Arcadia, South Carolina

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Population in 2010: 2,634.
Males: 1,514  (57.5%)
Females: 1,120  (42.5%)
Median resident age:

28.6 years
South Carolina median age:

39.9 years

Zip codes: 29301, 29320.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $55,339
Arcadia:

$55,339
SC:

$56,227

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $27,969

Arcadia CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $158,800
Arcadia:

$158,800
SC:

$179,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $52,242; detached houses: $79,537; mobile homes: $6,428

Median gross rent in 2019: $874.

March 2019 cost of living index in Arcadia: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 24.3%
(16.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Arcadia, SC (2019)
    • 2,10860.2%Hispanic
    • 1,16633.3%White alone
    • 3048.7%Black alone
    • 521.5%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: Scottish (2.2%), German (2.1%), American (1.5%), Scotch-Irish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

1,285 residents are foreign born (32.6% Latin America).

This place:

36.7%
South Carolina:

5.0%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, SC (23.7 miles , pop. 56,002).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (68.0 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (512.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Saxon, SC (1.2 miles ),
Southern Shops, SC (1.5 miles ),
Valley Falls, SC (1.8 miles ),
Spartanburg, SC (1.9 miles ),
Roebuck, SC (2.3 miles ),
Fairmont Mills, SC (2.4 miles ),
Boiling Springs, SC (2.4 miles ),
Wellford, SC (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 34.96 N, Longitude: 81.99 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 864

Distribution of median household income in Arcadia, SC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Arcadia, SC in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.2%
South Carolina:

4.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 46.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2009 was 0.245. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.245
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 9.38. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.38
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 1.36. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.36
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 11.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.5
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00025. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00025
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Arcadia-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 8% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.1 miles away from the Arcadia place center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/16/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.8 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Arcadia-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Carolina state average. It is 5% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 116.4 miles away from the city center
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 80.3 miles away from Arcadia center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 304.2 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 125.5 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) earthquake occurred 249.4 miles away from Arcadia center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 209.3 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 Spartanburg County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Ice Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Arcadia:

  • MAGNOLIA PLACE - SPARTANBURG (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SPARTANBURG, SC)
  • DCI SPARTANBURG (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; SPARTANBURG, SC)
  • DCI WEST SPARTANBURG (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; SPARTANBURG, SC)
  • VALLEY FALLS TERRACE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SPARTANBURG, SC)
  • DOCTORS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SCU (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SPARTANBURG, SC)
  • SPARTANBURG HOSPITAL FOR RESTORATIVE CARE SNF (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SPARTANBURG, SC)
  • SPARTANBURG REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; SPARTANBURG, SC)

Amtrak station near Arcadia:

  • 4 miles: SPARTANBURG (290 MAGNOLIA ST.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Arcadia:

  • Spartanburg Community College (about 2 miles; Spartanburg, SC; Full-time enrollment: 4,309)
  • University of South Carolina-Upstate (about 3 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,994)
  • Limestone College (about 21 miles; Gaffney, SC; FT enrollment: 2,758)
  • Bob Jones University (about 22 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,308)
  • North Greenville University (about 23 miles; Tigerville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Greenville Technical College (about 24 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 9,859)
  • Furman University (about 26 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,988)

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Spartanburg County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

61.9%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

9.7%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Arcadia:

Marital status in Arcadia, SC
  • Never married: 41.1%
  • Now married: 33.8%
  • Separated: 4.8%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

For population 25 years and over in Arcadia:

  • High school or higher: 80.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.1
South Carolina average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Arcadia
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Arcadia, SC (based on Spartanburg County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant110,676323
Mainline Protestant25,25287
Black Protestant10,18738
Catholic5,3112
Other4,36920
Orthodox2701
None128,242-
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: 49
Spartanburg County:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 22
Spartanburg County:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 148
Spartanburg County:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 209
Here:

7.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.3%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Spartanburg County:

30.3%
South Carolina:

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

11.5%
State:

13.4%

6.06% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,684 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.06%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($150 average AGI)
Spartanburg County:

0.02%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Greenville County, SC  1.66% ($45,807 average AGI)
from Cherokee County, SC  0.36% ($33,956)
from Union County, SC  0.13% ($41,733)


4.87% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,155 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.87%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($186 average AGI)
Spartanburg County:

0.02%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Greenville County, SC  1.32% ($48,235 average AGI)
to Cherokee County, SC  0.30% ($34,990)
to Union County, SC  0.13% ($30,237)

Strongest AM radio stations in Arcadia:

  • WORD (950 AM; 5 kW; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSPA (910 AM; 4 kW; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WASC (1530 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: NEW SOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WKDY (1400 AM; 1 kW; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASSOCIATED BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJFJ (1160 AM; 10 kW; TRYON, NC; Owner: COLUMBUS BROADCAST CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WMUU (1260 AM; 5 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Arcadia:

  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WOLT (103.3 FM; GREER, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMUU-FM (94.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)
  • WEPR (90.1 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLFJ-FM (89.3 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBZT-FM (96.7 FM; MAULDIN, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WYFG (91.1 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Arcadia:

  • WSQY-LP (Channel 66; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WRET-TV (Channel 49; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WBSC-TV (Channel 40; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: ANDERSON (WFBC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WSPA-TV (Channel 7; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
Arcadia fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Arcadia fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 105ft / 31.8mTotal length
  • $4,039,000Total costs
  • 203,900Total average daily traffic
  • 20,525Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Arcadia)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1895 Hayne St (Lat: 34.944000 Lon: -81.990389), Call Sign: KNFJ236, Licensee ID: L00489163,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.205 MHz, Grant Date: 03/26/2002, Expiration Date: 04/28/2012, Cancellation Date: 06/30/2012, Registrant: Arcadia Rescue Squad, Arcadia, SC 29320-0559, Phone: (803) 587-1648

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Johnson City SC 6, 35 Henry St (Lat: 34.962500 Lon: -81.994722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.8 m, Call Sign: WQIT496,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11485.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/08/2008, Expiration Date: 05/08/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/08/2009, Certifier: William Chastain, Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: N4DBV, Grant Date: 04/02/1996, Expiration Date: 04/02/2006, Cancellation Date: 04/03/2008, Registrant: Billy G Barnette, 324 Wadsworth St, Arcadia, SC 29320
  • Call Sign: KM4CQW, Licensee ID: L01876515, Grant Date: 06/25/2014, Expiration Date: 06/25/2024, Cancellation Date: 03/24/2015, Certifier: Jeremy J Boiter, Registrant: Jeremy J Boiter, Arcadia, SC 29320
  • Call Sign: N0OB, Previous Call Sign: KM4CQW, Licensee ID: L01876515, Grant Date: 03/24/2015, Expiration Date: 03/24/2025, Certifier: Jeremy J Boiter, Registrant: Jeremy J Boiter, Arcadia, SC 29320

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 8. The highest number of fires - 30 took place in 2006, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Arcadia, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (57.8%), and Structure Fires (35.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Arcadia, SC
    • 7457.8%Outside Fires
    • 4535.2%Structure Fires
    • 53.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 43.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Arcadia, SC
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Arcadia, SC
  • 73.1%Electricity
  • 23.8%Utility gas
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Arcadia, SC
  • 97.5%Electricity
  • 2.5%No fuel used


Arcadia compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.

Arcadia on our top lists:

  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Peru (population 500+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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