Dutch Fork, South Carolina

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Population in July 2007: 66,450.
Males: 33,591  (50.6%)
Females: 32,859  (49.4%)
Median resident age:  31.5 years
South Carolina median age:  35.4 years

Zip code: 29063

Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,898 (it was $43,260 in 2000)
Dutch Fork:

$51,898
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,849 (it was $21,554 in 2000)

Dutch Fork CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $150,109 (it was $95,900 in 2000)
Dutch Fork:

$150,109
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $192,133; Detached houses: $203,702; Townhouses or other attached units: $107,820; In 2-unit structures: $94,485; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $91,738; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $123,711; Mobile homes: $74,106
Dutch Fork races chart
  • White alone - 35,117 (59.2%)
  • Black alone - 21,608 (36.4%)
  • Asian alone - 896 (1.5%)
  • Hispanic - 904 (1.5%)
  • Two or more races - 566 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 116 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 88 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 37 (0.06%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dutch Fork: 158.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 980 feet

Land area: 83.5 square miles.

Population density: 796 people per square mile 
 
 (low).
Dutch Fork, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Dutch Fork:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dutch Fork CCD:

  • Never married: 30.5%
  • Now married: 56.9%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

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

Dutch Fork CCD:  0.7% ($715)
South Carolina:  0.6% ($510)
Dutch Fork satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (79.5 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (526.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Irmo, SC (1.2 miles ), Seven Oaks, SC (1.8 miles ), St. Andrews, SC (2.2 miles ), Lake Murray of Richland, SC (2.5 miles ), Camp Ground, SC (2.7 miles ), Oak Grove, SC (2.8 miles ), West Columbia, SC (2.9 miles ), Lexington, SC (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 34.09 N, Longitude: 81.16 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 803

Dutch Fork household income distribution Dutch Fork home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.0%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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

Average climate in Dutch Fork, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Dutch Fork-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 33% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.3 miles away from the Dutch Fork 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 7.0 miles away from the place center injured 40 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dutch Fork-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 85% 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 77.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 101.1 miles away from Dutch Fork 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 93.9 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 136.5 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 197.9 miles away from Dutch Fork 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 53.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Richland County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Dutch Fork:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE IRMO (Dialysis Facility, about 1 miles away; IRMO, SC)
  • PALMETTO HOSPICE, LLC (Hospital, about 2 miles away; IRMO, SC)
  • ASCENSION HOSPICE (Hospital, about 2 miles away; IRMO, SC)
  • UNITED HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 3 miles away; COLUMBIA, SC)
  • BRIAN CENTER NURSING CARE - ST ANDREWS (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; COLUMBIA, SC)
  • HARMONY CARE HOSPICE, INC (Hospital, about 4 miles away; COLUMBIA, SC)
  • PRESBYTERIAN HOME OF SC - COLUMBIA (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; LEXINGTON, SC)

Amtrak station near Dutch Fork:

  • 10 miles: COLUMBIA (850 PULASKI 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, taxi stand.

Operable nuclear power plant near Dutch Fork:

  • 15 miles: Virgil C. Summer in Jenkinsville, SC.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dutch Fork:

  • Benedict College (about 10 miles; Columbia, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,039)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 10 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 27,789)
  • Midlands Technical College (about 11 miles; West Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 8,916)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (about 43 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 2,113)
  • South Carolina State University (about 45 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,481)
  • Central Carolina Technical College (about 47 miles; Sumter, SC; FT enrollment: 3,108)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 51 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,815)

