Edisto, South Carolina

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Population in 2010: 2,559. Population change since 2000: -2.8%
Males: 1,218  (47.6%)
Females: 1,341  (52.4%)
Median resident age:  36.9 years
South Carolina median age:  38.6 years

Zip codes: 29115.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $25,328 (it was $25,962 in 2000)
Edisto:

$25,328
SC:

$44,163

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $12,754 (it was $17,500 in 2000)

Edisto CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $74,003 (it was $54,400 in 2000)
Edisto:

$74,003
SC:

$139,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $89,606; Detached houses: $97,701; Mobile homes: $44,735

Median gross rent in 2013: $604.

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  • Races in Edisto, SC (2010)

    Edisto races chart
    • 1,88773.7%Black alone
    • 57922.6%White alone
    • 682.7%Hispanic
    • 160.6%Two or more races
    • 40.2%Asian alone
    • 30.1%American Indian alone
    • 20.08%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Edisto: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (11.7%), Polish (2.9%), German (2.6%), Irish (1.7%), Scottish (1.5%), English (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 5.46 square miles.

Population density: 469 people per square mile   (low).

Edisto,SC real estate house value index trend

Edisto, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Edisto:

  • High school or higher: 82.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 9.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Edisto CDP:

  • Never married: 33.2%
  • Now married: 43.0%
  • Separated: 5.8%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

84 residents are foreign born (3.6% Latin America).

This place:

3.6%
South Carolina:

4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $735 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $279 (0.4%)

Edisto satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, SC (38.0 miles , pop. 116,278).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (119.9 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (552.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Orangeburg, SC (1.6 miles ), Cordova, SC (1.8 miles) , Wilkinson Heights, SC (2.0 miles ), Brookdale, SC (2.1 miles ), Rowesville, SC (2.8 miles ), Cope, SC (3.0 miles) , Cameron, SC (3.5 miles ), Norway, SC (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 33.48 N, Longitude: 80.90 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 803

Edisto household income distribution Edisto home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.4%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (29%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (27%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Community and social service occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Legal occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Edisto, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Edisto-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 15% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/10/2004, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.6 miles away from the Edisto place center injured one person.

On 4/23/1983, a category F3 tornado 10.2 miles away from the place center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Edisto-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 86% 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 95.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 59.0 miles away from Edisto 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 54.0 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 92.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 60.4 miles away from Edisto center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 237.1 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 Orangeburg 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, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Edisto topographic map

Birthplace of: Micah Jenkins - Confederate Army general.

Hospitals and medical centers near Edisto:

  • LAUREL BAYE HEALTHCARE OF ORANGEBURG (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; ORANGEBURG, SC)
  • JOLLEY ACRES HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ORANGEBURG, SC)
  • SOUTH ORANGEBURG DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; ORANGEBURG, SC)
  • DHEC REGION 5 HOME HEALTH SVS (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; ORANGEBURG, SC)
  • UNIHEALTH POST ACUTE CARE ORANGEBURG, LLC (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ORANGEBURG, SC)
  • SIFLY ST COMMUNITY RES. (Hospital, about 3 miles away; ORANGEBURG, SC)
  • WANNAMAKER ST COMM RES. (Hospital, about 3 miles away; ORANGEBURG, SC)

Amtrak station near Edisto:

  • 18 miles: DENMARK (200 W. BARUCH ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Edisto:

  • South Carolina State University (about 4 miles; Orangeburg, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,481)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (about 7 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 2,113)
  • Denmark Technical College (about 18 miles; Denmark, SC; FT enrollment: 2,050)
  • Midlands Technical College (about 36 miles; West Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 8,916)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 37 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 27,789)
  • Benedict College (about 38 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 3,039)
  • Central Carolina Technical College (about 44 miles; Sumter, SC; FT enrollment: 3,108)

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Church in Edisto: Rivelon Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: South Carolina Noname Lake 38059 (A), Flemings Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Orangeburg 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 44.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

44.7
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 2.17. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.17
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.201. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.201
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 21.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 18.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 25.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 11.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00000. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00000
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 33.0%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  63.4%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.5%
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: 0.2% of all households
7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Edisto compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.2
South Carolina average:

12.0

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (56%)
  • Utility gas (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Edisto CDP (based on Orangeburg County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant26,734124
Mainline Protestant15,33660
Black Protestant9,40041
Other2,3138
Catholic1,1253
None37,593-
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: 23
Orangeburg County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Orangeburg County:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 78
Orangeburg County:

8.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 58
Here:

6.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.9%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Orangeburg County:

38.2%
South Carolina:

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

14.6%
State:

13.4%

4.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,165 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
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 Richland County, SC  0.47% ($28,120 average AGI)
from Lexington County, SC  0.34% ($30,059)
from Dorchester County, SC  0.28% ($25,365)


5.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,128 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
South Carolina average:

6.53%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($232 average AGI)
Orangeburg County:

0.04%
South Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Richland County, SC  0.77% ($27,084 average AGI)
to Lexington County, SC  0.55% ($33,306)
to Calhoun County, SC  0.35% ($25,380)

Strongest AM radio stations in Edisto:

  • WPJK (1580 AM; 1 kW; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: BOSE GOWDY)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WQKI (710 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ST. MATTHEWS, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQIZ (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: RADIO PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRIT (790 AM; 1 kW; BAMBERG-DENMARK, SC; Owner: VOORHEES COLLEGE)
  • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Edisto:

  • WIGL (102.9 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSSB-FM (90.3 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WQKI-FM (93.9 FM; ST. MATTHEWS, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHXT (103.9 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WTCB (106.7 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGFG (105.1 FM; BRANCHVILLE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWBD (95.7 FM; BAMBERG, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBAW-FM (99.1 FM; BARNWELL, SC; Owner: BULLIE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WSPX (94.5 FM; BOWMAN, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNKT (107.5 FM; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WORG (100.3 FM; ELLOREE, SC; Owner: GARRIS COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WAAW (94.7 FM; WILLISTON, SC; Owner: FRANK NEELY)
  • W243AG (96.5 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Edisto:

  • W55CQ (Channel 55; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W31BS (Channel 31; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WBHQ (Channel 63; SUMTER, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJBF (Channel 6; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAGT (Channel 26; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WAGT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WRJA-TV (Channel 27; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WEBA-TV (Channel 14; ALLENDALE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 14m46ftTotal length
  • $205,000Total costs
  • 38,350Total average daily traffic
  • 2,849Total average daily truck traffic
  • 56,760Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
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