Williston, SC Population

Population: 3,307. Estimated population in July 2020: 3,260 (-1.4% change)
Males: 1,538 (46.5%), Females: 1,769 (53.5%)

Barnwell County

Zip code: 29853

Median resident age: 36.3 years
Median household income: $26,371
Median house value: $62,700

Races in Williston:

  • White Non-Hispanic (50.6%)
  • Black (47.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (11.8%), Irish (8.3%), German (5.2%), English (4.8%), Italian (1.8%), Scottish (1.8%).

Elevation: 353 feet

Land area: 8.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Williston

  • High school or higher: 61.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 29.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Williston town

  • Never married: 32.5%
  • Now married: 41.6%
  • Separated: 7.8%
  • Widowed: 13.0%
  • Divorced: 5.1%

0.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +161 (+5.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Williston:

  • BARNWELL COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; BARNWELL, SC)
  • AIKEN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 24 miles; AIKEN, SC)
  • BAMBERG COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 29 miles; BAMBERG, SC)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Williston:

  • AUGUSTA RGNL AT BUSH FIELD (about 37 miles; AUGUSTA, GA; Abbreviation: AGS)
  • COLUMBIA METROPOLITAN (about 43 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Abbreviation: CAE)
  • MC ENTIRE ANGS (about 57 miles; EASTOVER, SC; Abbreviation: MMT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Williston:

  • BARNWELL COUNTY (about 11 miles; BARNWELL, SC; Abbreviation: BNL)
  • BAMBERG COUNTY (about 24 miles; BAMBERG, SC; Abbreviation: 99N)
  • AIKEN MUNI (about 25 miles; AIKEN, SC; Abbreviation: AIK)
Amtrak station near Williston:

  • 20 miles: DENMARK (200 W. BARUCH ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Williston:

  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT AIKEN (about 24 miles; AIKEN, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,636)
  • AUGUSTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 41 miles; AUGUSTA, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,300)
  • AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 41 miles; AUGUSTA, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,778)
  • SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 44 miles; ORANGEBURG, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,971)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT COLUMBIA (about 50 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 19,682)
  • MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 51 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 5,958)
  • BENEDICT COLLEGE (about 53 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,880)

Schools

Public high school in Williston:

  • WILLISTON ELKO HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 257; Location: 416 EAST MAIN STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Williston:

  • KELLY EDWARDS ELEMENTARY (Students: 376; Location: 808 ELKO STREET; Grades: PK – 04)
  • WILLISTON-ELKO MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 338; Location: 404 EAST MAIN STREET; Grades: 05 – 08)
Private primary/middle school in Williston:

  • WINFIELD HEIGHTS CHRISTIAN KG (Students: 46; Location: 315 CHESTER STREET; Grades: PK – KG)