Fork, South Carolina

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Population in July 2007: 4,325.
Males: 2,181  (50.4%)
Females: 2,144  (49.6%)
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 (it was $21,264 in 2000)

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 2009: All housing units: $160,581; Detached houses: $212,909; Mobile homes: $63,958
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

Land area: 36.3 square miles.

Population density: 119 people per square mile   (very low).

Fork, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Fork:

  • High school or higher: 74.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fork CCD:

  • Never married: 20.0%
  • Now married: 63.6%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

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 June 2014:
Here:

5.2%
South Carolina:

5.7%

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%)

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

Average climate in Fork, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fork-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 16% 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 slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 82% 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 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 107.2 miles away from Fork 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 156.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 261.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 193.5 miles away from Fork center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 262.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), 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).

Hospitals and medical centers in Fork:

  • SUNNY ACRES (1727 BUCK SWAMP ROAD)

Other hospitals and 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)
  • FMC OCONEE DIALYSIS CLINIC INC (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; SENECA, SC)
  • CLEMSON AREA RETIREMENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CLEMSON, SC)
  • HART CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HARTWELL, GA)
  • FELLOWSHIP HEALTH AND REHAB OF ANDERSON, LLC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ANDERSON, 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: 5,174)
  • Clemson University (about 11 miles; Clemson, SC; FT enrollment: 20,131)
  • Anderson University (about 14 miles; Anderson, SC; FT enrollment: 2,510)
  • Greenville Technical College (about 36 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 9,859)
  • Furman University (about 38 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,988)
  • Piedmont College (about 38 miles; Demorest, GA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Bob Jones University (about 39 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,308)

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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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 81.1. This is about average.

City:

81.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.1
U.S.:

32.0
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  63.3%
Whole state:  70.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.2%
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%

Fork compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above 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.

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

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 Fork CCD (based on Anderson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.15%
Here: 57.2%
USA: 50.2%

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%

5.22% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,483 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
South Carolina average:

6.90%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($335 average AGI)
Anderson County:

0.03%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Greenville County, SC  1.09% ($34,651 average AGI)
from Pickens County, SC  0.68% ($31,168)
from Oconee County, SC  0.30% ($33,061)


4.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,244 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.78%
South Carolina average:

6.53%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($205 average AGI)
Anderson County:

0.04%
South Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Greenville County, SC  1.15% ($34,910 average AGI)
to Pickens County, SC  0.61% ($34,084)
to Oconee County, SC  0.24% ($31,581)

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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