Chappells, South Carolina

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Population in July 2007: 1,176.
Males: 604  (51.4%)
Females: 572  (48.6%)
Median resident age:  39.1 years
South Carolina median age:  35.4 years

Zip code: 29037

Estimated median household income in 2013: $52,190 (it was $41,691 in 2000)
Chappells:

$52,190
SC:

$44,163

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,190 (it was $18,171 in 2000)

Chappells CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $137,308 (it was $87,200 in 2000)
Chappells:

$137,308
SC:

$139,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $154,486; Detached houses: $172,449; Townhouses or other attached units: $348,092; Mobile homes: $96,787
  • Races in Chappells, SC (2000)

    Chappells races chart
    • 74466.9%White alone
    • 34731.2%Black alone
    • 151.3%Hispanic
    • 30.3%Other race alone
    • 30.3%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Chappells: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 440 feet

Land area: 87.4 square miles.

Population density: 13 people per square mile   (very low).

Chappells, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Chappells:

  • High school or higher: 69.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chappells CCD:

  • Never married: 19.5%
  • Now married: 58.2%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 17.2%

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

Chappells CCD:  0.5% ($469)
South Carolina:  0.6% ($510)
Chappells satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dutch Fork, SC (40.8 miles , pop. 59,332).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (88.9 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (543.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Silverstreet, SC (2.8 miles ), Cross Hill, SC (3.0 miles ), Ninety Six, SC (3.3 miles ), Mountville, SC (3.3 miles) , Saluda River, SC (3.5 miles ), Joanna, SC (3.6 miles ), Newberry, SC (3.7 miles ), Coronaca, SC (3.7 miles) .

Latitude: 34.23 N, Longitude: 81.85 W

Area code: 864

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

5.2%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (9%)
  • Food (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Paper (6%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • U. S. Postal service (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Life and physical scientists (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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

Average climate in Chappells, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Chappells-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 26% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/13/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.4 miles away from the Chappells place center killed 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/31/1973, a category F4 tornado 22.9 miles away from the place center killed 7 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chappells-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 84% 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 44.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 134.9 miles away from Chappells center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 161.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 216.4 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 129.2 miles away from Chappells center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 298.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Newberry County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Chappells:

  • NHC HEALTHCARE - GREENWOOD (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; GREENWOOD, SC)
  • J F HAWKINS NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; NEWBERRY, SC)
  • DHEC REGION 3 HOME HEALTH SVS (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; NEWBERRY, SC)
  • WHITE OAK MANOR - NEWBERRY (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; NEWBERRY, SC)
  • FMC OF NEWBERRY (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; NEWBERRY, SC)
  • NEWBERRY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; NEWBERRY, SC)
  • MCCULLOUGH COMMUNITY RES. (Hospital, about 15 miles away; NEWBERRY, SC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chappells:

  • Piedmont Technical College (about 16 miles; Greenwood, SC; Full-time enrollment: 4,831)
  • Lander University (about 19 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 2,870)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 47 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Midlands Technical College (about 47 miles; West Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 8,916)
  • Aiken Technical College (about 49 miles; Graniteville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • Anderson University (about 50 miles; Anderson, SC; FT enrollment: 2,510)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 50 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 27,789)

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Notable location: Newberry County Rural Fire Department Chappells (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Chappells include: Cross Roads Church (A), Crossroads Church (B), Little River Church (C), Scurry-Spring Hill Church (D), Saluda Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bozeman-Scurry Graveyard (1), Cross Roads Cemetery (2), Little River Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Smiths Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sharps Branch (A), Mudlick Creek (B), Pages Creek (C), Reeder Branch (D), Quaker Creek (E), Mills Creek (F), Garrison Creek (G), Davenport Branch (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Newberry 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 2007 was 57.3. This is better than average.

