Cowpens, South Carolina

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Population in 2017: 2,324 (90% urban, 10% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.0%
 
Males: 1,103  (47.5%)
Females: 1,221  (52.5%)
Median resident age:

44.2 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 29330.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $30,757 (it was $30,815 in 2000)
Cowpens:

$30,757
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,917 (it was $14,847 in 2000)

Cowpens town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $101,735 (it was $70,200 in 2000)
Cowpens:

$101,735
SC:

$161,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $135,088; detached houses: $141,666; mobile homes: $36,723

Median gross rent in 2017: $530.

March 2019 cost of living index in Cowpens: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 28.0%
(25.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.4% for Black residents, 40.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Cowpens, SC (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Cowpens, South Carolina as of November 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cowpens is 73 to 1.


Crime rates in Cowpens by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(42.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(40.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(90.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(43.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(42.5)
1
(42.3)
3
(126.9)
5
(209.1)
2
(82.4)
1
(40.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.4)
2
(90.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(297.4)
7
(295.9)
9
(380.7)
10
(418.2)
16
(659.0)
27
(1,089)
9
(411.5)
4
(181.7)
1
(45.3)
4
(179.4)
4
(177.5)
4
(174.8)
4
(172.0)
5
(212.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
36
(1,529)
43
(1,817)
36
(1,523)
55
(2,300)
40
(1,647)
31
(1,250)
27
(1,235)
12
(545.0)
12
(543.2)
11
(493.3)
12
(532.6)
5
(218.5)
14
(601.9)
13
(553.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
132
(5,607)
104
(4,396)
70
(2,961)
82
(3,430)
93
(3,830)
71
(2,863)
61
(2,789)
32
(1,453)
44
(1,992)
30
(1,345)
53
(2,352)
18
(786.7)
31
(1,333)
50
(2,129)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(42.5)
6
(253.6)
8
(338.4)
8
(334.6)
7
(288.3)
7
(282.3)
7
(320.1)
1
(45.4)
4
(181.1)
1
(44.8)
2
(88.8)
4
(174.8)
6
(258.0)
2
(85.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(40.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(43.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)441.0395.2366.3504.8448.1486.7305.9149.9240.8127.8174.095.7184.9173.3

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City-data.com crime index in Cowpens, SC

Crime rate in Cowpens detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 10 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.41
South Carolina average:

2.48
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Ancestries: American (17.2%), Irish (13.2%), Scotch-Irish (7.7%), English (5.4%), Ukrainian (3.7%), Scottish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 860 feet

Land area: 2.33 square miles.

Population density: 999 people per square mile   (low).

Cowpens, South Carolina map

118 residents are foreign born (3.2% Europe, 2.9% Latin America).

This town:

6.2%
South Carolina:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $926 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $684 (0.8%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Cowpens, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Cowpens, SC in 2017

Property values in Cowpens, SC

Cowpens satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.9%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +244 (+12.0%).
Most common industries in Cowpens, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (10.2%)
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Printing & related support activities (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.1%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (8.8%)
  • Machinery (5.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.1%)
  • Printing & related support activities (4.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.8%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.1%)
  • Printing & related support activities (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Cowpens, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Cashiers (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Cashiers (6.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)

Average climate in Cowpens, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Cowpens, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2016 was 71.4. This is about average.

City:

71.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2016 was 32.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.0
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 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00000
U.S.:

0.00984

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 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 250.5 miles away from Cowpens center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 174.6 miles away from Cowpens 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 Cowpens 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).
Cowpens topographic map

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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Points of interest:

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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).

