Abbeville, South Carolina

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Population in 2017: 5,083 (94% urban, 6% rural).
Population change since 2000: -13.0%
 
Males: 2,573  (50.6%)
Females: 2,510  (49.4%)
Median resident age:

46.5 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 29620.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $22,978 (it was $25,756 in 2000)
Abbeville:

$22,978
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,147 (it was $13,274 in 2000)

Abbeville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $84,166 (it was $53,300 in 2000)
Abbeville:

$84,166
SC:

$161,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $105,877; detached houses: $130,504; mobile homes: $14,696

Median gross rent in 2017: $552.

March 2019 cost of living index in Abbeville: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 39.9%
(21.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.2% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 36.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Abbeville, SC (2010)
    • 2,63350.3%Black alone
    • 2,44346.6%White alone
    • 731.4%Two or more races
    • 480.9%Hispanic
    • 230.4%Asian alone
    • 100.2%American Indian alone
    • 70.1%Other race alone

Races in Abbeville detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Abbeville, South Carolina as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Abbeville is 2,660 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Abbeville by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(51.5)
1
(17.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(51.2)
4
(68.7)
1
(17.7)
4
(72.3)
0
(0.0)
4
(73.5)
6
(113.3)
1
(19.1)
1
(19.4)
6
(115.9)
6
(116.4)
3
(59.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(51.2)
6
(103.1)
2
(35.3)
2
(36.2)
4
(72.5)
4
(73.5)
1
(18.9)
5
(95.6)
3
(58.1)
2
(38.6)
2
(38.8)
2
(39.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
98
(1,674)
126
(2,165)
89
(1,573)
77
(1,393)
88
(1,596)
45
(826.7)
64
(1,208)
53
(1,013)
35
(677.9)
22
(425.0)
25
(485.2)
27
(533.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
36
(614.9)
63
(1,082)
65
(1,149)
23
(416.0)
38
(689.2)
44
(808.4)
31
(585.1)
59
(1,128)
72
(1,395)
59
(1,140)
N/A35
(691.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
162
(2,767)
200
(3,436)
130
(2,297)
111
(2,008)
149
(2,702)
169
(3,105)
108
(2,039)
143
(2,733)
135
(2,615)
131
(2,530)
125
(2,426)
98
(1,937)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(102.5)
19
(326.4)
8
(141.4)
10
(180.9)
5
(90.7)
12
(220.5)
8
(151.0)
2
(38.2)
8
(154.9)
9
(173.8)
7
(135.8)
12
(237.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.1)
1
(18.4)
1
(18.9)
1
(19.1)
1
(19.4)
1
(19.3)
1
(19.4)
2
(39.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)553.0861.2558.2471.2504.5444.6472.4437.9421.8384.2389.9350.5

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City-data.com crime index in Abbeville, SC

Crime rate in Abbeville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 21 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.86
South Carolina average:

2.64
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Ancestries: American (14.9%), Irish (4.7%), Scotch-Irish (4.1%), Polish (2.0%), English (1.7%), German (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 597 feet

Land area: 5.87 square miles.

Population density: 866 people per square mile   (low).

Abbeville, South Carolina map

5 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.1%
South Carolina:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $728 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $316 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, SC (46.0 miles , pop. 56,002).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (113.3 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (566.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Promised Land, SC (2.9 miles ),
Due West, SC (3.3 miles ),
Hodges, SC (3.3 miles),
Bradley, SC (3.5 miles),
Cokesbury, SC (3.5 miles ),
Antreville, SC (3.6 miles),
Greenwood, SC (3.6 miles ),
Calhoun Falls, SC (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 34.18 N, Longitude: 82.38 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +512 (+9.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 783 (42.6%)

