Catawba, SC Profile: Facts & Data


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Catawba, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Catawba Census Designated Place had a population of 1,415 as of July 1, 2018. Catawba ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Catawba is located at latitude 34.8396 and longitude -80.8999 in York County. The formal boundaries for the Catawba Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.41 sq. miles. York County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 561 feet.

The Catawba Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629820) 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 Catawba Census Designated Place is located within Rock Hill Division of York County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Catawba: Catawba Junction.

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


Total Population 1,415
Population in Households 1,415
Population in Familes 1,208
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 142
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $57,630
Average Household Income $88,610
Per Capita Income $33,135


Total Housing Units 578 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 419 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 99 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $173,496
Average Home Value $180,107


Total Households 517
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 393
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 0.64% 1.11%
Households 0.7% 1.13%
Families 1.07% 1.0%
Median Household Income   4.46%
Per Capita Income   3.83%

Catawba, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Catawba 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 # 218 45th
Population Density # 349 12th
Diversity Index # 303 24th
Median Household Income # 51 87th
Per Capita Income # 34 92nd

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