Orangeburg, South Carolina

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Population in 2017: 12,954 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.5%
 
Males: 6,097  (47.1%)
Females: 6,857  (52.9%)
Median resident age:

30.6 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 29117.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $28,356 (it was $30,306 in 2000)
Orangeburg:

$28,356
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,762 (it was $15,263 in 2000)

Orangeburg city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $122,031 (it was $74,800 in 2000)
Orangeburg:

$122,031
SC:

$161,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $134,984; detached houses: $163,343; townhouses or other attached units: $153,740; in 2-unit structures: $208,266; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $338,102; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $111,688; mobile homes: $58,367; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $461,755

Median gross rent in 2017: $687.

March 2019 cost of living index in Orangeburg: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 27.8%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.1% for Black residents, 40.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 3.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Orangeburg, SC (2017)
    • 10,29175.8%Black alone
    • 2,37617.5%White alone
    • 5954.4%Hispanic
    • 940.7%Asian alone
    • 810.6%Two or more races
    • 270.2%American Indian alone
    • 260.2%Other race alone
    • 150.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Orangeburg, South Carolina as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Orangeburg is 1,383 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Orangeburg by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(7.7)
1
(6.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.5)
4
(30.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.2)
3
(21.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.6)
1
(7.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(23.0)
3
(20.4)
4
(29.3)
8
(62.7)
9
(67.8)
4
(30.2)
5
(35.4)
5
(35.7)
5
(36.2)
5
(36.0)
8
(59.4)
10
(74.8)
8
(61.2)
3
(23.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
35
(267.8)
24
(163.4)
28
(204.8)
39
(305.8)
34
(256.1)
40
(301.8)
24
(169.9)
26
(185.5)
30
(217.0)
13
(93.7)
34
(252.6)
19
(142.2)
26
(198.8)
29
(226.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
66
(505.0)
43
(292.8)
55
(402.2)
65
(509.6)
35
(263.6)
48
(362.2)
43
(304.4)
28
(199.8)
63
(455.7)
71
(511.6)
80
(594.4)
51
(381.6)
89
(680.6)
137
(1,069)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
229
(1,752)
232
(1,580)
162
(1,185)
209
(1,639)
232
(1,747)
216
(1,630)
283
(2,003)
244
(1,741)
207
(1,497)
147
(1,059)
136
(1,010)
173
(1,294)
152
(1,162)
139
(1,084)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
569
(4,353)
523
(3,561)
558
(4,081)
594
(4,657)
544
(4,097)
340
(2,566)
486
(3,440)
611
(4,359)
598
(4,325)
476
(3,430)
588
(4,369)
748
(5,597)
670
(5,124)
550
(4,290)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
70
(535.6)
48
(326.9)
69
(504.6)
63
(493.9)
65
(489.5)
38
(286.7)
54
(382.2)
51
(363.8)
50
(361.6)
44
(317.0)
45
(334.3)
59
(441.5)
49
(374.7)
61
(475.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(38.3)
3
(20.4)
2
(14.6)
5
(39.2)
2
(15.1)
6
(45.3)
4
(28.3)
5
(35.7)
1
(7.2)
1
(7.2)
2
(14.9)
2
(15.0)
2
(15.3)
5
(39.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)554.6416.8451.8584.3524.2487.2448.6449.5506.4439.2514.5528.6576.3601.5

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Orangeburg, SC

Crime rate in Orangeburg detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 91 (61 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.76
South Carolina average:

2.48
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Ancestries: American (3.7%), European (2.2%), English (2.1%), African (1.3%), Scotch-Irish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 245 feet

Land area: 8.29 square miles.

Population density: 1,562 people per square mile   (low).

Orangeburg, South Carolina map

345 residents are foreign born (0.8% Latin America, 0.7% Asia, 0.7% Europe, 0.6% Africa).

This city:

2.7%
South Carolina:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,374 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $708 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, SC (37.0 miles , pop. 116,278).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (118.3 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (549.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Wilkinson Heights, SC (1.3 miles ),
Brookdale, SC (1.4 miles ),
Edisto, SC (1.6 miles ),
Cordova, SC (2.3 miles),
Rowesville, SC (2.9 miles ),
Cameron, SC (3.1 miles ),
Cope, SC (3.4 miles),
St. Matthews, SC (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 33.50 N, Longitude: 80.86 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +10,376 (+80.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,904 (38.2%)

Area code: 803

Distribution of median household income in Orangeburg, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Orangeburg, SC in 2017
Orangeburg satellite photo by USGS