Area code: 864

Distribution of median household income in Abbeville, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Abbeville, SC in 2017
Abbeville satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $67,100
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $47,500
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Historical population in Abbeville, SC
Historical housing units in Abbeville, SC
Most common industries in Abbeville, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (17.5%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (17.1%)
  • Construction (12.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.1%)
  • Educational services (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (17.8%)
  • Educational services (12.5%)
  • Health care (11.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
  • Apparel (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Abbeville, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (12.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Cashiers (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (14.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.4%)
  • Cashiers (6.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)

Average climate in Abbeville, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Abbeville, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2016 was 50.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

50.5
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2016 was 30.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.2
U.S.:

33.3
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00468. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00468
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Abbeville-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 18% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/31/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.7 miles away from the Abbeville city center killed 7 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 12/13/1973, a category F4 tornado 20.6 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Abbeville-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 22.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 143.5 miles away from Abbeville center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 186.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 156.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 291.8 miles away from Abbeville center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 151.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Abbeville County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Abbeville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Abbeville:

  • ABBEVILLE AREA MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 420 THOMSON CIRCLE)
  • ABBEVILLE NURSING HOME, INC. (83 THOMSON CIRCLE)
  • ABBEVILLE DIALYSIS (904 W GREENWOOD ST)
  • HEALTH RELATED HOME CARE (104 W PICKENS STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Abbeville:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Abbeville:

  • Lander University (about 13 miles; Greenwood, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,870)
  • Piedmont Technical College (about 15 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 4,831)
  • Anderson University (about 28 miles; Anderson, SC; FT enrollment: 2,510)
  • Tri-County Technical College (about 40 miles; Pendleton, SC; FT enrollment: 5,174)
  • Clemson University (about 44 miles; Clemson, SC; FT enrollment: 20,131)
  • Greenville Technical College (about 45 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 9,859)
  • Bob Jones University (about 49 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,308)

Public high schools in Abbeville:

Private high school in Abbeville:

  • COLD SPRINGS MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 70, Location: 168 COLD SPRINGS CHURCH RD, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Abbeville:

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Library in Abbeville:

  • ABBEVILLE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $277,834; Location: 201 SOUTH MAIN STREET; 47,459 books; 2,369 audio materials; 2,797 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 35 state licensed databases; 103 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Abbeville is the home of Leamont Evans professional football player for the Redskins.Please add his name to your list for Abbeville, South Carolina

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Abbeville: Abbeville County Courthouse (A), Abbeville Opera House (B), Abbeville Museum (C), Abbeville Public Library (D), Abbeville County Health Center (E), Abbeville Water Plant (F), Abbeville City Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Abbeville include: Abbeville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (A), Pentecostal Holiness Church (B), Sacred Heart Catholic Church (C), Saint James African Methodist Episcopal Church (D), Trinity Episcopal Church (E), Westside Baptist Church (F), Grace Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (G), South Side Baptist Church (H), Union Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Trinity Cemetery (1), Hobson Cemetery (2), Melrose Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Adams Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Abbeville include: Abbeville Historic District (1), Court Square (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Belmont Inn (104 East Pickens Street), Abbevilla Motel (801 East Greenwood Street).

Court: Court Square Cafe (102 Trinity).

Birthplace of: John C. Calhoun - Politician, Thomas D. Howie - Army officer, Christie Benet - Politician, Curtis Crider - Former NASCAR driver, John McLaren McBryde - University president, Josh Chiles - College basketball player (Gardner Webb Runnin' Bulldogs), Joshua Hill (politician) - Politician, Leomont Evans - Football player.

Abbeville County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Abbeville and their reported violations in the past:

ABBEVILLE CITY OF (0110001) (Address: COURT SQUARE , Population served: 5,482, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-06-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-06-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-03-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JUL-02-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-19-2010), St Show-cause Hearing (NOV-04-2010), St Admin Penalty assessed (NOV-15-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (NOV-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-18-2010)
COLONY EAST II (0150013) (Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-2011), St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-11-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2012)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
YODERS RESTAURANT (0170200) (Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-08-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-08-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-09-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-07-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-29-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-29-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-28-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-04-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-04-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-28-2008)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.6%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.0%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Abbeville in 2010:

