Lake Wylie, SC Profile: Facts & Data


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Lake Wylie, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Lake Wylie Census Designated Place had a population of 11,478 as of July 1, 2018. 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 35.1085 and longitude -81.0429 in York County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Wylie Census Designated Place 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.

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


Total Population 11,478
Population in Households 11,478
Population in Familes 10,075
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,460
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $93,434
Average Household Income $114,510
Per Capita Income $42,717


Total Housing Units 4,893 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,539 (72.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 836 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 518 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $322,050
Average Home Value $420,041


Total Households 4,375
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 3,302
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 3.21% 2.35%
Households 2.67% 2.24%
Families 3.0% 2.13%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   1.99%

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, 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 # 49 88th
Population Density # 62 85th
Diversity Index # 335 16th
Median Household Income # 9 98th
Per Capita Income # 16 96th

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