Gifford, South Carolina

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Population in 2013: 276 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -25.4%
Males: 151  (55.0%)
Females: 125  (45.0%)
Median resident age:  35.6 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 29923.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,977 (it was $18,375 in 2000)
Gifford:

$32,977
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $11,214 (it was $7,602 in 2000)

Gifford town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $52,990 (it was $42,300 in 2000)
Gifford:

$52,990
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $109,106; Detached houses: $144,749; Mobile homes: $53,570
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Gifford races chart
  • Black alone - 271 (94.1%)
  • White alone - 12 (4.2%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (1.4%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gifford: 87.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 139 feet

Land area: 0.94 square miles.

Population density: 293 people per square mile   (very low).

Gifford, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Gifford:

  • High school or higher: 76.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 17.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 63.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gifford town:

  • Never married: 60.7%
  • Now married: 18.3%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 12.1%
  • Divorced: 4.6%

6 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.6%
South Carolina:  4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $637 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $289 (0.7%)

Gifford satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Savannah, GA (56.6 miles , pop. 131,510).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (164.0 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (598.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Luray, SC (1.8 miles) , Brunson, SC (2.3 miles ), Fairfax, SC (2.6 miles ), Estill, SC (2.7 miles ), Hampton, SC (2.7 miles ), Varnville, SC (3.0 miles ), Allendale, SC (3.3 miles ), Sycamore, SC (3.5 miles) .

Latitude: 32.86 N, Longitude: 81.24 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 803

Gifford household income distribution Gifford home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.4%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +57 (+18.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (53%)
  • Accommodation and food services (34%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (2%)
  • Educational services (2%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (19%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (6%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (13%)
  • Religious workers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (4%)

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

Average climate in Gifford, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Gifford-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 9% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 24.6 miles away from the Gifford town center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/15/2008, a category F3 tornado 34.2 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Gifford-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 100.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 63.6 miles away from Gifford 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 66.5 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 82.2 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 68.3 miles away from Gifford 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 276.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Gifford topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Gifford:

  • ALLENDALE COUNTY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; FAIRFAX, SC)
  • ALLENDALE COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; FAIRFAX, SC)
  • JOHN EDWARD HARTER NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; FAIRFAX, SC)
  • UNIHEALTH POST ACUTE CARE - LOW COUNTRY (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ESTILL, SC)
  • HAMPTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; VARNVILLE, SC)
  • DHEC REGION 8 HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; VARNVILLE, SC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gifford:

  • Denmark Technical College (about 33 miles; Denmark, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,050)
  • Georgia Southern University (about 44 miles; Statesboro, GA; FT enrollment: 18,824)
  • South Carolina State University (about 50 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,481)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (about 53 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 2,113)
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (about 56 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 9,964)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 58 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Aiken Technical College (about 59 miles; Graniteville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,107)

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Notable location: Gifford Fire Department Station 40 (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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 48.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.3
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.9
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.8%
Average household size:
This town:  2.8 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.9%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.9%
Whole state:  6.0%

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

Gifford compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (70%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.57%
Here: 38.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)United Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents66.0%11.3%10.1%3.3%1.8%
Congregations35.2%7.4%18.5%5.6%5.6%
NameChurch of God of ProphecyChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents1.6%1.6%1.4%1.4%1.5%
Congregations5.6%3.7%1.9%1.9%14.8%
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: 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%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 2$1,674
Water Supply 1$1,199$14,3882$920
Totals for Government 1$1,199$14,3884$2,594

Strongest AM radio stations in Gifford:

  • WHGS (1270 AM; 1 kW; HAMPTON, SC; Owner: HAMPTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDOG (1460 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ALLENDALE, SC; Owner: GOOD RADIO BROADCASTING 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.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBMQ (630 AM; 5 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WALD (1080 AM; daytime; 3 kW; WALTERBORO, SC; Owner: JACQUELYN COLLIER PEMBROKE)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gifford:

  • WBHC-FM (92.1 FM; HAMPTON, SC; Owner: HAMPTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WBAW-FM (99.1 FM; BARNWELL, SC; Owner: BULLIE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDOG-FM (93.5 FM; ALLENDALE, SC; Owner: GOOD RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJWJ-FM (89.9 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WIIZ (97.9 FM; BLACKVILLE, SC; Owner: NICWILD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAFJ (88.3 FM; BELVEDERE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMCD (100.1 FM; STATESBORO, GA; Owner: RADIO STATESBORO, INC.)
  • WZBX (106.5 FM; SYLVANIA, GA; Owner: RADIO STATESBORO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gifford:

  • WJWJ-TV (Channel 16; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • 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.)

Gifford fatal accident list:

Dec 6, 2004 10:12 PM, Us-321, Sr-41, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 1, 1993 06:10 PM, Phyllis Bl, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Feb 4, 1990 10:50 PM, 41, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total average daily traffic: 120
Total average daily truck traffic: 7
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 154

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
Most common first names in Gifford, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Willie559.4 years
John454.5 years
Henry363.6 years
Mary371.0 years
Hattie260.0 years
Ernest270.5 years
Doretha271.5 years
Lillie270.9 years
Mattie279.0 years
Robert277.5 years
Most common last names in Gifford, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams1176.2 years
Ginn675.0 years
Risher583.0 years
Smith456.5 years
Best466.5 years
Owens465.0 years
Jones371.0 years
Singleton362.6 years
Gardner362.3 years
Mitchell361.7 years

Gifford on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times"
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