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Population in 2012: 5,154 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +46.3%
Males: 2,330  (45.2%)
Females: 2,824  (54.8%)

Median resident age:  22.5 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 29630.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,753 (it was $23,869 in 2000)
Central:

$23,753
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,301

Central town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $95,102 (it was $74,800 in 2000)
Central:

$95,102
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $99,187; Detached houses: $105,802; Townhouses or other attached units: $90,368; In 2-unit structures: $99,642; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $42,057; Mobile homes: $37,366

Median gross rent in 2012: $923.

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  • White alone - 3,790 (74.6%)
  • Black alone - 933 (18.4%)
  • Hispanic - 138 (2.7%)
  • Asian alone - 132 (2.6%)
  • Two or more races - 65 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 24 (0.5%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Central: 88.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (16.4%), German (15.7%), English (11.4%), United States (4.3%), Scotch-Irish (4.1%), Scottish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 910 feet

Land area: 2.41 square miles.

Population density: 2,141 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Central:

  • High school or higher: 85.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.4%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Central town:

  • Never married: 72.3%
  • Now married: 19.4%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 2.7%
  • Divorced: 5.0%

204 residents are foreign born (1.2% Asia, 0.9% Europe).

This town:  4.0%
South Carolina:  4.7%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 23 registered sex offenders living in Central, South Carolina as of December 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Central to the number of sex offenders is 224 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $507 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $497 (0.4%)

Central satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, SC (23.9 miles , pop. 56,002).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (114.3 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (555.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Norris, SC (1.8 miles ), Clemson, SC (1.8 miles ), Pendleton, SC (2.2 miles ), Six Mile, SC (2.4 miles ), Liberty, SC (2.6 miles ), Newry, SC (2.7 miles) , Utica, SC (3.0 miles ), Seneca, SC (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $83,700
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $103,800
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,500
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $102,800
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $112,200
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $164,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $94,800
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 34.72 N, Longitude: 82.78 W

Area code: 864

Central household income distribution Central home values distribution

Property values in Central, SC


 

Crime rates in Central by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00001000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.024.40.00.00.00.00.019.1
Rapes 01017222001
per 100,000 0.028.00.027.2170.648.248.248.10.00.019.1
Robberies 12002335325
per 100,000 27.756.00.00.048.872.372.3120.472.738.395.7
Assaults 991411711161214912
per 100,000 249.6251.9393.4299.6170.6265.3385.8288.9339.2172.4229.7
Burglaries 182941911343331554029
per 100,000 499.2811.6112.4517.6268.2819.9795.8746.31332.7766.4555.1
Thefts 7174375388110137179182234236
per 100,000 1968.92071.11039.61443.72145.32652.53303.64309.14410.04483.64517.6
Auto thefts 33313869178144
per 100,000 83.284.084.3354.1195.0144.7217.0409.2193.8268.376.6
Arson N/A0000002110
per 100,000 N/A0.00.00.00.00.00.048.124.219.20.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.0) 177.7234.8134.2203.1352.5287.0341.0387.9373.1299.0352.3

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Crime rate in Central detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 11 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.91
South Carolina average:

2.36

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Central, South Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +875 (+33.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (37%)
  • Accommodation and food services (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in Central, South Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Central-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 62% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/27/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.2 miles away from the Central town center injured 37 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1973, a category F3 tornado 20.1 miles away from the town center injured 40 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Central-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 90% 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 61.2 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 99.9 miles away from Central center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 92.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2005 at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi) earthquake occurred 80.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 71.8 miles away from Central center
On 1/3/1992 at 04:21:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pickens County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Central topographic map

Birthplace of: Lindsey Graham - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers near Central:

  • CLEMSON AREA RETIREMENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; CLEMSON, SC)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL SERVICES OF PENDLETON (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; PENDLETON, SC)
  • MAJESTY HEALTH AND REHAB OF EASLEY, LLC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; EASLEY, SC)

Political contributions by individuals in Central, SC

Amtrak station near Central:

  • 4 miles: CLEMSON (U.S. 123 & STATE HWY. 133) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Operable nuclear power plants near Central:

  • 11 miles: Oconee 1 and 2 in Seneca, SC.
  • 11 miles: Oconee 3 in Seneca, SC.

