Nesmith, South Carolina

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Population in July 2007: 3,435.
Males: 1,674  (48.7%)
Females: 1,761  (51.3%)
Median resident age:

34.5 years
South Carolina median age:

35.4 years

Zip code: 29510

Estimated median household income in 2019: $34,800 (it was $24,543 in 2000)
Nesmith:

$34,800
SC:

$56,227

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $16,521 (it was $10,886 in 2000)

Nesmith CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $66,881 (it was $43,400 in 2000)
Nesmith:

$66,881
SC:

$179,800
March 2019 cost of living index in Nesmith: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Nesmith, SC (2000)
    • 2,25862.4%Black alone
    • 1,28935.6%White alone
    • 240.7%Two or more races
    • 230.6%Hispanic
    • 180.5%Asian alone
    • 50.1%American Indian alone

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

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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 70 feet

Land area: 145.5 square miles.

Population density: 24 people per square mile   (very low).

Nesmith, South Carolina map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nesmith CCD:

0.6% ($262)
South Carolina:

0.6% ($510)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: North Charleston, SC (55.9 miles , pop. 79,641).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (133.2 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (505.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Stuckey, SC (3.1 miles ),
Andrews, SC (3.2 miles ),
Indian, SC (3.2 miles ),
Trio, SC (3.5 miles ),
Hemingway, SC (3.5 miles ),
Pleasant Hill-Folly Grove, SC (3.7 miles ),
Johnsonville, SC (4.1 miles ),
Kingstree, SC (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 33.59 N, Longitude: 79.55 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 843

Distribution of median household income in Nesmith, SC in 2019
Nesmith satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.6%
South Carolina:

4.1%
Most common industries in Nesmith, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.3%)
  • Apparel (5.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (9.1%)
  • Construction (8.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.7%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (19.1%)
  • Health care (16.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.4%)
  • Apparel (9.5%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
  • Social assistance (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Nesmith, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (11.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Registered nurses (5.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.1%)

Average climate in Nesmith, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Nesmith, South Carolina average temperatures Nesmith, South Carolina average precipitation Nesmith, South Carolina humidity Nesmith, South Carolina wind speed Nesmith, South Carolina snowfall Nesmith, South Carolina sunshine Nesmith, South Carolina clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 36.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

36.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2007 was 30.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 17.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.8
U.S.:

19.6
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00315. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00315
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Nesmith-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 16% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.1 miles away from the Nesmith place center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 11/24/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 30.1 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Nesmith-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Carolina state average. It is 51% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 59.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 311.9 miles away from Nesmith 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 49.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 169.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 217.5 miles away from Nesmith center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 53.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Williamsburg County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Ice Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Amtrak station near Nesmith:

  • 17 miles: KINGSTREE (101 E. MAIN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Nesmith:

  • Coastal Carolina University (about 35 miles; Conway, SC; Full-time enrollment: 8,881)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 35 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 5,772)
  • Francis Marion University (about 42 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,624)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 48 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 4,468)
  • Charleston Southern University (about 52 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 3,012)
  • Central Carolina Technical College (about 53 miles; Sumter, SC; FT enrollment: 3,108)
  • Trident Technical College (about 54 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 13,125)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Nesmith: Rhems Plantation (A), Williamsburg County Fire Department Morrisville (B), Williamsburg County Fire Department Bloomingville (C), Williamsburg County Fire Department Nesmith (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Nesmith include: Sand Hill Church (A), Snow Hill Church (B), Saint Marks Church (C), Saint Johns Church (D), Piney Forest Church (E), Nesmith Missionary Baptist Church (F), Mount Zion Church (G), Asbury Church (H), Weldon Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Elim Cemetery (1), Bloomingvale Cemetery (2), Black Mingo Cemetery (3), Nesmith Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Wilson Lake (A), Browns Pond (B), Rames Farm Pond (C), Lakewood Pond (D), Brockington Pond (E), Baker Swamp (F), Cedar Bay (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Birch Creek (A), Snow Branch (B), Sleeper Branch (C), Roper Branch (D), Rome Branch (E), Poplar Hill Branch (F), Smith Swamp (G), Spring Branch (H), Johnson Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Williamsburg County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

70.1%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.2%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

23.1%
Whole state:

14.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

6.1%
Whole state:

6.5%

For population 15 years and over in Nesmith:

Marital status in Nesmith, SC
  • Never married: 28.7%
  • Now married: 57.6%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 5.0%

For population 25 years and over in Nesmith:

  • High school or higher: 66.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.7
South Carolina average:

13.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Nesmith, SC (based on Williamsburg County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,63243
Evangelical Protestant6,20147
Black Protestant6,06730
Other1,5502
Catholic851
None12,888-
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: 8
Here:

2.26 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Williamsburg County:

