Oakway, South Carolina

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Population in July 2007: 9,155.
Males: 4,647  (50.8%)
Females: 4,508  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  38.4 years
South Carolina median age:  35.4 years

Zip code: 29693

Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,307 (it was $39,144 in 2000)
Oakway:

$43,307
SC:

$44,163

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,277 (it was $18,001 in 2000)

Oakway CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $139,535 (it was $73,600 in 2000)
Oakway:

$139,535
SC:

$139,200
  • Races in Oakway, SC (2000)

    Oakway races chart
    • 8,27796.2%White alone
    • 1882.2%Black alone
    • 670.8%Hispanic
    • 350.4%Two or more races
    • 150.2%Asian alone
    • 100.1%American Indian alone
    • 90.1%Other race alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Oakway: 87.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 770 feet

Land area: 91.0 square miles.

Population density: 101 people per square mile   (very low).

Oakway, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Oakway:

  • High school or higher: 73.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oakway CCD:

  • Never married: 16.8%
  • Now married: 70.0%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Oakway CCD:  0.5% ($343)
South Carolina:  0.6% ($510)
Oakway satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, SC (41.6 miles , pop. 56,002).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (96.2 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (562.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Fair Play, SC (2.1 miles ), Gumlog, GA (2.4 miles ), Westminster, SC (2.8 miles ), Rock Creek, GA (3.0 miles ), Fork, SC (3.0 miles ), Seneca, SC (3.1 miles ), Lavonia, GA (3.1 miles ), Utica, SC (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 34.56 N, Longitude: 83.03 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 864

Oakway household income distribution Oakway home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.2%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (11%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Health care (3%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)

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

Average climate in Oakway, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Oakway-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 16% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/8/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.0 miles away from the Oakway place center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 3/27/1994, a category F3 tornado 19.8 miles away from the place center injured 37 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oakway-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 82% 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 57.1 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 100.3 miles away from Oakway 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 148.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 256.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 202.1 miles away from Oakway center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 255.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), 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 and medical centers near Oakway:

  • SENECA HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SENECA, SC)
  • FMC OCONEE DIALYSIS CLINIC INC (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; SENECA, SC)
  • OMH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; SENECA, SC)
  • OCONEE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; SENECA, SC)
  • TUGALOO HOME HEALTH AGENCY, AN AMEDISYS COMPANY (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; LAVONIA, GA)
  • TY COBB REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, LLC Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; LAVONIA, GA)
  • OMH HOSPICE OF THE FOOTHILLS (Hospital, about 11 miles away; SENECA, SC)

Amtrak stations near Oakway:

  • 15 miles: CLEMSON (U.S. 123 & STATE HWY. 133) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 18 miles: TOCCOA (47 N. ALEXANDER ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Operable nuclear power plants near Oakway:

  • 10 miles: Oconee 1 and 2 in Seneca, SC.
  • 10 miles: Oconee 3 in Seneca, SC.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oakway:

  • Clemson University (about 14 miles; Clemson, SC; Full-time enrollment: 20,131)
  • Tri-County Technical College (about 15 miles; Pendleton, SC; FT enrollment: 5,174)
  • Anderson University (about 23 miles; Anderson, SC; FT enrollment: 2,510)
  • Piedmont College (about 30 miles; Demorest, GA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Greenville Technical College (about 42 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 9,859)
  • Furman University (about 42 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,988)
  • Athens Technical College (about 44 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 3,204)

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Notable locations in Oakway: Knox Store (A), Old Retreat (B), Simpson Store (C), Oakway Fire Department Station 1 (D), Oconee County Rural Fire Department South Union (E), Oconee County Rural Fire Department Fair Play (F), Oconee County Rural Fire Department Crossroads (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Oakway include: Rock Hill Church (A), Return Baptist Church (B), Retreat Baptist Church (C), Providence Church (D), Earles Grove Baptist Church (E), Fair Play Presbyterian Church (F), Cross Roads Baptist Church (G), Saint Annes Church (H), Snow Creek Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mount Pleasant Cemetery (1), South Union Cemetery (2), Pleasant Grove Cemetery (3), Oakway Cemetery (4), Bethel Cemetery (5), Marit Cemetery (6), Hays Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Sanders Lake (A), Coneross Creek Reservoir (B), Keaslers Pond (C), Spearman Pond (D), Ables Pond (E), Broom Pond (F), Smith Pond (G), Gibson Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Choestoea Creek (A), Cleveland Creek (B), Mud Creek (C), Harbin Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Oconee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 58.2. This is better than average.