Local government website: www.cityofcentral.org

College/University in Central:

  • Southern Wesleyan University (Full-time enrollment: 2,354; Location: 907 Wesleyan Drive; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.swu.edu.; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Central:

  • Clemson University (about 4 miles; Clemson, SC; Full-time enrollment: 16,837)
  • Tri-County Technical College (about 6 miles; Pendleton, SC; FT enrollment: 4,064)
  • Bob Jones University (about 24 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,701)
  • Furman University (about 25 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,673)
  • Greenville Technical College (about 25 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 6,910)
  • Western Carolina University (about 47 miles; Cullowhee, NC; FT enrollment: 6,852)
  • Spartanburg Community College (about 48 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,076)

Public high school in Central:

  • D W DANIEL HIGH (Students: 1007; Location: 1819 Six Mile Highway; Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Central:

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Notable location: Central Fire Department Station 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Central include: White Oak Springs Baptist Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), Central Church of God (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Mount Zion Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Central Heritage Society (Historical Places & Services; 416 Church Street), Ashtabula Plantation Home (Historical Places & Services; 2725 Old Greenville Highway).

 
Pickens County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  Ozone  Pb  CO  SO2 NO2 PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 35.9. This is about average.
City:

35.9
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

27.4
U.S.:

28.3
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00025. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00025
U.S.:

0.02218
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.245. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.245
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.598. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.598
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 9.38. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.38
U.S.:

9.39
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 16.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.6
U.S.:

24.2
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Central and their reported violations in the past:

CENTRAL TOWN OF (Population served: 4960, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-21-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-27-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-27-2004)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 43.4%
(48.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.2% for Black residents, 73.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  32.3%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.9%
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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Central, SC

373 people in college/university student housing in 2010
73 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000
38 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Central compared to South Carolina state average:

Central, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Central (2011 data):

  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Central Branch at 100 Church Street, branch established on 1958/03/15. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Central Branch at 1286 Eighteen Mile Road, branch established on 2008/06/14. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Central travel time to work - commute


Central mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (81%)
  • Utility gas (18%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Central town (based on Pickens County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.58%
Here54.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents62.4%10.2%4.7%4.6%4.3%
Congregations40.4%14.5%1.8%9.6%3.6%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents3.8%1.8%1.7%1.6%4.9%
Congregations7.8%1.8%1.2%1.2%18.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
Pickens County:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Pickens County:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Pickens County:

4.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 85
Here:

7.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Pickens County:

27.3%
South Carolina:

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

12.8%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,207$38,4840$0
Other Government Administration 2$7,848$47,0880$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,551$30,6127$1,350
Police Protection - Officers 10$25,693$30,8322$413
Firefighters 0$0 37$1,441
Fire - Other 0$0 1$1,683
Solid Waste Management 7$16,688$28,6080$0
Sewerage 1$3,596$43,1520$0
Parks and Recreation 2$6,449$38,6942$843
Water Supply 6$13,987$27,9740$0
Totals for Government 30$80,019$32,00849$5,730

Central government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $704,000 ($136.59)
    Parks & Recreation: $317,000 ($61.51)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,063,000 ($206.25)
    Parks & Recreation: $603,000 ($117.00)
    Police Protection: $382,000 ($74.12)
    Regular Highways: $266,000 ($51.61)
    Central Staff Services: $255,000 ($49.48)
    Fire Protection: $144,000 ($27.94)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $56,000 ($10.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $30,000 ($5.82)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $69,000 ($13.39)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $43,000 ($8.34)
    Police Protection: $40,000 ($7.76)
    Central Staff: $24,000 ($4.66)
    Judicial: $14,000 ($2.72)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,200,000 ($232.83)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $19,000 ($3.69)

Central government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $522,000 ($101.28)
    All Other: $303,000 ($58.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $66,000 ($12.81)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $108,000 ($20.95)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $276,000 ($53.55)
    General Support: $196,000 ($38.03)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $111,000 ($21.54)
    Interest Earnings: $14,000 ($2.72)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,264,000 ($245.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $109,000 ($21.15)
    All Other: $57,000 ($11.06)
  • Tax - Property: $320,000 ($62.09)
    NEC: $215,000 ($41.72)
    Public Utilities: $184,000 ($35.70)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000 ($0.19)

