Converse, South Carolina

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Population in 2010: 608.
Males: 372  (61.3%)
Females: 236  (38.7%)
Median resident age:

36.4 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 29329.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,985
Converse:

$50,985
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,422

Converse CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $136,500
Converse:

$136,500
SC:

$161,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $181,366; detached houses: $125,090; mobile homes: $353,734

Median gross rent in 2017: $706.

March 2019 cost of living index in Converse: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 55.4%
(51.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 88.9% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Converse, SC (2010)
    • 54990.3%White alone
    • 365.9%Black alone
    • 132.1%Hispanic
    • 61.0%Two or more races
    • 20.3%American Indian alone
    • 20.3%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: English (27.8%), Irish (11.6%), American (7.1%), French (4.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 713 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, SC (32.8 miles , pop. 56,002).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (58.8 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (504.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Clifton, SC (1.1 miles ),
Cowpens, SC (1.6 miles ),
Spartanburg, SC (2.5 miles ),
Mayo, SC (2.6 miles ),
Pacolet, SC (2.7 miles ),
Central Pacolet, SC (2.7 miles ),
Valley Falls, SC (2.7 miles ),
Saxon, SC (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 34.99 N, Longitude: 81.83 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 864

Distribution of median household income in Converse, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Converse, SC in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.9%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2015 was 51.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2015 was 30.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.4
U.S.:

33.3
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00000. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00000
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Converse-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 9% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.1 miles away from the Converse place center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/16/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.2 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Converse-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 83% 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 86.0 miles away from Converse center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 132.3 miles away from the city 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 251.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 174.2 miles away from Converse 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 218.4 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 166.6 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 Spartanburg County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Converse:

  • WHITE OAK ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SPARTANBURG, SC)
  • SUMMIT HILLS SKILLED NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SPARTANBURG, SC)
  • SKYLYN PLACE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SPARTANBURG, SC)
  • MARY BLACK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; SPARTANBURG, SC)
  • MARY BLACK HOSP CTR FOR COMPRE POST AC (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SPARTANBURG, SC)
  • DCI EAST SPARTANBURG (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; SPARTANBURG, SC)
  • SPARTANBURG DIALYSIS, LLC (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; SPARTANBURG, SC)

Amtrak station near Converse:

  • 7 miles: SPARTANBURG (290 MAGNOLIA ST.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Converse:

  • University of South Carolina-Upstate (about 8 miles; Spartanburg, SC; Full-time enrollment: 4,994)
  • Spartanburg Community College (about 9 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,309)
  • Limestone College (about 12 miles; Gaffney, SC; FT enrollment: 2,758)
  • Gardner-Webb University (about 21 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; FT enrollment: 4,241)
  • Isothermal Community College (about 25 miles; Spindale, NC; FT enrollment: 2,165)
  • Cleveland Community College (about 28 miles; Shelby, NC; FT enrollment: 2,541)
  • North Greenville University (about 31 miles; Tigerville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,341)

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

Church in Converse: Converse Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Peters Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Spartanburg County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

66.4%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.5%
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

For population 15 years and over in Converse:

Marital status in Converse, SC
  • Never married: 44.1%
  • Now married: 30.6%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

For population 25 years and over in Converse:

  • High school or higher: 87.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
South Carolina average:

11.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Converse, SC (based on Spartanburg County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant110,676323
Mainline Protestant25,25287
Black Protestant10,18738
Catholic5,3112
Other4,36920
Orthodox2701
None128,242-
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: 49
This county:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
Spartanburg County:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 22
Spartanburg County:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 148
Spartanburg County:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 209
Spartanburg County:

7.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.3%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Spartanburg County:

30.3%
State:

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

11.5%
South Carolina:

13.4%

6.06% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,684 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.06%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($150 average AGI)
Spartanburg County:

0.02%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Greenville County, SC  1.66% ($45,807 average AGI)
from Cherokee County, SC  0.36% ($33,956)
from Union County, SC  0.13% ($41,733)


4.87% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,155 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.87%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($186 average AGI)
Spartanburg County:

0.02%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Greenville County, SC  1.32% ($48,235 average AGI)
to Cherokee County, SC  0.30% ($34,990)
to Union County, SC  0.13% ($30,237)

Strongest AM radio stations in Converse:

  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WORD (950 AM; 5 kW; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSPA (910 AM; 4 kW; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WKDY (1400 AM; 1 kW; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASSOCIATED BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFGN (1180 AM; daytime; 3 kW; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: HOPE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WASC (1530 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: NEW SOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WJFJ (1160 AM; 10 kW; TRYON, NC; Owner: COLUMBUS BROADCAST CORPORATION, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Converse:

  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYFG (91.1 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMUU-FM (94.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)
  • WEPR (90.1 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WOLT (103.3 FM; GREER, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLFJ-FM (89.3 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBZT-FM (96.7 FM; MAULDIN, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Converse:

  • WSQY-LP (Channel 66; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WRET-TV (Channel 49; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBSC-TV (Channel 40; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: ANDERSON (WFBC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WSPA-TV (Channel 7; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 220ft / 67.0mTotal length
  • $1,291,000Total costs
  • 111,892Total average daily traffic
  • 14,515Total average daily truck traffic
  • 82,794Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Converse, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 31990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Converse, SC

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N4ARU, Licensee ID: L00606987, Grant Date: 01/29/2013, Expiration Date: 01/29/2023, Registrant: Daniel A Cody, Converse, SC 29329

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 7. The highest number of fires - 24 took place in 2002, and the least - 1 in 2008. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Converse, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (54.5%), and Outside Fires (35.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Converse, SC
    • 6754.5%Structure Fires
    • 4335.0%Outside Fires
    • 97.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 43.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Converse, SC
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Converse, SC
  • 51.7%Electricity
  • 42.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Converse, SC
  • 87.0%Electricity
  • 13.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Converse compared to South Carolina state average:

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