  • 89 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 18 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
89 people in nursing homes in 2000
23 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Abbeville (2011 data):

  • Park Sterling Bank: West Abbeville Branch at 536 W Greenwood Street, branch established on 2005/04/07; The Bank Of Abbeville Branch at 203 South Main Street, branch established on 1987/05/14. Info updated 2011/12/19: Bank assets: $1,051.7 mil, Deposits: $846.3 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 26 total offices, Holding Company: Park Sterling Corporation
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Abbeville Main Branch at 201 North Main Street, branch established on 1963/11/08. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: South Abbeville Branch at 104 West Greenwood Street, branch established on 1961/09/15. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Abbeville Savings and Loan, SSB: Abbeville Savings And Loan, Ssb at 209 South Main St, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $79.0 mil, Deposits: $58.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • The Palmetto Bank: Abbeville Branch at 100 West Greenwood St, branch established on 1922/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/01: Bank assets: $1,204.5 mil, Deposits: $1,066.9 mil, headquarters in Greenville, SC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices, Holding Company: Capgen Capital Group V Lp

For population 15 years and over in Abbeville:

Marital status in Abbeville, SC
  • Never married: 36.9%
  • Now married: 36.4%
  • Separated: 6.1%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

For population 25 years and over in Abbeville:

  • High school or higher: 75.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
South Carolina average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Abbeville
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Abbeville, SC (based on Abbeville County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,48146
Black Protestant3,52924
Mainline Protestant2,30417
Catholic1211
Orthodox631
Other25-
None8,894-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Abbeville County:

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Abbeville County:

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Abbeville County:

5.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Here:

3.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.3%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Abbeville County:

30.3%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.4%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Abbeville:

52.6%
South Carolina:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

51.4%
South Carolina:

45.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.4
State:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.1%
South Carolina:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Abbeville:

12.2%
South Carolina:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

37.5%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

57.0%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Abbeville:

83.4%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Abbeville, SC Residents

Abbeville government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $7,330,000 ($1442.06)
    Water Utilities: $1,457,000 ($286.64)
    Police Protection: $1,196,000 ($235.29)
    Sewerage: $774,000 ($152.27)
    Financial Administration: $498,000 ($97.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $497,000 ($97.78)
    Local Fire Protection: $395,000 ($77.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $381,000 ($74.96)
    Regular Highways: $197,000 ($38.76)
    Central Staff Services: $117,000 ($23.02)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $102,000 ($20.07)
    Housing and Community Development: $41,000 ($8.07)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $86,000 ($16.92)
    Electric Utilities: $19,000 ($3.74)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($2.16)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($2.16)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,665,000 ($917.77)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $45,000 ($8.85)

Abbeville government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,238,000 ($243.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $567,000 ($111.55)
    Other: $257,000 ($50.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $19,000 ($3.74)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $415,000 ($81.64)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $38,000 ($7.48)
    Rents: $16,000 ($3.15)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($1.18)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $7,805,000 ($1535.51)
    Water Utilities: $2,141,000 ($421.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $437,000 ($85.97)
    General Local Government Support: $408,000 ($80.27)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,331,000 ($261.85)
    Property: $813,000 ($159.94)
    Other Selective Sales: $272,000 ($53.51)
    Other: $195,000 ($38.36)

Abbeville government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $9,768,000 ($1921.70)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $9,129,000 ($1795.99)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $639,000 ($125.71)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $515,000 ($101.32)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $415,000 ($81.64)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $101,000 ($19.87)

Abbeville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,732,000 ($537.48)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,427,000 ($1854.61)

5.67% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,429 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Greenwood County, SC  1.51% ($37,566 average AGI)
from Anderson County, SC  1.47% ($31,441)
from Greenville County, SC  0.34% ($38,148)


5.39% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,337 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.39%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Greenwood County, SC  1.71% ($38,146 average AGI)
to Anderson County, SC  1.37% ($36,282)
to Greenville County, SC  0.42% ($41,529)
Businesses in Abbeville, SC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1RadioShack1
Curves1Subway1
FedEx1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Hardee's1UPS1
KFC1