Central government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $350,000 ($67.91)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,294,000 ($251.07)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $150,000 ($29.10)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,329,000 ($257.86)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $335,000 ($65.00)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $114,000 ($22.12)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($2.91)

Central government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $9,000 ($1.75)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $337,000 ($65.39)

7.82% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,707 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.82%
South Carolina average:

8.00%

0.27% of residents moved from foreign countries ($212 average AGI)
Pickens County:

0.27%
South Carolina average:

0.15%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Greenville County, SC  1.94% ($33,694 average AGI)
from Anderson County, SC  0.99% ($34,196)
from Oconee County, SC  0.58% ($34,645)


7.44% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,445 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.44%
South Carolina average:

6.88%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($205 average AGI)
Pickens County:

0.05%
South Carolina average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Greenville County, SC  1.89% ($35,834 average AGI)
to Anderson County, SC  1.24% ($34,009)
to Oconee County, SC  0.54% ($41,223)

Strongest AM radio stations in Central:

  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WAHT (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CLEMSON, SC)
  • WTBI (1540 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PICKENS, SC; Owner: TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS)
  • WELP (1360 AM; 5 kW; EASLEY, SC)
  • WRIX (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HOMELAND PARK, SC; Owner: AM 1020 INCORPORATED)
  • WANS (1280 AM; 5 kW; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: FM 103 INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WGVL (1440 AM; 5 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WYRD (1330 AM; 5 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Central:

  • WJMZ-FM (107.3 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHZT (98.1 FM; SENECA, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSBF-FM (88.1 FM; CLEMSON, SC; Owner: CLEMSON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCCP-FM (104.9 FM; CLEMSON, SC; Owner: GOLDEN CORNERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMUU-FM (94.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)
  • WEPR (90.1 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLFJ-FM (89.3 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZT-FM (96.7 FM; MAULDIN, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W269AY (101.7 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Central:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WBSC-TV (Channel 40; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: ANDERSON (WFBC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W50CL (Channel 50; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Central, South Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 6
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 6
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 8
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
South Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 90
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 137
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 29
  • Fatalities: 98
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 229
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14

Central fatal accident list:

Oct 27, 2003 11:18 PM, Sr-15, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Oct 27, 2000 05:27 PM, Sr-93, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Nov 3, 1988 04:45 PM, 15, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 2, 1981 08:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 7, 1978 09:35 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 28, 1978 02:50 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

70 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Central)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Old Six Mile Rd .2 Mi Sw Int With Sc Hwy 133 (Lat: 34.743167 Lon: -82.838750), Call Sign: KIJ280, Licensee ID: L00135262
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.270 MHz, 159.450 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/09/2002, Expiration Date: 09/30/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/02/2002
    Registrant: State Of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29221, Phone: (803) 737-8800
  • Lat: 34.752611 Lon: -82.758750, Call Sign: WPPA596
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.562 MHz, 451.637 MHz, 451.687 MHz, 451.737 MHz, 451.762 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/18/2004, Expiration Date: 09/23/2014, Certifier: Gary Mulholland
    Registrant: Broadway Technologies Inc, 8809 Augusta Rd #c, Pelzer, SC 29669, Phone: (864) 243-0254, Fax: (864) 243-0253, Email:
  • Hwy 93 (Lat: 34.752611 Lon: -82.758750), Call Sign: WNFJ289
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.275 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/1995, Expiration Date: 01/15/2001, Cancellation Date: 03/18/2001
    Registrant: Basf Corporation, Central, SC 29630, Phone: (803) 639-6311
  • Hwy 93 (Lat: 34.752611 Lon: -82.758750), Call Sign: WQAE539
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.700 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/17/2004, Expiration Date: 05/17/2014, Certifier: Mark Farley
    Registrant: Basf Corporation, 100 Campus Drive, Florham Park, NJ 07932, Phone: (973) 895-8351, Fax: (864) 261-3485, Email:
  • HCM, Mauldin Rd Railroad Crossing At Rr Mp 511.34 (Lat: 34.712778 Lon: -82.791389), Type: Bant, Structure height: 2.9 m, Overall height: 3.1 m, Call Sign: WQJY289, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.475 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/11/2009, Expiration Date: 02/11/2019, Certifier: Jerry Celio
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St, Ne Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • 1860 Six Mile Hwy (Lat: 34.742333 Lon: -82.833639), Type: Tank, Structure height: 42.6 m, Call Sign: WQPY777
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.832 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/21/2012, Expiration Date: 09/21/2022, Certifier: Ernie Kelley
    Registrant: Kimball Communications Inc., 245 Duncan Hill Rd., Hendersonville, NC 28792, Phone: (828) 697-6232, Fax: (828) 696-2175, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Central, Off Highway 18 (Lat: 34.715167 Lon: -82.767778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 58.8 m, Overall height: 62.5 m, Call Sign: WQHS274
    Assigned Frequencies: 11365.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/23/2007, Expiration Date: 10/23/2017, Certifier: Jennifer S Skasko
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Road Suite 200 E, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • 18 MILE CREEK SC, 222 Wentink Rd (Lat: 34.719861 Lon: -82.746083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 53.6 m, Overall height: 56.7 m, Call Sign: WQIT295
    Assigned Frequencies: 11605.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/07/2008, Expiration Date: 05/07/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/07/2009, Certifier: William Chastain
    Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • Central Tie, SC, Central Tie, 504 Mauldin Rd (Lat: 34.713000 Lon: -82.792333), Type: Tank, Structure height: 49.9 m, Call Sign: WQQU290
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/04/2013, Expiration Date: 03/04/2023, Certifier: Stanley D Coleman Jr.
    Registrant: Duke Energy Business Services, LLC, 401 South College Street, Charlotte, NC 28201-1008, Phone: (704) 382-8340, Email:
  • STATION, On Route 93 1 Mi Sw Of (Lat: 34.713694 Lon: -82.792917), Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: KXV70
    Assigned Frequencies: 6845.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/11/1994, Expiration Date: 08/11/1999, Cancellation Date: 02/26/1997
    Registrant: Phone: (704) 373-3367

