Cope, South Carolina

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Population in 2013: 77 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -28.0%
Males: 36  (47.4%)
Females: 41  (52.6%)
Median resident age:  45.8 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip code: 29038

Estimated median household income in 2012: $82,026 (it was $28,056 in 2000)
Cope:

$82,026
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,659 (it was $18,243 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $69,727 (it was $34,200 in 2000)
Cope:

$69,727
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $104,116; Detached houses: $131,175; Mobile homes: $52,079
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  • White alone - 44 (57.1%)
  • Black alone - 31 (40.3%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (2.6%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cope: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (5.4%), German (2.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.9%), Scottish (2.5%), West Indian (2.5%), French (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 195 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 311 people per square mile   (very low).

Cope, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Cope:

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cope town:

  • Never married: 24.8%
  • Now married: 65.9%
  • Separated: 6.7%
  • Widowed: 1.9%
  • Divorced: 0.6%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Cope, South Carolina as of May 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Cope to the number of sex offenders is 15 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $275 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.7%)

Cope satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, SC (44.2 miles , pop. 116,278).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (127.0 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (561.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Bamberg, SC (2.4 miles ), Cordova, SC (2.5 miles) , Norway, SC (2.9 miles ), Denmark, SC (2.9 miles ), Edisto, SC (3.0 miles ), Rowesville, SC (3.1 miles ), Orangeburg, SC (3.4 miles ), Wilkinson Heights, SC (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 33.38 N, Longitude: 81.01 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 803

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

8.4%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -17 (-13.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (38%)
  • Utilities (30%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (58%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (21%)
  • Business operations specialists (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Electricians (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (38%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (23%)
  • Religious workers (15%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (15%)

Average climate in Cope, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cope-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 12% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.6 miles away from the Cope town center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/15/2008, a category F3 tornado 12.8 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Cope-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 86% 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 91.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 59.9 miles away from Cope 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 56.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 91.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 62.0 miles away from Cope center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 237.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Orangeburg County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cope topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Cope:

  • CENTRAL BAMBERG DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; BAMBERG, SC)
  • BAMBERG COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 6 miles away; BAMBERG, SC)
  • UNIHEALTH POST-ACUTE CARE OF BAMBERG (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BAMBERG, SC)
  • VNA OF GREATER BAMBERG (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; BAMBERG, SC)
  • BAMBERG DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; BAMBERG, SC)
  • LAUREL BAYE HEALTHCARE OF ORANGEBURG (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ORANGEBURG, SC)
  • JOLLEY ACRES HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ORANGEBURG, SC)

Amtrak station near Cope:

  • 9 miles: DENMARK (200 W. BARUCH ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cope:

  • Denmark Technical College (about 9 miles; Denmark, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,050)
  • South Carolina State University (about 13 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,481)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (about 16 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 2,113)
  • Midlands Technical College (about 41 miles; West Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 8,916)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 43 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 27,789)
  • Benedict College (about 44 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 3,039)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 46 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,815)

Public high school in Cope:

Public elementary/middle school in Cope:

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

Churches in Cope include: Sanctified Church (A), Cope Baptist Church (B), Macedonia Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Orangeburg 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 2003 was 54.8. This is better than average.

City:

54.8
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 11.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.3%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 80.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.0 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  51.3%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.6%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Cope compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (47%)
  • Utility gas (45%)
  • No fuel used (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cope town (based on Orangeburg County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.80%
Here: 44.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents39.4%34.7%4.3%2.5%2.3%
Congregations28.7%35.3%2.7%1.3%2.0%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Church of the NazareneInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchOther
Adherents2.2%2.1%1.8%1.6%8.9%
Congregations2.7%6.0%2.0%4.0%15.3%
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: 23
Orangeburg County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Orangeburg County:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 78
Orangeburg County:

8.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 58
Here:

6.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.9%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Orangeburg County:

38.2%
South Carolina:

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

14.6%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$340
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,200
Welfare 0$0 1$1,200
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$2,400
Totals for Government 0$0 9$5,140

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

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $50,000 ($649.35)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $9,000 ($116.88)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($77.92)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($25.97)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($25.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($12.99)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($12.99)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $6,000 ($77.92)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,000 ($90.91)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $56,000 ($727.27)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,000 ($38.96)
  • Tax - NEC: $5,000 ($64.94)
    Public Utilities: $5,000 ($64.94)
    Property: $2,000 ($25.97)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $39,000 ($506.49)

4.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,165 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
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 Richland County, SC  0.47% ($28,120 average AGI)
from Lexington County, SC  0.34% ($30,059)
from Dorchester County, SC  0.28% ($25,365)


5.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,128 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
South Carolina average:

6.53%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($232 average AGI)
Orangeburg County:

0.04%
South Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Richland County, SC  0.77% ($27,084 average AGI)
to Lexington County, SC  0.55% ($33,306)
to Calhoun County, SC  0.35% ($25,380)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cope:

  • WRIT (790 AM; 1 kW; BAMBERG-DENMARK, SC; Owner: VOORHEES COLLEGE)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WQIZ (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: RADIO PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WPJK (1580 AM; 1 kW; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: BOSE GOWDY)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, 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)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cope:

  • WWBD (95.7 FM; BAMBERG, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIGL (102.9 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBAW-FM (99.1 FM; BARNWELL, SC; Owner: BULLIE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGFG (105.1 FM; BRANCHVILLE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQKI-FM (93.9 FM; ST. MATTHEWS, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTCB (106.7 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHXT (103.9 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WAFJ (88.3 FM; BELVEDERE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSPX (94.5 FM; BOWMAN, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSSB-FM (90.3 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WZNY (105.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNKT (107.5 FM; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAAW (94.7 FM; WILLISTON, SC; Owner: FRANK NEELY)
  • WIIZ (97.9 FM; BLACKVILLE, SC; Owner: NICWILD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cope:

  • W55CQ (Channel 55; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WEBA-TV (Channel 14; ALLENDALE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WJBF (Channel 6; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAGT (Channel 26; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WAGT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRDW-TV (Channel 12; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WRDW LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • W31BS (Channel 31; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WJWJ-TV (Channel 16; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)

Cope fatal accident list:

Jan 17, 2002 06:47 PM, Us-301, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Cope)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cope)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150L (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 10043 , Serial Number: 15074755, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 07/05/1923
    Registrant (Corporation): Angel Air LLC, 5470 Cordova Rd, Cope, SC 29038
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 12098 , Serial Number: 17261808, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 06/23/1973
    Registrant (Individual): James D Traywick, 4712 Cordova Rd, Cope, SC 29038
  • Aircraft: ARRINGTON FREDERICK CONWAY AVID MARK IV (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 142FA , Serial Number: 1356D, Year manufactured: 0000, Airworthiness Date: 05/24/1995
    Registrant (Individual): Frederick Conway Arrington, 1041 Binnicker Bridge Rd, Cope, SC 29038

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 32
  • Hazardous Condition: 4

Incident types - Cope

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