City:

58.2
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.204. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.204
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 8.60. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.60
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.2%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.7%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

8.6%
Whole state:

14.1%

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

3.6%
Whole state:

6.5%
28 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
14 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Oakway in 2000:

  • 13 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents

Oakway compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.8
South Carolina average:

13.2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (62%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Oakway CCD (based on Oconee County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant34,998142
Mainline Protestant3,99622
Catholic2,4912
Other8184
Black Protestant3584
None31,612-
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: 13
Oconee County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Oconee County:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Oconee County:

4.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 46
Here:

6.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.1%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Oconee County:

28.6%
South Carolina:

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

16.7%
State:

13.4%

4.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,674 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.95%
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 Pickens County, SC  0.71% ($34,286 average AGI)
from Anderson County, SC  0.60% ($31,581)
from Greenville County, SC  0.38% ($62,062)


5.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,401 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
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 Pickens County, SC  0.79% ($36,337 average AGI)
to Anderson County, SC  0.77% ($33,061)
to Greenville County, SC  0.41% ($38,457)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oakway:

  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WRIX (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HOMELAND PARK, SC; Owner: AM 1020 INCORPORATED)
  • WLET (1420 AM; 5 kW; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WANS (1280 AM; 5 kW; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: FM 103 INC.)
  • WTBI (1540 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PICKENS, SC; Owner: TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oakway:

  • WHZT (98.1 FM; SENECA, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WJMZ-FM (107.3 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBTS (95.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WRAF (90.9 FM; TOCCOA FALLS, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W269AY (101.7 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WHLC (104.5 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORP.)
  • WNGC (106.1 FM; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W277AL (103.3 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Oakway:

  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WNEG-TV (Channel 32; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBSC-TV (Channel 40; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: ANDERSON (WFBC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Oakway)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Hwy 24 At Oakway Community (Lat: 34.602333 Lon: -83.022361), Call Sign: KLP772
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.130 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/24/2012, Expiration Date: 06/08/2022
    Registrant: Oconee County Sheriff\'s Office, 415 South Pine Street, Walhalla, SC 29691, Phone: (864) 718-1010, Fax: (864) 638-4434
  • Lookout Tower Cr Ce17 .1 Mi Int Sc Hwy 24 (Lat: 34.614000 Lon: -83.033194), Call Sign: KIG476, Licensee ID: L00135262
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.270 MHz, 159.300 MHz, 159.360 MHz, 159.450 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/24/1997, Expiration Date: 03/11/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/12/2002
    Registrant: State Of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29221, Phone: (803) 737-8800

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Little Choestoe Cree, Mt. Pleasant Road (Lat: 34.581139 Lon: -83.069333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQLX765
    Assigned Frequencies: 10955.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/20/2010, Expiration Date: 05/20/2020, Certifier: Chris Harris
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1777, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • OAKWAY, 2.5 Miles Se Of (Lat: 34.583694 Lon: -82.989306), Overall height: 63.4 m, Call Sign: WLB591
    Assigned Frequencies: 3730.00 MHz, 3730.00 MHz, 3750.00 MHz, 3750.00 MHz, 3810.00 MHz, 3810.00 MHz, 3830.00 MHz, 3830.00 MHz, 3890.00 MHz, 3890.00 MHz... (+14 more)
    Grant Date: 01/23/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/12/2005, Certifier: Dennis W Guard Jr.
    Registrant: Mci Worldcom Network Services, Inc., 2400 North Glenville, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 729-6406, Fax: (972) 729-2690, Email:

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