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Central)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1
  • BLUE SIDE UP OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 185 Will Owens Dr, Central, SC 29630
    Certificate: D002986 (Corporation), Certificate Issue Date: 06/28/2007, Expiration Date: 06/27/2008

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5317B , Serial Number: 33317, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 05/21/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Jerry R Lambert, 148 Bluebird Ct, Central, SC 29630
  • Aircraft: AMERICAN CHAMPION AIRCRAFT 7GCAA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 872JM , Serial Number: 422-99, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 08/10/1999
    Registrant (Corporation): Blue Side Up Of South Carolina LLC, 185 Will Owens Dr, Central, SC 29630
  • Aircraft: AEROSTAR INTERNATIONAL INC DAISY (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 91046 , Serial Number: DAISY-3001, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 06/08/1998
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel R Stukas, 125 Mill Creek Rd, Central, SC 29630
  • Aircraft: ENGINEERING & RESEARCH ERCOUPE 415-C (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C75 SERIES (75 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 93750 , Serial Number: 1073, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 06/14/1976
    Registrant (Individual): Herbert D Iii Leigh, 613 Issaqueena Trl, Central, SC 29630
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182L (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 952RF , Serial Number: 18259034, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 05/09/1968
    Registrant (Corporation): Upstate Aerodynamics Inc, 582 Browning Rd, Central, SC 29630



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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$101,7901$84,1104$104,0151$121,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$78,8200$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$02$115,4701$50,110
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$191,6500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0111.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$82,4201$78,5901$76,460
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0111.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 65
  • Hazardous Condition: 57
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 11

Incident types - Central


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Central, SC

Most common first names in Central, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James6871.5 years
John6374.6 years
William5874.7 years
Mary5276.9 years
Robert3569.3 years
Thomas2672.6 years
Charles2469.9 years
Margaret1979.9 years
Annie1881.9 years
Ruth1776.2 years
Most common last names in Central, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4975.5 years
Kelley2875.4 years
Kelly2577.2 years
Merck2481.2 years
Brown1873.9 years
Elrod1878.8 years
Davis1768.3 years
Boggs1673.1 years
Wilson1674.7 years
Hendricks1679.6 years
Businesses in Central, SC
NameCountNameCount
Dunkin Donuts1RadioShack1
GNC1SAS Shoes1
Hardee's1Subway1
Lowe's1U-Haul2
New Balance1Waffle House1
Nike1Walmart1
Penske1
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