Lakewood, South Carolina

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Population in 2010: 3,032.
Population change since 2000: +16.5%
Males: 1,523  (50.2%)
Females: 1,509  (49.8%)
Median resident age:

40.3 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 29150.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,426 (it was $35,417 in 2000)
Lakewood:

$45,426
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,704 (it was $15,736 in 2000)

Lakewood CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $85,713 (it was $46,500 in 2000)
Lakewood:

$85,713
SC:

$161,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $167,483; detached houses: $229,017; mobile homes: $27,662

Median gross rent in 2017: $749.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lakewood: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.8%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.1% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Lakewood, SC (2010)
    • 1,82260.1%White alone
    • 1,02933.9%Black alone
    • 1123.7%Hispanic
    • 391.3%Two or more races
    • 230.8%Asian alone
    • 50.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.07%Other race alone

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

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Ancestries: American (15.4%), African (14.1%), Turkish (10.6%), English (2.7%), Irish (2.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 7.59 square miles.

Population density: 400 people per square mile   (very low).

Lakewood, South Carolina map

34 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.1%
South Carolina:

4.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Lakewood CDP:

0.7% ($308)
South Carolina:

0.6% ($510)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, SC (39.5 miles , pop. 116,278).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (97.7 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (513.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

South Sumter, SC (1.8 miles ),
Privateer, SC (1.8 miles ),
Millwood, SC (2.2 miles ),
Sumter, SC (2.3 miles ),
Cane Savannah, SC (2.4 miles ),
East Sumter, SC (2.5 miles ),
Mulberry, SC (2.6 miles ),
Paxville, SC (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 33.85 N, Longitude: 80.35 W

Area code: 843

Distribution of median household income in Lakewood, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lakewood, SC in 2017
Lakewood satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Most common industries in Lakewood, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (11.9%)
  • Public administration (8.1%)
  • Health care (7.2%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.4%)
  • Food (3.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.6%)
  • Public administration (8.6%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.8%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.9%)
  • Truck transportation (4.9%)
  • Paper (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.9%)
  • Public administration (7.5%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.8%)
  • Food (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Lakewood, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.5%)
  • Cashiers (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.2%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (8.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Registered nurses (4.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)

Average climate in Lakewood, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lakewood, South Carolina average temperatures Lakewood, South Carolina average precipitation Lakewood, South Carolina humidity Lakewood, South Carolina wind speed Lakewood, South Carolina snowfall Lakewood, South Carolina sunshine Lakewood, South Carolina clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 38.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

38.8
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 2.17. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.17
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.142. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.142
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 19.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.1
U.S.:

33.3
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00104. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00104
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Lakewood-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 21% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/15/2007, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.5 miles away from the Lakewood place center killed one person and injured 5 people.

On 9/7/2004, a category F3 tornado 31.8 miles away from the place center injured one person.

Earthquake activity:

Lakewood-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 66.8 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 122.7 miles away from the city 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 57.0 miles away from Lakewood 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 102.9 miles away from Lakewood 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 52.9 miles away from Lakewood center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 64.6 miles away from Lakewood center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sumter County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lakewood topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Lakewood:

  • SUMTER VALLEY NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SUMTER, SC)
  • TUOMEY HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; SUMTER, SC)
  • ATKINSON EAST COMM. RES. (Hospital, about 5 miles away; SUMTER, SC)
  • TUOMEY HEALTHCARE SYSTEM Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; SUMTER, SC)
  • TUOMEY REG MED CTR SUBACUTE SC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SUMTER, SC)
  • ATKINSON WEST COMM. RES. (Hospital, about 6 miles away; SUMTER, SC)
  • SUMTER EAST HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SUMTER, SC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lakewood:

  • Central Carolina Technical College (about 6 miles; Sumter, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,108)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (about 35 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 2,113)
  • South Carolina State University (about 38 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,481)
  • Benedict College (about 40 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 3,039)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 41 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 27,789)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 42 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 4,468)
  • Midlands Technical College (about 45 miles; West Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 8,916)

