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Wedgefield, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Wedgefield Census Designated Place had a population of 1,649 as of July 1, 2017. Wedgefield ranks in the lower 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 Wedgefield is located at latitude 33.8809 and longitude -80.5159 in Sumter County. The formal boundaries for the Wedgefield Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Sumter County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 249 feet.

The Wedgefield Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402991) 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 Wedgefield Census Designated Place is located within Sumter Southwest Division of Sumter County.

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


Total Population 1,649
Daytime Population: Workers 159
Daytime Population: Residents 960
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,119
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 1,649
Population in Familes 1,411
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 195
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $43,219
Average Household Income $51,799
Per Capita Income $18,855


Total Housing Units 673 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 453 (67.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 148 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $81,044
Average Home Value $121,184


Total Households 601
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 439
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 0.29% 0.28%
Households 0.42% 0.3%
Families 0.32% 0.23%
Median Household Income   3.25%
Per Capita Income   3.08%

Wedgefield, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wedgefield 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 # 203 49th
Population Density # 325 18th
Diversity Index # 119 71st
Median Household Income # 153 62nd
Per Capita Income # 256 36th

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