Southern Shops, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Southern Shops, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Southern Shops Census Designated Place had a population of 3,846 as of July 1, 2017. Southern Shops 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 Southern Shops is located at latitude 34.9821 and longitude -81.9909 in Spartanburg County. The formal boundaries for the Southern Shops Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Spartanburg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 876 feet.

The Southern Shops Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402885) 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 Southern Shops Census Designated Place is located within Spartanburg Division of Spartanburg County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Southern Shops 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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Southern Shops, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,846
Daytime Population: Workers 5,649
Daytime Population: Residents 2,249
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,898
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.05
Population in Households 3,310
Population in Familes 2,713
Population in Group Qrtrs 536
Population Density2 1,079
Diversity Index3 86


Median Household Income $26,929
Average Household Income $38,019
Per Capita Income $14,107


Total Housing Units 1,254 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 464 (37.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 583 (46.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 206 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $46,215
Average Home Value $60,022


Total Households 1,048
Average Household Size 3.16
Family Households 716
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.29% 0.34%
Households -0.09% 0.23%
Families -0.12% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   2.14%

Southern Shops, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Southern Shops 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 # 117 71st
Population Density # 113 72nd
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 364 8th
Per Capita Income # 384 3rd

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