Bennettsville, South Carolina

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Population in 2017: 8,038 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -14.7%
 
Males: 4,251  (52.9%)
Females: 3,787  (47.1%)
Median resident age:

38.8 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 29512.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $32,694 (it was $22,389 in 2000)
Bennettsville:

$32,694
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $15,275 (it was $13,917 in 2000)

Bennettsville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $79,702 (it was $55,200 in 2000)
Bennettsville:

$79,702
SC:

$161,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $116,960; detached houses: $124,288; mobile homes: $36,344

Median gross rent in 2017: $596.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bennettsville: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 34.2%
(17.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.4% for Black residents, 28.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Bennettsville, SC (2017)
    • 5,63964.7%Black alone
    • 2,54229.2%White alone
    • 2853.3%Two or more races
    • 1311.5%Hispanic
    • 570.7%Asian alone
    • 180.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Bennettsville, South Carolina as of December 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bennettsville is 557 to 1.


Crime rates in Bennettsville by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(21.3)
1
(10.5)
1
(9.2)
2
(22.6)
1
(11.2)
4
(44.7)
3
(32.7)
1
(11.1)
1
(11.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(34.2)
1
(11.7)
1
(12.3)
4
(50.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(74.6)
10
(105.3)
4
(36.7)
4
(45.2)
7
(78.2)
2
(22.4)
4
(43.6)
2
(22.1)
5
(56.8)
2
(22.7)
2
(22.8)
2
(23.5)
4
(49.2)
2
(25.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
19
(202.4)
19
(200.1)
14
(128.5)
27
(304.9)
19
(212.1)
18
(201.3)
14
(152.6)
14
(155.0)
11
(124.9)
16
(181.6)
23
(262.2)
19
(223.2)
6
(73.8)
8
(101.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
154
(1,641)
158
(1,664)
167
(1,532)
148
(1,672)
96
(1,072)
96
(1,074)
108
(1,177)
126
(1,395)
98
(1,112)
93
(1,055)
112
(1,277)
61
(716.5)
56
(689.1)
50
(633.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
118
(1,257)
106
(1,116)
131
(1,202)
119
(1,344)
118
(1,318)
90
(1,007)
109
(1,188)
97
(1,074)
95
(1,078)
62
(703.7)
69
(786.5)
60
(704.7)
55
(676.8)
35
(443.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
395
(4,208)
459
(4,834)
525
(4,817)
441
(4,981)
367
(4,098)
353
(3,948)
471
(5,134)
431
(4,771)
354
(4,019)
305
(3,462)
269
(3,066)
244
(2,866)
259
(3,187)
221
(2,798)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
16
(170.5)
11
(115.8)
23
(211.0)
14
(158.1)
14
(156.3)
13
(145.4)
12
(130.8)
15
(166.0)
5
(56.8)
7
(79.4)
12
(136.8)
17
(199.7)
9
(110.7)
10
(126.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(21.3)
2
(21.1)
2
(18.4)
6
(67.8)
3
(33.5)
3
(33.6)
4
(43.6)
3
(33.2)
4
(45.4)
2
(22.7)
1
(11.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.3)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)761.1778.9686.5813.1631.5622.5680.4644.6568.9477.8609.3432.5407.7431.6

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 Bennettsville, SC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 34 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.05
South Carolina average:

2.48
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Ancestries: American (6.4%), Irish (4.1%), African (2.3%), English (2.1%), Scottish (1.2%), German (1.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 155 feet

Land area: 5.59 square miles.

Population density: 1,438 people per square mile   (low).

Bennettsville, South Carolina map

183 residents are foreign born (0.9% Latin America, 0.6% Asia).

