For population 25 years and over in Olar:
For population 15 years and over in Olar town:
1 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $571 (1.4%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Augusta-Richmond County, GA (51.5 miles , pop. 195,182).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (141.7 miles , pop. 540,828).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (578.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Govan, SC (1.7 miles) , Ulmer, SC (2.4 miles) , Hilda, SC (2.7 miles ), Kline, SC (3.2 miles ), Denmark, SC (3.2 miles ), Sycamore, SC (3.2 miles) , Barnwell, SC (3.4 miles ), Ehrhardt, SC (3.4 miles ).
Latitude: 33.18 N, Longitude: 81.18 W
Area code: 803
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Crime rates in Olar (2003):
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -153 (-39.2%).
Work and jobs in Olar: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Olar, South Carolina
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Olar-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 56% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/23/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.4 miles away from the Olar town center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 3/15/2008, a category F3 tornado 19.2 miles away from the town center .
Earthquake activity:Olar-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 89.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 63.3 miles away from Olar 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 62.5 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 90.3 miles away from the city 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 66.7 miles away from Olar center
On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.8 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 Bamberg County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Dave Dickerson - Basketball player-coach.
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Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 0.972. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 2.48. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 19.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 0.00015. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Olar and their reported violations in the past:OLAR TOWN OF (Population served: 237, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:GOVAN TOWN OF (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.0%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Olar compared to South Carolina state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Olar town (based on Bamberg County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.32%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Olar government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
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Olar government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
5.23% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,981 average adjusted gross income)
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:
6.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,532 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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Olar fatal accident list:
Dec 4, 1991 07:35 PM, 106, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Olar)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:3
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Businesses in Olar, SC