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Wellford, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Wellford had a population of 2,536 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Wellford is located at latitude 34.9461 and longitude -82.0989 in Spartanburg County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wellford (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Spartanburg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 863 feet.

The City of Wellford (GNIS ID: 2405703) 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 City of Wellford is located within Wellford Division of Spartanburg County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wellford 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 Wellford: Welford.

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


Total Population 2,536
Daytime Population: Workers 914
Daytime Population: Residents 1,432
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,346
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 2,520
Population in Familes 2,036
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 590
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $33,671
Average Household Income $52,004
Per Capita Income $21,014


Total Housing Units 1,179 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 684 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 341 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 154 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $94,688
Average Home Value $111,896


Total Households 1,025
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 675
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 0.89% 0.94%
Households 0.78% 0.88%
Families 1.04% 0.76%
Median Household Income   3.5%
Per Capita Income   3.42%

Wellford, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wellford 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 # 156 61st
Population Density # 213 46th
Diversity Index # 121 70th
Median Household Income # 279 30th
Per Capita Income # 186 53rd

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