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Pacolet, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Pacolet had a population of 2,405 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Pacolet is located at latitude 34.905 and longitude -81.7638 in Spartanburg County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Pacolet (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Spartanburg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 771 feet.

The Town of Pacolet (GNIS ID: 2407064) 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 Pacolet is located within Pacolet Division of Spartanburg County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pacolet 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 Pacolet: Pooles Springs, Trough, Trough Shoals.

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


Total Population 2,405
Daytime Population: Workers 374
Daytime Population: Residents 1,472
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,846
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 2,400
Population in Familes 1,951
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 681
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $39,368
Average Household Income $49,305
Per Capita Income $20,462


Total Housing Units 1,201 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 759 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 269 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 173 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $79,305
Average Home Value $103,958


Total Households 1,028
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 673
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 1.02% 1.07%
Households 0.92% 1.05%
Families 1.03% 0.88%
Median Household Income   3.51%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

Pacolet, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pacolet 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 # 164 59th
Population Density # 190 52nd
Diversity Index # 289 27th
Median Household Income # 195 51st
Per Capita Income # 203 49th

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