Brookdale, South Carolina

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Population in 2010: 4,873. Population change since 2000: +3.2%
Males: 2,094  (43.0%)
Females: 2,779  (57.0%)
Median resident age:  29.4 years
South Carolina median age:  39.1 years

Zip codes: 29115, 29118.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $18,344 (it was $21,984 in 2000)
Brookdale:

$18,344
SC:

$49,501

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $12,824 (it was $12,852 in 2000)

Brookdale CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $82,880 (it was $53,100 in 2000)
Brookdale:

$82,880
SC:

$153,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $130,375; Detached houses: $158,184; Townhouses or other attached units: $151,172; In 2-unit structures: $214,469; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $234,182; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $117,295; Mobile homes: $59,076; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $94,858

Median gross rent in 2016: $535.

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  • Races in Brookdale, SC (2010)

    Brookdale races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Brookdale: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 3.64 square miles.

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

Brookdale,SC real estate house value index trend

Brookdale, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Brookdale:

  • High school or higher: 82.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Brookdale CDP:

  • Never married: 51.7%
  • Now married: 25.3%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 13.1%
  • Divorced: 5.5%

116 residents are foreign born (0.5% Latin America).

This place:

2.8%
South Carolina:

4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $469 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $406 (0.6%)

Brookdale satellite photo by USGS

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

Brookdale household income distribution Brookdale home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

10.2%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (19%)
  • Material moving occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (38%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Brookdale: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Brookdale, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 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 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 the city 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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 35.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

35.4
U.S.:

74.7

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.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.225. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.225
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 18.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 11.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.4

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.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 40.9%
(28.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.1% for Black residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.5
South Carolina average:

11.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Brookdale CDP (based on Orangeburg County data)

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
Orangeburg County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Orangeburg County:

8.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

4.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,165 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
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 Richland County, SC  0.47% ($28,120 average AGI)
from Lexington County, SC  0.34% ($30,059)
from Dorchester County, SC  0.28% ($25,365)


5.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,128 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
South Carolina average:

6.53%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($232 average AGI)
Orangeburg County:

0.04%
South Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Richland County, SC  0.77% ($27,084 average AGI)
to Lexington County, SC  0.55% ($33,306)
to Calhoun County, SC  0.35% ($25,380)

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 13,600Total average daily traffic
  • 680Total average daily truck traffic
  • 19,176Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (70%)
  • Utility gas (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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 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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