Bucksport, South Carolina

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Population in 2010: 876. Population change since 2000: -21.6%
Males: 417  (47.6%)
Females: 459  (52.4%)
Median resident age:  49.2 years
South Carolina median age:  38.6 years

Zip codes: 29527.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $25,182 (it was $24,038 in 2000)
Bucksport:

$25,182
SC:

$44,163

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $14,896 (it was $10,832 in 2000)

Bucksport CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $85,432 (it was $54,300 in 2000)
Bucksport:

$85,432
SC:

$139,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $101,759; Detached houses: $128,123; Mobile homes: $49,442

Median gross rent in 2013: $639.

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  • Races in Bucksport, SC (2010)

    Bucksport races chart
    • 78489.5%Black alone
    • 667.5%White alone
    • 171.9%Hispanic
    • 91.0%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Bucksport: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (5.4%), Subsaharan African (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 3.84 square miles.

Population density: 228 people per square mile   (very low).

Bucksport,SC real estate house value index trend

Bucksport, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Bucksport:

  • High school or higher: 74.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bucksport CDP:

  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 35.7%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 16.9%
  • Divorced: 17.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $233 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $318 (0.9%)

Bucksport satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: North Charleston, SC (75.6 miles , pop. 79,641).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (144.1 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (489.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Socastee, SC (2.7 miles ), Garden City, SC (3.0 miles ), Forestbrook, SC (3.0 miles ), Surfside Beach, SC (3.0 miles ), Murrells Inlet, SC (3.1 miles ), Red Hill, SC (3.1 miles ), Conway, SC (3.4 miles ), Plantersville, SC (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 33.68 N, Longitude: 79.11 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 843

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

5.5%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (55%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (43%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (1%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (61%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (46%)
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (1%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Bucksport, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Tornado activity:

Bucksport-area historical tornado activity is below South Carolina state average. It is 28% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.5 miles away from the Bucksport place center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 11/24/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.5 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bucksport-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 89% 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 80.2 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 72.3 miles away from Bucksport center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 194.4 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 100.1 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 74.7 miles away from Bucksport 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 100.7 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 Horry County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Fires: 3, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bucksport topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bucksport:

  • LIBERTY HOME CARE AND HOSPICE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; SURFSIDE BEACH, SC)
  • GRAND STRAND HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; MYRTLE BEACH, SC)
  • KINGSTON NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CONWAY, SC)
  • CONWAY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; CONWAY, SC)
  • CHARTER SANDS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM (Hospital, about 11 miles away; CONWAY, SC)
  • LIGHTHOUSE CARE CENTER OF CONWAY (Hospital, about 11 miles away; CONWAY, SC)
  • COMPASS TRANSITIONAL CARE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; CONWAY, SC)

Amtrak stations near Bucksport:

  • 12 miles: MYRTLE BEACH (1100 JETPORT RD.) - Bus Station
  • 12 miles: CONWAY (1101 3RD AVE.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bucksport:

  • Coastal Carolina University (about 11 miles; Conway, SC; Full-time enrollment: 8,881)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 11 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 5,772)
  • Francis Marion University (about 48 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,624)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 57 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 4,468)
  • Robeson Community College (about 66 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 71 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 5,548)
  • Charleston Southern University (about 74 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 3,012)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bucksport:

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Notable locations in Bucksport: Horry County Memorial Library Bucksport Branch (A), Horry County Fire Department Bucksport (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bucksport include: Jerusalem Church (A), Grace Chapel (B), Salem Church (C), Mount Moriah Church (D), Waccamaw Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Horry 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 63.6. This is about average.

City:

63.6
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 20.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 11.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00000. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00000
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.5%
(22.5% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.8%
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: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Bucksport, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Bucksport 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.
  • Median age above 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.3
South Carolina average:

12.0

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (71%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Wood (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bucksport CDP (based on Horry County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant61,718270
Mainline Protestant18,27839
Catholic18,1595
Black Protestant7,89141
Other3,14814
Orthodox7303
None159,367-
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: 56
Horry County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
Horry County:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 164
Horry County:

6.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 459
Here:

18.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.9%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Horry County:

27.1%
South Carolina:

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

15.8%
State:

13.4%

7.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,857 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.50%
South Carolina average:

6.90%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($112 average AGI)
Horry County:

0.03%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Georgetown County, SC  0.37% ($28,467 average AGI)
from Brunswick County, NC  0.16% ($27,790)
from Florence County, SC  0.13% ($31,272)


6.03% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,174 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
South Carolina average:

6.53%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($136 average AGI)
Horry County:

0.04%
South Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Georgetown County, SC  0.34% ($28,960 average AGI)
to Charleston County, SC  0.20% ($37,626)
to Richland County, SC  0.14% ($27,817)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bucksport:

  • WQJM (1450 AM; 10 kW; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WPJS (1330 AM; 5 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: WPJS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMIR (1200 AM; 7 kW; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC BEACH RADIO, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WTAB (1370 AM; 5 kW; TABOR CITY, NC; Owner: WTAB, INC)
  • WHYM (1260 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: GHB OF LAKE CITY, INC.)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJAY (1280 AM; 4 kW; MULLINS, SC; Owner: THE GREATER HWY CHURCH OF CHRIST)
  • WDKD (1310 AM; 5 kW; KINGSTREE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bucksport:

  • WYAV (104.1 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WMYB (92.1 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WYEZ (94.5 FM; MURRELLS INLET, SC; Owner: FIDELITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGTR (107.9 FM; BUCKSPORT, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WWXM (97.7 FM; GARDEN CITY, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WRNN (99.5 FM; SOCASTEE, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WYAK-FM (103.1 FM; SURFSIDE BEACH, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDAI (98.5 FM; PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMBJ (88.3 FM; MURRELLS INLET, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLGI (90.9 FM; HEMINGWAY, SC; Owner: LOUIS G. GREGORY BAHA'I INSTITUTE)
  • WHMC-FM (90.1 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WJXY-FM (93.9 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSYN (106.5 FM; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSEA (100.3 FM; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKZQ-FM (101.7 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WPDT (105.1 FM; JOHNSONVILLE, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGTN-FM (100.7 FM; ANDREWS, SC; Owner: COASTLINE COMMUNICATIONS OF CAROLINA INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bucksport:

  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WWSC-LP (Channel 28; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: WWSC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHMC (Channel 23; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W34CQ (Channel 34; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W49AN (Channel 49; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W51AT (Channel 51; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WCSC-TV (Channel 5; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WCSC, INC.)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCIV (Channel 4; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WCIV, LLC)
  • WGSI-CA (Channel 11; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: BEACH TV OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WGSC-CA (Channel 8; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: BEACH TV OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 7,400Total average daily traffic
  • 444Total average daily truck traffic
  • 19,388Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Winburn Road (Lat: 33.729056 Lon: -79.087528), Structure height: 58.5 m, Call Sign: KNKN557
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/21/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Name On File
    Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-4000, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • Steven A Smith, Bucksport (Lat: 33.660444 Lon: -79.059472), Type: 313.6, Overall height: 313.6 m
    Registrant: 8642415400

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$116,8451$136,2806$136,4421$112,4101$40,800
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$65,4700$02$152,5850$01$40,100
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$193,3500$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0706.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$164,940
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2001 2000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0706.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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