Olar, South Carolina

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Population in 2013: 247 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.2%
 
Males: 78  (31.6%)
Females: 169  (68.4%)
Median resident age:  51.5 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 29843.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,938 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Olar:

$34,938
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,691 (it was $17,113 in 2000)

Olar town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $48,421 (it was $44,500 in 2000)
Olar:

$48,421
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $62,755; Detached houses: $96,750; Mobile homes: $24,680

Median gross rent in 2012: $692.

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  • White alone - 135 (52.5%)
  • Black alone - 112 (43.6%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (2.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.4%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Olar: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (13.8%), United States (6.6%), English (4.0%), Irish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 206 feet

Land area: 0.79 square miles.

Population density: 314 people per square mile   (very low).

Olar,SC real estate house value index trend

Olar, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Olar:

  • High school or higher: 85.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 13.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Olar town:

  • Never married: 16.0%
  • Now married: 52.3%
  • Separated: 8.4%
  • Widowed: 15.4%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.4%
South Carolina:  4.7%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Olar, South Carolina as of May 24, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Olar to the number of sex offenders is 36 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $571 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $465 (0.9%)

Olar satellite photo by USGS

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

Olar household income distribution Olar home values distribution

Crime rates in Olar (2003):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 2 assaults (865.8 per 100,000)
  • 8 burglaries (3463.2 per 100,000)
  • 3 thefts (1298.7 per 100,000)
  • 1 auto theft (432.9 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 522.7 (higher means more crime, US average = 322.2)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.52
South Carolina average:

2.52
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.4%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -153 (-39.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Finance and insurance (19%)
  • Utilities (16%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Wholesale trade (17%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (9%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Religious workers (7%)
  • Judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (15%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (15%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (15%)
  • Top executives (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Engineers (6%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Olar-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 5% 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 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 271.0 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 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).
Olar topographic map

Birthplace of: Dave Dickerson - Basketball player-coach.

Hospitals and medical centers near Olar:

  • LEMON PARK COMMUNITY RESIDENCE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; BARNWELL, SC)
  • DCA BARNWELL (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; BARNWELL, SC)
  • BAMBERG DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; BAMBERG, SC)
  • UNIHEALTH POST ACUTE CARE - BARNWELL (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BARNWELL, SC)
  • VNA OF GREATER BAMBERG (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; BAMBERG, SC)
  • UNIHEALTH POST-ACUTE CARE OF BAMBERG (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BAMBERG, SC)
  • BAMBERG COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 13 miles away; BAMBERG, SC)

Amtrak station near Olar:

  • 11 miles: DENMARK (200 W. BARUCH ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Olar:

  • Denmark Technical College (about 10 miles; Denmark, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,050)
  • South Carolina State University (about 30 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,481)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (about 33 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 2,113)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 44 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Aiken Technical College (about 46 miles; Graniteville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • Georgia Regents University (about 51 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 6,862)
  • Augusta Technical College (about 53 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,494)

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Notable location: Town of Olar Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Olar include: Bethel Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), Holiness Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Connelly Hunting Plantation & Motel (18881 Main Highway).

Bamberg County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 48.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.3
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 19.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.9
U.S.:

20.2

Drinking water stations with addresses in Olar that have no violations reported:

  • OLAR GOVAN WATER SYSTEM (0510004) (Population served: 304, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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:
This town:  2.1 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  57.7%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.1%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Olar compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Olar travel time to work - commute Olar mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (71%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 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 Olar town (based on Bamberg County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.32%
Here: 47.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Episcopal Church
Adherents50.1%35.2%3.6%2.3%1.7%
Congregations28.3%37.7%3.8%3.8%3.8%
NameBaha'iEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurch of God of ProphecyChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents1.3%1.2%1.1%1.0%2.6%
Congregations-3.8%3.8%5.7%9.4%
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: 5
Bamberg County:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Bamberg County:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

6.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.9%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Bamberg County:

35.3%
South Carolina:

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

12.9%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$1,445$17,3405$204
Totals for Government 1$1,445$17,3405$204