Points of interest:

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Churches in Lakewood include: Pine Grove Church (A), New Bethel Church (B), Pocalla Church (C), Evangelical Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Marshall Cemetery (1), Bradford Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Des Champs Pond (A), Black Crest Farm Pond (B), McLaurin Pond (C), Deschamps Middle Pond (D), Deschamps Big Pond (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Pocalla Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Sumter County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.7 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

75.2%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.7%
Whole state:

6.0%


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

For population 15 years and over in Lakewood:

Marital status in Lakewood, SC
  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 51.1%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

For population 25 years and over in Lakewood:

  • High school or higher: 81.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
South Carolina average:

11.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lakewood, SC (based on Sumter County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant31,023108
Black Protestant13,90546
Mainline Protestant10,96047
Other2,32312
Catholic1,9422
None47,303-
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: 16
This county:

1.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Sumter County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Here:

0.77 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 63
This county:

6.06 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
Sumter County:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

13.2%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Sumter County:

34.1%
South Carolina:

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

11.2%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.1%
South Carolina:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.2%
South Carolina:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Lakewood:

30.6
South Carolina:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.8%
South Carolina:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

17.3%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lakewood:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

40.9%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
Lakewood:

52.8%
South Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Lakewood:

80.7%
South Carolina:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lakewood, SC Residents

7.17% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,238 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.17%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

0.61% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,654 average AGI)
Sumter County:

0.61%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Richland County, SC  0.54% ($32,591 average AGI)
from Clarendon County, SC  0.50% ($29,764)
from Lee County, SC  0.23% ($26,144)


7.43% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,590 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.43%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

0.46% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,417 average AGI)
Sumter County:

0.46%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Richland County, SC  0.69% ($33,639 average AGI)
to Clarendon County, SC  0.39% ($33,105)
to Lexington County, SC  0.26% ($39,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lakewood:

  • WDXY (1240 AM; 1 kW; SUMTER, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WSSC (1340 AM; 1 kW; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SUMTER BAPTIST TEMPLE, INC.)
  • WQMC (1290 AM; 1 kW; SUMTER, SC; Owner: MORRIS COLLEGE)
  • WYMB (920 AM; 2 kW; MANNING, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lakewood:

  • WRJA-FM (88.1 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W242AH (96.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WIBZ (95.5 FM; WEDGEFIELD, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W205BO (88.9 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLJI (98.3 FM; SUMMERTON, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC .)
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WWKT-FM (99.3 FM; KINGSTREE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNOK (104.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTCB (106.7 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W207BQ (89.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WQKI-FM (93.9 FM; ST. MATTHEWS, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLTR (91.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WHXT (103.9 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Lakewood:

  • WRJA-TV (Channel 27; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WBHQ (Channel 63; SUMTER, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRLK-TV (Channel 35; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W31BS (Channel 31; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING INC.)
Lakewood fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Lakewood fatal accident list:

Sep 8, 2016 10:18 PM, Us-15, Cr-Bowen Drive, Lat: 33.853389, Lon: -80.368461, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 11, 2015 05:30 AM, Sr-402, Lat: 33.842331, Lon: -80.353431, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 12, 2014 01:04 AM, Us-15, Lat: 33.844014, Lon: -80.371114, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 16, 2012 04:45 AM, Us-15, Lat: 33.865106, Lon: -80.359975, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 3, 2011 04:00 AM, 402, Lat: 33.826756, Lon: -80.356450, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 18, 2006 01:55 PM, Sr-25, Us-15, Lat: 33.865520, Lon: -80.355860, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 18.1mTotal length
  • $492,000Total costs
  • 30,200Total average daily traffic
  • 1,886Total average daily truck traffic
  • 39,860Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$161,2134$200,77016$169,7961$93,9201$154,3401$24,830
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$03$93,9170$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$03$91,92310$156,4890$00$01$44,570
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$63,1100$09$142,7040$00$01$48,450
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$109,4700$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0019.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$209,370
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0019.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lakewood, SC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lakewood, SC - Value


Lakewood compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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