Pickens is located in northwest South Carolina. Pickens is part of Pickens County. Pickens has 2.83 square miles of land area and 0.02 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Pickens population is 3,137, which has grown 4.15% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 17.83% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Pickens median household income is $33,669 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 27.71% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 21.44% and is about the same as the national average rate of 27.36%. Pickens median house value is $101,200 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 42.13% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 44.99% and is lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Pickens is much better than the state average in quality. The Pickens area code is 864.