City:

57.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 12.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.9
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00468. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00468
U.S.:

0.01468
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.3%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.3%
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: 0.0% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

11.8%
Whole state:

14.1%

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

1.2%
Whole state:

6.5%

Chappells compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.3
South Carolina average:

13.2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (57%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Wood (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chappells CCD (based on Newberry County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant11,03748
Evangelical Protestant7,40244
Black Protestant4,54030
Other4793
Catholic2501
None13,800-
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: 10
Newberry County:

2.66 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Newberry County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Newberry County:

7.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Here:

9.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.9%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Newberry County:

32.6%
South Carolina:

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

17.9%
State:

13.4%

4.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,224 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.59%
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 Lexington County, SC  0.70% ($41,505 average AGI)
from Richland County, SC  0.64% ($41,765)
from Laurens County, SC  0.29% ($27,026)


5.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,100 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
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 Lexington County, SC  0.83% ($35,718 average AGI)
to Richland County, SC  0.71% ($32,766)
to Laurens County, SC  0.26% ($21,886)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chappells:

  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WCZZ (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: KEENE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKDK (1240 AM; 1 kW; NEWBERRY, SC; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBLR (1430 AM; 5 kW; BATESBURG, SC; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chappells:

  • WHZQ (94.1 FM; CROSS HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W274AE (102.7 FM; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJES-FM (92.1 FM; SALUDA, SC; Owner: BRECKENRIDGE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WBBQ-FM (104.3 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGVC (106.3 FM; SIMPSONVILLE, SC; Owner: SIMPSONVILLE BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WZSN (103.5 FM; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: KEENE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WKSX-FM (92.7 FM; JOHNSTON, SC; Owner: EDGEFIELD-SALUDA RADIO COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Chappells:

  • WNEH (Channel 38; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WBSC-TV (Channel 40; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: ANDERSON (WFBC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)

Chappells fatal accident list:

Mar 12, 1995 10:20 AM, 48, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Chappells)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • STATION, Buzzards Roost Hydro Plant On Sc Hwy 34 (Lat: 34.167611 Lon: -81.900111), Overall height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WGX939
    Assigned Frequencies: 6585.00 MHz, 6665.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/11/1994, Expiration Date: 08/11/1999, Cancellation Date: 06/07/1999
    Registrant: Phone: (704) 373-3367
  • STATION, 2.6 Mi N Of Int Of Sr 39 And 56 Near (Lat: 34.237056 Lon: -81.892889), Overall height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: WHK268
    Assigned Frequencies: 6615.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/22/2011, Expiration Date: 03/26/2021, Certifier: Clifford B Jordan Jr.
    Registrant: South Carolina Etv Commission, 1101 George Rodgers Blvd, Columbia, SC 29201, Phone: (803) 737-3500, Email:
  • .15 Mi S Of County Hwy 347 (Lat: 34.237056 Lon: -81.892889), Overall height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: WHS630, Licensee ID: L00012124
    Assigned Frequencies: 7025.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/27/1984, Expiration Date: 12/01/2020
    Registrant: South Carolina Educational Television Commission, 1101 George Rogers Boulevard, Columbia, SC 29201
  • 0.15 Mi S Of Cnty Hwy 347 (Lat: 34.237056 Lon: -81.892889), Overall height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: WHY328, Licensee ID: L00327111
    Assigned Frequencies: 7075.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/24/1984, Expiration Date: 12/01/2020
    Registrant: South Carolina Educational Tv Commission, 1101 George Rogers Blvd, Columbia, SC 29201-4761

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KJ4UIQ, Licensee ID: L01562756
    Grant Date: 04/19/2010, Expiration Date: 04/19/2020, Certifier: William D Butler
    Registrant: William D Butler, 864 Hwy 702, Chappells, SC 29037

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: BRANNON F PAUL JR LANCAIR ES (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 117ES , Serial Number: ES-117, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 04/04/2006
    Registrant (Individual): F Paul Jr Brannon, Po Box 6040, Chappells, SC 29037
  • Aircraft: ENGINEERING & RESEARCH 415-C (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 99659 , Serial Number: 2282, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 05/21/1956
    Registrant (Individual): W E Jr Spearman, Rt 1 Box 18, Chappells, SC 29037

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