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Catawba, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Catawba Census Designated Place had a population of 1,430 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Catawba 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 Catawba: Catawba Junction.

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


Total Population 1,430
Daytime Population: Workers 508
Daytime Population: Residents 757
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,265
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 1,430
Population in Familes 1,218
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 144
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $52,138
Average Household Income $78,397
Per Capita Income $29,182


Total Housing Units 577 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 416 (72.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 105 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $170,620
Average Home Value $176,747


Total Households 521
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 397
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 0.87% 1.23%
Households 0.91% 1.27%
Families 1.36% 1.13%
Median Household Income   3.66%
Per Capita Income   3.97%

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, 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 # 216 46th
Population Density # 348 12th
Diversity Index # 307 23rd
Median Household Income # 71 82nd
Per Capita Income # 52 87th

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