Alcolu, South Carolina

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Population in July 2007: 2,383.
Males: 1,147  (48.2%)
Females: 1,236  (51.8%)
Median resident age:  36.1 years
South Carolina median age:  35.4 years

Zip code: 29001

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,564 (it was $32,557 in 2000)
Alcolu:

$38,564
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,159 (it was $12,645 in 2000)

Alcolu CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $84,811 (it was $59,700 in 2000)
Alcolu:

$84,811
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $81,938; Detached houses: $106,935; Townhouses or other attached units: $115,076; Mobile homes: $52,590; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $84,281
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Alcolu races chart
  • Black alone - 1,364 (57.5%)
  • White alone - 966 (40.7%)
  • Hispanic - 28 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.04%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Alcolu: 130.5 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 118 feet

Land area: 88.2 square miles.

Population density: 27 people per square mile   (very low).

Alcolu, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Alcolu:

  • High school or higher: 72.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alcolu CCD:

  • Never married: 31.1%
  • Now married: 52.3%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 6.6%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Alcolu, South Carolina as of May 07, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Alcolu to the number of sex offenders is 596 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Alcolu CCD:  0.7% ($392)
South Carolina:  0.6% ($510)
Alcolu satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, SC (51.7 miles , pop. 116,278).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (106.4 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (512.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Manning, SC (2.5 miles ), Sardinia, SC (2.6 miles ), Paxville, SC (3.4 miles ), Turbeville, SC (3.4 miles ), Lakewood, SC (3.5 miles ), South Sumter, SC (3.6 miles ), East Sumter, SC (3.6 miles ), Privateer, SC (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 33.77 N, Longitude: 80.16 W

Alcolu household income distribution Alcolu home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.3%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Apparel (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)

Work and jobs in Alcolu: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Alcolu, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Alcolu-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 14% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/15/2007, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.6 miles away from the Alcolu place center killed one person and injured 5 people.

On 9/29/1963, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 8.3 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alcolu-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 60.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 134.0 miles away from Alcolu 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 49.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 95.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 57.2 miles away from Alcolu center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clarendon County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Alcolu:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE MANNING (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; MANNING, SC)
  • CLARENDON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; MANNING, SC)
  • ATKINSON EAST COMM. RES. (Hospital, about 15 miles away; SUMTER, SC)
  • TUOMEY HEALTHCARE SYSTEM Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; SUMTER, SC)
  • TUOMEY REG MED CTR SUBACUTE SC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SUMTER, SC)
  • SUMTER VALLEY NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; SUMTER, SC)
  • TUOMEY HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; SUMTER, SC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alcolu:

  • Central Carolina Technical College (about 17 miles; Sumter, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,108)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 39 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 4,468)
  • Francis Marion University (about 42 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,624)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (about 42 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 2,113)
  • South Carolina State University (about 45 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,481)
  • Benedict College (about 53 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 3,039)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 53 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 27,789)

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Notable location: Clarendon County Rural Fire Department Alcolu (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Alcolu include: Alcolu Baptist Church (A), Green Hill Church (B), Reevesville Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Swamps: Big Bay (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Clarendon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00111. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00111
U.S.:

0.01468
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.9%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

19.8%
Whole state:

14.1%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

11.6%
Whole state:

6.5%
10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
3 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Alcolu compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (63%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Alcolu CCD (based on Clarendon County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 32.19%
Here: 32.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchPresbyterian Church in America
Adherents29.7%19.6%14.5%14.3%5.5%
Congregations19.0%17.2%12.1%15.5%5.2%
NameNational Association of Free Will BaptistsCatholic ChurchBaha'iChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents3.5%3.1%2.4%2.2%5.1%
Congregations10.3%1.7%-1.7%17.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Clarendon County:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Clarendon County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Clarendon County:

7.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.0%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Clarendon County:

33.6%
South Carolina:

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

13.6%
State:

13.4%

5.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,707 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
South Carolina average:

6.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Sumter County, SC  1.08% ($26,592 average AGI)
from Florence County, SC  0.40% ($29,477)
from Orangeburg County, SC  0.25% ($24,250)


5.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,252 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.77%
South Carolina average:

6.53%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sumter County, SC  1.58% ($23,278 average AGI)
to Florence County, SC  0.49% ($26,182)
to Richland County, SC  0.48% ($22,167)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alcolu:

  • WYMB (920 AM; 2 kW; MANNING, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WDKD (1310 AM; 5 kW; KINGSTREE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHYM (1260 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: GHB OF LAKE CITY, INC.)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQMC (1290 AM; 1 kW; SUMTER, SC; Owner: MORRIS COLLEGE)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WDXY (1240 AM; 1 kW; SUMTER, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WSSC (1340 AM; 1 kW; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SUMTER BAPTIST TEMPLE, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alcolu:

  • WRJA-FM (88.1 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWKT-FM (99.3 FM; KINGSTREE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLJI (98.3 FM; SUMMERTON, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC .)
  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • W242AH (96.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WIBZ (95.5 FM; WEDGEFIELD, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMXT (102.1 FM; PAMPLICO, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWFN (100.1 FM; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGSS (94.1 FM; KINGSTREE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WURV (102.9 FM; SCRANTON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W205BO (88.9 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WTUA (106.1 FM; ST. STEPHEN, SC; Owner: JEREMIAH RAVENELL)

TV broadcast stations around Alcolu:

  • WRJA-TV (Channel 27; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WBHQ (Channel 63; SUMTER, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPDF-LP (Channel 56; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Alcolu)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 4 Mi N Of Int Of Us 521 And I-95 N (Lat: 33.795083 Lon: -80.230056), Call Sign: WQGN491
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.625 MHz, 463.550 MHz, 468.550 MHz, 463.725 MHz, 463.650 MHz, 468.650 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/08/2007, Expiration Date: 03/08/2017, Certifier: Susan Chunta
    Registrant: Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 1330 Connecticut Ave., Nw, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 429-3000, Fax: (202) 261-7510, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: W4OMP
    Grant Date: 08/16/1988, Expiration Date: 08/16/1998, Cancellation Date: 08/17/2000
    Registrant: Warren W Du Rant, Rfd 1 Box 455, Alcolu, SC 29001
  • Call Sign: KI4OET, Licensee ID: L01129940
    Grant Date: 03/17/2006, Expiration Date: 03/17/2016, Certifier: Herman Tommy Sauls
    Registrant: Herman Tommy Sauls, 2597 Alcolu St, Alcolu, SC 29001

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-501 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W R1340 SERIES (600 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1004B , Serial Number: 501-0022, Year manufactured: 1988, Airworthiness Date: 08/11/1988
    Registrant (Corporation): Randy Gibbons Flying Service Inc, 1882 Spigner Rd, Alcolu, SC 29001
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-502B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-34AG (750 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 4221G , Serial Number: 502B-2668, Year manufactured: 2009, Airworthiness Date: 04/16/2009
    Registrant (Corporation): Randy Gibbons Flying Service Inc, 1882 Spigner Rd, Alcolu, SC 29001
  • Aircraft: CESSNA A188B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 53106 , Serial Number: 18801626T, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 04/22/1974
    Registrant (Individual): Henry H Iii Dba Wooten, Rr 1 Box 140, Alcolu, SC 29001, Other Owners: Aviation Wooten

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 32
  • Hazardous Condition: 11
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Alcolu

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