Long Creek, South Carolina

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Population in July 2007: 2,315.
Males: 1,189  (51.4%)
Females: 1,126  (48.6%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
South Carolina median age:  35.4 years

Zip code: 29693

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,156 (it was $30,558 in 2000)
Long Creek:

$31,156
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,354 (it was $14,524 in 2000)

Long Creek CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $127,807 (it was $72,500 in 2000)
Long Creek:

$127,807
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $118,915; Detached houses: $146,549; Mobile homes: $75,917
Long Creek races chart
  • White alone - 2,125 (97.7%)
  • Hispanic - 18 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 12 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 7 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.2%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.1%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Long Creek: 167.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 117.5 square miles.

Population density: 20 people per square mile   (very low).

Long Creek, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Long Creek:

  • High school or higher: 65.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 1.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Long Creek CCD:

  • Never married: 16.1%
  • Now married: 67.6%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

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

Long Creek CCD:  0.4% ($260)
South Carolina:  0.6% ($510)
Long Creek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, SC (47.9 miles , pop. 56,002).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (96.7 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (546.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Walhalla, SC (3.0 miles ), Westminster, SC (3.1 miles ), Tallulah Falls, GA (3.1 miles) , West Union, SC (3.2 miles ), Mountain Rest, SC (3.2 miles ), Clayton, GA (3.6 miles ), Turnerville, GA (3.7 miles ), Tiger, GA (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 34.76 N, Longitude: 83.22 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 864

Long Creek household income distribution Long Creek home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.2%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (28%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (8%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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

Average climate in Long Creek, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Long Creek-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 10% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/27/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.0 miles away from the Long Creek place center injured 37 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/27/1994, a category F3 tornado 14.4 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 45 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Long Creek-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 82% 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 74.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 83.2 miles away from Long Creek 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 138.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 241.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 218.6 miles away from Long Creek center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 249.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Oconee 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, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Long Creek:

  • MOUNTAIN VIEW HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CLAYTON, GA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE TOCCOA (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; TOCCOA, GA)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF TOCCOA (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; TOCCOA, GA)
  • OMH HOSPICE OF THE FOOTHILLS (Hospital, about 14 miles away; SENECA, SC)
  • MOUNTAIN LAKES MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; CLAYTON, GA)
  • RABUN COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 14 miles away; CLAYTON, GA)
  • OMH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; SENECA, SC)

Amtrak station near Long Creek:

  • 15 miles: TOCCOA (47 N. ALEXANDER ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Operable nuclear power plants near Long Creek:

  • 16 miles: Oconee 1 and 2 in Seneca, SC.
  • 16 miles: Oconee 3 in Seneca, SC.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Long Creek:

  • Piedmont College (about 23 miles; Demorest, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • Clemson University (about 23 miles; Clemson, SC; FT enrollment: 20,131)
  • Tri-County Technical College (about 26 miles; Pendleton, SC; FT enrollment: 5,174)
  • Western Carolina University (about 37 miles; Cullowhee, NC; FT enrollment: 8,684)
  • Anderson University (about 38 miles; Anderson, SC; FT enrollment: 2,510)
  • Furman University (about 46 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,988)
  • University of North Georgia (about 47 miles; Dahlonega, GA; FT enrollment: 12,445)

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Notable locations in Long Creek: Yellow Branch Campground (A), Cassidy Bridge Campground (B), Woodall Shoals Recreation Site (C), Pine Mountain Hunt Camp (D), Cedar Creek Rifle Range (E), Brysons Apple Orchard (F), Round Mountain Apple Orchard (G), Chattooga Belle Farm (H), Oconee County Rural Fire Department Long Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Long Creek include: Long Mountain Church (A), Church of God (B), Mountain Rest Baptist Church (C), Mountain Grove Baptist Church (D), Damascus Baptist Church (E), Brasstown Baptist Church (F), Belmont Baptist Church (G), Zion Church (H), Laurel Spring Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Rocky Fork Cemetery (1), Rider Mountain Cemetery (2), Mountain Grove Cemetery (3), Laurel Springs Cemetery (4), Damascus Cemetery (5), Brasstown Cemetery (6), Belmont Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Roletter Pond (A), Tugaloo Lake (B), Yonah Lake (C), Collins Lake (D), Butts Pond (E), Lake Jemike (F), Horseshoe Lake (G), Lake Yonah (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Yellow Branch (A), Woodall Branch (B), Swaford Creek (C), Stump Branch (D), Spy Rock Creek (E), Spider Valley Creek (F), Shoulder Bone Branch (G), Sawyer Branch (H), Sawhead Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Long Creek: Chauga River Scenic Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Oconee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 58.2. This is better than average.

City:

58.2
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.204. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.204
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 8.60. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.60
U.S.:

9.14

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

  • WILD WATER LTD (3770909) (Population served: 68, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  68.1%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

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

14.1%
Whole state:

14.1%

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

5.7%
Whole state:

6.5%
28 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Long Creek compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below 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.
  • 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 below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (46%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Long Creek CCD (based on Oconee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.36%
Here: 59.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Catholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents68.2%7.1%6.4%4.7%3.1%
Congregations49.6%9.4%12.2%1.4%4.3%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodChurch of God of ProphecyOther
Adherents2.1%1.6%1.3%0.9%4.5%
Congregations4.3%0.7%1.4%5.8%10.8%
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: 13
Oconee County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Oconee County:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Oconee County:

4.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 46
Here:

6.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.1%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Oconee County:

28.6%
South Carolina:

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

16.7%
State:

13.4%

4.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,674 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.95%
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 Pickens County, SC  0.71% ($34,286 average AGI)
from Anderson County, SC  0.60% ($31,581)
from Greenville County, SC  0.38% ($62,062)


5.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,401 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
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 Pickens County, SC  0.79% ($36,337 average AGI)
to Anderson County, SC  0.77% ($33,061)
to Greenville County, SC  0.41% ($38,457)

Strongest AM radio stations in Long Creek:

  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WLET (1420 AM; 5 kW; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WGHC (1370 AM; daytime; 3 kW; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTBI (1540 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PICKENS, SC; Owner: TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRIX (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HOMELAND PARK, SC; Owner: AM 1020 INCORPORATED)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Long Creek:

  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHZT (98.1 FM; SENECA, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W269AY (101.7 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W277AL (103.3 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WHLC (104.5 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORP.)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WRAF (90.9 FM; TOCCOA FALLS, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGOG (96.3 FM; WALHALLA, SC; Owner: APPALACHIAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WNCC-FM (96.7 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WNGC (106.1 FM; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBTS (95.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WJMZ-FM (107.3 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCON-FM (99.3 FM; CORNELIA, GA; Owner: HABERSHAM BROADCASTING CO.)

TV broadcast stations around Long Creek:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WNEG-TV (Channel 32; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
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