For population 25 years and over in Mountain Rest:
For population 15 years and over in Mountain Rest CCD:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, SC (41.4 miles , pop. 56,002).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (106.9 miles , pop. 416,474).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (541.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Salem, SC (2.8 miles) , Walhalla, SC (2.9 miles ), West Union, SC (3.1 miles ), Long Creek, SC (3.2 miles ), Highlands, NC (3.6 miles ), Sky Valley, GA (3.8 miles ), Westminster, SC (3.8 miles ), Valley, GA (3.9 miles ).
Latitude: 34.88 N, Longitude: 83.11 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 864
Mountain Rest tourist attractions:
Work and jobs in Mountain Rest: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Mountain Rest, South Carolina
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Mountain Rest-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 51% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/27/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.7 miles away from the Mountain Rest place center injured 37 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 3/27/1994, a category F3 tornado 23.1 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:Mountain Rest-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 88% 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 78.3 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 79.6 miles away from Mountain Rest center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 70.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2005 at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi) earthquake occurred 71.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/12/2005 at 06:27:30, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.7 miles away from Mountain Rest center
On 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), 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/medical centers near Mountain Rest:
Operable nuclear power plants near Mountain Rest:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mountain Rest:
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.450. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 34.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.67. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Mountain Rest compared to South Carolina state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Mountain Rest (based on Oconee County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.36%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 13
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Number of full-service restaurants: 46
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
6.01% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($53,827 average adjusted gross income)
0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($162 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,479 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:2
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Mountain Rest)
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.