Cowpens, South Carolina

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Population in 2014: 2,235 (90% urban, 10% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.9%
 
Males: 1,031  (46.1%)
Females: 1,204  (53.9%)
Median resident age:  42.9 years
South Carolina median age:  38.6 years

Zip codes: 29330.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $26,024 (it was $30,815 in 2000)
Cowpens:

$26,024
SC:

$44,163

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,949 (it was $14,847 in 2000)

Cowpens town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $86,725 (it was $70,200 in 2000)
Cowpens:

$86,725
SC:

$139,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $135,672; Detached houses: $149,009; Mobile homes: $34,046

Median gross rent in 2013: $542.

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  • Races in Cowpens, SC (2010)

    Cowpens races chart
    • 1,57472.8%White alone
    • 45921.2%Black alone
    • 924.3%Hispanic
    • 291.3%Two or more races
    • 60.3%American Indian alone
    • 20.09%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cowpens: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (20.0%), English (16.4%), Irish (12.0%), Scotch-Irish (6.1%), German (3.1%), Scottish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 860 feet

Land area: 2.33 square miles.

Population density: 960 people per square mile   (low).

Cowpens,SC real estate house value index trend

Cowpens, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Cowpens:

  • High school or higher: 72.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cowpens town:

  • Never married: 30.5%
  • Now married: 42.4%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 12.2%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

24 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.3%
South Carolina:

4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $867 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $478 (0.6%)

Cowpens satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, SC (35.0 miles , pop. 56,002).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (56.7 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (502.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Converse, SC (1.6 miles ), Clifton, SC (1.6 miles ), Mayo, SC (2.4 miles ), Macedonia, SC (2.6 miles ), Central Pacolet, SC (2.8 miles ), Pacolet, SC (2.9 miles ), Spartanburg, SC (2.9 miles ), Valley Falls, SC (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 35.02 N, Longitude: 81.80 W

Area code: 864

Cowpens household income distribution Cowpens home values distribution

Property values in Cowpens, SC


Crime rates in Cowpens by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0201001010020
per 100,000 0.086.10.042.50.00.041.80.040.30.00.090.50.0
Robberies 0131135210120
per 100,000 0.043.0128.542.542.3126.9209.182.440.30.045.490.50.0
Assaults 91567791016279414
per 100,000 385.8645.4257.1297.4295.9380.7418.2659.01,088.7411.5181.745.3179.4
Burglaries 23242036433655403127121211
per 100,000 985.91,032.7856.91,529.31,817.41,522.82,300.31,647.41,250.01,234.6545.0543.2493.3
Thefts 74861401321047082937161324430
per 100,000 3,171.93,700.55,998.35,607.54,395.62,961.13,429.53,830.32,862.92,789.21,453.21,991.91,345.3
Auto thefts 3241688777141
per 100,000 128.686.1171.442.5253.6338.4334.6288.3282.3320.145.4181.144.8
Arson N/A000000010000
per 100,000 N/A0.00.00.00.00.00.00.040.30.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 294.9455.9420.1459.0411.3381.3525.4466.4506.6318.4156.0250.7133.0

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Cowpens detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.69
South Carolina average:

2.19
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.5%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +244 (+12.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Cowpens, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cowpens-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 8% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the Cowpens town 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 2.7 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cowpens-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above 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 88.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 133.1 miles away from Cowpens 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 250.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 174.6 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 220.3 miles away from Cowpens 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 166.9 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 (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Ice Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cowpens topographic map

Birthplace of: Hank Garland - Country guitarist, Gabe Wilkins - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Cowpens:

  • WHITE OAK ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SPARTANBURG, SC)
  • SUMMIT HILLS SKILLED NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SPARTANBURG, SC)
  • SKYLYN PLACE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SPARTANBURG, SC)
  • MARY BLACK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; SPARTANBURG, SC)
  • MARY BLACK HOSP CTR FOR COMPRE POST AC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SPARTANBURG, SC)
  • DCI EAST SPARTANBURG (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; SPARTANBURG, SC)
  • SPARTANBURG DIALYSIS, LLC (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; SPARTANBURG, SC)

Amtrak station near Cowpens:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cowpens:

  • Limestone College (about 10 miles; Gaffney, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,758)
  • University of South Carolina-Upstate (about 10 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,994)
  • Spartanburg Community College (about 11 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,309)
  • Gardner-Webb University (about 18 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; FT enrollment: 4,241)
  • Isothermal Community College (about 23 miles; Spindale, NC; FT enrollment: 2,165)
  • Cleveland Community College (about 26 miles; Shelby, NC; FT enrollment: 2,541)
  • North Greenville University (about 33 miles; Tigerville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,341)

Private high school in Cowpens:

  • MOUNTAIN VIEW CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 167, Location: 650 BATTLE GROUND RD, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Cowpens:

  • COWPENS ELEMENTARY (Students: 514, Location: 341 FOSTER STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • COWPENS MIDDLE (Location: 150 FOSTER STREET, Grades: 6-8)
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Notable location: Cowpens Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Cowpens include: First Baptist Church (A), Central Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Morgan Memorial Gardens (1), Waters Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Boomerangs (Arcades & Amusements; 5351 North Main Street).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 61.3. This is better than average.

City:

61.3
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 23.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 9.99. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.99
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00000. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00000
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 24.0%
(15.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 75.0% for Black residents, 23.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 43.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.3%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.9%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

People in group quarters in Cowpens in 2010:

  • 25 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 12 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
19 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Cowpens, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Cowpens (2011 data):

  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Cowpens Branch at 105 West Church Street, branch established on 1963/04/01. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.5
South Carolina average:

12.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Cowpens town (based on Spartanburg County data)

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
Spartanburg County:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This 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.
State:

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

7.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.3%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Spartanburg County:

30.3%
South Carolina:

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

11.5%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Cowpens:

47.4%
South Carolina:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.6%
South Carolina:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.3
State:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Cowpens:

20.8%
South Carolina:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Cowpens:

13.3%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Cowpens:

6.8
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Cowpens:

36.3%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

52.6%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.8%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cowpens, SC Residents
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 3$8,739$34,9565$242
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$136
Police Protection - Officers 5$14,340$34,4162$2,150
Firefighters 0$0 13$5,963
Streets and Highways 3$6,154$24,6160$0
Totals for Government 11$29,233$31,89121$8,491

Cowpens government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $429,000 ($191.95)
    Regular Highways: $342,000 ($153.02)
    Central Staff Services: $286,000 ($127.96)
    Local Fire Protection: $260,000 ($116.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $73,000 ($32.66)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $68,000 ($30.43)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $210,000 ($93.96)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $498,000 ($222.82)

Cowpens government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $24,000 ($10.74)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($4.03)
    Sale of Property: $6,000 ($2.68)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $81,000 ($36.24)
  • Tax - Property: $527,000 ($235.79)
    Other License: $229,000 ($102.46)
    Public Utility License: $82,000 ($36.69)

Cowpens government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,000 ($17.45)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,000 ($9.40)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,000 ($8.05)

4.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,037 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.84%
South Carolina average:

6.90%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($185 average AGI)
Spartanburg County:

0.02%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Greenville County, SC  1.16% ($34,365 average AGI)
from Cherokee County, SC  0.32% ($28,063)
from Laurens County, SC  0.13% ($25,894)


4.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,204 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.69%
South Carolina average:

6.53%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($620 average AGI)
Spartanburg County:

0.05%
South Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Greenville County, SC  1.15% ($34,662 average AGI)
to Cherokee County, SC  0.24% ($26,221)
to Richland County, SC  0.11% ($26,393)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cowpens:

  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WORD (950 AM; 5 kW; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WSPA (910 AM; 4 kW; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFGN (1180 AM; daytime; 3 kW; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: HOPE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WKDY (1400 AM; 1 kW; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASSOCIATED BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WJFJ (1160 AM; 10 kW; TRYON, NC; Owner: COLUMBUS BROADCAST CORPORATION, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cowpens:

  • WYFG (91.1 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, 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)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WOLT (103.3 FM; GREER, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLFJ-FM (89.3 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cowpens:

  • 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.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WBSC-TV (Channel 40; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: ANDERSON (WFBC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WSPA-TV (Channel 7; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
Cowpens fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Cowpens fatal accident list:

Jul 11, 2001 08:44 PM, Pacolet Road, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 20, 1992 09:29 AM, 29, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 31, 1989 08:38 AM, Churchstrt, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 28, 1989 08:41 PM, Linda St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 27, 1989 10:00 AM, 29, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jul 26, 1986 05:45 PM, 45, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 16, 1982 07:55 PM, 29, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • $956,000Total costs
  • 1,150Total average daily traffic
  • 23Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,472Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

111 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Cowpens)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Main St (Lat: 35.010694 Lon: -81.806500), Call Sign: WBP572
    Assigned Frequencies: 465.300 MHzGrant Date: 11/15/2011, Expiration Date: 02/09/2022Registrant: Spartanburg Communications / 9-1-1, Spartanburg, SC 29304, Phone: (864) 596-2050, Fax: (864) 596-2382, Email:
  • S Main St (Lat: 35.026500 Lon: -81.805667), Call Sign: KAU529, Licensee ID: L00111072
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.870 MHzGrant Date: 04/08/1999, Expiration Date: 03/09/2004, Cancellation Date: 05/16/2004Registrant: Dearybury Oil & Gas Company Inc, Cowpens, SC 29330-0010

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Cowpens, Off 85 And Cannons Campground Rd (Lat: 35.068000 Lon: -81.765667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQJQ531
    Assigned Frequencies: 11565.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHzGrant Date: 11/25/2008, Expiration Date: 11/25/2018, Certifier: Christopher L HarrisRegistrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • CMTRYST, 181 Rosa Drive (Lat: 35.018111 Lon: -81.725611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 82.3 m, Call Sign: WQNH911
    Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHzGrant Date: 02/09/2011, Expiration Date: 02/09/2021, Certifier: Christopher L HarrisRegistrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Road Suite 200 E, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • Rt2 Box 365a (Lat: 35.062333 Lon: -81.782583), Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WHG434
    Assigned Frequencies: 947.000 MHzGrant Date: 07/11/1989, Expiration Date: 12/01/2019, Cancellation Date: 11/13/2012Registrant: Munn-Reese, Inc., 385 Airport Drive, Coldwater, MI 49036, Phone: (517) 278-7339

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cowpens)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: S.O.C.A.T.A. MS894A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 320RA , Serial Number: 12010, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 05/28/1974
    Registrant (Individual): Sam Mccraw, 198 Bobcat Trl, Cowpens, SC 29330
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/05/1992
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 305C (0-1E) (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3234P , Serial Number: 305M-0015, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 06/20/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Samuel A Mccraw, 198 Bobcat Trl, Cowpens, SC 29330
  • Aircraft: P&M AVIATION LTD QUIK GT450 912S (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 702PM , Serial Number: 8246, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 04/09/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Samuel A Mccraw, 198 Bobcat Trl, Cowpens, SC 29330
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9047E , Serial Number: 11AC-677, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 12/03/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Leonard W Jr Gallman, 130 Oakstone Rd, Cowpens, SC 29330

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)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$157,6801$90,0606$112,0001$23,4901$41,8901$13,160
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$60,8900$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$54,4501$71,5104$104,8701$36,6500$01$29,170
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$73,6000$02$137,4100$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0222.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$76,145
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$119,980
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0222.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 19
  • Hazardous Condition: 6
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Cowpens

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cowpens, SC
Most common first names in Cowpens, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James7670.2 years
William4569.4 years
John4572.7 years
Mary4474.8 years
Robert3971.2 years
Charles3164.9 years
Lillie1881.1 years
Ruth1778.8 years
Thomas1665.4 years
Walter1571.5 years
Most common last names in Cowpens, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4076.5 years
Cash3679.6 years
Phillips2772.4 years
Martin2777.3 years
Oglesby2672.9 years
Scruggs2567.8 years
Fowler2475.6 years
Spencer2270.2 years
Price2273.3 years
Moore2069.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (67%)
  • Utility gas (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
Businesses in Cowpens, SC
NameCountNameCount
Rite Aid1U-Haul1
Subway1UPS1

Cowpens compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 9 patent applications in 2008-2016.