Orangeburg tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $94,200
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $51,800
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $88,500
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $99,300
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $72,600
  • 2002: 81 buildings, average cost: $59,100
  • 2003: 90 buildings, average cost: $56,500
  • 2004: 94 buildings, average cost: $62,000
  • 2005: 28 buildings, average cost: $111,000
  • 2006: 20 buildings, average cost: $104,000
  • 2007: 19 buildings, average cost: $83,100
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $123,600
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $45,900
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $81,300
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $56,300
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $102,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Orangeburg, SC residents
Average permit cost in Orangeburg, SC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.1%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Historical population in Orangeburg, SC
Historical housing units in Orangeburg, SC
Most common industries in Orangeburg, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (19.6%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.5%)
  • Construction (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (12.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.7%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Health care (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (25.9%)
  • Health care (11.4%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.5%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Orangeburg, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Cashiers (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.2%)
  • Cashiers (9.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.3%)

Average climate in Orangeburg, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Orangeburg, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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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 38.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

38.8
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 2.17. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.17
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 0.3 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 22.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.1
U.S.:

33.3
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00000. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00000
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

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

On 12/10/2004, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.4 miles away from the Orangeburg city center injured one person.

On 4/23/1983, a category F3 tornado 11.5 miles away from the city center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Orangeburg-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 97.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 58.5 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 53.1 miles away from Orangeburg 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 92.8 miles away from Orangeburg 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 59.7 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) earthquake occurred 80.3 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 Orangeburg County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 6

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

Main business address for: COMMUNITY BANKSHARES INC /SC/ (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals in Orangeburg:

  • A NIGHTINGALE HOSPICE (PO BOX 2456)
  • KINGS ICF/MR (611 KINGS ROAD)
  • NANCE COMMUNITY RESIDENCE (980 NANCE STREET)
  • SIFLY ST COMMUNITY RES. (171 WANNAMAKER STREET)
  • TRMC OF ORANGEBURG & CALHOUN (Government - Local, 3000 ST MATTHEWS RD BOX 1806)
  • UNITED HOSPICE OF THE MIDLANDS (1055 SAINT MATTHEWS ROAD)
  • WANNAMAKER ST COMM RES. (250 WANNAMAKER ST)

Nursing Homes in Orangeburg:

  • JOLLEY ACRES HEALTHCARE CENTER (1180 WOLFE TRAIL)
  • LAUREL BAYE HEALTHCARE OF ORANGEBURG (575 STONEWALL JACKSON BOULEVARD)
  • THE METHODIST OAKS (151 LOVELY DRIVE)
  • UNIHEALTH POST ACUTE CARE ORANGEBURG, LLC (755 WHITMAN STREET SE)

Dialysis Facilities in Orangeburg:

  • NORTH ORANGEBURG DIALYSIS (3031 ST MATTHEWS ROAD)
  • ORANGEBURG DIALYSIS (1184 ORANGEBURG MALL CIRCLE)
  • SOUTH ORANGEBURG DIALYSIS (1080 SUMMERS AVENUE)

Home Health Centers in Orangeburg:

  • DHEC REGION 5 HOME HEALTH SVS (1550 CAROLINA AVENUE)
  • HOME CARE OF TRMC (1895 ST MATTHEWS ROAD)

Airports and heliports located in Orangeburg:

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Colleges/Universities in Orangeburg:

  • South Carolina State University (Full-time enrollment: 3,481; Location: 300 College St NE; Public; Website: www.scsu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 2,113; Location: 3250 Saint Matthews Rd; Public; Website: www.octech.edu)
  • Claflin University (Full-time enrollment: 1,964; Location: 400 Magnolia Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.claflin.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Orangeburg:

  • Denmark Technical College (about 20 miles; Denmark, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,050)
  • Midlands Technical College (about 35 miles; West Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 8,916)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 37 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 27,789)
  • Benedict College (about 37 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 3,039)
  • Central Carolina Technical College (about 42 miles; Sumter, SC; FT enrollment: 3,108)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 53 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Aiken Technical College (about 57 miles; Graniteville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,107)

Public high schools in Orangeburg:

  • ORANGEBURG CONSOLITATED SCHOOL DISTRICT 5 TECHNOLO (Students: 960, Location: 3720 MAGNOLIA STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • ORANGEBURG WILKINSON HIGH (Location: 601 BRUIN PARKWAY, Grades: 9-12)
  • HIGH SCHOOL FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS (Location: 3720 MAGNOLIA STREET, Grades: 9-11, Charter school)
  • GARDEN CITY PREPARATORY ACADEMY FOR BOYS (Location: 908 WILLINGTON ROAD, Grades: 6-12, Charter school)

Private high schools in Orangeburg:

