Furman, South Carolina

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Population in 2014: 231 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -19.2%
 
Males: 111  (48.1%)
Females: 120  (51.9%)
Median resident age:  35.6 years
South Carolina median age:  39.1 years

Zip codes: 29921.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $33,704 (it was $23,125 in 2000)
Furman:

$33,704
SC:

$49,501

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $14,069 (it was $12,227 in 2000)

Furman town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $50,586 (it was $38,200 in 2000)
Furman:

$50,586
SC:

$153,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $86,133; Detached houses: $97,388; Mobile homes: $28,344

Median gross rent in 2016: $487.

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  • Races in Furman, SC (2010)

    Furman races chart
    • 17472.8%Black alone
    • 6025.1%White alone
    • 31.3%Hispanic
    • 20.8%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Furman: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: European (2.2%), German (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 112 feet

Land area: 3.12 square miles.

Population density: 74 people per square mile   (very low).

Furman, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Furman:

  • High school or higher: 67.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 42.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Furman town:

  • Never married: 33.6%
  • Now married: 48.2%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $750 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $301 (0.6%)

Furman satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Savannah, GA (44.0 miles , pop. 131,510).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (165.7 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (607.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Scotia, SC (1.8 miles ), Estill, SC (2.4 miles ), Grays-Tillman, SC (3.0 miles ), Luray, SC (3.1 miles) , Gifford, SC (3.6 miles ), Varnville, SC (3.7 miles ), Hampton, SC (3.7 miles ), Brunson, SC (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 32.68 N, Longitude: 81.19 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 803

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

7.5%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +27 (+10.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (22%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (2%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (33%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Furman, South Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Furman-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 17% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 31.9 miles away from the Furman town center killed 2 people and injured 17 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 4/23/1983, a category F3 tornado 37.0 miles away from the town center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Furman-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 87% 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 62.6 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 111.4 miles away from Furman 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 67.4 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 75.6 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 67.7 miles away from Furman 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 284.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hampton County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Furman topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Furman:

  • UNIHEALTH POST ACUTE CARE - LOW COUNTRY (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ESTILL, SC)
  • HAMPTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; VARNVILLE, SC)
  • DHEC REGION 8 HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; VARNVILLE, SC)

Amtrak station near Furman:

  • 20 miles: YEMASSEE (MAIN 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 Furman:

  • Georgia Southern University (about 39 miles; Statesboro, GA; Full-time enrollment: 18,824)
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (about 43 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 9,964)
  • Denmark Technical College (about 44 miles; Denmark, SC; FT enrollment: 2,050)
  • Savannah Technical College (about 46 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 3,677)
  • Savannah State University (about 47 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 4,193)
  • South UniversitySavannah Online (about 48 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 13,512)
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University (about 49 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 6,399)

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Notable location: Furman Fire Department Station 30 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hampton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 19.6%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.5% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.7%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.1%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
South Carolina average:

11.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Furman town (based on Hampton County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,71642
Black Protestant2,17217
Mainline Protestant1,73718
Catholic841
Other581
None9,323-
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: 7
Hampton County:

3.31 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Hampton County:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Hampton County:

10.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.7%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Hampton County:

35.9%
South Carolina:

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

20.3%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.5%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

40.8%
South Carolina:

45.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

31.0
South Carolina:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Furman:

20.8%
South Carolina:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.9%
South Carolina:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.6
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

39.3%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

48.6%
South Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Furman:

83.0%
South Carolina:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Furman, 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 6$283
Water Supply 0$0 2$350
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$940
Totals for Government 0$0 10$1,573

Furman government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Housing & Community Development: $132,000 ($571.43)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($17.32)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($12.99)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($12.99)

Furman government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $10,000 ($43.29)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $132,000 ($571.43)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $35,000 ($151.52)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $0 ($0.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,000 ($17.32)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $5,000 ($21.65)
    NEC: $4,000 ($17.32)

Furman government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $585,000 ($2532.47)

4.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,072 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.46%
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 Beaufort County, SC  0.69% ($28,089 average AGI)
from Jasper County, SC  0.41% ($36,407)
from Colleton County, SC  0.32% ($25,810)


6.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,171 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
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 Beaufort County, SC  0.95% ($28,048 average AGI)
to Jasper County, SC  0.50% ($32,576)
to Colleton County, SC  0.39% ($17,808)

Strongest AM radio stations in Furman:

  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WHGS (1270 AM; 1 kW; HAMPTON, SC; Owner: HAMPTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WBMQ (630 AM; 5 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJLG (900 AM; 4 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQIZ (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: RADIO PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTKS (1290 AM; 5 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WALD (1080 AM; daytime; 3 kW; WALTERBORO, SC; Owner: JACQUELYN COLLIER PEMBROKE)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Furman:

  • WBHC-FM (92.1 FM; HAMPTON, SC; Owner: HAMPTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WJWJ-FM (89.9 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WZAT (102.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAEV (97.3 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQBT (94.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYKZ (98.7 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMCD (100.1 FM; STATESBORO, GA; Owner: RADIO STATESBORO, INC.)
  • WBAW-FM (99.1 FM; BARNWELL, SC; Owner: BULLIE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJCL-FM (96.5 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJZX (99.7 FM; HOLLYWOOD, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSVH (91.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WIXV (95.5 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGZR (106.9 FM; BLUFFTON, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WFXH-FM (106.1 FM; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWVV (104.9 FM; RIDGELAND, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WZBX (106.5 FM; SYLVANIA, GA; Owner: RADIO STATESBORO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Furman:

  • WJWJ-TV (Channel 16; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WTOC-TV (Channel 11; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSAV-TV (Channel 3; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTGS (Channel 28; HARDEEVILLE, SC; Owner: BLUENOSE BROADCASTING OF SAVANNAH LLC)
  • WJCL (Channel 22; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF SAVANNAH LICENSE LLC)
  • WGSA-CA (Channel 50; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)
  • WEBA-TV (Channel 14; ALLENDALE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Furman)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: W4ZQF, Licensee ID: L00162151, Grant Date: 02/26/2008, Expiration Date: 05/20/2018, Certifier: Ray D Cooper, Registrant: Ray D Cooper, 50 Coffee Corner Ave, Furman, SC 29921

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BELL 47G (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6V4 SERIES (210 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 70747 , Serial Number: 1329, Year manufactured: 1955, Airworthiness Date: 11/11/1977
    Registrant (Corporation): Ag Air Care Inc, Po Box 82, Furman, SC 29921

Drinking water stations with addresses in Furman and their reported violations in the past:

FURMAN TOWN OF (2510007) (Population served: 260, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-20-2010), St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-05-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-25-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-09-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-01-2009), St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-15-2009), St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-09-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-09-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-01-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-31-2009), St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-09-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-01-2009), St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-09-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-23-2008), St Public Notif received (JAN-23-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAR-27-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2010)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Most common first names in Furman, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Edward371.7 years
Willie369.3 years
John265.1 years
James258.0 years
Hattie279.5 years
Benjamin273.0 years
Ida289.0 years
Lucious277.0 years
Mamie286.5 years
Mary270.0 years
Most common last names in Furman, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith782.3 years
Hadwin477.5 years
Crapse467.0 years
Gant467.0 years
Moree467.2 years
Hopkins366.7 years
Bolden378.3 years
Causey378.3 years
Mckenzie379.3 years
Tuten376.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (90%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Furman compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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