Govan, South Carolina

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Population in 2014: 62 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.5%
 
Males: 33  (54.3%)
Females: 29  (45.7%)
Median resident age:  60.0 years
South Carolina median age:  39.1 years

Zip code: 29843

Estimated median household income in 2016: $28,866 (it was $20,313 in 2000)
Govan:

$28,866
SC:

$49,501

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $23,172 (it was $8,834 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $74,461 (it was $53,600 in 2000)
Govan:

$74,461
SC:

$153,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $84,470; Detached houses: $99,545; Mobile homes: $26,778

Median gross rent in 2016: $985.

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    • 3960.0%White alone
    • 2335.4%Black alone
    • 23.1%Hispanic
    • 11.5%American Indian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Govan: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (45.7%), German (21.7%), Swiss (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 244 feet

Land area: 0.75 square miles.

Population density: 82 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Govan:

  • High school or higher: 65.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Govan town:

  • Never married: 12.6%
  • Now married: 51.1%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 17.5%
  • Divorced: 17.3%

2 residents are foreign born (2.9% Latin America).

This town:

2.9%
South Carolina:

4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,319 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $373 (3.3%)

Govan satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Augusta-Richmond County, GA (51.2 miles , pop. 195,182).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (138.8 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (575.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Olar, SC (1.7 miles ), Hilda, SC (2.4 miles ), Denmark, SC (2.7 miles ), Ulmer, SC (3.0 miles) , Bamberg, SC (3.1 miles ), Blackville, SC (3.3 miles ), Barnwell, SC (3.3 miles ), Kline, SC (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 33.22 N, Longitude: 81.17 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 803

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

9.4%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -17 (-20.2%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (31%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Finance and insurance (43%)
  • Educational services (43%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (31%)
  • Production occupations (27%)
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (43%)
  • Sales and related occupations (29%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (29%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Govan, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Govan-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 6% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.4 miles away from the Govan town center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/15/2008, a category F3 tornado 18.1 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Govan-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 88.2 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 Govan 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 62.3 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 91.4 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 66.8 miles away from Govan 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 270.7 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 Bamberg County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Govan topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Govan:

  • BAMBERG DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; BAMBERG, SC)
  • VNA OF GREATER BAMBERG (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; BAMBERG, SC)
  • UNIHEALTH POST-ACUTE CARE OF BAMBERG (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BAMBERG, SC)
  • BAMBERG COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 11 miles away; BAMBERG, SC)
  • CENTRAL BAMBERG DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; BAMBERG, SC)
  • LEMON PARK COMMUNITY RESIDENCE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; BARNWELL, SC)
  • DCA BARNWELL (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; BARNWELL, SC)

Amtrak station near Govan:

  • 8 miles: DENMARK (200 W. BARUCH 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 Govan:

  • Denmark Technical College (about 7 miles; Denmark, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,050)
  • South Carolina State University (about 27 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,481)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (about 30 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 2,113)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 43 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Aiken Technical College (about 45 miles; Graniteville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • Georgia Regents University (about 51 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 6,862)
  • Midlands Technical College (about 51 miles; West Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 8,916)

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Notable location: Town of Govan Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Govan: Govan Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Nimmons Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Bamberg 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 2013 was 40.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

40.0
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 19.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 19.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.9
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 26.1%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.7% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  75.0%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.6%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
South Carolina average:

11.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Govan town (based on Bamberg County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,80727
Mainline Protestant2,30525
Black Protestant3723
Other971
Catholic--
None9,406-
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: 5
Bamberg County:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

6.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.9%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Bamberg County:

35.3%
South Carolina:

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

12.9%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Govan:

48.1%
South Carolina:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Govan:

39.2%
South Carolina:

45.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

31.0
State:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.0%
South Carolina:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Govan:

15.1%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Govan:

6.6
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Govan:

40.7%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

47.1%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.0%
South Carolina:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Govan, 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
Financial Administration 0$0 4$100
Totals for Government 0$0 4$100

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

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($32.26)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($96.77)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($32.26)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($16.13)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,000 ($16.13)

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

  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($48.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,000 ($64.52)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $1,000 ($16.13)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $29,000 ($467.74)

5.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,508 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
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 Orangeburg County, SC  1.01% ($20,500 average AGI)
from Barnwell County, SC  0.66% ($24,733)
from Colleton County, SC  0.44% ($22,750)


5.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,959 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
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 Orangeburg County, SC  1.35% ($23,097 average AGI)
to Barnwell County, SC  0.65% ($23,733)
to Lexington County, SC  0.37% ($49,471)

Strongest AM radio stations in Govan:

  • WRIT (790 AM; 1 kW; BAMBERG-DENMARK, SC; Owner: VOORHEES COLLEGE)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WDOG (1460 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ALLENDALE, SC; Owner: GOOD RADIO BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGAC (580 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Govan:

  • WBAW-FM (99.1 FM; BARNWELL, SC; Owner: BULLIE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIIZ (97.9 FM; BLACKVILLE, SC; Owner: NICWILD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWBD (95.7 FM; BAMBERG, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAFJ (88.3 FM; BELVEDERE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGFG (105.1 FM; BRANCHVILLE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZNY (105.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIGL (102.9 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAAW (94.7 FM; WILLISTON, SC; Owner: FRANK NEELY)
  • 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)
  • WKSP (96.3 FM; AIKEN, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQKI-FM (93.9 FM; ST. MATTHEWS, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Govan:

  • 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.)
  • WFXG (Channel 54; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • WJWJ-TV (Channel 16; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W55CQ (Channel 55; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Govan fatal accident list:

Oct 11, 1998 06:50 PM, 366, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (77%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19%)

Govan compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
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