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Wellford, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Wellford had a population of 2,601 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wellford: Welford.

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Wellford, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,601
Population in Households 2,585
Population in Familes 2,100
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 605
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $34,539
Average Household Income $53,777
Per Capita Income $21,728


Total Housing Units 1,216 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 725 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 326 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 165 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $101,404
Average Home Value $124,139


Total Households 1,051
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 693
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.09% 1.12%
Households 0.99% 1.04%
Families 1.24% 0.91%
Median Household Income   4.97%
Per Capita Income   3.85%

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, 2018 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 # 212 47th
Diversity Index # 132 67th
Median Household Income # 284 29th
Per Capita Income # 195 51st

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