Murphys Estates, South Carolina

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Population in 2010: 1,441. Population change since 2000: -5.1%
Males: 701  (48.7%)
Females: 740  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  33.0 years
South Carolina median age:  38.6 years

Zip codes: 29860.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,621 (it was $25,972 in 2000)
Murphys Estates:

$40,621
SC:

$44,163

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,103 (it was $11,358 in 2000)

Murphys Estates CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $71,424 (it was $44,800 in 2000)
Murphys Estates:

$71,424
SC:

$139,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $63,821; Detached houses: $87,685; Mobile homes: $61,575

Median gross rent in 2013: $476.

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  • Races in Murphys Estates, SC (2010)

    Murphys Estates races chart
    • 1,28088.8%White alone
    • 1228.5%Black alone
    • 191.3%Hispanic
    • 70.5%Asian alone
    • 70.5%Two or more races
    • 60.4%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Murphys Estates: 88.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (22.0%), Irish (21.2%), United States (15.8%), Scottish (8.5%), German (5.7%), French (4.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 2.00 square miles.

Population density: 719 people per square mile   (low).

Murphys Estates,SC real estate house value index trend

Murphys Estates, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Murphys Estates:

  • High school or higher: 86.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 10.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Murphys Estates CDP:

  • Never married: 30.2%
  • Now married: 52.4%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 12.1%
  • Divorced: 3.6%

27 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.7%
South Carolina:

4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $458 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $419 (0.8%)

Murphys Estates satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Augusta, GA (10.3 miles , pop. 138,000).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (128.3 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (580.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Stevens Creek, SC (1.3 miles ), Belvedere, SC (2.1 miles ), North Augusta, SC (2.4 miles ), Clearwater, SC (2.5 miles ), Burnettown, SC (2.6 miles ), Langley, SC (2.8 miles ), Graniteville, SC (2.8 miles ), Gloverville, SC (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 33.59 N, Longitude: 81.94 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 803

Murphys Estates household income distribution Murphys Estates home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.4%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (37%)
  • Other services, except public administration (21%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Utilities (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (38%)
  • Material moving occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (4%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (18%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Murphys Estates, South Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Murphys Estates-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 8% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.5 miles away from the Murphys Estates place center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/7/1998, a category F3 tornado 19.1 miles away from the place center caused $300,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Murphys Estates-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 85% 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 36.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 114.5 miles away from Murphys Estates 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 112.0 miles away from the city 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 220.3 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 190.9 miles away from Murphys Estates 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 142.5 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 Edgefield County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Murphys Estates topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Murphys Estates:

  • NHC HEALTHCARE - NORTH AUGUSTA (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; NORTH AUGUSTA, SC)
  • UNIHEALTH POST-ACUTE CARE - NORTH AUGUSTA (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; NORTH AUGUSTA, SC)
  • RIVER VIEW KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; NORTH AUGUSTA, SC)
  • STEVENS PARK HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER, LLC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; AUGUSTA, GA)
  • ARA AUGUSTA LLC (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; AUGUSTA, GA)
  • WALTON REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 9 miles away; AUGUSTA, GA)
  • UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; AUGUSTA, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Murphys Estates:

  • Aiken Technical College (about 8 miles; Graniteville, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,107)
  • Georgia Regents University (about 10 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 6,862)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 11 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Augusta Technical College (about 14 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,494)
  • Piedmont Technical College (about 44 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 4,831)
  • Lander University (about 44 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 2,870)
  • Denmark Technical College (about 52 miles; Denmark, SC; FT enrollment: 2,050)

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Edgefield 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 76.1. This is about average.

City:

76.1
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 2.45. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.45
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 15.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.86. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.86
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00377. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00377
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.3%
(23.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.9 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.2%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.8%
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: 0.8% of all households

Murphys Estates compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 below state average.
  • House age below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
South Carolina average:

12.0

Murphys Estates travel time to work - commute Murphys Estates mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (77%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Murphys Estates CDP (based on Edgefield County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,32529
Catholic1,8302
Mainline Protestant1,4399
Black Protestant8045
Other361
None16,551-
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: 3
Edgefield County:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Edgefield County:

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Edgefield County:

4.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.0%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Edgefield County:

33.0%
South Carolina:

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

9.0%
State:

13.4%

5.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,526 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
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 Aiken County, SC  2.11% ($34,360 average AGI)
from Richmond County, GA  0.55% ($33,956)
from Saluda County, SC  0.29% ($20,958)


6.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,073 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
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 Aiken County, SC  2.90% ($27,339 average AGI)
to Richmond County, GA  0.56% ($28,609)
to Saluda County, SC  0.44% ($23,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in Murphys Estates:

  • WRDW (1480 AM; 10 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTEL (1630 AM; 10 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGAC (580 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTHB (1550 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA)
  • WPCH (1380 AM; 4 kW; NORTH AUGUSTA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFAM (1050 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: J.J. & B. BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WINZ (1340 AM; 1 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKIM (1230 AM; 1 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: FREDDIE LEE HANDY)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WKZK (1600 AM; daytime; 1 kW; NORTH AUGUSTA, SC; Owner: GOSPEL RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Murphys Estates:

  • WBBQ-FM (104.3 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLPE (91.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WKXC-FM (99.5 FM; AIKEN, SC; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEKL (102.3 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKSP (96.3 FM; AIKEN, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAFJ (88.3 FM; BELVEDERE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WZNY (105.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFXA-FM (103.1 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF AUGUSTA, LLC)
  • WSLT (98.3 FM; CLEARWATER, SC; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKSX-FM (92.7 FM; JOHNSTON, SC; Owner: EDGEFIELD-SALUDA RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • WAKB (96.9 FM; WRENS, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF AUGUSTA, LLC)
  • WGOR (93.9 FM; MARTINEZ, GA; Owner: WGOR LICENSE, LLC)
  • WACG-FM (90.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WPRW-FM (107.7 FM; MARTINEZ, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAEG (92.3 FM; EVANS, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF AUGUSTA, LLC)
  • WAJY (102.7 FM; NEW ELLENTON, SC; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBAW-FM (99.1 FM; BARNWELL, SC; Owner: BULLIE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAAW (94.7 FM; WILLISTON, SC; Owner: FRANK NEELY)
  • WCHZ (95.1 FM; HARLEM, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE,LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Murphys Estates:

  • W56EE (Channel 56; JOHNSTON, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBPI-LP (Channel 49; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WATCHMAN BROADCASTING PRODUCTIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC.)
  • W58CZ (Channel 58; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WJBF (Channel 6; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAGT (Channel 26; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WAGT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WRDW-TV (Channel 12; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WRDW LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WFXG (Channel 54; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • WCES-TV (Channel 20; WRENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WAAU-LP (Channel 18; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: THOMAS J. PIPER)
  • WBEK-CA (Channel 16; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: AVN, INC.)
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