Bamberg, South Carolina

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Population in 2017: 3,282 (93% urban, 7% rural).
Population change since 2000: -12.1%
 
Males: 1,486  (45.3%)
Females: 1,796  (54.7%)
Median resident age:

41.7 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 29003.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,322 (it was $21,736 in 2000)
Bamberg:

$39,322
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,740 (it was $13,512 in 2000)

Bamberg town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $86,126 (it was $63,800 in 2000)
Bamberg:

$86,126
SC:

$161,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $127,004; detached houses: $136,372; mobile homes: $25,061

Median gross rent in 2017: $815.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bamberg: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.5%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.6% for Black residents, 23.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Bamberg, SC (2010)
    • 1,98855.1%Black alone
    • 1,46240.5%White alone
    • 581.6%Hispanic
    • 461.3%Two or more races
    • 381.1%Asian alone
    • 140.4%American Indian alone
    • 10.03%Other race alone

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



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Bamberg, South Carolina as of July 15, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bamberg is 1,182 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Bamberg by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(27.7)
1
(27.7)
1
(28.7)
2
(58.3)
1
(29.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(84.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.3)
1
(30.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(55.3)
1
(27.7)
3
(86.2)
7
(204.0)
3
(88.2)
5
(151.4)
2
(54.8)
5
(137.4)
2
(56.2)
3
(86.0)
5
(149.7)
3
(90.9)
5
(154.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
17
(470.1)
19
(526.8)
15
(431.0)
26
(757.6)
23
(676.3)
16
(484.4)
11
(301.5)
21
(577.2)
18
(506.2)
21
(601.9)
12
(359.2)
17
(515.2)
11
(339.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
32
(885.0)
32
(887.2)
37
(1,063)
51
(1,486)
60
(1,764)
23
(696.3)
41
(1,124)
34
(934.6)
28
(787.4)
27
(773.9)
42
(1,257)
27
(818.2)
21
(648.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
95
(2,627)
83
(2,301)
123
(3,534)
128
(3,730)
132
(3,881)
94
(2,846)
113
(3,097)
102
(2,804)
101
(2,840)
87
(2,494)
89
(2,664)
82
(2,485)
89
(2,748)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(83.0)
7
(194.1)
6
(172.4)
5
(145.7)
7
(205.8)
5
(151.4)
10
(274.0)
3
(82.5)
5
(140.6)
6
(172.0)
5
(149.7)
8
(242.4)
5
(154.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(27.7)
0
(0.0)
5
(143.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(58.8)
2
(60.6)
1
(27.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.7)
0
(0.0)
3
(90.9)
1
(30.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)306.4305.5364.7524.2480.4317.0301.2340.8365.6313.8323.3330.6306.6

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Bamberg, SC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 11 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.47
South Carolina average:

2.48
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Ancestries: American (10.1%), European (5.0%), Lebanese (1.4%), English (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 168 feet

Land area: 3.53 square miles.

Population density: 930 people per square mile   (low).

Bamberg, South Carolina map

56 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.6%
South Carolina:

4.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Bamberg town:

0.6% ($357)
South Carolina:

0.6% ($510)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, SC (49.7 miles , pop. 116,278).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (132.5 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (566.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Cope, SC (2.4 miles),
Denmark, SC (2.6 miles ),
Govan, SC (3.1 miles),
Cordova, SC (3.4 miles),
Norway, SC (3.4 miles ),
Olar, SC (3.5 miles ),
Rowesville, SC (3.5 miles ),
Hilda, SC (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 33.30 N, Longitude: 81.03 W

Area code: 803

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $111,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,500
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $157,200
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $112,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Bamberg, SC residents
Average permit cost in Bamberg, SC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.8%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Historical population in Bamberg, SC
Historical housing units in Bamberg, SC
Most common industries in Bamberg, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (15.7%)
  • Health care (11.5%)
  • Machinery (7.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (11.2%)
  • Machinery (8.5%)
  • Health care (7.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.2%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (20.1%)
  • Health care (15.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Machinery (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.5%)
  • Social assistance (5.2%)
Most common occupations in Bamberg, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Top executives (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.5%)
  • Child care workers (5.2%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.0%)

Average climate in Bamberg, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bamberg, South Carolina average temperatures Bamberg, South Carolina average precipitation Bamberg, South Carolina humidity Bamberg, South Carolina wind speed Bamberg, South Carolina snowfall Bamberg, South Carolina sunshine Bamberg, South Carolina clear and cloudy days

Bamberg, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.3. This is better than average.

