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Fort Mill, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Fort Mill had a population of 16,780 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Mill: Fort Mills, Fort Station.

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


Total Population 16,780
Population in Households 16,779
Population in Familes 14,593
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,015
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $79,106
Average Household Income $100,957
Per Capita Income $37,038


Total Housing Units 6,543 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,811 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,325 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 407 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $226,997
Average Home Value $283,082


Total Households 6,136
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 4,492
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 4.87% 2.91%
Households 4.23% 2.68%
Families 4.53% 2.66%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

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, 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 # 32 92nd
Population Density # 128 68th
Diversity Index # 302 25th
Median Household Income # 13 97th
Per Capita Income # 28 93rd

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