Brookdale, South Carolina

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Population in 2010: 4,873.
Population change since 2000: +3.2%
Males: 2,141  (44.0%)
Females: 2,732  (56.0%)
Median resident age:

29.7 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 29115, 29118.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $21,776 (it was $21,984 in 2000)
Brookdale:

$21,776
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $14,522 (it was $12,852 in 2000)

Brookdale CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $83,590 (it was $53,100 in 2000)
Brookdale:

$83,590
SC:

$161,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $134,984; detached houses: $163,343; townhouses or other attached units: $153,740; in 2-unit structures: $208,266; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $338,102; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $111,688; mobile homes: $58,367; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $461,755

Median gross rent in 2017: $602.

March 2019 cost of living index in Brookdale: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 37.8%
(16.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.1% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Brookdale, SC (2010)
    • 4,75297.5%Black alone
    • 350.7%White alone
    • 360.7%Two or more races
    • 340.7%Hispanic
    • 110.2%Asian alone
    • 50.1%American Indian alone

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

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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 3.64 square miles.

Population density: 1,339 people per square mile   (low).

Brookdale, South Carolina map

61 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.3%
South Carolina:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $697 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $431 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, SC (36.4 miles , pop. 116,278).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (117.3 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (548.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Wilkinson Heights, SC (1.2 miles ),
Orangeburg, SC (1.4 miles ),
Edisto, SC (2.1 miles ),
Cordova, SC (2.7 miles),
Cameron, SC (2.8 miles ),
Rowesville, SC (3.1 miles ),
St. Matthews, SC (3.3 miles ),
Cope, SC (3.7 miles)

Latitude: 33.51 N, Longitude: 80.84 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 803

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

5.1%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Most common industries in Brookdale, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (17.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.4%)
  • Machinery (7.6%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.0%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Machinery (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Health care (7.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.7%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Chemicals (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (24.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (16.3%)
  • Social assistance (7.8%)
  • Health care (7.5%)
  • Machinery (7.1%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Private households (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Brookdale, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Cashiers (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (8.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.3%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.0%)

Average climate in Brookdale, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Brookdale, South Carolina average temperatures Brookdale, South Carolina average precipitation Brookdale, South Carolina humidity Brookdale, South Carolina wind speed Brookdale, South Carolina snowfall Brookdale, South Carolina sunshine Brookdale, South Carolina clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 38.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

38.8
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 2.17. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.17
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.142. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.142
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 19.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.1
U.S.:

33.3
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00000. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00000
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Brookdale-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 16% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/10/2004, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.0 miles away from the Brookdale place center injured one person.

On 4/23/1983, a category F3 tornado 12.7 miles away from the place center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Brookdale-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 98.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 58.2 miles away from Brookdale 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 52.5 miles away from Brookdale 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 92.7 miles away from the city 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 59.2 miles away from Brookdale center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.9 miles away from Brookdale center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Orangeburg County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 6

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Brookdale:

  • KINGS ICF/MR (Hospital, about 1 miles away; ORANGEBURG, SC)
  • NANCE COMMUNITY RESIDENCE (Hospital, about 1 miles away; ORANGEBURG, SC)
  • HOME CARE OF TRMC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; ORANGEBURG, SC)
  • WANNAMAKER ST COMM RES. (Hospital, about 2 miles away; ORANGEBURG, SC)
  • SIFLY ST COMMUNITY RES. (Hospital, about 2 miles away; ORANGEBURG, SC)
  • TRMC OF ORANGEBURG & CALHOUN Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; ORANGEBURG, SC)
  • NORTH ORANGEBURG DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; ORANGEBURG, SC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Brookdale:

  • South Carolina State University (about 2 miles; Orangeburg, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,481)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (about 3 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 2,113)
  • Denmark Technical College (about 22 miles; Denmark, SC; FT enrollment: 2,050)
  • Midlands Technical College (about 35 miles; West Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 8,916)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 36 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 27,789)
  • Benedict College (about 37 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 3,039)
  • Central Carolina Technical College (about 40 miles; Sumter, SC; FT enrollment: 3,108)

Points of interest:

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Churches in Brookdale include: Saint Luke Presbyterian Church (A), Pilgrim Glorious Church of God (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Orangeburg 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:

2.5 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

54.6%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.9%
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: 0.2% of all households
334 people in college/university student housing in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Brookdale:

Marital status in Brookdale, SC
  • Never married: 53.0%
  • Now married: 26.9%
  • Separated: 5.0%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

For population 25 years and over in Brookdale:

  • High school or higher: 86.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
South Carolina average:

11.6

Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Brookdale
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Brookdale, SC (based on Orangeburg County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant26,734124
Mainline Protestant15,33660
Black Protestant9,40041
Other2,3138
Catholic1,1253
None37,593-
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: 23
Here:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Orangeburg County:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 78
This county:

8.63 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 58
Orangeburg County:

6.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.9%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Orangeburg County:

38.2%
South Carolina:

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

14.6%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Brookdale:

48.8%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Brookdale:

45.2%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Brookdale:

30.1
State:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.0%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Brookdale:

14.9%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Brookdale:

36.7%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

52.6%
South Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

83.8%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Brookdale, SC Residents

4.81% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($33,710 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.81%
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  0.39% ($33,551 average AGI)
from Lexington County, SC  0.37% ($33,082)
from Dorchester County, SC  0.36% ($39,607)


5.65% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,087 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
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  0.77% ($38,753 average AGI)
to Lexington County, SC  0.62% ($42,876)
to Calhoun County, SC  0.39% ($31,932)

Strongest AM radio stations in Brookdale:

  • WPJK (1580 AM; 1 kW; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: BOSE GOWDY)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WQKI (710 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ST. MATTHEWS, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, 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.)
  • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brookdale:

  • WSSB-FM (90.3 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WQKI-FM (93.9 FM; ST. MATTHEWS, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIGL (102.9 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W243AG (96.5 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WHXT (103.9 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WTCB (106.7 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGFG (105.1 FM; BRANCHVILLE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WSPX (94.5 FM; BOWMAN, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBAW-FM (99.1 FM; BARNWELL, SC; Owner: BULLIE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWBD (95.7 FM; BAMBERG, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNKT (107.5 FM; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WORG (100.3 FM; ELLOREE, SC; Owner: GARRIS COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WRJA-FM (88.1 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WNOK (104.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Brookdale:

  • W55CQ (Channel 55; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W31BS (Channel 31; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, 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)
Brookdale fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Brookdale fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 112ft / 33.7mTotal length
  • $539,000Total costs
  • 298,720Total average daily traffic
  • 48,418Total average daily truck traffic
  • 209,367Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Brookdale, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 101960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Brookdale, SC
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Brookdale, SC
  • 48.8%Utility gas
  • 47.8%Electricity
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Brookdale, SC
  • 96.6%Electricity
  • 1.9%No fuel used
  • 1.5%Utility gas


Brookdale compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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.

Brookdale on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest positive percentage difference between never married females and males (15+ years) (with at least 1,000 females never married)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
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