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Lyman, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Lyman had a population of 3,943 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Lyman is located at latitude 34.968 and longitude -82.137 in Spartanburg County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lyman (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.6 sq. miles. Spartanburg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 856 feet.

The Town of Lyman (GNIS ID: 2406063) 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 Lyman is located within Wellford Division of Spartanburg County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lyman 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 Lyman: Groce.

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


Total Population 3,943
Daytime Population: Workers 1,159
Daytime Population: Residents 2,006
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,165
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 3,934
Population in Familes 3,247
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 623
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $50,076
Average Household Income $56,884
Per Capita Income $22,880


Total Housing Units 1,765 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,223 (69.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 392 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 149 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $129,932
Average Home Value $138,369


Total Households 1,616
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,099
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 2.47% 1.42%
Households 2.19% 1.28%
Families 2.47% 1.17%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

Lyman, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lyman 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 # 115 71st
Population Density # 202 49th
Diversity Index # 276 31st
Median Household Income # 87 78th
Per Capita Income # 139 65th

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