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

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 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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Cowpens:

Marital status in Cowpens, SC
  • Never married: 29.5%
  • Now married: 47.5%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 11.9%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

For population 25 years and over in Cowpens:

  • High school or higher: 77.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.2
South Carolina average:

11.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cowpens, 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
Spartanburg County:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

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
Spartanburg County:

7.59 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

10.3%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.3%
South Carolina:

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

11.5%
South Carolina:

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

Cowpens government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $352,000 ($151.46)
    Central Staff Services: $114,000 ($49.05)
    Local Fire Protection: $90,000 ($38.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $85,000 ($36.57)
    Financial Administration: $14,000 ($6.02)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,000 ($4.73)
    Parking Facilities: $6,000 ($2.58)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $387,000 ($166.52)

Cowpens government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $37,000 ($15.92)
  • Tax - Property: $556,000 ($239.24)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $274,000 ($117.90)

Cowpens government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $508,000 ($218.59)

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)
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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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

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
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 305ft / 92.9mTotal length
  • $752,000Total costs
  • 221,806Total average daily traffic
  • 37,291Total average daily truck traffic
  • 128,207Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Cowpens, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 31950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Cowpens, SC

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Main St (Lat: 35.010694 Lon: -81.806500), Call Sign: WBP572,
    Assigned Frequencies: 465.300 MHz, Grant Date: 11/15/2011, Expiration Date: 02/09/2022, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 04/08/1999, Expiration Date: 03/09/2004, Cancellation Date: 05/16/2004, Registrant: Dearybury Oil & Gas Company Inc, Cowpens, SC 29330-0010
  • Lat: 35.060889 Lon: -81.805278, Call Sign: WQYM908,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.140 MHz, 153.357 MHz, 159.607 MHz, 159.870 MHz, 160.147 MHz, Grant Date: 11/14/2016, Expiration Date: 11/14/2026, Certifier: Marvin Tate, Registrant: Diversified Electronics, 108 Park Place Court Suite C, Greenville, SC 29607, Phone: (864) 236-9939, Email:
  • 5920 North Main Street (Lat: 35.020194 Lon: -81.788222), Call Sign: WRAQ373,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.237 MHz, 457.087 MHz, 457.162 MHz, Grant Date: 01/29/2018, Expiration Date: 01/29/2028, Certifier: Adam Tindall, Registrant: National License, 12591 Brompton Road, Carmel, IN 46033, Phone: (317) 564-8018, Email:
  • Lat: 35.019611 Lon: -81.791722, Call Sign: WRCX672,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.462 MHz, 462.487 MHz, 467.462 MHz, 467.487 MHz, 451.362 MHz, Grant Date: 02/20/2019, Expiration Date: 02/20/2029, Certifier: Robert Bratyanski, Registrant: Communication Service Center, Inc., 4 Sulphur Springs Rd, Greenville, SC 29617, Phone: (864) 246-0914, Fax: (864) 246-2303, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Cowpens, Off 85 And Cannons Campground Rd (Lat: 35.068000 Lon: -81.765667), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQJQ531,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11285.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/30/2019, Expiration Date: 11/25/2028, Certifier: Christopher L Harris, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 02/09/2011, Expiration Date: 02/09/2021, Certifier: Christopher L Harris, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 07/11/1989, Expiration Date: 12/01/2019, Cancellation Date: 11/13/2012, Registrant: Munn-Reese, Inc., 385 Airport Drive, Coldwater, MI 49036, Phone: (517) 278-7339

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 09/17/2001
    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, Certificate Issue Date: 03/11/2009
    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, Certificate Issue Date: 11/03/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Leonard W Jr Gallman, 130 Oakstone Rd, Cowpens, SC 29330
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 09/08/2017

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 in Cowpens, SC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Cowpens, SC - Value

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 70. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 135 took place in 2005, and the least - 4 in 2002. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Cowpens, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (55.2%), and Outside Fires (30.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Cowpens, SC
    • 65855.2%Structure Fires
    • 36330.4%Outside Fires
    • 14412.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 282.3%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cowpens, SC
  • 69.1%Electricity
  • 17.8%Utility gas
  • 9.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cowpens, SC
  • 76.7%Electricity
  • 13.9%Utility gas
  • 9.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Cowpens compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
There are 2 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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