Blenheim, South Carolina

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Population in 2013: 150 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.5%
 
Males: 67  (45.2%)
Females: 83  (54.8%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip code: 29516

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,452 (it was $26,667 in 2000)
Blenheim:

$48,452
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,205 (it was $17,840 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $79,584 (it was $36,900 in 2000)
Blenheim:

$79,584
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $86,009; Detached houses: $86,718; Mobile homes: $79,268

Median gross rent in 2012: $638.

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  • White alone - 87 (56.5%)
  • Black alone - 58 (37.7%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (3.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (1.9%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Blenheim: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (22.1%), Irish (21.0%), English (9.7%), Russian (2.1%), Subsaharan African (1.5%), German (1.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 120 feet

Land area: 0.65 square miles.

Population density: 230 people per square mile   (very low).

Blenheim, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Blenheim:

  • High school or higher: 82.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blenheim town:

  • Never married: 35.2%
  • Now married: 45.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 8.9%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Blenheim, South Carolina as of June 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Blenheim to the number of sex offenders is 38 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $418 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $282 (0.3%)

Blenheim satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, NC (56.9 miles , pop. 121,015).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (82.5 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (453.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Clio, SC (2.8 miles ), Bennettsville, SC (2.8 miles ), Tatum, SC (3.2 miles) , Society Hill, SC (3.4 miles ), McColl, SC (3.6 miles ), Little Rock, SC (3.8 miles ), Scotch Meadows, NC (3.8 miles ), Latta, SC (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 34.51 N, Longitude: 79.65 W

Area code: 843

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

8.4%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -54 (-28.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (33%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (28%)
  • Other services, except public administration (19%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (22%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (17%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (17%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (13%)
  • Religious workers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (17%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (17%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (11%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (11%)

Average climate in Blenheim, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Blenheim-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 9.0 miles away from the Blenheim town center killed 4 people and injured 395 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 tornado 11.3 miles away from the town center killed 7 people and injured 100 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blenheim-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 114.7 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 168.0 miles away from Blenheim 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 104.3 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 146.4 miles away from the city 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 46.8 miles away from Blenheim center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 20.8 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 Marlboro County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Birthplace of: John Light Napier - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Blenheim:

  • LIBERTY HOME CARE, LLC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; BENNETTSVILLE, SC)
  • MARLBORO PARK HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; BENNETTSVILLE, SC)

Amtrak station near Blenheim:

  • 18 miles: DILLON (100 N. RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blenheim:

  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 21 miles; Florence, SC; Full-time enrollment: 4,468)
  • Francis Marion University (about 22 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,624)
  • Richmond Community College (about 28 miles; Hamlet, NC; FT enrollment: 2,106)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 29 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 5,548)
  • Robeson Community College (about 38 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)
  • Sandhills Community College (about 51 miles; Pinehurst, NC; FT enrollment: 3,434)
  • Wingate University (about 56 miles; Wingate, NC; FT enrollment: 2,125)

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Notable location: Blenheim Fire Department Blenheim (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Marlboro 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)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 68.6. This is about average.

City:

68.6
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.16. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.16
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 0.00100. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00100
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.1%
(17.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.6% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  56.7%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.0%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.5% of all households

Blenheim compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Blenheim travel time to work - commute Blenheim mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (65%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Wood (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Blenheim town (based on Marlboro County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.65%
Here: 39.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents45.7%28.4%7.1%5.2%3.5%
Congregations53.0%16.7%7.6%6.1%3.0%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Baha'i The Wesleyan ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents3.4%2.2%2.0%1.4%1.2%
Congregations4.5%-3.0%1.5%4.5%
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
Marlboro County:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

2.07 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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
Here:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.0%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Marlboro County:

34.4%
South Carolina:

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

13.8%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

Blenheim government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Fire Protection: $46,000 ($306.67)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,000 ($33.33)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($13.33)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($13.33)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($6.67)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($6.67)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($6.67)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($6.67)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,000 ($46.67)

Blenheim government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $8,000 ($53.33)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($6.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $6,000 ($40.00)
  • Tax - NEC: $10,000 ($66.67)
    Property: $4,000 ($26.67)
    Public Utilities: $4,000 ($26.67)

Blenheim government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $57,000 ($380.00)

4.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($23,290 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.11%
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 Chesterfield County, SC  0.63% ($20,456 average AGI)
from Scotland County, NC  0.47% ($23,605)
from Dillon County, SC  0.31% ($27,357)


5.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,270 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
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 Scotland County, NC  0.61% ($18,571 average AGI)
to Chesterfield County, SC  0.58% ($28,679)
to Dillon County, SC  0.27% ($19,960)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blenheim:

  • WBSC (1550 AM; 10 kW; BENNETTSVILLE, SC; Owner: D-MITCH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WEWO (1460 AM; 5 kW; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: SERVICE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WLWL (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ROCKINGHAM, NC; Owner: SANDHILLS BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEEB (990 AM; 10 kW; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: PINEHURST BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDSC (800 AM; 1 kW; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blenheim:

  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WHLZ (100.5 FM; MARION, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCMG (94.3 FM; LATTA, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJMX-FM (103.3 FM; CHERAW, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WYNN-FM (106.3 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFLB (96.5 FM; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: WFLB LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJSG (104.3 FM; HAMLET, NC; Owner: JACKSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDAR-FM (105.5 FM; DARLINGTON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WKML (95.7 FM; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: WKML LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBZF (98.5 FM; HARTSVILLE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSIM (93.7 FM; BISHOPVILLE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUKS (107.7 FM; ST. PAULS, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQSD (107.1 FM; BRIARCLIFF ACRES, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WLPG (91.7 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Blenheim:

  • 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)
  • WPDF-LP (Channel 56; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)

Blenheim fatal accident list:

Jan 24, 1984 08:45 AM, 38, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Blenheim)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Blenheim Fire Tower Secondary Hwy S-35-49 1.3 Mi E Int With S-35-32 (Lat: 34.494611 Lon: -79.578944), Call Sign: KIG645, Licensee ID: L00135262
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.270 MHz, 159.450 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/24/2001, Expiration Date: 01/10/2012, Cancellation Date: 10/25/2011
    Registrant: State Of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29221, Phone: (803) 737-8800
  • 143 Highland St (Lat: 34.507389 Lon: -79.656250), Type: Bant, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: WQNT803
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.750 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/23/2011, Expiration Date: 05/23/2021, Certifier: Jim Toole
    Registrant: Visiplex, Inc., 100 N Fairway Drive, Suite 120, Vernon Hills, IL 60061, Phone: (847) 918-0250, Fax: (847) 918-0259, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KG4LHO, Licensee ID: L00316440
    Grant Date: 12/15/2010, Expiration Date: 01/22/2021, Certifier: Wesley M Jones
    Registrant: Wesley M Jones, 5125 Gray Rd, Blenheim, SC 29516
  • Call Sign: KJ4AOZ, Licensee ID: L01343008
    Grant Date: 11/19/2007, Expiration Date: 11/19/2017, Certifier: Stephen C Nolan
    Registrant: Stephen C Nolan, 1880 Odom Ln, Blenheim, SC 29516

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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