Olar government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $53,000 ($214.57)
    Water Utilities: $13,000 ($52.63)
    Fire Protection: $8,000 ($32.39)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($16.19)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $40,000 ($161.94)

Olar government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $17,000 ($68.83)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($24.29)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($4.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($40.49)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $33,000 ($133.60)
  • Tax - Property: $20,000 ($80.97)
    Public Utilities: $6,000 ($24.29)
    NEC: $2,000 ($8.10)

Olar government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $100,000 ($404.86)

5.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,508 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
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 Orangeburg County, SC  1.01% ($20,500 average AGI)
from Barnwell County, SC  0.66% ($24,733)
from Colleton County, SC  0.44% ($22,750)


5.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,959 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
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 Orangeburg County, SC  1.35% ($23,097 average AGI)
to Barnwell County, SC  0.65% ($23,733)
to Lexington County, SC  0.37% ($49,471)

Strongest AM radio stations in Olar:

  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WRIT (790 AM; 1 kW; BAMBERG-DENMARK, SC; Owner: VOORHEES COLLEGE)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQIZ (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: RADIO PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDOG (1460 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ALLENDALE, SC; Owner: GOOD RADIO BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WGAC (580 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WRDW (1480 AM; 10 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Olar:

  • WBAW-FM (99.1 FM; BARNWELL, SC; Owner: BULLIE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIIZ (97.9 FM; BLACKVILLE, SC; Owner: NICWILD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAFJ (88.3 FM; BELVEDERE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDOG-FM (93.5 FM; ALLENDALE, SC; Owner: GOOD RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWBD (95.7 FM; BAMBERG, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZNY (105.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGFG (105.1 FM; BRANCHVILLE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAAW (94.7 FM; WILLISTON, SC; Owner: FRANK NEELY)
  • WJWJ-FM (89.9 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WIGL (102.9 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSP (96.3 FM; AIKEN, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBHC-FM (92.1 FM; HAMPTON, SC; Owner: HAMPTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Olar:

  • WEBA-TV (Channel 14; ALLENDALE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WJBF (Channel 6; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAGT (Channel 26; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WAGT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WRDW-TV (Channel 12; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WRDW LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WJWJ-TV (Channel 16; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WFXG (Channel 54; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - GEORGIA, L.L.C.)

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
  • OLAR, Approx. 1200' Ne Of Junction Of Sc State Rd. 27 And Sc Hwy 64 (Olar) (Lat: 33.186972 Lon: -81.193278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106 m, Call Sign: WQPW751
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/04/2012, Expiration Date: 09/04/2022, Certifier: Chris Harris
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KG4RCG, Licensee ID: L00449876
    Grant Date: 10/19/2011, Expiration Date: 01/15/2022, Certifier: James C Kearse Jr
    Registrant: James C Kearse Jr, 15396 Low Country Hwy, Olar, SC 29843
  • Call Sign: KI4MCN, Licensee ID: L01072720
    Grant Date: 10/13/2005, Expiration Date: 10/13/2015, Certifier: Adolphus R Lain
    Registrant: Adolphus R Lain, 3602 Memorial Church Rd, Olar, SC 29843
  • Call Sign: KI4VGU, Licensee ID: L01275325
    Grant Date: 04/25/2007, Expiration Date: 04/25/2017, Certifier: Richard D Smith
    Registrant: Richard D Smith, 1653 Starr Cemetery Rd, Olar, SC 29843

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
Most common first names in Olar, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1772.3 years
James1571.5 years
Henry1476.0 years
Robert1461.2 years
William1372.6 years
Mary974.8 years
Willie878.0 years
Annie785.5 years
George677.2 years
David670.5 years
Most common last names in Olar, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Morris3176.9 years
Sanders2366.9 years
Still1780.7 years
Brabham1670.8 years
Joyner1372.2 years
Hutto1367.8 years
Gunnells1171.6 years
Fail1177.0 years
Kearse1078.3 years
Johnson1070.1 years

Businesses in Olar, SC

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