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Median resident age:  41.6 years
South Carolina median age:  35.4 years

Zip code: 29689

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,561 (it was $38,992 in 2000)
Fork:

$41,561
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,176

Fork CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $135,259 (it was $87,800 in 2000)
Fork:

$135,259
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $160,581; Detached houses: $212,909; Mobile homes: $63,958

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Fork races chart
  • White alone - 3,687 (92.3%)
  • Black alone - 220 (5.5%)
  • Hispanic - 47 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 20 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 12 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.03%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fork: 155.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 100 feet




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

Fork CCD:  0.6% ($525)
South Carolina:  0.6% ($510)
Fork satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, SC (35.8 miles , pop. 56,002).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (101.9 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (569.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Fair Play, SC (2.5 miles ), Reed Creek, GA (2.5 miles ), Oakway, SC (3.0 miles) , Centerville, SC (3.1 miles ), Pendleton, SC (3.2 miles ), Utica, SC (3.3 miles ), Northlake, SC (3.3 miles ), Clemson, SC (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 34.53 N, Longitude: 82.88 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 864

Fork household income distribution Fork home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (3%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Fork-area historical tornado activity is above South Carolina state average. It is 72% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/8/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the Fork place center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 3/31/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.6 miles away from the place center killed 7 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fork-area historical earthquake activity is below South Carolina state average. It is 91% 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 50.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 95.2 miles away from Fork center
On 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2005 at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi) earthquake occurred 93.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/1992 at 04:21:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.6 miles away from Fork center
On 12/7/2007 at 11:07:03, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Anderson County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospital/medical center in Fork:

  • SUNNY ACRES (Nursing Home, 1727 BUCK SWAMP ROAD)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Fork:

  • DHEC REGION 1 HOME HEALTH SERVICE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; ANDERSON, SC)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL SERVICES OF PENDLETON (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; PENDLETON, SC)
  • SENECA HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SENECA, SC)

Political contributions by individuals in Fork, SC

Amtrak station near Fork:

  • 12 miles: CLEMSON (U.S. 123 & STATE HWY. 133) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Operable nuclear power plants near Fork:

  • 12 miles: Oconee 1 and 2 in Seneca, SC.
  • 12 miles: Oconee 3 in Seneca, SC.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fork:

  • Tri-County Technical College (about 10 miles; Pendleton, SC; Full-time enrollment: 4,064)
  • Clemson University (about 12 miles; Clemson, SC; FT enrollment: 16,837)
  • Southern Wesleyan University (about 16 miles; Central, SC; FT enrollment: 2,354)
  • Greenville Technical College (about 36 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 6,910)
  • Bob Jones University (about 36 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,701)
  • Furman University (about 38 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,673)
  • Athens Technical College (about 45 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 2,099)

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Notable locations in Fork: Anderson County Fire Department Double Springs (A), Anderson County Fire Protection Service Townville (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fork include: Shiloh Church (A), Mount Pleasant Church (B), Cedar Grove Church (C), Double Springs Baptist Church (D), Dickson Memorial United Methodist Church (E), New Prospect Church (F), Oakdale Church (G), Snow Hill Baptist Church (H), Smith Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Cedar Grove Methodist Cemetery (1), Smiths Chapel Cemetery (2), Snowhill Cemetery (3), Townville Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Coneross Creek (A), Fair Play Creek (B), Wolf Creek (C), Hurricane Creek (D), East Prong Little Beaver Dam Creek (E), West Prong Little Beaver Dam Creek (F), Camp Creek (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Anderson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 23.3. This is better than average.
City:

23.3
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

27.5
U.S.:

28.3


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

Percentage of family households:
This place:  -1.$%
Whole state:  70.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  -1.0%
Whole state:  4.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

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

12.4%
Whole state:

14.1%

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

7.3%
Whole state:

6.5%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Fork, SC

Fork compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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 above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (64%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Wood (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Fork CCD (based on Anderson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.15%
Here57.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)International Pentecostal Holiness Church
Adherents67.1%9.5%6.0%4.9%3.0%
Congregations42.0%14.4%8.0%7.2%5.6%
NameAssemblies of GodCatholic Church The Wesleyan ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents1.6%1.5%1.0%0.7%4.8%
Congregations3.6%0.8%2.4%0.8%15.2%
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: 34
Anderson County:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Anderson County:

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 116
Anderson County:

6.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 122
Here:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.8%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Anderson County:

27.7%
South Carolina:

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

12.9%
State:

13.4%

6.11% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,387 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
South Carolina average:

8.00%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($113 average AGI)
Anderson County:

0.04%
South Carolina average:

0.15%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Greenville County, SC  1.25% ($39,806 average AGI)
from Pickens County, SC  0.75% ($34,009)
from Oconee County, SC  0.33% ($33,254)


4.97% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,293 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.97%
South Carolina average:

6.88%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($454 average AGI)
Anderson County:

0.05%
South Carolina average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Greenville County, SC  1.20% ($34,473 average AGI)
to Pickens County, SC  0.61% ($34,196)
to Oconee County, SC  0.24% ($28,214)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fork:

  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRIX (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HOMELAND PARK, SC; Owner: AM 1020 INCORPORATED)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WANS (1280 AM; 5 kW; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: FM 103 INC.)
  • WTBI (1540 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PICKENS, SC; Owner: TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKLY (980 AM; 1 kW; HARTWELL, GA; Owner: JAMES E. HICKS & BILLIE F. HICKS, PARTNERS)
  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • WELP (1360 AM; 5 kW; EASLEY, SC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fork:

  • WHZT (98.1 FM; SENECA, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WJMZ-FM (107.3 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBTS (95.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCCP-FM (104.9 FM; CLEMSON, SC; Owner: GOLDEN CORNERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMUU-FM (94.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WEPR (90.1 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W269AY (101.7 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLFJ-FM (89.3 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WHLC (104.5 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Fork:

  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WBSC-TV (Channel 40; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: ANDERSON (WFBC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • W50CL (Channel 50; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WNEG-TV (Channel 32; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KJ4IKR, Licensee ID: L01452289
    Grant Date: 12/15/2008, Expiration Date: 12/15/2018, Cancellation Date: 03/22/2011, Certifier: Samuel D Smith
    Registrant: Samuel D Smith, 2143 Proctor Rd, Fork, SC 29543
  • Call Sign: K4KNJ, Previous Call Sign: KJ4IKR, Licensee ID: L01452289
    Grant Date: 03/22/2011, Expiration Date: 03/22/2021, Certifier: Samuel D Smith
    Registrant: Samuel D Smith, 2143 Proctor Rd, Fork, SC 29543

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9906L , Serial Number: 17276647, Year manufactured: 1986, Airworthiness Date: 06/24/1986
    Registrant (Individual): Rogers O Hartsell, 2081 Moore Rd, Fork, SC 29543


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