Chapin, South Carolina

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Population in 2019: 1,633 (80% urban, 20% rural).
Population change since 2000: +160.0%
Males: 666  (40.8%)
Females: 967  (59.2%)
Median resident age:

35.5 years
South Carolina median age:

39.9 years

Zip codes: 29036.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $60,589 (it was $48,750 in 2000)
Chapin:

$60,589
SC:

$56,227

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $31,185 (it was $24,124 in 2000)

Chapin town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $153,872 (it was $97,800 in 2000)
Chapin:

$153,872
SC:

$179,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $185,938; detached houses: $195,404; townhouses or other attached units: $101,617; mobile homes: $72,631

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,190.

March 2019 cost of living index in Chapin: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.7%
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  • Races in Chapin, SC (2019)
    • 1,74587.7%White alone
    • 1065.3%Black alone
    • 723.6%Hispanic
    • 412.1%Two or more races
    • 201.0%Asian alone
    • 20.1%Other race alone

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



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Chapin, South Carolina as of August 17, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chapin is 230 to 1.


Crime rates in Chapin by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(286.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(67.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(64.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(284.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(129.9)
2
(136.8)
2
(134.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(64.5)
2
(126.7)
1
(62.5)
3
(184.2)
1
(60.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(1,164)
0
(0.0)
10
(1,420)
2
(278.6)
1
(129.9)
1
(68.4)
4
(269.4)
9
(597.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(126.7)
1
(62.5)
1
(61.4)
2
(121.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
12
(1,747)
4
(573.1)
5
(710.2)
5
(696.4)
6
(779.2)
9
(615.6)
7
(471.4)
6
(398.4)
7
(456.6)
9
(580.3)
4
(253.5)
2
(125.1)
5
(306.9)
9
(544.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
53
(7,715)
43
(6,160)
38
(5,398)
30
(4,178)
28
(3,636)
33
(2,257)
55
(3,704)
29
(1,926)
52
(3,392)
35
(2,257)
43
(2,725)
33
(2,064)
65
(3,990)
41
(2,480)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(143.3)
1
(142.0)
1
(139.3)
2
(259.7)
1
(68.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(66.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(64.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(62.5)
4
(245.5)
6
(363.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index663.8527.2646.3282.7285.7193.6329.3229.7167.6207.0190.1127.6268.3208.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Chapin, SC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.63
South Carolina average:

2.24
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Ancestries: German (33.2%), American (17.1%), Irish (5.9%), English (4.3%), Scotch-Irish (3.4%), Scottish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 483 feet

Land area: 1.80 square miles.

Population density: 909 people per square mile   (low).

Chapin, South Carolina map

28 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.4%
South Carolina:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $845 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,132 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dutch Fork, SC (11.9 miles , pop. 59,332).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (77.8 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (528.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Little Mountain, SC (2.1 miles ),
Peak, SC (2.3 miles),
Lake Murray of Richland, SC (2.4 miles ),
Jenkinsville, SC (2.8 miles),
Pomaria, SC (2.8 miles),
Irmo, SC (3.2 miles ),
Prosperity, SC (3.3 miles ),
Dutch Fork, SC (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 34.17 N, Longitude: 81.35 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 803

Distribution of median household income in Chapin, SC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Chapin, SC in 2019
Chapin satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.1%
South Carolina:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +278 (+79.4%).
Most common industries in Chapin, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.7%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.8%)
  • Construction (8.0%)
  • Public administration (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.6%)
  • Health care (6.4%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Utilities (5.3%)
  • Educational services (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (14.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (14.0%)
  • Health care (13.4%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (4.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Chapin, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.9%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (16.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Registered nurses (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)

Average climate in Chapin, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.0. This is about average.

City:

65.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.128. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.128
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2016 was 5.95. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.95
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.168. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.168
U.S.:

1.789
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 14.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.75. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.75
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 0.00137. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00137
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Chapin-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 33% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.2 miles away from the Chapin town center killed 5 people and injured 49 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 12/13/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.1 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chapin-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Carolina state average. It is 18% 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 68.5 miles away from Chapin center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 160.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 321.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 111.7 miles away from Chapin 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 104.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/2014 at 03:23:38, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 49.1 miles away from Chapin center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lexington County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chapin topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Chapin:

  • LUTHERAN HOSPICE (102 FORTRESS DRIVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Chapin:

  • THE HERITAGE AT LOWMAN REHAB AND HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WHITE ROCK, SC)
  • PALMETTO HOSPICE, LLC (Hospital, about 11 miles away; IRMO, SC)
  • ASCENSION HOSPICE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; IRMO, SC)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE IRMO (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; IRMO, SC)
  • L.M.C.- EXTENDED CARE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LEXINGTON, SC)
  • UNITED HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 13 miles away; COLUMBIA, SC)
  • BRUTON SMITH COMM. RES.. (Hospital, about 14 miles away; LEXINGTON, SC)

