Centenary, South Carolina

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Population in July 2007: 1,728.
Males: 781  (45.2%)
Females: 947  (54.8%)
Median resident age:  35.8 years
South Carolina median age:  35.4 years

Zip code: 29519

Estimated median household income in 2016: $29,934 (it was $24,615 in 2000)
Centenary:

$29,934
SC:

$49,501

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $17,172 (it was $12,253 in 2000)

Centenary CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $55,179 (it was $39,000 in 2000)
Centenary:

$55,179
SC:

$153,900
  • Races in Centenary, SC (2000)

    Centenary races chart
    • 1,30472.4%Black alone
    • 47926.6%White alone
    • 130.7%Hispanic
    • 30.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.06%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Centenary: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 56 feet

Land area: 85.7 square miles.

Population density: 20 people per square mile   (very low).

Centenary, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Centenary:

  • High school or higher: 68.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 10.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Centenary CCD:

  • Never married: 32.8%
  • Now married: 46.9%
  • Separated: 5.2%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Centenary CCD:  0.5% ($199)
South Carolina:  0.6% ($510)
Centenary satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, NC (75.9 miles , pop. 121,015).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (116.0 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (473.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Aynor, SC (3.2 miles ), Marion, SC (3.2 miles ), Brittons Neck, SC (3.3 miles ), Pamplico, SC (3.4 miles ), Mullins, SC (3.7 miles ), Johnsonville, SC (4.0 miles ), Sellers, SC (4.3 miles ), Nichols, SC (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 34.03 N, Longitude: 79.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 843

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

9.9%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (11%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Apparel (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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

Average climate in Centenary, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Centenary-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 0% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.1 miles away from the Centenary 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 11.3 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Centenary-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 88% 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 90.3 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 179.2 miles away from Centenary 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 80.5 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 117.4 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 74.1 miles away from Centenary center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 85.3 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 Marion County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Centenary:

  • JENKINS NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MARION, SC)
  • ENGLISH PARK MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 12 miles away; MARION, SC)
  • MULLINS HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 14 miles away; MULLINS, SC)
  • MULLINS NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MULLINS, SC)
  • THE CEDARS (Hospital, about 14 miles away; PAMPLICO, SC)
  • TLC HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; MULLINS, SC)
  • JOHNSONVILLE HAMPTON PL. C.R. (Hospital, about 16 miles away; JOHNSONVILLE, SC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Centenary:

  • Francis Marion University (about 20 miles; Florence, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,624)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 27 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 8,881)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 27 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 5,772)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 30 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 4,468)
  • Robeson Community College (about 46 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 47 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 5,548)
  • Central Carolina Technical College (about 58 miles; Sumter, SC; FT enrollment: 3,108)

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Notable locations in Centenary: Upper Dog Bluff Landing (A), Knife Island Landing (B), Centenary Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Centenary include: Tabernacle Church (A), Saint James African Methodist Episcopal Church (B), Centerville Baptist Church (C), Centenary Church (D), Friendship Church (E), Tabernacle Church (F), Weeping Willow Church (G), Friendship Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ford Cemetery (1), Bay Cemetery (2), Palmer Cemetery (3), Kirton Cemetery (4), Tabernacle Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Shackleford Lake (A), Cypress Lake (B), Cypress Creek Lake (C), Palmer Lake (D), Carey Lake (E), Carmichael Lake (F), Elvis Lake (G), Long Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Reedy Creek (A), Mulyn Creek (B), Mink Creek (C), Millrace Drain (D), Jones Swamp (E), Bull Swamp (F), Cypress Creek (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Marion 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 2011 was 61.1. This is better than average.

City:

61.1
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 29.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.3
U.S.:

32.0
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  68.7%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.9%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

23.4%
Whole state:

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

7.9%
Whole state:

6.5%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.3
South Carolina average:

13.2

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Centenary CCD (based on Marion County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,16038
Black Protestant5,34423
Mainline Protestant2,32516
Other2,1662
Catholic1501
None14,917-
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: 11
Marion County:

3.25 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Marion County:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Marion County:

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

5.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.1%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

35.2%
South Carolina:

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

15.3%
State:

13.4%

5.12% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($23,106 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
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 Horry County, SC  0.98% ($22,282 average AGI)
from Dillon County, SC  0.67% ($20,880)
from Florence County, SC  0.60% ($23,750)


5.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,854 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
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 Florence County, SC  1.07% ($25,884 average AGI)
to Horry County, SC  0.91% ($27,204)
to Dillon County, SC  0.61% ($27,652)

Strongest AM radio stations in Centenary:

  • WJAY (1280 AM; 4 kW; MULLINS, SC; Owner: THE GREATER HWY CHURCH OF CHRIST)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WPJS (1330 AM; 5 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: WPJS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WHYM (1260 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: GHB OF LAKE CITY, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WQJM (1450 AM; 10 kW; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WMIR (1200 AM; 7 kW; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC BEACH RADIO, INC.)
  • WTAB (1370 AM; 5 kW; TABOR CITY, NC; Owner: WTAB, INC)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WDKD (1310 AM; 5 kW; KINGSTREE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Centenary:

  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WQSD (107.1 FM; BRIARCLIFF ACRES, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WHMC-FM (90.1 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WPDT (105.1 FM; JOHNSONVILLE, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYAV (104.1 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WLGI (90.9 FM; HEMINGWAY, SC; Owner: LOUIS G. GREGORY BAHA'I INSTITUTE)
  • WKZQ-FM (101.7 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WURV (102.9 FM; SCRANTON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WMYB (92.1 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WGTR (107.9 FM; BUCKSPORT, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WMXT (102.1 FM; PAMPLICO, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWFN (100.1 FM; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYNN-FM (106.3 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYEZ (94.5 FM; MURRELLS INLET, SC; Owner: FIDELITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJXY-FM (93.9 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWXM (97.7 FM; GARDEN CITY, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WCMG (94.3 FM; LATTA, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLPG (91.7 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WSTS (100.9 FM; FAIRMONT, NC; Owner: PRO-MEDIA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Centenary:

  • 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.)
  • WHMC (Channel 23; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • W66DE (Channel 50; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJPM-TV (Channel 33; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WPDF-LP (Channel 56; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • W49AN (Channel 49; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Centenary, Lat: 34.030806 Lon: -79.355806, Call Sign: WQCX248, Licensee ID: L00004792
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.356 MHzGrant Date: 06/15/2005, Expiration Date: 06/15/2015, Cancellation Date: 08/15/2015, Certifier: Douglas HooksRegistrant: Marco Rural Water Company Inc

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC4YT, Licensee ID: L00165134, Grant Date: 08/31/2015, Expiration Date: 11/28/2025, Certifier: Richard L Anderson, Registrant: Richard L Anderson, Centenary, SC 29519
  • Call Sign: N4EIZ, Licensee ID: L00165136, Grant Date: 09/01/2015, Expiration Date: 11/28/2025, Certifier: Carole S Anderson, Registrant: Carole S Anderson, Centenary, SC 29519

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (62%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Centenary compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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