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Woodruff, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Woodruff had a population of 4,538 as of July 1, 2020. Woodruff 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 Woodruff is located at latitude 34.7396 and longitude -82.037 in Spartanburg County. The formal boundaries for the City of Woodruff encompass a land area of 3.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Spartanburg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 787 feet.

The City of Woodruff (GNIS ID: 2405787) 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 Woodruff is located within Woodruff Division of Spartanburg County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Woodruff: Cross Roads, The Mill, Woodruff Tavern, Woodruffs, Woodruff's.


Woodruff, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 4,538 (100%)
Population in Households 4,389 (96.7%)
Population in Families 3,503 (77.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 149 ( 3.3%)
Population Density 1,160
Diversity Index2 59


Median Household Income $39,149
Average Household Income $47,652
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $18,138
Wealth Index5 35


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,014 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 980 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 733 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 302 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $92,687
Average Home Value $126,300
Housing Affordability Index3 264


Total Households 1,712
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 1,075
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.02% 1.04%
Households 0.97% 1.02%
Families 0.78% 0.86%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
Owner Occupied HU   0.76%


Woodruff, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Woodruff to the other 397 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 108 73rd
Population Density # 105 74th
Median Household Income # 229 43rd
Housing Affordability Index # 292 74th
Per Capita Income # 321 19th
Diversity Index # 66 84th

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