City:

60.3
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 23.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.81. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.81
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Bamberg-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 9% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.6 miles away from the Bamberg town center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/15/2008, a category F3 tornado 10.7 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Bamberg-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 86% 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 92.8 miles away from Bamberg center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 58.3 miles away from Bamberg 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 55.7 miles away from Bamberg 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 88.8 miles away from Bamberg 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 60.9 miles away from the city 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 276.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bamberg County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bamberg topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Bamberg:

  • BAMBERG COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 509 NORTH STREET)
  • UNIHEALTH POST-ACUTE CARE OF BAMBERG (439 NORTH STREET)
  • BAMBERG DIALYSIS (2046 MAIN HIGHWAY)
  • CENTRAL BAMBERG DIALYSIS (67 SUNSET DRIVE)
  • VNA OF GREATER BAMBERG (923 MIDWAY ST PO BOX 1048)

Airports and heliports located in Bamberg:

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Amtrak station near Bamberg:

  • 7 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/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bamberg:

  • Denmark Technical College (about 6 miles; Denmark, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,050)
  • South Carolina State University (about 18 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,481)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (about 21 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 2,113)
  • Midlands Technical College (about 46 miles; West Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 8,916)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 47 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 49 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 27,789)
  • Benedict College (about 50 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 3,039)

Public high school in Bamberg:

Public elementary/middle schools in Bamberg:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bamberg: Bamberg City Hall (A), Bamberg County Library (B), Bamberg Rescue Squad Medic 1 (C), City of Bamberg Fire Department (D), South Carolina Transport Police District 7 Office (E), Bamberg County Emergency Management Office (F), Bamberg Police Department (G), Bamberg County Sheriff's Office (H), South Carolina Highway Patrol Troop 7 Post A (I), Bamberg County Courthouse (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bamberg include: Bamberg Pentecostal Church (A), Calhoun Street Church of God (B), First Baptist Church (C), Main Street Methodist Church (D), Trinity United Methodist Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Log Bridge Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Bamberg: Bamberg Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Holiday Motel (2308 Main Highway).

Birthplace of: Nikki Haley - Politician, Da'Quan Bowers - College football player, Justine Washington - Singer, Preston Wilson - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Washington Nationals, born: Jul 19, 1974), Ricky Sapp - Football player, Rodney Wallace (fighter) - Martial artist, Mickey Pruitt - Football player.

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

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

BAMBERG-PUBLIC WORKS (0510001) (Population served: 4,500, Groundwater):
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-29-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (NOV-29-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-13-2012)
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

62.6%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.8%
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: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Bamberg in 2010:

  • 219 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 83 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 46 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Bamberg in 2000:

  • 218 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 82 people in nursing homes
  • 39 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 10 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 10 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

Banks with branches in Bamberg (2011 data):

  • Enterprise Bank of South Carolina: Bamberg Branch at 400 North Main Street, branch established on 1984/08/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $403.9 mil, Deposits: $343.1 mil, headquarters in Ehrhardt, SC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices
  • SCBT National Association: Bamberg Branch at 317 North Main Street, branch established on 1963/11/18. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $3,893.8 mil, Deposits: $3,257.7 mil, headquarters in Orangeburg, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: Scbt Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Bamberg Main at 12157 Heritage Hwy, branch established on 1963/09/09. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Home Federal Savings and Loan Association: Home Federal Savings And Loan Associ at 2990 Main Highway, branch established on 1920/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $38.5 mil, Deposits: $34.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Bamberg:

Marital status in Bamberg, SC
  • Never married: 46.8%
  • Now married: 35.4%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 4.9%

For population 25 years and over in Bamberg:

  • High school or higher: 79.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.5%
  • Unemployed: 15.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 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 - Bamberg
Presidential Elections Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,80727
Mainline Protestant2,30525
Black Protestant3723
Other971
Catholic--
None9,406-
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: 5
This county:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

6.47 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

14.9%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Bamberg County:

35.3%
State:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.9%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bamberg:

46.4%
South Carolina:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

41.2%
South Carolina:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.6
South Carolina:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bamberg:

18.6%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bamberg:

12.6%
South Carolina:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bamberg:

34.3%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
Bamberg:

50.7%
South Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.7%
South Carolina:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bamberg, SC Residents

Bamberg government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $642,000 ($195.61)
    Central Staff Services: $492,000 ($149.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $333,000 ($101.46)
    Local Fire Protection: $275,000 ($83.79)
    Regular Highways: $251,000 ($76.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $23,000 ($7.01)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($2.74)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $46,000 ($14.02)
    Regular Highways: $46,000 ($14.02)
    Central Staff Services: $33,000 ($10.05)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,000 ($0.91)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $740,000 ($225.47)

Bamberg government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $403,000 ($122.79)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Gas Utilities: $44,000 ($13.41)
    Electric Utilities: $44,000 ($13.41)
    Water Utilities: $44,000 ($13.41)
    Sewerage: $44,000 ($13.41)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $44,000 ($13.41)
    Fines and Forfeits: $30,000 ($9.14)
    Interest Earnings: $26,000 ($7.92)
    Sale of Property: $4,000 ($1.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $158,000 ($48.14)
  • Tax - Property: $633,000 ($192.87)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $301,000 ($91.71)
    Public Utility License: $240,000 ($73.13)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $77,000 ($23.46)

Bamberg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $996,000 ($303.47)

6.58% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($29,069 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
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 Orangeburg County, SC  1.80% ($32,316 average AGI)
to Barnwell County, SC  0.91% ($24,675)
to Richland County, SC  0.48% ($24,095)
Businesses in Bamberg, SC
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
H&R Block1Rite Aid1
Hardee's1Subway1
KFC1Taco Bell1
Pizza Hut1U-Haul1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bamberg:

  • WRIT (790 AM; 1 kW; BAMBERG-DENMARK, SC; Owner: VOORHEES COLLEGE)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WQIZ (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: RADIO PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WPJK (1580 AM; 1 kW; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: BOSE GOWDY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bamberg:

  • WWBD (95.7 FM; BAMBERG, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBAW-FM (99.1 FM; BARNWELL, SC; Owner: BULLIE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIGL (102.9 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGFG (105.1 FM; BRANCHVILLE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQKI-FM (93.9 FM; ST. MATTHEWS, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAFJ (88.3 FM; BELVEDERE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSPX (94.5 FM; BOWMAN, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNKT (107.5 FM; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTCB (106.7 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZNY (105.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJWJ-FM (89.9 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WAAW (94.7 FM; WILLISTON, SC; Owner: FRANK NEELY)
  • WHXT (103.9 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WIIZ (97.9 FM; BLACKVILLE, SC; Owner: NICWILD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSSB-FM (90.3 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Bamberg:

  • WEBA-TV (Channel 14; ALLENDALE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W55CQ (Channel 55; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WJBF (Channel 6; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAGT (Channel 26; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WAGT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WRDW-TV (Channel 12; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WRDW LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WJWJ-TV (Channel 16; BEAUFORT, 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.)
  • W31BS (Channel 31; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING INC.)
Bamberg fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Bamberg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 33Number of bridges
  • 407ft / 124mTotal length
  • $6,764,000Total costs
  • 49,202Total average daily traffic
  • 3,566Total average daily truck traffic
  • 79,775Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bamberg, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bamberg, SC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • STATION, Cahoun St Edisto (Lat: 33.284861 Lon: -81.042583), Overall height: 67.1 m, Call Sign: WNTV243,
    Assigned Frequencies: 959.550 MHz, Grant Date: 05/13/2009, Expiration Date: 04/29/2019, Registrant: Central Electric Power Cooperative, 20 Cooperative Way, Columbia, SC 29210, Phone: (803) 779-4975, Email:
  • BAMBERG, 1004 Hwy. 78 (Bamberg - Sc Rsa 7) (Lat: 33.286167 Lon: -80.977361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WPJA816,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, Grant Date: 02/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 09/21/2015, Certifier: Michael P Goggin, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • Bamberg, 1412 Watermelon Road (Lat: 33.326917 Lon: -81.070750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 111.2 m, Overall height: 115.8 m, Call Sign: WPNE632,
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.656 MHz, 928.656 MHz, 941.381 MHz, 932.381 MHz, Grant Date: 02/08/2012, Expiration Date: 05/07/2022, Registrant: Scana Services, Inc., 5 National Guard Road, Mc-M30, Columbia, SC 29201, Phone: (803) 217-9284, Fax: (803) 217-7675, Email:
  • Well #8 Tank, Bridge St. (Lat: 33.305556 Lon: -81.034444), Type: Tank, Structure height: 31 m, Call Sign: WPUR264,
    Assigned Frequencies: 932.481 MHz, 941.481 MHz, Grant Date: 04/17/2002, Expiration Date: 04/17/2012, Cancellation Date: 06/23/2012, Certifier: Bruce G Ellis, Registrant: Lord & Company, Inc., 377 Carowinds Blvd, Suite 203, Fort Mill, SC 29708, Phone: (803) 802-0060, Fax: (803) 802-0070, Email:
  • Bamberg, NC, Lat: 33.298056 Lon: -81.031944, Call Sign: WQDJ315,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.331 MHz, 956.331 MHz, Grant Date: 09/09/2005, Expiration Date: 09/09/2015, Cancellation Date: 11/14/2015, Certifier: Will Martin, Registrant: Itron, Inc., 2818 N. Sullivan Rd., Spokane, WA 99216, Phone: (509) 891-3636, Fax: (509) 891-3334, Email:
  • BAMBERG, 1004 Hwy. 78 (Bamberg - Sc Rsa 7) (Lat: 33.286222 Lon: -80.977389), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 95.7 m, Call Sign: WQUD489,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, Grant Date: 06/10/2014, Expiration Date: 06/10/2024, Cancellation Date: 04/19/2019, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • CHARLES WITT, 1160 Alex Lane (Lat: 33.285528 Lon: -80.977333), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: WRCH659,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, Grant Date: 10/03/2018, Expiration Date: 10/03/2028, Certifier: Robert P Walters, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1016, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bamberg)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 59. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 110 took place in 2011, and the least - 12 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Bamberg, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (50.3%), and Outside Fires (34.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bamberg, SC
    • 47750.3%Structure Fires
    • 32334.1%Outside Fires
    • 13314.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 151.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bamberg, SC
Most common first names in Bamberg, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James7066.6 years
John6772.5 years
Mary5675.2 years
George5174.6 years
William4571.7 years
Willie3368.3 years
Annie3379.5 years
Charles2766.1 years
Henry2573.3 years
Robert2370.3 years
Most common last names in Bamberg, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams4873.1 years
Mcmillan4874.1 years
Jones3874.8 years
Johnson3573.0 years
Smith3171.1 years
Carter2777.1 years
Hutto2573.2 years
Folk2474.2 years
Brown2376.5 years
Davis2372.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bamberg, SC
  • 57.0%Electricity
  • 37.3%Utility gas
  • 5.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bamberg, SC
  • 73.4%Electricity
  • 17.1%Utility gas
  • 7.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.4%Wood


Bamberg compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Bamberg on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in job corps and vocational training facilities (population 1,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities where residents moved more then 10 years ago (1,000+ households)"
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