  • ORANGEBURG PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 826, Location: 2651 NORTH RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • ORANGEBURG CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 164, Location: 1842 JOE JEFFORDS HWY, Grades: KG-12)
  • WESLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 27, Location: 492 BROUGHTON ST, Grades: PK-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Orangeburg:

Private elementary/middle school in Orangeburg:

  • VANARD MENDINGHALL JR ACADEMY (Students: 7, Location: 1204 DECATUR ST, Grades: 3-8)
See full list of schools located in Orangeburg

Library in Orangeburg:

  • ORANGEBURG COUNTY LIBRARY COMMISSION (Operating income: $1,024,255; Location: 510 LOUIS ST; 158,341 books; 3,044 audio materials; 4,958 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 35 state licensed databases; 248 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • St. Paul's UMC has a daycare and Kindergarten at 1356 Amelia Street in Orangeburg. It needs to be added to the list of private schools.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Orangeburg: Orangeburg-Calhoun Law Enforcement Center (A), Orangeburg County Jail (B), Orangeburg County Free Library (C), Orangeburg County Courthouse (D), Orangeburg City Hall (E), City of Orangeburg Fire Department Station 1 (F), City of Orangeburg Fire Department Station 2 (G), Orangeburg County Administration Building (H), South Carolina State University Planetarium (I), Orangeburg County Library (J), H V Manning Library (K), South Carolina State University Miller F Whitaker Library (L), Claflin University H V Manning Library (M), Zimmerman Community Center (N), Canteen Community Center (O), South Carolina State University Theatre (P), South Carolina State University Martin Luther King Auditorium (Q), Dukes Gymnasium (R), Orangeburg County Fire Department Orangeburg (S), Sunlight Community Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Edisto Village Shopping Center (1), Grove Park Village Shopping Center (2), Orangeburg Mall Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Orangeburg: COMMUNITY BANKSHARES INC /SC/ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Orangeburg include: William Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (A), Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church (B), Tabernacle Baptist Church (C), Sanctified Saints Church (D), Saint Pauls United Methodist Church (E), Saint Pauls Baptist Church (F), Saint Johns Methodist Church (G), Orangeburg Lutheran Church (H), Mount Zion Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sunnyside Cemetery (1), First Baptist Cemetery (2), Orangeburg Memorial Cemetery (3), Memorial Park Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Caw Caw Swamp (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Orangeburg include: Ellis Avenue Historic District (1), Memorial Plaza (2), Orangeburg Historic District (3), Mirmow Field (4), Amelia Street Historic District (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Southern Music (1015 Five Chop Road), Stardust Amusement (1824 Five Chop Road), Getaway Travel (Tours & Charters; 223 Lombardi Court).

Hotels: Holiday Inn Express (118 Sleep Inn Drive), Fairfield Orangeburg (663 Citadel Rd), Howard Johnson (3608 Old St. Matthews Rd.), Hampton Inn Orangeburg (3583 Saint Matthews Road), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (118 Sleep Inn Drive), Carolina Lodge (3620 Saint Matthews Road), Days Inn Orangeburg South SC (3402 Five Chop Road), Jameson Inn Orangeburg (Sj) (2350 Chesnut St Ne), Quality Inn & Suites (1415 John C Calhoun Drive).

Birthplace of: Bob Corker - Politician, Shawnee Smith - Actress, South Carolina, Shelton Benjamin - Professional wrestler, Monique Coleman - Actor, Alex Barron - 2005 NFL player (St. Louis Rams, born: Sep 28, 1982), Alex Barron (American football) - College football player, Johnson Hagood (general) - Army officer, Arturo Freeman - 2005 NFL player (Tennessee Titans, born: Oct 27, 1976), Mikki Moore - NBA player (Seattle SuperSonics, born: Nov 4, 1975).

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

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

  • ORANGEBURG DPU (3810001) (Population served: 42,314, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • ORANGEBURG COUNTY (3810012) (Population served: 1,198, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.2%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.5%
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

People in group quarters in Orangeburg in 2010:

  • 2,077 people in college/university student housing
  • 307 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 236 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 37 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 36 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 32 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 27 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Orangeburg in 2000:

  • 2,366 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 254 people in nursing homes
  • 75 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 29 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Orangeburg (2011 data):

  • SCBT National Association: Messenger Service Branch, 601 Branch, Mortgage Loan Division Branch, Scbt National Association, Edisto Drive Branch, St. Matthews Road Branch. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $3,893.8 mil, Deposits: $3,257.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: Scbt Financial Corporation
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Broughton Street Branch, St. Matthews Branch, Columbia Road Branch. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: John C. Calhoun Branch at 761 John C. Calhoun Drive, branch established on 1969/06/02; Orangeburg Mall Branch at 1325 St. Matthews Road, Northeast, branch established on 1968/08/14. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • South Carolina Community Bank: Orangeburg Office Branch at 1475 Amelia Street, branch established on 2008/04/01. Info updated 2008/04/15: Bank assets: $83.5 mil, Deposits: $79.6 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Sccb Financial Corporation
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Orangeburg Main Branch at 500 Bennett Street, branch established on 1955/12/08. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Orangeburg:

