Cordova, South Carolina

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Population in 2013: 169 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.6%
 
Males: 87  (51.8%)
Females: 82  (48.2%)
Median resident age:  37.7 years
South Carolina median age:  38.6 years

Zip code: 29039

Estimated median household income in 2013: $23,690 (it was $43,125 in 2000)
Cordova:

$23,690
SC:

$44,163

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $12,227 (it was $18,332 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $83,545 (it was $65,600 in 2000)
Cordova:

$83,545
SC:

$139,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $116,080; Detached houses: $139,879; Townhouses or other attached units: $136,995; In 2-unit structures: $159,741; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $356,791; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $92,971; Mobile homes: $59,175; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $172,924

Median gross rent in 2013: $522.

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  • Races in Cordova, SC (2010)

    Cordova races chart
    • 14082.8%White alone
    • 2112.4%Black alone
    • 31.8%American Indian alone
    • 31.8%Hispanic
    • 21.2%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Cordova: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (9.9%), German (7.9%), English (5.1%), Arab (2.4%), United States (1.6%), Scottish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 252 feet

Land area: 0.45 square miles.

Population density: 374 people per square mile   (very low).

Cordova, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Cordova:

  • High school or higher: 101.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cordova town:

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 46.0%
  • Separated: 8.3%
  • Widowed: 21.8%
  • Divorced: 1.6%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Cordova, South Carolina as of August 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Cordova to the number of sex offenders is 21 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $763 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $502 (1.2%)

Cordova satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, SC (40.6 miles , pop. 116,278).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (122.7 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (555.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Edisto, SC (1.8 miles ), Orangeburg, SC (2.3 miles ), Wilkinson Heights, SC (2.5 miles ), Cope, SC (2.5 miles) , Rowesville, SC (2.5 miles ), Brookdale, SC (2.7 miles ), Bamberg, SC (3.4 miles ), Norway, SC (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $95,000

Latitude: 33.43 N, Longitude: 80.92 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 803

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

8.4%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +22 (+16.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Other services, except public administration (21%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Information (2%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (2%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (32%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Cordova, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cordova-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 14% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.8 miles away from the Cordova town center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 12/10/2004, a category F3 tornado 10.7 miles away from the town center injured one person.

Earthquake activity:

Cordova-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 95.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 58.2 miles away from Cordova 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 53.6 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 91.4 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 59.8 miles away from Cordova center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 238.1 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).
Cordova topographic map

Birthplace of: Dennis Shedd - Judge.

Hospitals and medical centers near Cordova:

  • LAUREL BAYE HEALTHCARE OF ORANGEBURG (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ORANGEBURG, SC)
  • JOLLEY ACRES HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ORANGEBURG, SC)
  • UNIHEALTH POST ACUTE CARE ORANGEBURG, LLC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ORANGEBURG, SC)
  • DHEC REGION 5 HOME HEALTH SVS (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; ORANGEBURG, SC)
  • SOUTH ORANGEBURG DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; ORANGEBURG, SC)
  • WANNAMAKER ST COMM RES. (Hospital, about 6 miles away; ORANGEBURG, SC)
  • SIFLY ST COMMUNITY RES. (Hospital, about 6 miles away; ORANGEBURG, SC)

Amtrak station near Cordova:

  • 15 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 Cordova:

  • South Carolina State University (about 6 miles; Orangeburg, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,481)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (about 10 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 2,113)
  • Denmark Technical College (about 15 miles; Denmark, SC; FT enrollment: 2,050)
  • Midlands Technical College (about 38 miles; West Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 8,916)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 40 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 27,789)
  • Benedict College (about 41 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 3,039)
  • Central Carolina Technical College (about 47 miles; Sumter, SC; FT enrollment: 3,108)

Public high school in Cordova:

  • EDISTO HIGH (Students: 763; Location: PO Box 101; Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Cordova:

  • EDISTO PRIMARY (Students: 689; Location: 3239 Cordova Road; Grades: PK-2)
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Notable location: Orangeburg County Fire Department Cordova (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Cordova: Ebenezer Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location 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 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 41.8%
(37.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  3.0 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  94.7%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.5%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Cordova compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage 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 significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.8
South Carolina average:

12.0

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (43%)
  • Utility gas (33%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant26,734124
Mainline Protestant15,33660
Black Protestant9,40041
Other2,3138
Catholic1,1253
None37,593-
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: 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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$102
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$152
Totals for Government 0$0 6$254

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,000 ($29.59)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($11.83)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($5.92)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $4,000 ($23.67)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($17.75)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $21,000 ($124.26)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($11.83)
  • Tax - Property: $2,000 ($11.83)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($5.92)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $88,000 ($520.71)

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 Cordova:

  • WPJK (1580 AM; 1 kW; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: BOSE GOWDY)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WRIT (790 AM; 1 kW; BAMBERG-DENMARK, SC; Owner: VOORHEES COLLEGE)
  • WQIZ (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: RADIO PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WQKI (710 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ST. MATTHEWS, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cordova:

  • WIGL (102.9 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQKI-FM (93.9 FM; ST. MATTHEWS, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSSB-FM (90.3 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WWBD (95.7 FM; BAMBERG, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGFG (105.1 FM; BRANCHVILLE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHXT (103.9 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WTCB (106.7 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBAW-FM (99.1 FM; BARNWELL, SC; Owner: BULLIE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSPX (94.5 FM; BOWMAN, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WNKT (107.5 FM; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAAW (94.7 FM; WILLISTON, SC; Owner: FRANK NEELY)
  • WORG (100.3 FM; ELLOREE, SC; Owner: GARRIS COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Cordova:

  • W55CQ (Channel 55; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W31BS (Channel 31; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WJBF (Channel 6; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAGT (Channel 26; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WAGT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WEBA-TV (Channel 14; ALLENDALE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WBHQ (Channel 63; SUMTER, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)

Cordova fatal accident list:

Sep 3, 1998 04:25 PM, 134, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Dec 22, 1998 06:50 PM, Us-301, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Nov 14, 1978 03:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1/2 Mi S Int Us 301 & Sc 70 (Lat: 33.454611 Lon: -80.951472), Call Sign: KNCV343, Licensee ID: L00101666
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.035 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/05/2002, Expiration Date: 03/04/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2012
    Registrant: Fogle Trucking Company, 1050 Crosscreek Rd, Orangeburg, SC 29115, Phone: (803) 534-3178

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KE4PKL, Licensee ID: L00866081
    Grant Date: 05/21/2004, Expiration Date: 07/21/2014
    Registrant: William C Bishop, 165 Mack Rd, Cordova, SC 29039
  • Call Sign: KT4KB, Previous Call Sign: KE4SLU, Licensee ID: L01034652
    Grant Date: 06/27/2005, Expiration Date: 10/31/2014, Certifier: Jonathan J Lambdin
    Registrant: Jonathan J Lambdin, 431 Hidden Acres Rd, Cordova, SC 29039
  • Call Sign: W3EYK
    Grant Date: 12/03/1996, Expiration Date: 12/03/2006, Cancellation Date: 12/04/2008
    Registrant: Bertrand G Braithwaite, 118 Principal Ct, Cordova, SC 29039
  • Call Sign: W4BPD
    Grant Date: 09/19/1989, Expiration Date: 09/19/1999, Cancellation Date: 09/20/2001
    Registrant: Gus M Browning Sr, Drawer Dx, Cordova, SC 29039
  • Call Sign: KJ4ZBX, Licensee ID: L01602034
    Grant Date: 11/09/2010, Expiration Date: 11/09/2020, Certifier: Donavan P Gaffney
    Registrant: Donavan P Gaffney, 115 Williams St, Cordova, SC 29039

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 48
  • Hazardous Condition: 5
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Cordova

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