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Union County

Population in 2012: 478 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1125.6%
Males: 233  (48.8%)
Females: 245  (51.2%)

Median resident age:  43.6 years
South Carolina median age:  40.2 years

Zip code: 29364

Estimated median household income in 2011: $32,292 (it was $24,583 in 2000)
Lockhart:

$32,292
South Carolina:

$42,367
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $17,304

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $33,950 (it was $22,500 in 2000)
Lockhart:

$33,950
South Carolina:

$136,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $38,502; Detached houses: $34,652; Mobile homes: $46,202

Median gross rent in 2011: $708.

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  • White alone - 442 (90.6%)
  • Black alone - 29 (5.9%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (1.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.8%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.2%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lockhart: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Irish (26.0%), German (17.0%), Dutch (13.9%), Scotch-Irish (7.2%), English (5.5%), United States (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 422 feet

Land area: 0.14 square miles.

Population density: 3314 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Lockhart:

  • High school or higher: 79.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lockhart town:

  • Never married: 16.4%
  • Now married: 56.1%
  • Separated: 5.9%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 16.4%

17 residents are foreign born (3.1% Latin America).

This town:  3.1%
South Carolina:  4.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $269 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $313 (0.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (35.8 miles , pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (45.9 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (499.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Monarch Mill, SC (3.0 miles ), Union, SC (3.3 miles ), Lowrys, SC (3.5 miles ), Jonesville, SC (3.6 miles ), Sharon, SC (3.6 miles ), Buffalo, SC (3.6 miles ), Hickory Grove, SC (3.7 miles ), Carlisle, SC (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 34.79 N, Longitude: 81.46 W

Area code: 864

Lockhart household income distribution Lockhart home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

12.5%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (55%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (2%)


Average climate in Lockhart, South Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Lockhart-area historical tornado activity is above South Carolina state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.2 miles away from the Lockhart town center killed 5 people and injured 49 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 33.3 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lockhart-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 90% 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 86.5 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 57.9 miles away from Lockhart center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1998 at 02:31:01, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 59.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/7/2007 at 11:07:03, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.7 miles away from Lockhart center
On 8/8/1993 at 09:24:31, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.4 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 Union County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Ice Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Lockhart:

  • WALLACE THOMSON HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, about 10 miles away; UNION, SC)

Political contributions by individuals in Lockhart, SC

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lockhart:

  • Limestone College (about 22 miles; Gaffney, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,200)
  • Winthrop University (about 28 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 4,937)
  • York Technical College (about 29 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 2,970)
  • University of South Carolina-Upstate (about 33 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,162)
  • Spartanburg Community College (about 33 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,076)
  • Gardner-Webb University (about 34 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; FT enrollment: 2,457)
  • Gaston College (about 39 miles; Dallas, NC; FT enrollment: 2,732)

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

 
Union County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2001 was 14.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

14.5
U.S.:

12.7

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

LOCKHART, TOWN OF (Population served: 651, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-1998 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-07-1999)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lockhart that have no violations reported:

  • BROWNS CREEK W/D (Population served: 2806, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 15.4%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 81.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.6%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Lockhart compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Lockhart travel time to work - commute


Lockhart mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (53%)
  • Utility gas (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Lockhart (based on Union County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.06%
Here66.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Assemblies of God
Adherents71.5%17.1%2.3%2.3%1.1%
Congregations42.0%20.3%7.2%4.3%2.9%
NameAmerican Baptist AssociationChurches of ChristSalvation ArmyNational Association of Free Will BaptistsOther
Adherents0.9%0.8%0.7%0.6%2.7%
Congregations4.3%2.9%1.4%2.9%11.6%
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: 6
Union County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Union County:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

7.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.2%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

32.1%
South Carolina:

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

12.5%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$66
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$620
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$757
Totals for Government 0$0 4$1,443

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $239,000 ($500.00)
    Regular Highways: $58,000 ($121.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $32,000 ($66.95)
    Financial Administration: $19,000 ($39.75)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($10.46)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $70,000 ($146.44)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $53,000 ($110.88)
  • Miscellaneous - Property Sale Other: $32,000 ($66.95)
    Rents: $10,000 ($20.92)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($12.55)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($4.18)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $191,000 ($399.58)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $40,000 ($83.68)
    General Support: $2,000 ($4.18)
  • Tax - NEC: $60,000 ($125.52)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $146,000 ($305.44)

3.70% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,053 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.70%
South Carolina average:

8.00%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Spartanburg County, SC  0.98% ($31,140 average AGI)
from Cherokee County, SC  0.28% ($21,207)
from Newberry County, SC  0.14% ($18,429)


4.00% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,294 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.00%
South Carolina average:

6.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Spartanburg County, SC  1.40% ($28,958 average AGI)
to Greenville County, SC  0.24% ($25,320)
to Cherokee County, SC  0.22% ($21,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lockhart:

  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, 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.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBZK (980 AM; 3 kW; YORK, SC; Owner: CAROLINA METRO RADIO, LLC)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCGC (1270 AM; 10 kW; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WHVN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lockhart:

  • W219CH (91.7 FM; LOWRYS, SC; Owner: RICHBURG EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WBT-FM (99.3 FM; CHESTER, SC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNSC-FM (88.9 FM; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WRBK (90.3 FM; RICHBURG, SC; Owner: RICHBURG EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WRFX-FM (99.7 FM; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYFG (91.1 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSGE (91.7 FM; DALLAS, NC; Owner: GASTON COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Lockhart:

  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WRET-TV (Channel 49; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WSQY-LP (Channel 66; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WNSC-TV (Channel 30; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total costs: $563,000
Total average daily traffic: 7,326
Total average daily truck traffic: 559

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Lockhart)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • E Side Of Dike On Canal St (Lat: 34.785694 Lon: -81.458417), Call Sign: WNYG624, Licensee ID: L00465399
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.362 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/12/2002, Expiration Date: 02/12/2012, Cancellation Date: 04/14/2012
    Registrant: Lockhart Power Co, Lockhart, SC 29364, Phone: (803) 545-2211
  • Lockhart Dr (Lat: 34.791806 Lon: -81.460639), Structure height: 43 m, Call Sign: WPEY641, Licensee ID: L00465399
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.210 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/15/2004, Expiration Date: 05/23/2014
    Registrant: Lockhart Power Co, Lockhart, SC 29364, Phone: (803) 545-2211
  • E Side Of Dike On Canal St (Lat: 34.785694 Lon: -81.458417), Type: Pole, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WPHG291, Licensee ID: L00465399
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.262 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/17/2005, Expiration Date: 05/23/2015, Certifier: Hunter Harris
    Registrant: Lockhart Power Company, Lockhart, SC 29364, Phone: (864) 545-2211, Fax: (864) 545-2591

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KJ4IEP, Licensee ID: L01449161
    Grant Date: 12/01/2008, Expiration Date: 12/01/2018, Certifier: William R Lax Jr
    Registrant: William R Lax Jr, Lockhart, SC 29364


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