th

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