Arcadia Lakes, South Carolina

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Arcadia Lakes, South Carolina

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High Points

Arcadia Lakes strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in South Carolina):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Arcadia Lakes Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Arcadia Lakes College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Arcadia Lakes People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Arcadia Lakes Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Arcadia Lakes Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Arcadia Lakes Well-Paid Single Women
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 16% Arcadia Lakes Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Arcadia Lakes, South Carolina

Comparing Arcadia Lakes to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in South Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Senior Citizens 9 10
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Racial Diversity 7 1
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 7
Housing Recently Built 7 5
Affordability of Rents 5 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 1
People Living Alone 3 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2

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Arcadia Lakes Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NE of Columbia, South Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 81 miles S of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Richland
Metro Area Columbia
Standard Zip Codes 29206
Phone Area Codes 803
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.053
Longitude -80.961

Arcadia Lakes Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.8 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 58 F
Apr Temp 53 to 80 F
Jul Temp 72 to 95 F
Oct Temp 54 to 79 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches
Distance 11.4 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 55 F
Apr Temp 51 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 52 to 76 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Station CAMDEN 3 W
Distance 22.4 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 53 F
Apr Temp 45 to 74 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
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Arcadia Lakes Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 882 100%
Male 435 49.3%
Female 447 50.7%
Under 18 178 20.2%
18+ 704 79.8%
65+ 209 23.7%
Median Age 49.1
Average Family Size 2.72
White 837 94.9%
African-American 32 3.6%
Asian 7 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 4 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.8%

Estimated Arcadia Lakes Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 833
Growth -49
Growth % -5.6%

Arcadia Lakes Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 25.2%
US/American 13.4%
German 12.5%
Scotch-Irish 11.5%
Scottish 7.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.2%
Irish 6%
Italian 3.2%
Welsh 2.7%
French (except Basque) 2%
Northern European 1.2%
European 1.1%
British 0.9%
Polish 0.8%
Dutch 0.8%
Norwegian 0.8%
Czech 0.5%
Swiss 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
Slavic 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Brazilian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Arcadia Lakes, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Forest Lake (29206)
Ravenwood (29206)
Sandwood (29206)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Arcadia Lakes 882 $79,179
Cayce 12,150 $43,560
Columbia 116,278 $39,589
Forest Acres 10,558 $62,026
Irmo 11,039 $62,005
Springdale 2,877 $57,014
West Columbia 13,064 $40,253
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