5.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Williamsburg County:

13.2%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

39.5%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Williamsburg County:

13.7%
South Carolina:

13.4%

4.97% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($27,483 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.97%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Florence County, SC  1.23% ($25,838 average AGI)
from Georgetown County, SC  1.11% ($32,466)
from Horry County, SC  0.30% ($20,813)


6.13% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($26,790 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Florence County, SC  1.62% ($25,305 average AGI)
to Georgetown County, SC  0.96% ($28,000)
to Richland County, SC  0.45% ($26,813)

Strongest AM radio stations in Nesmith:

  • WDKD (1310 AM; 5 kW; KINGSTREE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHYM (1260 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: GHB OF LAKE CITY, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WQJM (1450 AM; 10 kW; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WPJS (1330 AM; 5 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: WPJS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WMIR (1200 AM; 7 kW; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC BEACH RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Nesmith:

  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGTN-FM (100.7 FM; ANDREWS, SC; Owner: COASTLINE COMMUNICATIONS OF CAROLINA INC.)
  • WPDT (105.1 FM; JOHNSONVILLE, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLGI (90.9 FM; HEMINGWAY, SC; Owner: LOUIS G. GREGORY BAHA'I INSTITUTE)
  • WYAV (104.1 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WSUY (96.9 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMYB (92.1 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WGTR (107.9 FM; BUCKSPORT, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WAVF (96.1 FM; HANAHAN, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYEZ (94.5 FM; MURRELLS INLET, SC; Owner: FIDELITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSCI (89.3 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WWXM (97.7 FM; GARDEN CITY, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WGSS (94.1 FM; KINGSTREE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WDAI (98.5 FM; PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSYN (106.5 FM; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSEA (100.3 FM; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHMC-FM (90.1 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WYAK-FM (103.1 FM; SURFSIDE BEACH, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTUA (106.1 FM; ST. STEPHEN, SC; Owner: JEREMIAH RAVENELL)

TV broadcast stations around Nesmith:

  • WCSC-TV (Channel 5; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WCSC, INC.)
  • WITV (Channel 7; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WCIV (Channel 4; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WCIV, LLC)
  • WCBD-TV (Channel 2; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMMP (Channel 36; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WMMP LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WTAT-TV (Channel 24; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WTAT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W51AT (Channel 51; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRJA-TV (Channel 27; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WHMC (Channel 23; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Jonathan L Teseniar, 5889 Hemingway Hwy (Lat: 33.731472 Lon: -79.599222), Type: 94.4, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Ftc Management Group, Inc., Levon_mccutcheon, , Kings-tree, Phone: (843) 382-1391
  • J L McCutcheon, 5889 Hemingway Hwy (Lat: 33.731472 Lon: -79.599222), Type: 94.4, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Ftc Management Group, Inc., Levon_mccutcheon, , Kings-tree, Phone: (843) 382-1391
  • Levon J McCutcheon, 5889 Hemingway Hwy (Lat: 33.667528 Lon: -79.438250), Type: 94.8, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Ftc Management Group, Levon_mccutcheon@ftc.Org, , Kings-tree, Phone: (843) 382-1391
  • Jonathan L Teseniar, 5889 Hemingway Hwy (Lat: 33.667528 Lon: -79.438250), Type: 94.8, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Ftc Management Group, Levon_mccutcheon@ftc.Org, , Kings-tree, Phone: (843) 382-1391

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Cook Fire Tower Secondary Hwy S-45-24 3 1/2 Mi Nw Int With Sc Hwy 41 (Lat: 33.636278 Lon: -79.477556), Call Sign: KII646, Licensee ID: L00135262,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.270 MHz, 159.375 MHz, Grant Date: 10/24/2001, Expiration Date: 01/10/2012, Cancellation Date: 10/25/2011, Registrant: State Of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29221, Phone: (803) 737-8800
  • Lat: 33.721861 Lon: -79.574111, Call Sign: WQUV876,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.200 MHz, 464.975 MHz, 466.200 MHz, 469.975 MHz, Grant Date: 10/28/2014, Expiration Date: 10/28/2024, Certifier: Steve Stefanick, Registrant: Radio Communications Of Charleston, Inc., Goose Creek, SC 29445, Phone: (843) 569-5854, Fax: (843) 863-6900, Email:

2009 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2009 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 12. The highest number of reported fires - 22 took place in 2010, and the least - 0 in 2012. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Nesmith, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (47.1%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (27.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Nesmith, SC
    • 5747.1%Outside Fires
    • 3327.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2419.8%Structure Fires
    • 75.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Nesmith, SC
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Nesmith, SC
  • 60.1%Electricity
  • 22.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.4%Wood
  • 6.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Nesmith, SC
  • 43.5%Electricity
  • 34.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 22.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Nesmith compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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