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Arkwright, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Arkwright CDP(1) had a population of 2,357 as of July 1, 2023. Arkwright 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 Arkwright is located at latitude 34.924 and longitude -81.9329 in Spartanburg County. Spartanburg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5).

It also has a Functional Status Code of ""

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Arkwright Census Designated Place is located within Spartanburg Division of Spartanburg County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Arkwright, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 2,357 (100%)
Population in Households 2,357 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,901 (80.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 912
Diversity Index2 69


Median Household Income $48,375
Average Household Income $64,472
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $25,083
Wealth Index5 47
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Low (36.3)


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,017 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 646 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 271 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 100 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $151,096
Average Home Value $157,740
Housing Affordability Index3 131


Total Households 917
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 584
Average Family Size 3.00
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population 0.61% 0.21%
Households 0.61% 0.37%
Families   0.27%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
Owner Occupied HU   0.49%

Arkwright, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arkwright to the other 475 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 173 64th
Population Density # 157 67th
Median Household Income # 245 49th
Housing Affordability Index # 260 55th
Per Capita Income # 308 35th
Diversity Index # 37 92nd

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