Strongest AM radio stations in Abbeville:

  • WABV (1590 AM; 1 kW; ABBEVILLE, SC; Owner: MARK HELLINGER)
  • WCZZ (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: KEENE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WRIX (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HOMELAND PARK, SC; Owner: AM 1020 INCORPORATED)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WANS (1280 AM; 5 kW; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: FM 103 INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Abbeville:

  • WZLA-FM (92.9 FM; ABBEVILLE, SC; Owner: RONALD SHELLEY REID)
  • WZSN (103.5 FM; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: KEENE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W274AE (102.7 FM; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRIX-FM (103.1 FM; HONEA PATH, SC; Owner: FM 103, INC.)
  • WJMZ-FM (107.3 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBTS (95.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WEPC (88.5 FM; BELTON, SC; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WHZQ (94.1 FM; CROSS HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Abbeville:

  • WNEH (Channel 38; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WBSC-TV (Channel 40; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: ANDERSON (WFBC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • W65DS (Channel 65; HONEA PATH, SC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W50CL (Channel 50; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Abbeville fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Abbeville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 45Number of bridges
  • 371ft / 113mTotal length
  • $2,886,000Total costs
  • 93,810Total average daily traffic
  • 4,707Total average daily truck traffic
  • 146,139Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Abbeville, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 81970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Abbeville, SC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Abbeville)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

98 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Abbeville, SC)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • STATION, Sc Hwy 72 3 Mi S (Lat: 34.140944 Lon: -82.404278), Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WNTQ997,
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.612 MHz, 928.612 MHz, Grant Date: 11/14/1997, Expiration Date: 02/16/2008, Cancellation Date: 04/19/2008, Phone: (803) 682-3169
  • ABBEVILLE, South Carolina Hwy 28 Bypass (Lat: 34.158056 Lon: -82.409167), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 126.5 m, Call Sign: WPTD426,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, Grant Date: 08/16/2011, Expiration Date: 09/04/2021, Certifier: Michael P Goggin, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • ANTREVILLE, 489 Brown Lee Road (Lat: 34.254000 Lon: -82.528222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 115.8 m, Overall height: 121.3 m, Call Sign: WQIT324,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, Grant Date: 05/07/2008, Expiration Date: 05/07/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/07/2009, Certifier: William Chastain, Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • CR04AW285, 36 Old Greenwood Rd. (318393) (Lat: 34.190222 Lon: -82.271167), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 86.9 m, Overall height: 89.9 m, Call Sign: WQVD338,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/07/2015, Expiration Date: 01/07/2025, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Abbeville)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Abbeville)

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 88. The highest number of fire incidents - 144 took place in 2010, and the least - 30 in 2005. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Abbeville, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (43.7%), and Structure Fires (35.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Abbeville, SC
    • 54043.7%Outside Fires
    • 43635.2%Structure Fires
    • 22217.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 393.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Abbeville, SC
Most common first names in Abbeville, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James21071.5 years
William13272.7 years
John12971.2 years
Mary11377.1 years
Robert8172.0 years
Willie6575.5 years
George5472.3 years
Annie4381.3 years
Thomas4273.6 years
Charles3972.9 years
Most common last names in Abbeville, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Wilson6575.8 years
Martin5778.2 years
Smith5773.1 years
Johnson5371.0 years
Williams5278.6 years
Campbell5079.5 years
Brown4973.1 years
Davis4574.5 years
Hall4576.3 years
Ferguson4174.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Abbeville, SC
  • 51.9%Utility gas
  • 43.5%Electricity
  • 3.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Abbeville, SC
  • 80.6%Electricity
  • 19.4%Utility gas


Abbeville compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Abbeville on our top lists:

  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of single-parent households, population 5,000+"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 (29620) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scotch-Irish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #38 (29620) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swiss first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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