Danwood, South Carolina

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Population in July 2007: 13,038.
Males: 6,209  (47.6%)
Females: 6,829  (52.4%)
Median resident age:  35.8 years
South Carolina median age:  35.4 years

Zip code: 29541

Estimated median household income in 2016: $50,762 (it was $38,345 in 2000)
Danwood:

$50,762
SC:

$49,501

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $23,963 (it was $18,038 in 2000)

Danwood CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $133,436 (it was $74,200 in 2000)
Danwood:

$133,436
SC:

$153,900
  • Races in Danwood, SC (2000)

    Danwood races chart
    • 8,06065.0%White alone
    • 4,11233.2%Black alone
    • 1000.8%Hispanic
    • 540.4%Asian alone
    • 350.3%American Indian alone
    • 400.3%Two or more races
    • 10.01%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Danwood: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 110 feet

Land area: 69.2 square miles.

Population density: 189 people per square mile   (very low).

Danwood, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Danwood:

  • High school or higher: 76.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Danwood CCD:

  • Never married: 23.9%
  • Now married: 60.7%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

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

Danwood CCD:  0.6% ($416)
South Carolina:  0.6% ($510)
Danwood satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, SC (68.0 miles , pop. 116,278).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (95.1 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (482.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Florence, SC (2.5 miles ), Timmonsville, SC (2.6 miles ), Sardis, SC (2.7 miles ), Quinby, SC (3.2 miles ), Coward, SC (3.2 miles ), Lake Swamp, SC (3.5 miles ), Olanta, SC (3.6 miles ), Darlington, SC (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 34.11 N, Longitude: 79.83 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 843

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.4%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Paper (3%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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

Average climate in Danwood, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Danwood-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 17% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.5 miles away from the Danwood place center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 tornado 33.2 miles away from the place center injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Danwood-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 85.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 153.4 miles away from Danwood 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 74.9 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 117.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.4 miles away from Danwood center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 81.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Florence County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Danwood:

  • CAROLINAS HOSPITAL SYSTEM Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; FLORENCE, SC)
  • SOUTHERN CARE FLORENCE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; FLORENCE, SC)
  • WINYAH COMMUNITY HOSPICE CARE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; FLORENCE, SC)
  • FREEDOM DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; FLORENCE, SC)
  • DHEC REGION 4 HOME HEALTH SVS - EAST (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; FLORENCE, SC)
  • HERITAGE HOME OF FLORENCE INC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FLORENCE, SC)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHABILITATION CTR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FLORENCE, SC)

Amtrak station near Danwood:

  • 8 miles: FLORENCE (807 E. DAY ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Danwood:

  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 10 miles; Florence, SC; Full-time enrollment: 4,468)
  • Francis Marion University (about 12 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,624)
  • Central Carolina Technical College (about 34 miles; Sumter, SC; FT enrollment: 3,108)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 52 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 8,881)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 52 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 5,772)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 54 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 5,548)
  • Richmond Community College (about 56 miles; Hamlet, NC; FT enrollment: 2,106)

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Notable locations in Danwood: Sallie Hill Crossing (A), Howe Springs Fire Department Station 5 (B), Howe Springs Fire Department Station 6 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Danwood include: Bethsadia Church (A), Zion Chapel (B), Southoak Free Will Baptist Church (C), Savannah Grove Baptist Church (D), Piney Grove Church (E), New Covenant Church (F), Meadow Prong Church (G), Glad Tidings Church (H), Friendship Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Anderson Cemetery (1), Sunset Memory Gardens (2), Meadow Prong Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Blackwell Pond (A), Tans Bay (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sparrow Swamp (A), Meadow Prong (B), Long Branch (C), Carter Creek (D), Big Branch (E), Alligator Branch (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Florence 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 2013 was 48.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.9
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 26.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.46. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.46
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00000. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00000
U.S.:

0.01376
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.9%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.6%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

10.8%
Whole state:

14.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.6%
Whole state:

6.5%
37 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
21 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010
173 people in nursing homes in 2000
32 people in other group homes in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
South Carolina average:

13.2

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

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Religion statistics for Danwood CCD (based on Florence County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant42,527200
Mainline Protestant14,52254
Black Protestant10,46436
Other4,1307
Catholic3,3204
Orthodox4001
None61,522-
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: 37
Florence County:

2.81 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Florence County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 98
Florence County:

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 94
Here:

7.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.1%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Florence County:

31.7%
South Carolina:

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

15.3%
State:

13.4%

5.22% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,930 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
South Carolina average:

6.90%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($239 average AGI)
Florence County:

0.03%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Darlington County, SC  0.90% ($28,315 average AGI)
from Williamsburg County, SC  0.27% ($24,938)
from Marion County, SC  0.25% ($25,884)


5.30% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,447 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
South Carolina average:

6.53%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($226 average AGI)
Florence County:

0.04%
South Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Darlington County, SC  0.80% ($26,476 average AGI)
to Williamsburg County, SC  0.29% ($22,140)
to Horry County, SC  0.29% ($31,272)

Strongest AM radio stations in Danwood:

  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WHYM (1260 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: GHB OF LAKE CITY, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WOLS (1230 AM; 1 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: WOLS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYNN (540 AM; 0 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • 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)
  • WDKD (1310 AM; 5 kW; KINGSTREE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WBSC (1550 AM; 10 kW; BENNETTSVILLE, SC; Owner: D-MITCH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJAY (1280 AM; 4 kW; MULLINS, SC; Owner: THE GREATER HWY CHURCH OF CHRIST)
  • WPFM (1400 AM; 1 kW; DARLINGTON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Danwood:

  • WLPG (91.7 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WSIM (93.7 FM; BISHOPVILLE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WURV (102.9 FM; SCRANTON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WYNN-FM (106.3 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMXT (102.1 FM; PAMPLICO, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWFN (100.1 FM; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWKT-FM (99.3 FM; KINGSTREE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDAR-FM (105.5 FM; DARLINGTON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WRJA-FM (88.1 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W237AS (95.3 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W206AR (89.1 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WBZF (98.5 FM; HARTSVILLE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WHLZ (100.5 FM; MARION, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJMX-FM (103.3 FM; CHERAW, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WCMG (94.3 FM; LATTA, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQSD (107.1 FM; BRIARCLIFF ACRES, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WPDT (105.1 FM; JOHNSONVILLE, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Danwood:

  • WPDF-LP (Channel 56; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • W66DE (Channel 50; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJPM-TV (Channel 33; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRJA-TV (Channel 27; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (80%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Danwood compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.

Danwood on our top lists:

  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other construction workers and helpers (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Retail florists (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Supervisors of transportation and material moving workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Personal and laundry services (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Plant and system operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Textile mills and textile products (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Paper (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Rail transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Gasoline stations (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Leather and allied products (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Machinery (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Apparel (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
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