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Median resident age:  38.4 years
South Carolina median age:  35.4 years

Zip code: 29693

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,909 (it was $39,144 in 2000)
Oakway:

$39,909
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,987

Oakway CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $129,747 (it was $73,600 in 2000)
Oakway:

$129,747
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $134,274; Detached houses: $184,314; Townhouses or other attached units: $235,399; Mobile homes: $64,046; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $25,351

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Oakway races chart
  • White alone - 8,277 (96.2%)
  • Black alone - 188 (2.2%)
  • Hispanic - 67 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 35 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 15 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 10 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 9 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.01%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oakway: 154.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 770 feet




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

Oakway CCD:  0.5% ($343)
South Carolina:  0.6% ($510)
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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 July 2013:
Here:

8.7%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
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%)

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Average climate in Oakway, South Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Oakway-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 72% 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 below South Carolina state average. It is 92% 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 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 86.9 miles away from Oakway center
On 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 61.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2005 at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi) earthquake occurred 92.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/1992 at 04:21:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.7 miles away from Oakway center
On 12/18/2006 at 08:34:27, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MD, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), 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/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)

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:

  • Tri-County Technical College (about 15 miles; Pendleton, SC; Full-time enrollment: 4,064)
  • Clemson University (about 15 miles; Clemson, SC; FT enrollment: 16,837)
  • Southern Wesleyan University (about 19 miles; Central, SC; FT enrollment: 2,354)
  • Bob Jones University (about 42 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,701)
  • Greenville Technical College (about 42 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 6,910)
  • Furman University (about 43 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,673)
  • Athens Technical College (about 44 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 2,099)

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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
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AQI  Ozone  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 28.8. This is about average.
City:

28.8
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

29.7
U.S.:

28.3
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.450. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.450
U.S.:

2.433
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.67. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.67
U.S.:

9.59


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%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Oakway, SC

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 significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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 above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



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

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.36%
Here59.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Catholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents68.2%7.1%6.4%4.7%3.1%
Congregations49.6%9.4%12.2%1.4%4.3%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodChurch of God of ProphecyOther
Adherents2.1%1.6%1.3%0.9%4.5%
Congregations4.3%0.7%1.4%5.8%10.8%
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: 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%

6.01% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($53,827 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
South Carolina average:

8.00%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($162 average AGI)
Oconee County:

0.05%
South Carolina average:

0.15%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Pickens County, SC  0.80% ($41,223 average AGI)
from Anderson County, SC  0.58% ($28,214)
from Greenville County, SC  0.33% ($69,341)


5.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,479 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
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 Pickens County, SC  0.87% ($34,645 average AGI)
to Anderson County, SC  0.81% ($33,254)
to Greenville County, SC  0.43% ($47,944)

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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