This city:

2.1%
South Carolina:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $535 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $351 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, NC (53.3 miles , pop. 121,015).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (76.5 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (447.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Tatum, SC (2.4 miles),
Blenheim, SC (2.8 miles),
Clio, SC (2.9 miles ),
McColl, SC (2.9 miles ),
Gibson, NC (3.3 miles ),
Scotch Meadows, NC (3.3 miles ),
Wallace, SC (3.3 miles ),
Society Hill, SC (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 34.62 N, Longitude: 79.68 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,065 (+12.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,250 (47.7%)

Area code: 843

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

Bennettsville tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $85,800
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $129,500
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $187,000
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $89,200
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $87,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $79,400
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $73,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $174,800
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $249,500
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $124,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $174,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $350,000
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $144,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Bennettsville, SC residents
Average permit cost in Bennettsville, SC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.9%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Historical population in Bennettsville, SC
Historical housing units in Bennettsville, SC
Most common industries in Bennettsville, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (11.2%)
  • Educational services (9.2%)
  • Health care (8.4%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Food (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
  • Construction (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (11.6%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Food (5.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.7%)
  • Truck transportation (4.4%)
  • Paper (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (13.3%)
  • Health care (12.1%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (10.9%)
  • Public administration (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
  • Food (4.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Bennettsville, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.5%)
  • Cashiers (6.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.4%)

Average climate in Bennettsville, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Bennettsville, 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 2018 was 47.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

47.1
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.7
U.S.:

33.3
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00334. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00334
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Bennettsville-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 17% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.2 miles away from the Bennettsville city center killed 7 people and injured 100 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 tornado 4.9 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 395 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bennettsville-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 122.0 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 168.4 miles away from the city 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 111.5 miles away from Bennettsville center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 44.5 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 154.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 13.9 miles away from Bennettsville center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marlboro County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bennettsville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Bennettsville:

  • HELPING HANDS HOSPICE, INC (309 B EAST MAIN STREET)
  • MARLBORO PARK HOSPITAL (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 1138 CHERAW HIGHWAY)
  • DUNDEE MANOR, LLC (710 15-401 BYPASS, WEST)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE BENNETTSVILLE (1104 FRANK W EVANS WAY)
  • LIBERTY HOME CARE, LLC (405 EAST MAIN STREET)

Airports located in Bennettsville:

Amtrak station near Bennettsville:

  • 19 miles: HAMLET (MAIN 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 Bennettsville:

  • Richmond Community College (about 20 miles; Hamlet, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,106)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 28 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 4,468)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 28 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 5,548)
  • Francis Marion University (about 30 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,624)
  • Robeson Community College (about 39 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)
  • Sandhills Community College (about 44 miles; Pinehurst, NC; FT enrollment: 3,434)
  • Wingate University (about 50 miles; Wingate, NC; FT enrollment: 2,125)

Public high school in Bennettsville:

Private high schools in Bennettsville:

  • MARLBORO ACADEMY (Students: 251, Location: 1035 BENNETTSVILLE FIRE TOWER RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • DEPICAM CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 17, Location: 633 STATE ST EXT, Grades: 2-9)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bennettsville:

  • BENNETTSVILLE PRIMARY (Students: 515, Location: 301 JEFFERSON STREET, Grades: PK-2)
  • BENNETTSVILLE INTERMEDIATE (Location: 701 CHERAW STREET, Grades: 3-6)
See full list of schools located in Bennettsville

Library in Bennettsville:

  • MARLBORO COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $335,950; Location: 200 JOHN CORRY ROAD; 56,911 books; 1,498 audio materials; 1,939 video materials; 35 state licensed databases; 98 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • MARLBORO ACADEMY is ALSO a private primary/middle school facility. added by Sunnie S.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bennettsville: Bennettsville Fire Department Northside (A), Bennettsville Fire Department Downtown (B), Evans Correctional Institute (C), Bennettsville City Hall (D), Marlboro County Courthouse (E), Marlboro County Public Library (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Bi-Lo Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Bennettsville include: Saint Pauls Church (A), Washington Temple (B), Calvary Church (C), Evans Church (D), Free Will Church (E), First Presbyterian Church (F), Thomas Memorial Church (G), Shiloh Church (H), Beulah Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Evergreen Cemetery (1), Oak Ridge Cemetery (2), McCall Cemetery (3), Sunset Memorial Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Lake Wallace (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Lilly Quick Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Tourist attraction: Harrison Music CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 104 West Main Street).

Hotels: Howard Johnson Express Inn (I-95 & Route 9), Bypass Motel (571 15-401 Bypass West), Marlboro Inn (130 15-401 Bypass West), Ellerbe House (411 West Main Street), Main Street Executive Suites (218 East Main Street), Breeden Inn Main House (404 East Main Street).

