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Fort Mill, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Fort Mill had a population of 15,664 as of July 1, 2017. Fort Mill ranks in the lower 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 Fort Mill is located at latitude 35.0087 and longitude -80.9364 in York County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fort Mill (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. York County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 623 feet.

The Town of Fort Mill (GNIS ID: 2406509) 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 Town of Fort Mill is located within Fort Mill Division of York County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Mill 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 Fort Mill: Fort Mills, Fort Station.

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


Total Population 15,664
Daytime Population: Workers 3,535
Daytime Population: Residents 7,846
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,381
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 15,663
Population in Familes 13,550
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 948
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $71,743
Average Household Income $94,182
Per Capita Income $34,791


Total Housing Units 6,115 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,389 (71.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,382 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 344 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $215,432
Average Home Value $277,232


Total Households 5,771
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 4,215
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 4.56% 2.58%
Households 3.95% 2.36%
Families 4.25% 2.34%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

Fort Mill, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Mill 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 # 35 91st
Population Density # 138 65th
Diversity Index # 299 25th
Median Household Income # 15 96th
Per Capita Income # 28 93rd

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