Elko, South Carolina

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Population in 2014: 189 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.8%
 
Males: 109  (58.2%)
Females: 80  (41.8%)
Median resident age:  34.2 years
South Carolina median age:  39.1 years

Zip codes: 29826, 29853.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $30,676 (it was $23,571 in 2000)
Elko:

$30,676
SC:

$49,501

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $16,557 (it was $15,973 in 2000)

Elko town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $77,700 (it was $52,900 in 2000)
Elko:

$77,700
SC:

$153,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $57,184; Detached houses: $69,854; Mobile homes: $30,766

Median gross rent in 2016: $612.

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  • Races in Elko, SC (2010)

    Elko races chart
    • 11358.5%Black alone
    • 7840.4%White alone
    • 10.5%Two or more races
    • 10.5%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Elko: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (16.7%), English (8.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 340 feet

Land area: 1.16 square miles.

Population density: 163 people per square mile   (very low).

Elko,SC real estate house value index trend

Elko, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Elko:

  • High school or higher: 69.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.4%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elko town:

  • Never married: 43.0%
  • Now married: 38.1%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.6%
South Carolina:

4.8%

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

Elko town:  0.5% ($250)
South Carolina:  0.6% ($510)
Elko satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Augusta-Richmond County, GA (37.3 miles , pop. 195,182).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (130.2 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (573.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Williston, SC (1.7 miles ), Blackville, SC (2.5 miles ), Barnwell, SC (3.1 miles ), Springfield, SC (3.1 miles ), Windsor, SC (3.2 miles) , Snelling, SC (3.2 miles ), Hilda, SC (3.3 miles ), Salley, SC (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 33.38 N, Longitude: 81.38 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 803

Elko household income distribution Elko home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.9%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -3 (-1.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (29%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Other services, except public administration (16%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (23%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (16%)
  • Community and social service occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (3%)
  • Production occupations (35%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Legal occupations (10%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Elko, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Elko-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 11% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.1 miles away from the Elko town center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/15/2008, a category F3 tornado 31.6 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Elko-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 72.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 78.8 miles away from Elko 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 76.6 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 107.7 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 255.7 miles away from Elko center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 222.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Barnwell County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elko topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Elko:

  • ACADEMY ST. COMM. RES. (Hospital, about 3 miles away; WILLISTON, SC)
  • LAUREL BAYE HEALTHCARE OF WILLISTON LLC (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; WILLISTON, SC)
  • HARLEY RD. COMMUNITY RESIDENCE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; WILLISTON, SC)
  • BLACK'S DRIVE COMMUNITY RESIDENCE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; WILLISTON, SC)
  • LAUREL BAYE HEALTHCARE BLACKVILLE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BLACKVILLE, SC)
  • DCA BARNWELL (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; BARNWELL, SC)
  • UNIHEALTH POST ACUTE CARE - BARNWELL (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BARNWELL, SC)

Amtrak station near Elko:

  • 15 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 Elko:

  • Denmark Technical College (about 16 miles; Denmark, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,050)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 27 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Aiken Technical College (about 29 miles; Graniteville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • South Carolina State University (about 32 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,481)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (about 34 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 2,113)
  • Georgia Regents University (about 36 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 6,862)
  • Augusta Technical College (about 39 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,494)

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Notable location: Elko Volunteer Fire Department Elko (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Elko include: Elko Baptist Church (A), Saint Peter Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Barnwell 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 54.9. This is better than average.

City:

54.9
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 29.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 20.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 14.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.3
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 39.8%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 62.8% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  59.3%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  11.1%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 3.7% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

20.1
South Carolina average:

11.7

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

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Religion statistics for Elko town (based on Barnwell County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,76047
Mainline Protestant1,4199
Black Protestant5184
Other2693
Catholic1502
None9,505-
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: 5
Barnwell County:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Barnwell County:

0.87 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Barnwell County:

6.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

5.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.9%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Barnwell County:

35.6%
South Carolina:

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

16.6%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

45.7%
South Carolina:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

40.7%
South Carolina:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

30.8
South Carolina:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Elko:

21.2%
South Carolina:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Elko:

16.2%
South Carolina:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Elko:

6.5
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

40.0%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

49.2%
South Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Elko:

83.1%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Elko, 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
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$672
Water Supply 0$0 1$143
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$198
Totals for Government 0$0 9$1,013

