Arcadia, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Arcadia, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Arcadia Census Designated Place had a population of 2,844 as of July 1, 2017. Arcadia ranks in the upper 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 Arcadia is located at latitude 34.9611 and longitude -81.9931 in Spartanburg County. The formal boundaries for the Arcadia Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Spartanburg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 807 feet.

The Arcadia Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629818) 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 Arcadia Census Designated Place is located within Spartanburg Division of Spartanburg County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Arcadia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 2,844
Daytime Population: Workers 1,465
Daytime Population: Residents 1,434
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,899
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 2,844
Population in Familes 2,149
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,451
Diversity Index3 83


Median Household Income $25,780
Average Household Income $37,150
Per Capita Income $13,912


Total Housing Units 1,222 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 407 (33.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 658 (53.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 157 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $77,764
Average Home Value $95,270


Total Households 1,065
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 647
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 1.06% 1.11%
Households 0.94% 1.05%
Families 0.68% 0.88%
Median Household Income   0.94%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

Arcadia, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arcadia 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 # 143 64th
Population Density # 61 85th
Diversity Index # 2 99th
Median Household Income # 376 5th
Per Capita Income # 385 3rd

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