Cross Keys, South Carolina

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Population in July 2007: 1,225.
Males: 602  (49.2%)
Females: 623  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
South Carolina median age:  35.4 years

Zip code: 29379

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,034 (it was $35,129 in 2000)
Cross Keys:

$35,034
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,229 (it was $16,716 in 2000)

Cross Keys CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $74,287 (it was $57,000 in 2000)
Cross Keys:

$74,287
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $118,602; Detached houses: $145,840; Mobile homes: $50,316
Cross Keys races chart
  • White alone - 792 (59.9%)
  • Black alone - 517 (39.1%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.4%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.08%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cross Keys: 126.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 630 feet

Land area: 110.9 square miles.

Population density: 11 people per square mile   (very low).

Cross Keys, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Cross Keys:

  • High school or higher: 65.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cross Keys CCD:

  • Never married: 20.9%
  • Now married: 62.4%
  • Separated: 7.0%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Cross Keys CCD:  0.6% ($352)
South Carolina:  0.6% ($510)
Cross Keys satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, SC (43.4 miles , pop. 56,002).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (64.5 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (518.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Whitmire, SC (2.7 miles ), Buffalo, SC (3.0 miles ), Union, SC (3.0 miles ), Monarch Mill, SC (3.2 miles ), West Springs, SC (3.2 miles ), Cross Anchor, SC (3.2 miles) , Carlisle, SC (3.5 miles ), Clinton, SC (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 34.59 N, Longitude: 81.69 W

Cross Keys household income distribution Cross Keys home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.4%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Textile mills and textile products (26%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (25%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

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

Average climate in Cross Keys, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cross Keys-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 25% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.9 miles away from the Cross Keys place center killed 5 people and injured 49 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/16/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.8 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cross Keys-area historical earthquake activity is near 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 67.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 146.8 miles away from Cross Keys center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 153.4 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 279.7 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 224.8 miles away from Cross Keys 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 139.7 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 Union County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Cross Keys:

  • WEST MAIN ST COMMUNITY RESIDEN (Hospital, about 9 miles away; UNION, SC)
  • WALLACE THOMSON HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; UNION, SC)
  • OAKMONT OF UNION (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; UNION, SC)
  • DCI UNION (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; UNION, SC)
  • ELLEN SAGAR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; UNION, SC)
  • PRESBYTERIAN HOME OF SC - CLINTON (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CLINTON, SC)
  • HOSPICE OF LAURENS COUNTY (Hospital, about 14 miles away; CLINTON, SC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cross Keys:

  • Spartanburg Community College (about 32 miles; Spartanburg, SC; Full-time enrollment: 4,309)
  • Limestone College (about 32 miles; Gaffney, SC; FT enrollment: 2,758)
  • University of South Carolina-Upstate (about 33 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,994)
  • Piedmont Technical College (about 37 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 4,831)
  • Lander University (about 39 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 2,870)
  • Greenville Technical College (about 43 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 9,859)
  • Bob Jones University (about 44 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,308)

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Notable locations in Cross Keys: Hickory Nut Hunt Camp (A), Black Buck Hunt Camp (B), Collins Creek Hunt Camp (C), Whitmire Lookout (D), Sedalia Tower Hunt Camp (E), Gist Bridge Boat Ramp (F), Cross Keys Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cross Keys include: Pine Ridge Baptist Church (A), Padgetts Creek Baptist Church (B), New Hope Church (C), Mount Calvary Baptist Church (D), Church of God (E), Galilee Baptist Church (F), Healing Spring Church (G), Macedonia Church (H), Bethesda Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Padgetts Creek Cemetery (1), Old Quaker Cemetery (2), Belmont Cemetery (3), Cold Well Cemetery (4), Lee Cemetery (5), Macedonia Cemetery (6), Rogers Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Evans Branch (A), Frenchman Creek (B), Wofford Branch (C), Wildcat Branch (D), Rennicks Branch (E), Tinker Creek (F), Sparks Creek (G), Brownings Creek (H), Dodds Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Cross Keys: Rose Hill State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Union 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 2007 was 89.3. This is worse than average.

City:

89.3
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2007 was 28.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.3
U.S.:

32.0

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 0.00149. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00149
U.S.:

0.01468
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.1%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.5%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

15.5%
Whole state:

14.1%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.7%
Whole state:

6.5%

Cross Keys compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (53%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cross Keys CCD (based on Union County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.06%
Here: 66.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Assemblies of God
Adherents71.5%17.1%2.3%2.3%1.1%
Congregations42.0%20.3%7.2%4.3%2.9%
NameAmerican Baptist AssociationChurches of ChristSalvation ArmyNational Association of Free Will BaptistsOther
Adherents0.9%0.8%0.7%0.6%2.7%
Congregations4.3%2.9%1.4%2.9%11.6%
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: 6
Union County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Union County:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Union County:

7.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

5.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.2%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

32.1%
South Carolina:

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

12.5%
State:

13.4%

3.05% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,429 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.05%
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 Spartanburg County, SC  0.98% ($26,763 average AGI)
from Cherokee County, SC  0.16% ($21,400)
from Richland County, SC  0.15% ($31,071)


3.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,688 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.98%
South Carolina average:

6.53%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Spartanburg County, SC  1.36% ($31,338 average AGI)
to Cherokee County, SC  0.20% ($22,789)
to Greenville County, SC  0.19% ($24,556)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cross Keys:

  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, 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)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WORD (950 AM; 5 kW; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cross Keys:

  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • W219CH (91.7 FM; LOWRYS, SC; Owner: RICHBURG EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WBT-FM (99.3 FM; CHESTER, SC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WMUU-FM (94.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)
  • WEPR (90.1 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WGVC (106.3 FM; SIMPSONVILLE, SC; Owner: SIMPSONVILLE BROADCASTING LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Cross Keys:

  • WRET-TV (Channel 49; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WBSC-TV (Channel 40; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: ANDERSON (WFBC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WSQY-LP (Channel 66; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WNEH (Channel 38; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
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