Oakland, South Carolina

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Population in 2010: 1,232.
Population change since 2000: -3.1%
Males: 538  (43.7%)
Females: 694  (56.3%)
Median resident age:

32.5 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 29154.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $54,624 (it was $43,889 in 2000)
Oakland:

$54,624
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,921 (it was $21,272 in 2000)

Oakland CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $104,408 (it was $72,600 in 2000)
Oakland:

$104,408
SC:

$161,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $99,885; detached houses: $106,949

Median gross rent in 2017: $951.

March 2019 cost of living index in Oakland: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.3%
(20.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.7% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Oakland, SC (2010)
    • 65052.8%White alone
    • 44436.0%Black alone
    • 655.3%Hispanic
    • 373.0%Two or more races
    • 302.4%Asian alone
    • 40.3%American Indian alone
    • 20.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

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Ancestries: Italian (11.6%), African (10.6%), German (6.1%), British West Indian (4.1%), Welsh (2.8%), British (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 340 feet

Land area: 0.68 square miles.

Population density: 1,812 people per square mile   (low).

Oakland, South Carolina map

10 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.1%
South Carolina:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $756 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $567 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, SC (29.4 miles , pop. 116,278).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (86.4 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (510.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Shaw-Horatio, SC (1.3 miles ),
Stateburg, SC (1.3 miles ),
Cherryvale, SC (1.8 miles ),
Dalzell, SC (2.1 miles ),
Wedgewood, SC (2.6 miles ),
Cane Savannah, SC (2.7 miles ),
Rembert, SC (2.8 miles ),
Millwood, SC (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 33.99 N, Longitude: 80.50 W

Area code: 803

Distribution of median household income in Oakland, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Oakland, SC in 2017
Oakland satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Most common industries in Oakland, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (15.3%)
  • Educational services (9.1%)
  • Health care (6.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.3%)
  • Pharmacies & drug stores (4.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (15.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (9.5%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.1%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
  • Radio, TV, computer stores (4.7%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4.4%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.6%)
  • Health care (15.1%)
  • Public administration (14.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (12.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Pharmacies & drug stores (5.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.3%)
Most common occupations in Oakland, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (10.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Registered nurses (5.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (17.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (14.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.0%)
  • Computer specialists (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (13.1%)
  • Cashiers (9.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)

Average climate in Oakland, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Oakland, South Carolina average temperatures Oakland, South Carolina average precipitation Oakland, South Carolina humidity Oakland, South Carolina wind speed Oakland, South Carolina snowfall Oakland, South Carolina sunshine Oakland, South Carolina clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 39.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

39.1
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.19. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.19
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.142. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.142
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 19.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.1
U.S.:

33.3
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00081. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00081
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Oakland-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 28% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/15/2007, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.7 miles away from the Oakland place center killed one person and injured 5 people.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 38.2 miles away from the place center injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oakland-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 86% 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 114.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 78.0 miles away from the city 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 68.6 miles away from the city 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 114.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 43.1 miles away from Oakland center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 76.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sumter County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oakland topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Oakland:

  • COVENANT PLACE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SUMTER, SC)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE SUMTER (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; SUMTER, SC)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE - SUMTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SUMTER, SC)
  • THOMAS DRIVE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; SUMTER, SC)
  • ATKINSON WEST COMM. RES. (Hospital, about 9 miles away; SUMTER, SC)
  • MARINER HEALTH CARE OF SUMTER - WEST (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SUMTER, SC)
  • SUMTER EAST HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SUMTER, SC)

Amtrak station near Oakland:

  • 20 miles: CAMDEN (1060 W. DEKALB ST.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oakland:

  • Central Carolina Technical College (about 9 miles; Sumter, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,108)
  • Benedict College (about 30 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 3,039)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 31 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 27,789)
  • Midlands Technical College (about 36 miles; West Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 8,916)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (about 37 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 2,113)
  • South Carolina State University (about 40 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,481)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 44 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 4,468)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Oakland Plantation (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Oakland Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Sumter 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:

2.4 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

68.7%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.1%
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: 0.2% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Oakland:

Marital status in Oakland, SC
  • Never married: 36.6%
  • Now married: 32.9%
  • Separated: 5.1%
  • Widowed: 15.4%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

For population 25 years and over in Oakland:

  • High school or higher: 93.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.4
South Carolina average:

11.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Oakland, SC (based on Sumter County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant31,023108
Black Protestant13,90546
Mainline Protestant10,96047
Other2,32312
Catholic1,9422
None47,303-
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: 16
Sumter County:

1.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Sumter County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Here:

0.77 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 63
Sumter County:

6.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
Sumter County:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.2%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Sumter County:

34.1%
State:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.2%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.4%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.5%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Oakland:

29.5
State:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.5%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.8%
South Carolina:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Oakland:

37.2%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
Oakland:

55.6%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Oakland:

79.3%
South Carolina:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Oakland, SC Residents

7.17% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,238 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.17%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

0.61% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,654 average AGI)
Sumter County:

0.61%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Richland County, SC  0.54% ($32,591 average AGI)
from Clarendon County, SC  0.50% ($29,764)
from Lee County, SC  0.23% ($26,144)


7.43% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,590 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.43%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

0.46% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,417 average AGI)
Sumter County:

0.46%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Richland County, SC  0.69% ($33,639 average AGI)
to Clarendon County, SC  0.39% ($33,105)
to Lexington County, SC  0.26% ($39,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oakland:

  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WSSC (1340 AM; 1 kW; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SUMTER BAPTIST TEMPLE, INC.)
  • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDXY (1240 AM; 1 kW; SUMTER, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WQMC (1290 AM; 1 kW; SUMTER, SC; Owner: MORRIS COLLEGE)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WYMB (920 AM; 2 kW; MANNING, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oakland:

  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WIBZ (95.5 FM; WEDGEFIELD, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRJA-FM (88.1 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W207BQ (89.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W205BO (88.9 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WNOK (104.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLTR (91.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WTCB (106.7 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCOS-FM (97.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQKI-FM (93.9 FM; ST. MATTHEWS, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPUB-FM (102.7 FM; CAMDEN, SC; Owner: KERSHAW RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WLJI (98.3 FM; SUMMERTON, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC .)
  • WHXT (103.9 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • W242AH (96.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWKT-FM (99.3 FM; KINGSTREE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WARQ (93.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • W240AX (95.9 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLTY (96.7 FM; CAYCE, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Oakland:

  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WRJA-TV (Channel 27; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WBHQ (Channel 63; SUMTER, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRLK-TV (Channel 35; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W31BS (Channel 31; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • W21CA (Channel 21; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Various Locations (Lat: 32.779889 Lon: -80.068972), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WNTW937,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.368 MHz, Grant Date: 01/27/2010, Expiration Date: 01/27/2020, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G St., Nw, Ste. 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4210, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$145,910
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0002.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Oakland, SC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Oakland, SC - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Oakland, SC
  • 80.8%Electricity
  • 10.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.5%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Oakland, SC
  • 68.3%Electricity
  • 24.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Oakland compared to South Carolina state average:

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