Valley Falls, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Valley Falls, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Valley Falls Census Designated Place had a population of 6,949 as of July 1, 2017. Valley Falls ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Valley Falls is located at latitude 35.0056 and longitude -81.9675 in Spartanburg County. The formal boundaries for the Valley Falls Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Spartanburg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 797 feet.

The Valley Falls Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402956) 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 Valley Falls Census Designated Place is located within Spartanburg Division of Spartanburg County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Valley Falls 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 Valley Falls: Lola, Martel Mills, McMakins, Valley Falls Mill.

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


Total Population 6,949
Daytime Population: Workers 2,017
Daytime Population: Residents 3,531
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,548
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 6,073
Population in Familes 3,845
Population in Group Qrtrs 876
Population Density2 1,340
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $35,458
Average Household Income $45,261
Per Capita Income $18,517


Total Housing Units 3,037 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,183 (39.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,494 (49.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 360 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $137,362
Average Home Value $165,786


Total Households 2,677
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 1,249
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 1.36% 0.92%
Households 1.23% 0.92%
Families 1.87% 0.9%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Valley Falls, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valley Falls 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 # 79 80th
Population Density # 77 81st
Diversity Index # 137 66th
Median Household Income # 251 37th
Per Capita Income # 271 32nd

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