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Notable locations in Dutch Fork: Walden Correctional Institution (A), Columbia - Richland Fire Department Dutch Fork Spring Hill (B), Lowman Home for the Aged (C), Columbia - Richland Fire Department Harbison (D), Columbia - Richland Fire Station Dutch Fork Ballentine (E), Columbia - Richland Fire Department Saint Andrews (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Widewater Shopping Center (1), Friarsgate Plaza Shopping Center (2), Dutch Square Shopping Center (3), Boozer Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Dutch Fork include: Saint James Church (A), Saint Johns Church (B), Saint Peters Church (C), Shady Grove Church (D), Bethel Church (E), Bethlehem Church (F), Mount Olivet Church (G), Youngs Chapel (H), Broad River Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Golden Cemetery (1), Bethel Cemetery (2), Whites Cemetery (3), Threewits Cemetery (4), Thomas Boyd Cemetery (5), Schmitz Cemetery (6), Salem Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Shimmys Pond (A), Meetze Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wildhorse Branch (A), Swygert Branch (B), Hollinshead Creek (C), Risters Creek (D), Wateree Creek (E), Nicholas Creek (F), Mussel Creek (G), Moccasin Branch (H), Saluda River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Dutch Fork include: Harrison State Forest (1), Riverbanks Zoo (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Richland 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 2012 was 61.4. This is better than average.

City:

61.4
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.143. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.143
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 4.15. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.15
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.438. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.438
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2001 was 32.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.77. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.77
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00322. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00322
U.S.:

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

Percentage of family households:
This place:  61.0%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.6%
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:

9.1%
Whole state:

14.1%

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

3.8%
Whole state:

6.5%

People in group quarters in Dutch Fork in 2010:

  • 5,733 people in state prisons
  • 250 people in college/university student housing
  • 214 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 211 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 165 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Dutch Fork in 2000:

  • 4,031 people in state prisons
  • 711 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 508 people in nursing homes
  • 53 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 24 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Dutch Fork compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (78%)
  • Utility gas (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (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 Dutch Fork CCD (based on Richland County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.60%
Here: 41.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents32.5%16.8%9.5%7.4%6.5%
Congregations24.4%15.0%2.8%5.5%8.3%
NameEpiscopal ChurchAssociation Reformed Presbyterian ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaJewishOther
Adherents5.8%3.2%3.0%2.1%13.3%
Congregations4.7%3.1%2.8%0.8%32.7%
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: 53
Richland County:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 145
Richland County:

4.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 252
Here:

7.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.1%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Richland County:

30.0%
South Carolina:

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

9.3%
State:

13.4%

9.71% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200537,595 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.71%
South Carolina average:

8.00%

0.43% of residents moved from foreign countries($1,226 average AGI)
Richland County:

0.43%
South Carolina average:

0.15%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lexington County, SC  1.91% ($35,506 average AGI)
from Kershaw County, SC  0.26% ($30,517)
from Charleston County, SC  0.23% ($33,870)


8.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200641,993 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.58%
South Carolina average:

6.88%

0.23% of residents moved to foreign countries($1,009 average AGI)
Richland County:

0.23%
South Carolina average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lexington County, SC  2.21% ($41,622 average AGI)
to Kershaw County, SC  0.32% ($40,959)
to Charleston County, SC  0.28% ($44,270)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dutch Fork:

  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WISW (1320 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQXL (1470 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: METRO COMMUNICATIONS, INCORP.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WGCV (620 AM; 1 kW; CAYCE, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WOIC (1230 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WCOS (1400 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dutch Fork:

  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WCOS-FM (97.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMFX (102.3 FM; ST. ANDREWS, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WXBT (100.1 FM; WEST COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNOK (104.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLTR (91.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WLTY (96.7 FM; CAYCE, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WARQ (93.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • W240AX (95.9 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W222AD (92.3 FM; IRMO, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WOMG (103.1 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUSC-FM (90.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA)
  • WZMJ (93.1 FM; BATESBURG, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • W207BQ (89.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WTCB (106.7 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFMV (95.3 FM; SOUTH CONGAREE, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLXC (98.5 FM; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYFV (88.7 FM; CAYCE, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Dutch Fork:

  • W39CL (Channel 39; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WRLK-TV (Channel 35; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • 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.)
  • W21CA (Channel 21; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBHQ (Channel 63; SUMTER, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W67DP (Channel 67; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W31BS (Channel 31; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING INC.)

Dutch Fork on our top lists:

  • #51 on the list of "Top 100 cities with newest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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