Courts: Marlboro County - Courts- Family Court Payment Clerk (Courthouse), Marlboro County - Courts- Clerk Of Court (Courthouse), Bennettsville City - Municipal Court (103 East Market Street).

Birthplace of: Hugh McColl - Banker, Frank E. Willis - Mayor, Marian Wright Edelman - African s' rights activist, Anthony Cook (American football) - Football player, Casaan Breeden - College basketball player (Florida State Seminoles), Jim Odom - Baseball umpire.

Marlboro 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 Bennettsville and their reported violations in the past:

BENNETTSVILLE CITY OF (3410001) (Population served: 9,855, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-18-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2009)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bennettsville that have no violations reported:

  • MARLBORO WATER CO (3420001) (Population served: 4,474, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.1%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.8%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Bennettsville in 2010:

  • 1,583 people in state prisons
  • 155 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 66 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Bennettsville in 2000:

  • 1,316 people in state prisons
  • 111 people in nursing homes
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Bennettsville (2011 data):

  • Carolina Bank & Trust Co.: Bennettsville Drive-In Branch at Us Highway 15 And 401 By-Pass, branch established on 1988/03/21; Bennettsville Branch at 301 East Main Street, branch established on 1960/11/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $358.5 mil, Deposits: $314.2 mil, headquarters in Lamar, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: First Carolina Bancshares Corporation
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Bennettsville Branch at 314 East Main Street, branch established on 1993/05/17. 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.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Bennettsville Main at 145 Broad Street, branch established on 1963/07/22. 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
  • First Capital Bank: at 207 Highway 15-401 By-Pass East, branch established on 1999/09/27. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $62.0 mil, Deposits: $55.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Bennettsville:

Marital status in Bennettsville, SC
  • Never married: 42.8%
  • Now married: 35.6%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

For population 25 years and over in Bennettsville:

  • High school or higher: 64.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.3
South Carolina average:

11.6

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bennettsville, SC (based on Marlboro County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,24035
Mainline Protestant3,91433
Black Protestant1,37111
Other242-
Catholic501
None18,116-
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: 8
This county:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

2.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Marlboro County:

7.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.0%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

34.4%
State:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.8%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.2%
South Carolina:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bennettsville:

45.8%
South Carolina:

45.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.1
State:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bennettsville:

18.2%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bennettsville:

12.1%
South Carolina:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bennettsville:

6.7
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bennettsville:

33.2%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Bennettsville:

55.1%
South Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.6%
South Carolina:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bennettsville, SC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 31$111,850$43,2970$0
Other Government Administration 23$66,417$34,6520$0
Solid Waste Management 21$48,152$27,5150$0
Water Supply 11$42,306$46,1520$0
Firefighters 9$33,119$44,1590$0
Other and Unallocable 6$23,277$46,5540$0
Financial Administration 6$20,821$41,6420$0
Electric Power 6$21,747$43,4940$0
Sewerage 6$21,722$43,4440$0
Parks and Recreation 5$11,519$27,6460$0
Police - Other 4$10,361$31,0831$965
Gas Supply 3$8,966$35,8640$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,841$34,0920$0
Totals for Government 132$423,098$38,4631$965

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $7,629,000 ($949.12)
    General - Other: $2,842,000 ($353.57)
    Police Protection: $1,820,000 ($226.42)
    Gas Utilities: $1,440,000 ($179.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,280,000 ($159.24)
    Water Utilities: $1,062,000 ($132.12)
    Financial Administration: $652,000 ($81.11)
    Local Fire Protection: $551,000 ($68.55)
    Sewerage: $534,000 ($66.43)
    Central Staff Services: $433,000 ($53.87)
    Parks and Recreation: $292,000 ($36.33)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $128,000 ($15.92)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($0.25)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,941,000 ($614.71)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $408,000 ($50.76)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,806,000 ($224.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $897,000 ($111.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000 ($3.48)
    Other: $9,000 ($1.12)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $117,000 ($14.56)
    Other: $52,000 ($6.47)
    General Local Government Support: $23,000 ($2.86)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $638,000 ($79.37)
    Fines and Forfeits: $176,000 ($21.90)
    Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($1.62)
    Sale of Property: $11,000 ($1.37)
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000 ($0.87)
    Rents: $5,000 ($0.62)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $9,358,000 ($1164.22)
    Gas Utilities: $1,919,000 ($238.74)
    Water Utilities: $1,602,000 ($199.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $30,000 ($3.73)
  • Tax - Property: $1,464,000 ($182.13)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,077,000 ($133.99)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $749,000 ($93.18)
    Public Utility License: $56,000 ($6.97)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,083,000 ($1752.05)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,240,000 ($1647.18)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,640,000 ($701.67)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $5,235,000 ($651.28)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $842,000 ($104.75)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $405,000 ($50.39)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,518,000 ($810.90)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,417,000 ($673.92)

