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Population in 2010: 1,441. Population change since 2000: -5.1%
Males: 685  (47.6%)
Females: 756  (52.4%)

Median resident age:  36.3 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 29860.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $55,833 (it was $25,972 in 2000)
Murphys Estates:

$55,833
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,516

Murphys Estates CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $70,413 (it was $44,800 in 2000)
Murphys Estates:

$70,413
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $62,831; Detached houses: $91,049; Mobile homes: $51,607

Median gross rent in 2012: $484.

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Murphys Estates races chart
  • White alone - 1,280 (88.8%)
  • Black alone - 122 (8.5%)
  • Hispanic - 19 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 7 (0.5%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.4%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Murphys Estates: 90.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (26.5%), English (23.0%), Irish (11.4%), French (7.5%), Scottish (5.7%), German (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 2.00 square miles.

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

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For population 25 years and over in Murphys Estates:

  • High school or higher: 88.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Murphys Estates CDP:

  • Never married: 26.6%
  • Now married: 60.2%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 3.4%

35 residents are foreign born (0.6% Europe).

This place:  2.2%
South Carolina:  4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $499 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $407 (0.8%)

Murphys Estates satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Augusta-Richmond County, GA (12.1 miles , pop. 195,182).

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 July 2013:
Here:

8.4%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (17%)
  • Utilities (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (11%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (15%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Personal appearance workers (10%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Accountants and auditors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)

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Average climate in Murphys Estates, South Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Murphys Estates-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 61% 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 above South Carolina state average. It is 79% 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 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 54.9 miles away from Murphys Estates center
On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/8/1993 at 09:24:31, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 20.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.5 miles away from Murphys Estates center
On 1/3/1992 at 04:21:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 38.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

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: Flood: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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)

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

  • Medical College of Georgia (about 9 miles; Augusta, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,357)
  • Augusta State University (about 10 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 4,766)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 11 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,476)
  • Augusta Technical College (about 14 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,398)
  • Lander University (about 44 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 2,603)
  • Piedmont Technical College (about 44 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 2,675)
  • Midlands Technical College (about 54 miles; West Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 5,564)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 35.7. This is about average.
City:

35.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 23.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.7
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.6
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00523. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00523
U.S.:

0.06353
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 3.48. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.48
U.S.:

11.08


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.0%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 6.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.4% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Murphys Estates, SC

Murphys Estates compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Murphys Estates travel time to work - commute


Murphys Estates mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (82%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 32.59%
Here32.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness Church
Adherents54.8%21.7%12.8%3.8%1.4%
Congregations44.1%5.9%14.7%5.9%5.9%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents1.3%1.0%0.9%0.6%1.6%
Congregations5.9%2.9%2.9%2.9%8.8%
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: 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%

7.07% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,341 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
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 Aiken County, SC  2.67% ($35,304 average AGI)
from Richmond County, GA  0.72% ($52,362)
from Columbia County, GA  0.32% ($67,769)


7.21% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,502 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.21%
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 Aiken County, SC  3.07% ($31,866 average AGI)
to Richmond County, GA  0.47% ($23,605)
to Saluda County, SC  0.41% ($21,939)

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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