Floyds, South Carolina

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Population in July 2007: 4,045.
Males: 1,937  (47.9%)
Females: 2,108  (52.1%)
Median resident age:  38.1 years
South Carolina median age:  35.4 years

Zip code: 29581

Estimated median household income in 2016: $36,170 (it was $28,915 in 2000)
Floyds:

$36,170
SC:

$49,501

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $19,473 (it was $15,053 in 2000)

Floyds CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $93,269 (it was $50,700 in 2000)
Floyds:

$93,269
SC:

$153,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $206,295; Detached houses: $244,092; Townhouses or other attached units: $154,747; In 2-unit structures: $303,447; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $115,733; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $176,264; Mobile homes: $48,692
  • Races in Floyds, SC (2000)

    Floyds races chart
    • 2,20369.0%White alone
    • 88227.6%Black alone
    • 792.5%Hispanic
    • 240.8%Two or more races
    • 50.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.03%Asian alone
    • 10.03%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Floyds: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 131.9 square miles.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (very low).

Floyds, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Floyds:

  • High school or higher: 59.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Floyds CCD:

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 60.0%
  • Separated: 5.2%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

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

Floyds CCD:  0.6% ($317)
South Carolina:  0.6% ($510)
Floyds satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, NC (62.0 miles , pop. 121,015).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (116.0 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (457.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Nichols, SC (2.3 miles ), Fair Bluff, NC (3.1 miles ), Mullins, SC (3.2 miles ), Tabor City, NC (3.5 miles ), Lake View, SC (3.5 miles ), Cerro Gordo, NC (3.6 miles ), Marietta, NC (3.6 miles) , Loris, SC (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 34.18 N, Longitude: 79.08 W

Area code: 843

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.1%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (3%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)

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

Average climate in Floyds, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Floyds-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 2% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.4 miles away from the Floyds place center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1957, a category F4 tornado 35.2 miles away from the place center injured 21 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Floyds-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 88% 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 107.7 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 196.5 miles away from Floyds 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 98.3 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 132.4 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 84.5 miles away from Floyds center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 59.9 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 Horry County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Fires: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Floyds:

  • SHEPHERD CARE HOSPICE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; NICHOLS, SC)
  • RIVERSIDE RESIDENTIAL (Hospital, about 10 miles away; FAIR BLUFF, NC)
  • MULLINS HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 10 miles away; MULLINS, SC)
  • MULLINS NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MULLINS, SC)
  • TLC HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; MULLINS, SC)
  • SUNNY ACRES (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; FORK, SC)
  • LORIS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 14 miles away; LORIS, SC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Floyds:

  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 27 miles; Conway, SC; Full-time enrollment: 5,772)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 27 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 8,881)
  • Robeson Community College (about 31 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)
  • Francis Marion University (about 33 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,624)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 36 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 5,548)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 43 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 4,468)
  • Richmond Community College (about 62 miles; Hamlet, NC; FT enrollment: 2,106)

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Notable locations in Floyds: Horry County Fire Department Mount Olive (A), Horry County Fire Department Floyds (B), Horry County Fire Department Ketchuptown (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Floyds include: Pisgah Church (A), Oak Grove Church (B), Floyds Church (C), Mount Olive Church (D), Black Creek Church (E), Calvary Church (F), Free Welcome Church (G), Cedar Creek Church (H), High Hill Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pleasant View Cemetery (1), Gerald Cemetery (2), Soules Cemetery (3), Granger Cemetery (4), Griffin Cemetery (5), Hammon Cemetery (6), Hammond Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Scrogging Lake (A), Vol Rowll Lake (B), White Oak Lake (C), Bull Pond (D), Rech Lake (E), Johnny Lake (F), Gerald Gut (G), Gerald Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Reedy Branch (A), Poplar Branch (B), Pew Branch (C), Lumber River (D), Long Branch (E), Jet Branch (F), Hook Branch (G), Honey Camp Branch (H), Cedar Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Horry 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 2011 was 61.1. This is better than average.

City:

61.1
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 29.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.3
U.S.:

32.0

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00334. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00334
U.S.:

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

Percentage of family households:
This place:  57.2%
Whole state:  70.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.6%
Whole state:  4.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

23.7%
Whole state:

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

12.8%
Whole state:

6.5%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.8
South Carolina average:

13.2

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Floyds CCD (based on Horry County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant61,718270
Mainline Protestant18,27839
Catholic18,1595
Black Protestant7,89141
Other3,14814
Orthodox7303
None159,367-
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: 56
Horry County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
Horry County:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 164
Horry County:

6.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 459
Here:

18.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.9%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Horry County:

27.1%
South Carolina:

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

15.8%
State:

13.4%

7.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,857 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.50%
South Carolina average:

6.90%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($112 average AGI)
Horry County:

0.03%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Georgetown County, SC  0.37% ($28,467 average AGI)
from Brunswick County, NC  0.16% ($27,790)
from Florence County, SC  0.13% ($31,272)


6.03% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,174 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
South Carolina average:

6.53%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($136 average AGI)
Horry County:

0.04%
South Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Georgetown County, SC  0.34% ($28,960 average AGI)
to Charleston County, SC  0.20% ($37,626)
to Richland County, SC  0.14% ($27,817)

Strongest AM radio stations in Floyds:

  • WTAB (1370 AM; 5 kW; TABOR CITY, NC; Owner: WTAB, INC)
  • WJAY (1280 AM; 4 kW; MULLINS, SC; Owner: THE GREATER HWY CHURCH OF CHRIST)
  • WENC (1220 AM; 5 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: DHA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMIR (1200 AM; 7 kW; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC BEACH RADIO, INC.)
  • WPJS (1330 AM; 5 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: WPJS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WQJM (1450 AM; 10 kW; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WZFB (1480 AM; 1 kW; FAIR BLUFF, NC; Owner: SOLOMON RADIO PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WLSC (1240 AM; 1 kW; LORIS, SC; Owner: J.A.R.C. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Floyds:

  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WSTS (100.9 FM; FAIRMONT, NC; Owner: PRO-MEDIA, INC.)
  • WHMC-FM (90.1 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WQSD (107.1 FM; BRIARCLIFF ACRES, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WKZQ-FM (101.7 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WVCO (94.9 FM; LORIS, SC; Owner: CAROLINA BEACH MUSIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKML (95.7 FM; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: WKML LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFLB (96.5 FM; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: WFLB LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYAV (104.1 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WZFX (99.1 FM; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJXY-FM (93.9 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMYB (92.1 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WCMG (94.3 FM; LATTA, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Floyds:

  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WHMC (Channel 23; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W49AN (Channel 49; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUNU (Channel 31; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W66DE (Channel 50; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJPM-TV (Channel 33; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (60%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Floyds compared to South Carolina state average:

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