4.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,139 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.60%
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 Aiken County, SC  0.87% ($27,063 average AGI)
from Bamberg County, SC  0.41% ($23,733)
from Allendale County, SC  0.40% ($24,517)


5.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,857 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
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 Aiken County, SC  1.35% ($28,680 average AGI)
to Lexington County, SC  0.43% ($34,563)
to Orangeburg County, SC  0.42% ($17,097)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elko:

  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • 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)
  • WRDW (1480 AM; 10 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGAC (580 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTEL (1630 AM; 10 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFAM (1050 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: J.J. & B. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WRIT (790 AM; 1 kW; BAMBERG-DENMARK, SC; Owner: VOORHEES COLLEGE)
  • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elko:

  • WBAW-FM (99.1 FM; BARNWELL, SC; Owner: BULLIE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAAW (94.7 FM; WILLISTON, SC; Owner: FRANK NEELY)
  • WAFJ (88.3 FM; BELVEDERE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WZNY (105.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKSP (96.3 FM; AIKEN, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIIZ (97.9 FM; BLACKVILLE, SC; Owner: NICWILD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBQ-FM (104.3 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WAJY (102.7 FM; NEW ELLENTON, SC; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WIGL (102.9 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEKL (102.3 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTCB (106.7 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKXC-FM (99.5 FM; AIKEN, SC; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSLT (98.3 FM; CLEARWATER, SC; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLPE (91.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WACG-FM (90.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WWBD (95.7 FM; BAMBERG, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Elko:

  • WEBA-TV (Channel 14; ALLENDALE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WJBF (Channel 6; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAGT (Channel 26; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WAGT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WRDW-TV (Channel 12; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WRDW LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WFXG (Channel 54; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • WCES-TV (Channel 20; WRENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WBPI-LP (Channel 49; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WATCHMAN BROADCASTING PRODUCTIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC.)

Elko fatal accident list:

Aug 16, 1994 05:10 PM, 215, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Elko Tower Us Hwy 78 1 1/2 Mi E (Lat: 33.369583 Lon: -81.353167), Call Sign: KIF927, Licensee ID: L00135262
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.270 MHz, 159.300 MHz, 159.450 MHzGrant Date: 10/01/1998, Expiration Date: 12/06/2003, Cancellation Date: 12/02/2002Registrant: State Of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29221, Phone: (803) 896-8800
  • Hwy 37 1.5 Mi S (Lat: 33.365139 Lon: -81.388444), Call Sign: KNAT555, Licensee ID: L00341385
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.950 MHzGrant Date: 03/30/2001, Expiration Date: 03/06/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/07/2011Registrant: F Hamilton Dicks, Barnwell, SC 29812, Phone: (803) 259-3486

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Hwy. 37 2.8 Miles South Of Rtes. 37 & 78 (Lat: 33.365139 Lon: -81.388417), Call Sign: KNKK634
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.525 MHzExpiration Date: 04/01/1999, Cancellation Date: 06/05/1999Registrant: Council, Jr. James R & Dodd, Arthur R., P.O. Drawer 347,, Orangeburg, SC 29115-0000, Phone: (202) 659-5353

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB4HWC, Licensee ID: L00161274, Grant Date: 10/29/2010, Expiration Date: 12/24/2020, Registrant: Mary K Thomas, Elko, SC 29826
  • Call Sign: WA4OMM, Licensee ID: L00161279, Grant Date: 01/09/2013, Expiration Date: 03/30/2023, Certifier: Raymond A Thomas, Registrant: Raymond A Thomas, Elko, SC 29826

Drinking water stations with addresses in Elko that have no violations reported:

  • ELKO TOWN OF (0610005) (Address: TOWN HALL , Population served: 462, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Most common first names in Elko, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary383.0 years
Willie370.3 years
William370.0 years
Carrie268.0 years
David263.5 years
Elizabeth267.5 years
Oliver273.5 years
Robert272.6 years
Sam281.0 years
Most common last names in Elko, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
King566.4 years
Bates477.0 years
Hazel461.2 years
Braxton358.3 years
Hutto363.3 years
Robinson380.3 years
Youngblood368.0 years
Berry280.0 years
Evans282.0 years
Jines281.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (65%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • No fuel used (3%)

Elko 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 significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
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