Boykin, South Carolina

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Population in July 2007: 3,060.
Males: 1,521  (49.7%)
Females: 1,539  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

37.1 years
South Carolina median age:

35.4 years

Zip code: 29020

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,293 (it was $36,696 in 2000)
Boykin:

$47,293
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,001 (it was $16,293 in 2000)

Boykin CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $105,201 (it was $67,900 in 2000)
Boykin:

$105,201
SC:

$161,800
March 2019 cost of living index in Boykin: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Boykin, SC (2000)
    • 1,63859.2%White alone
    • 1,07839.0%Black alone
    • 331.2%Hispanic
    • 110.4%Two or more races
    • 40.1%American Indian alone
    • 20.07%Asian alone

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

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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 64.7 square miles.

Population density: 47 people per square mile   (very low).

Boykin, South Carolina map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Boykin CCD:

0.5% ($346)
South Carolina:

0.6% ($510)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, SC (30.0 miles , pop. 116,278).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (73.0 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (499.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Rembert, SC (2.4 miles ),
Camden, SC (2.7 miles ),
Ashwood, SC (2.9 miles ),
Lugoff, SC (3.1 miles ),
Dalzell, SC (3.5 miles ),
Oakland, SC (3.7 miles ),
Stateburg, SC (3.7 miles ),
Shaw-Horatio, SC (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 34.18 N, Longitude: 80.53 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 803

Distribution of median household income in Boykin, SC in 2017
Boykin satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Most common industries in Boykin, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (9.9%)
  • Health care (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.9%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.7%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.8%)
  • Public administration (7.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.7%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.7%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (11.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.3%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.6%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Boykin, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.2%)
  • Carpenters (3.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.2%)
  • Carpenters (7.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Registered nurses (4.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)

Average climate in Boykin, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 23.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

23.9
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.19. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.19
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2001 was 32.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.6
U.S.:

33.3
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00111. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00111
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Boykin-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 31% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.8 miles away from the Boykin place center injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 tornado 27.9 miles away from the place center killed 5 people and injured 49 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Boykin-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 114.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 91.3 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 81.7 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 127.6 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 29.9 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 224.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kershaw County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Boykin:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE CAMDEN (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; CAMDEN, SC)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF CAMDEN (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; CAMDEN, SC)
  • CAMDEN I (Hospital, about 8 miles away; CAMDEN, SC)
  • CAMDEN II COMMUNITY RESIDENCE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; CAMDEN, SC)
  • KERSHAWHEALTH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; CAMDEN, SC)
  • HOSPICE OF KERSHAW COUNTY (Hospital, about 8 miles away; CAMDEN, SC)
  • SPRINGDALE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CAMDEN, SC)

Airports located in Boykin:

Amtrak station near Boykin:

  • 8 miles: CAMDEN (1060 W. DEKALB ST.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Boykin:

  • Central Carolina Technical College (about 20 miles; Sumter, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,108)
  • Benedict College (about 31 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 3,039)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 32 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 27,789)
  • Midlands Technical College (about 38 miles; West Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 8,916)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 41 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 4,468)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (about 48 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 2,113)
  • Francis Marion University (about 50 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,624)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Boykin: Ancrum Ferry (A), Wannah Plantation (B), Kershaw County Fire Department Boykin (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Boykin: Saint Stephens Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Boykin Mill Pond (A), Boykin Millpond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Kershaw County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

73.9%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.0%
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: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

15.6%
Whole state:

14.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

5.9%
Whole state:

6.5%

For population 15 years and over in Boykin:

Marital status in Boykin, SC
  • Never married: 29.6%
  • Now married: 55.8%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

For population 25 years and over in Boykin:

  • High school or higher: 71.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
South Carolina average:

13.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Boykin, SC (based on Kershaw County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant22,13983
Mainline Protestant5,62730
Black Protestant2,12613
Catholic1,7241
Other1,1664
None28,915-
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: 9
Kershaw County:

1.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Kershaw County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Kershaw County:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Kershaw County:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Here:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Kershaw County:

11.5%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.0%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Kershaw County:

15.3%
South Carolina:

13.4%

6.45% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($50,264 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.45%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Richland County, SC  2.00% ($52,708 average AGI)
from Lexington County, SC  0.47% ($40,651)
from Sumter County, SC  0.30% ($68,957)


5.64% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,063 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
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 Richland County, SC  1.52% ($39,415 average AGI)
to Lexington County, SC  0.45% ($36,760)
to Sumter County, SC  0.22% ($30,680)

Strongest AM radio stations in Boykin:

  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • 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)
  • WCAM (1590 AM; 1 kW; CAMDEN, SC; Owner: KERSHAW RADIO CORP.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WQXL (1470 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: METRO COMMUNICATIONS, INCORP.)
  • WISW (1320 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Boykin:

  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • W207BQ (89.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WNOK (104.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPUB-FM (102.7 FM; CAMDEN, SC; Owner: KERSHAW RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WRJA-FM (88.1 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WLTR (91.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WCOS-FM (97.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIBZ (95.5 FM; WEDGEFIELD, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTCB (106.7 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBZF (98.5 FM; HARTSVILLE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WARQ (93.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WNMX-FM (106.1 FM; WAXHAW, NC; Owner: GHB OF WAXHAW, INC)
  • W240AX (95.9 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W205BO (88.9 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Boykin:

  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WBHQ (Channel 63; SUMTER, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRJA-TV (Channel 27; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WRLK-TV (Channel 35; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W21CA (Channel 21; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W31BS (Channel 31; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • W39CL (Channel 39; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 4.6mTotal length
  • 1,600Total average daily traffic
  • 80Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,336Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Boykin, SC
  • 64.8%Electricity
  • 26.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.6%Utility gas
  • 2.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Boykin, SC
  • 48.8%Electricity
  • 30.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.9%Wood


Boykin compared to South Carolina state average:

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