Operable nuclear power plant near Chapin:

  • 8 miles: Virgil C. Summer in Jenkinsville, SC.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chapin:

  • Midlands Technical College (about 21 miles; West Columbia, SC; Full-time enrollment: 8,916)
  • Benedict College (about 22 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 3,039)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 22 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 27,789)
  • Piedmont Technical College (about 45 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 4,831)
  • Lander University (about 47 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 2,870)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 48 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Aiken Technical College (about 53 miles; Graniteville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,107)

Public high schools in Chapin:

  • CHAPIN HIGH (Students: 1,307, Location: 300 COLUMBIA AVENUE, Grades: 9-12)
  • CENTER FOR ADVANCED TECHNICAL STUDIES (Location: 916 MOUNT VERNON CHURCH ROAD, Grades: 9-12)
  • SPRING HILL HIGH (Location: 11629 BROAD RIVER ROAD, Grades: 9-12)
  • SC WHITMORE SCHOOL (Location: 407 LEXINGTON AVENUE, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)

Public elementary/middle schools in Chapin:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Lexington County Fire Service Chapin (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Chapin include: Saint Johns Church (A), Stonewall Church (B), Mount Horeb Church (C), Mount Zion Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: DeWayne Wise - Baseball player, Al Shealy - Baseball player, Steve DiUbaldo - College basketball player (Winthrop Eagles), I. M. Hipp - Football player.

Lexington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

SHADY ACRES (3250060) (Population served: 73, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In MAY-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-01-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-03-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-03-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-03-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2010)
CRYSTAL PINES (3250065) (Population served: 69, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-03-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-03-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2008), St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-23-2008), St Public Notif received (MAR-30-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-19-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-19-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-21-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-21-2007), St Public Notif received (DEC-01-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-22-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-28-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-28-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-25-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-25-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-23-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-04-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-04-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-21-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-04-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2007)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-20-2006)
  • One minor monitoring violation
SAND MOUNTAIN MHP (3260183) (Population served: 20, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-18-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-18-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-12-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2009)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chapin that have no violations reported:

  • AMICKS FERRY WTR SYSTEM (3250077) (Population served: 3,358, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

63.0%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.2%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Banks with branches in Chapin (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Chapin Branch at 1301 Chapin Road, branch established on 1984/01/16. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • First Community Bank, National Association: Chapin Branch at 127 Amicks Ferry Road, branch established on 1987/06/30. Info updated 2006/07/18: Bank assets: $593.9 mil, Deposits: $469.0 mil, headquarters in Lexington, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Corporation
  • TD Bank, National Association: Chapin Branch at 260 Columbia Avenue, branch established on 1988/12/14. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Park Sterling Bank: Chapin Office Branch at 113 Virginia Street, Suite B, branch established on 1999/10/01. Info updated 2011/12/19: Bank assets: $1,051.7 mil, Deposits: $846.3 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 26 total offices, Holding Company: Park Sterling Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Chapin Branch at 168 Columbia Avenue, branch established on 1961/09/12. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in Chapin:

Marital status in Chapin, SC
  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 49.2%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

For population 25 years and over in Chapin:

  • High school or higher: 97.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
South Carolina average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Chapin
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhood in Chapin (Chapin, South Carolina Neighborhood Map):

Religion statistics for Chapin, SC (based on Lexington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant67,801183
Mainline Protestant43,90978
Catholic5,7393
Black Protestant4,70626
Other4,43314
Orthodox2303
None135,573-
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: 42
Lexington County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Lexington County:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 124
Lexington County:

5.11 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 188
This county:

7.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.9%
State:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.9%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lexington County:

15.8%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

53.5%
South Carolina:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

52.8%
South Carolina:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Chapin:

28.2
South Carolina:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.3%
State:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Chapin:

8.6%
South Carolina:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Chapin:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Chapin:

32.5%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
Chapin:

60.7%
South Carolina:

55.6%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.5%
State:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chapin, SC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 9$20,893$27,8570$0
Police Protection - Officers 7$30,823$52,8390$0
Other Government Administration 4$15,128$45,3845$2,546
Financial Administration 3$13,129$52,5160$0
Other and Unallocable 2$5,706$34,2360$0
Judicial and Legal 1$3,720$44,6400$0
Totals for Government 26$89,398$41,2615$2,546