4.77% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($29,179 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.77%
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 Chesterfield County, SC  0.69% ($28,033 average AGI)
to Scotland County, NC  0.54% ($28,553)
to Richland County, SC  0.29% ($31,080)
Businesses in Bennettsville, SC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Subway1
CVS1True Value1
FedEx1U-Haul1
Ford1U.S. Cellular1
H&R Block1UPS1
Honda1Walgreens1
KFC1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bennettsville:

  • WBSC (1550 AM; 10 kW; BENNETTSVILLE, SC; Owner: D-MITCH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEWO (1460 AM; 5 kW; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: SERVICE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WLWL (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ROCKINGHAM, NC; Owner: SANDHILLS BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WEEB (990 AM; 10 kW; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: PINEHURST BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRE (1420 AM; 1 kW; CHERAW, SC; Owner: ORR BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bennettsville:

  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WJSG (104.3 FM; HAMLET, NC; Owner: JACKSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJMX-FM (103.3 FM; CHERAW, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WCMG (94.3 FM; LATTA, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHLZ (100.5 FM; MARION, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFLB (96.5 FM; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: WFLB LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKML (95.7 FM; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: WKML LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYNN-FM (106.3 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBZF (98.5 FM; HARTSVILLE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYFQ-FM (93.5 FM; WADESBORO, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WUKS (107.7 FM; ST. PAULS, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAR-FM (105.5 FM; DARLINGTON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WSIM (93.7 FM; BISHOPVILLE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVSZ (107.3 FM; CHESTERFIELD, SC; Owner: OUR THREE SONS BROADCASTING, LLP)

TV broadcast stations around Bennettsville:

  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W66DE (Channel 50; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJPM-TV (Channel 33; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WUNU (Channel 31; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WFPX (Channel 62; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
Bennettsville fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Bennettsville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 28Number of bridges
  • 171ft / 52.0mTotal length
  • $1,338,000Total costs
  • 54,199Total average daily traffic
  • 2,665Total average daily truck traffic
  • 82,369Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bennettsville, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41900-1909
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bennettsville, SC

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 143. The highest number of reported fires - 180 took place in 2008, and the least - 85 in 2011. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Bennettsville, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (46.0%), and Structure Fires (39.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bennettsville, SC
    • 1,05546.0%Outside Fires
    • 90039.2%Structure Fires
    • 29612.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 421.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bennettsville, SC
Most common first names in Bennettsville, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James25566.6 years
John19768.4 years
Mary16876.5 years
Willie12868.3 years
Annie11876.2 years
William11570.0 years
Robert8064.8 years
Charles6364.4 years
Henry5775.0 years
Thomas5569.4 years
Most common last names in Bennettsville, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Quick15470.9 years
Williams13572.7 years
Brown11868.6 years
Smith11171.9 years
Moore9372.6 years
Thomas8367.8 years
Covington8072.3 years
Johnson7770.7 years
Jackson6372.1 years
Jones6170.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bennettsville, SC
  • 44.2%Utility gas
  • 43.9%Electricity
  • 5.1%Wood
  • 4.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bennettsville, SC
  • 59.2%Electricity
  • 39.1%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Bennettsville compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Bennettsville on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 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+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 5,000+"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of single-parent households, population 5,000+"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of workers working at home, population 5,000+"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 (29512) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scotch-Irish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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