Hamer, South Carolina

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Population in July 2007: 5,377.
Males: 2,561  (47.6%)
Females: 2,816  (52.4%)
Median resident age:  31.4 years
South Carolina median age:  35.4 years

Zip code: 29547

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,898 (it was $29,872 in 2000)
Hamer:

$28,898
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,629 (it was $12,686 in 2000)

Hamer CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $53,560 (it was $42,900 in 2000)
Hamer:

$53,560
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $62,271; Detached houses: $84,355; Townhouses or other attached units: $39,229; Mobile homes: $42,644
Hamer races chart
  • White alone - 2,564 (47.8%)
  • Black alone - 2,413 (45.0%)
  • Hispanic - 220 (4.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 125 (2.3%)
  • Two or more races - 31 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 10 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.04%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.04%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hamer: 119.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 149 feet

Land area: 49.4 square miles.

Population density: 109 people per square mile   (very low).

Hamer, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Hamer:

  • High school or higher: 57.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hamer CCD:

  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 53.1%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 10.3%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Hamer, South Carolina as of May 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Hamer to the number of sex offenders is 5,377 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


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

Hamer CCD:  0.6% ($242)
South Carolina:  0.6% ($510)
Hamer satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, NC (49.3 miles , pop. 121,015).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (101.8 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (448.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Dillon, SC (1.9 miles ), Rowland, NC (2.7 miles ), Little Rock, SC (2.9 miles ), Latta, SC (3.1 miles ), Lake View, SC (3.2 miles ), McDonald, NC (3.4 miles) , Marietta, NC (3.4 miles) , Fairmont, NC (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 34.43 N, Longitude: 79.31 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 843

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

8.6%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (12%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (11%)
  • Apparel (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Food (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

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

Average climate in Hamer, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Hamer-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 11% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/8/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.3 miles away from the Hamer place center injured 21 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 tornado 18.7 miles away from the place center killed 7 people and injured 100 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hamer-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 88% 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 116.3 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 186.1 miles away from Hamer 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 106.2 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 144.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 67.2 miles away from Hamer center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 39.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dillon County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Hamer:

  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE CENTER AT THE PINES (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; DILLON, SC)
  • COMMUNITY HOME CARE AND HOSPICE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; DILLON, SC)
  • HAVEN HOSPICE OF ST EUGENE COM HOSP (Hospital, about 4 miles away; DILLON, SC)
  • MCLEOD MEDICAL CENTER - DILLON Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; DILLON, SC)
  • ST EUGENE COMM HOSP SK MED REHAB UNIT (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; DILLON, SC)
  • DILLON COMM. RES. (Hospital, about 4 miles away; DILLON, SC)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DILLON (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; DILLON, SC)

Amtrak station near Hamer:

  • 4 miles: DILLON (100 N. RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hamer:

  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 19 miles; Pembroke, NC; Full-time enrollment: 5,548)
  • Robeson Community College (about 22 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)
  • Francis Marion University (about 26 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,624)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 32 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 4,468)
  • Richmond Community College (about 40 miles; Hamlet, NC; FT enrollment: 2,106)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 48 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 8,881)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 48 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 5,772)

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Notable locations in Hamer: Twin Lakes Country Club (A), Dixon Siding (B), South of the Border (C), Dillon County Country Club (D), Dillon County Fire Department Station 4 (E), Riverdale Residential Care Facility (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hamer include: Saint Lukes Church (A), Pee Dee Church (B), Mount Zion Church (C), Mount Calvary Church (D), Canaan Church (E), Bermuda Church (F), Hamer African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (G), Kentyre Church (H), Hazel Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Evergreen Cemetery (1), Hamilton Cemetery (2), Sanderson Cemetery (3), McCayhan Cemetery (4), Miller Cemetery (5), Little Pee Dee Cemetery (6), Culbreth Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Dixon Pond (A), Sand Ridge Bay (B), Roundabout Swamp (C), Manning Bay (D), Lilly Bay (E), Kelly Bay (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ropers Mill Branch (A), Contrary Swamp (B), Cypress Branch (C), Cains Branch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Budget Motel (3215 Highway 301 North) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Dillon 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 42.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

42.5
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.75. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.75
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00334. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00334
U.S.:

0.01468
Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.3%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.9%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

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

21.8%
Whole state:

14.1%

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

10.5%
Whole state:

6.5%
21 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
4 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Hamer compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Hamer (2011 data):

  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: South Of The Border Branch at 3346 Us Hwy 301 N, branch established on 1972/02/06. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (71%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hamer CCD (based on Dillon County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.42%
Here: 51.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Baha'iPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents55.1%16.5%10.0%7.5%3.0%
Congregations40.0%23.3%6.7%-11.7%
NamePresbyterian Church in AmericaInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents2.2%1.8%1.3%0.9%1.5%
Congregations3.3%5.0%1.7%1.7%6.7%
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: 9
Dillon County:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Dillon County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Dillon County:

7.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Here:

6.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.1%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Dillon County:

33.6%
South Carolina:

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

14.3%
State:

13.4%

3.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($24,620 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.99%
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 Marion County, SC  0.65% ($27,652 average AGI)
from Florence County, SC  0.39% ($27,146)
from Robeson County, NC  0.33% ($19,086)


5.16% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,759 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.16%
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 Marion County, SC  0.70% ($20,880 average AGI)
to Florence County, SC  0.67% ($26,528)
to Robeson County, NC  0.36% ($19,053)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hamer:

  • WDSC (800 AM; 1 kW; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WJAY (1280 AM; 4 kW; MULLINS, SC; Owner: THE GREATER HWY CHURCH OF CHRIST)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WBSC (1550 AM; 10 kW; BENNETTSVILLE, SC; Owner: D-MITCH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WFMO (860 AM; 1 kW; FAIRMONT, NC; Owner: PRO-MEDIA, INC.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WYRU (1160 AM; 5 kW; RED SPRINGS, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEWO (1460 AM; 5 kW; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: SERVICE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKKE (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. PAULS, NC; Owner: FERRIS YARNELL LOCKLEAR)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hamer:

  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WCMG (94.3 FM; LATTA, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFLB (96.5 FM; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: WFLB LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKML (95.7 FM; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: WKML LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQSD (107.1 FM; BRIARCLIFF ACRES, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WHLZ (100.5 FM; MARION, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WUKS (107.7 FM; ST. PAULS, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZFX (99.1 FM; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSTS (100.9 FM; FAIRMONT, NC; Owner: PRO-MEDIA, INC.)
  • WHMC-FM (90.1 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WYNN-FM (106.3 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFNC-FM (102.3 FM; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Hamer:

  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WUNU (Channel 31; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W66DE (Channel 50; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WLPS-LP (Channel 7; LUMBERTON/PEMBROKE, NC; Owner: BILLY RAY LOCKLEAR)
  • WJPM-TV (Channel 33; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W67DU (Channel 67; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WFPX (Channel 62; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WPEM-LP (Channel 47; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: GERALD LOCKLEAR)
  • WHMC (Channel 23; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W19CA (Channel 19; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: PACIFIC MEDIA CORPORATION)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Hamer)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1300 Ft N Int Mccormick Rd And Mt Calvery Rd (Lat: 34.473278 Lon: -79.324472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 106.7 m, Overall height: 112.8 m, Call Sign: WPNZ260
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.287 MHz, 451.562 MHz, 451.837 MHz, 452.087 MHz, 452.350 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/03/2004, Expiration Date: 08/09/2014, Certifier: Clarence Ray Sealey

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 120 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2557N , Serial Number: 12813, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 02/25/1957
    Registrant (Individual): Robert Edwin Hooker, 353 State Line Rd, Hamer, SC 29547
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN ACFT ENG COR-SCHWEIZER G-164A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: P&W R1340 SERIES (600 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8570H , Serial Number: 1411, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 01/30/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Robert E Hooker, 149 State Line Rd, Hamer, SC 29547
  • Aircraft: ENGINEERING & RESEARCH 415-D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 87315 , Serial Number: 488, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 06/22/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Robert E Hooker, 353 State Line Rd, Hamer, SC 29547
  • Aircraft: ANDERSON LOUIS CORBEN ACE D (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9183R , Serial Number: M-1, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 06/20/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas J Jr Mccormick, 981 State Line Rd, Hamer, SC 29547

Hamer on our top lists:

  • #55 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
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