Chapin government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $233,000 ($142.68)
    Regular Highways: $216,000 ($132.27)
    General Public Buildings: $11,000 ($6.74)
  • Current Operations - Transit Utilities: $377,000 ($230.86)
    Police Protection: $306,000 ($187.39)
    Sewerage: $273,000 ($167.18)
    Water Utilities: $250,000 ($153.09)
    Central Staff Services: $170,000 ($104.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $147,000 ($90.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $102,000 ($62.46)
    General - Other: $90,000 ($55.11)
    Regular Highways: $69,000 ($42.25)
    General Public Buildings: $38,000 ($23.27)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $32,000 ($19.60)
    Financial Administration: $27,000 ($16.53)
    Parking Facilities: $7,000 ($4.29)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000 ($1.84)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $79,000 ($48.38)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $65,000 ($39.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $38,000 ($23.27)
    Police Protection: $35,000 ($21.43)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($10.41)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($6.12)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,000 ($4.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($3.67)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($3.06)
    Parking Facilities: $1,000 ($0.61)
    Transit Utilities: $1,000 ($0.61)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($0.61)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $738,000 ($451.93)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $42,000 ($25.72)

Chapin government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $452,000 ($276.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $84,000 ($51.44)
    Other: $14,000 ($8.57)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000 ($7.96)
    Parking Facilities: $13,000 ($7.96)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $77,000 ($47.15)
    Transit Utilities: $14,000 ($8.57)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $226,000 ($138.40)
    Gas Utilities: $14,000 ($8.57)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($1.22)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $38,000 ($23.27)
    General Revenue - Other: $26,000 ($15.92)
    Interest Earnings: $23,000 ($14.08)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $311,000 ($190.45)
    Transit Utilities: $3,000 ($1.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $129,000 ($79.00)
    General Local Government Support: $31,000 ($18.98)
    Other: $24,000 ($14.70)
    Highways: $7,000 ($4.29)
  • Tax - Property: $502,000 ($307.41)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $306,000 ($187.39)
    Other Selective Sales: $172,000 ($105.33)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $162,000 ($99.20)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $5,000 ($3.06)
    Other: $3,000 ($1.84)

Chapin government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,057,000 ($647.27)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $883,000 ($540.72)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $174,000 ($106.55)

Chapin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,983,000 ($1214.33)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,000 ($12.25)

7.79% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($55,104 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.79%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($182 average AGI)
Lexington County:

0.02%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Richland County, SC  3.08% ($50,474 average AGI)
from Orangeburg County, SC  0.18% ($42,876)
from Aiken County, SC  0.18% ($45,476)


7.00% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,432 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.00%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

0.22% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,492 average AGI)
Lexington County:

0.22%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Richland County, SC  2.59% ($41,856 average AGI)
to Charleston County, SC  0.18% ($59,073)
to Aiken County, SC  0.17% ($43,022)
Businesses in Chapin, SC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Pizza Hut1
Advance Auto Parts1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
FedEx3True Value1
GNC1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS5
MasterBrand Cabinets2Waffle House1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Chapin:

  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WISW (1320 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBLR (1430 AM; 5 kW; BATESBURG, SC; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WQXL (1470 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: METRO COMMUNICATIONS, INCORP.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chapin:

  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WCOS-FM (97.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNOK (104.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZMJ (93.1 FM; BATESBURG, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WLTR (91.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGVC (106.3 FM; SIMPSONVILLE, SC; Owner: SIMPSONVILLE BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WMFX (102.3 FM; ST. ANDREWS, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WXBT (100.1 FM; WEST COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLTY (96.7 FM; CAYCE, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WARQ (93.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • W240AX (95.9 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTCB (106.7 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W207BQ (89.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WFMV (95.3 FM; SOUTH CONGAREE, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLXC (98.5 FM; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOMG (103.1 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W222AD (92.3 FM; IRMO, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WUSC-FM (90.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA)

TV broadcast stations around Chapin:

  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WRLK-TV (Channel 35; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WBHQ (Channel 63; SUMTER, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W39CL (Channel 39; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W21CA (Channel 21; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W67DP (Channel 67; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Chapin fatal accident list:

May 26, 2005 11:34 PM, Sr-83, Murray Lindler Rd, Lat: 34.148470, Lon: -81.344860, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 12, 1997 06:40 AM, 940, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 17, 1997 11:10 AM, 83, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
May 22, 1988 02:45 AM, Chapin Hwy, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 213ft / 64.8mTotal length
  • $2,207,000Total costs
  • 290,743Total average daily traffic
  • 47,469Total average daily truck traffic
  • 296,203Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Chapin, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 61950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 42000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Chapin, SC
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
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$161,3554$248,60321$223,0761$98,6602$261,205
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$02$198,3600$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$131,8905$302,5980$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$262,4504$241,2500$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$227,5900$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0212.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$218,6601$185,020
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0212.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Chapin, SC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Chapin, SC - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 69. The highest number of fires - 102 took place in 2010, and the least - 8 in 2009. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Chapin, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (55.0%), and Structure Fires (31.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Chapin, SC
    • 57355.0%Outside Fires
    • 32431.1%Structure Fires
    • 13713.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 80.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chapin, SC
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chapin, SC
  • 77.1%Electricity
  • 22.1%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chapin, SC
  • 82.4%Electricity
  • 9.8%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Wood
  • 2.6%Other fuel


Chapin compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
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