Lake Wylie, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Wylie, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Lake Wylie Census Designated Place had a population of 11,022 as of July 1, 2017. Lake Wylie ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Lake Wylie is located at latitude 35.1014 and longitude -81.0662 in York County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Wylie Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.86 sq. miles and a water area of 2.73 sq. miles. York County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 587 feet.

The Lake Wylie Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403208) 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 Lake Wylie Census Designated Place is located within Clover Division of York County.

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


Total Population 11,022
Daytime Population: Workers 1,586
Daytime Population: Residents 5,854
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,440
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 11,022
Population in Familes 9,637
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,402
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $85,620
Average Household Income $107,427
Per Capita Income $40,517


Total Housing Units 4,799 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,555 (74.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 686 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 558 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $315,659
Average Home Value $370,027


Total Households 4,241
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 3,201
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 3.09% 2.93%
Households 2.6% 2.75%
Families 2.98% 2.67%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.0%

Lake Wylie, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Wylie 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 # 51 87th
Population Density # 66 84th
Diversity Index # 336 15th
Median Household Income # 9 98th
Per Capita Income # 16 96th

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