Marital status in Orangeburg, SC
  • Never married: 57.0%
  • Now married: 25.8%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

For population 25 years and over in Orangeburg:

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.7%
  • Unemployed: 14.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
South Carolina average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Orangeburg
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Orangeburg, SC (based on Orangeburg County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant26,734124
Mainline Protestant15,33660
Black Protestant9,40041
Other2,3138
Catholic1,1253
None37,593-
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: 23
Orangeburg County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 78
This county:

8.63 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 58
Orangeburg County:

6.42 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.9%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Orangeburg County:

38.2%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Orangeburg County:

14.6%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.7%
South Carolina:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Orangeburg:

47.7%
South Carolina:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.1
South Carolina:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

17.5%
South Carolina:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

13.8%
South Carolina:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Orangeburg:

6.7
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.3%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

54.9%
South Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.8%
South Carolina:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Orangeburg, SC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 87$386,269$53,2782$1,547
Police Protection - Officers 67$241,855$43,3170$0
Electric Power 41$202,709$59,3291$1,862
Parks and Recreation 35$86,987$29,8248$3,702
Water Supply 33$148,389$53,9600$0
Sewerage 23$110,851$57,8350$0
Solid Waste Management 17$51,471$36,3320$0
Financial Administration 14$67,717$58,0432$2,019
Gas Supply 13$62,563$57,7501$1,385
Police - Other 12$35,852$35,8523$3,370
Firefighters 11$29,010$31,6470$0
Streets and Highways 10$35,839$43,0071$2,562
Other Government Administration 5$35,344$84,8260$0
Judicial and Legal 4$9,137$27,4111$801
Airports 1$4,798$57,5763$2,727
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 373$1,508,791$48,54022$19,975

Orangeburg government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $64,109,000 ($4948.97)
    Police Protection: $8,006,000 ($618.03)
    Gas Utilities: $7,030,000 ($542.69)
    Water Utilities: $4,992,000 ($385.36)
    Sewerage: $3,496,000 ($269.88)
    General Public Buildings: $3,324,000 ($256.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,603,000 ($200.94)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,032,000 ($156.86)
    Air Transportation: $1,521,000 ($117.42)
    Central Staff Services: $1,001,000 ($77.27)
    Regular Highways: $752,000 ($58.05)
    Financial Administration: $728,000 ($56.20)
    General - Other: $727,000 ($56.12)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $247,000 ($19.07)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $193,000 ($14.90)
    Housing and Community Development: $164,000 ($12.66)
    Parking Facilities: $5,000 ($0.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $327,000 ($25.24)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,735,000 ($1369.08)

Orangeburg government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,285,000 ($330.79)
    Other: $2,224,000 ($171.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,137,000 ($87.77)
    Air Transportation: $573,000 ($44.23)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $163,000 ($12.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $149,000 ($11.50)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $150,000 ($11.58)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $246,000 ($18.99)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $7,484,000 ($577.74)
    Interest Earnings: $3,305,000 ($255.13)
    Fines and Forfeits: $780,000 ($60.21)
    Sale of Property: $77,000 ($5.94)
    Rents: $53,000 ($4.09)
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000 ($0.39)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $75,720,000 ($5845.30)
    Gas Utilities: $12,951,000 ($999.77)
    Water Utilities: $6,974,000 ($538.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $626,000 ($48.32)
  • Tax - Property: $3,696,000 ($285.32)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,001,000 ($231.67)
    Other License: $1,173,000 ($90.55)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $71,000 ($5.48)

Orangeburg government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,376,000 ($337.81)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,682,000 ($207.04)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,694,000 ($130.77)

Orangeburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $62,018,000 ($4787.56)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,621,000 ($819.90)

4.81% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($33,710 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.81%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Richland County, SC  0.39% ($33,551 average AGI)
from Lexington County, SC  0.37% ($33,082)
from Dorchester County, SC  0.36% ($39,607)


5.65% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,087 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Richland County, SC  0.77% ($38,753 average AGI)
to Lexington County, SC  0.62% ($42,876)
to Calhoun County, SC  0.39% ($31,932)
Businesses in Orangeburg, SC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts2Marriott1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Arby's1McDonald's3
AutoZone1New Balance2
Bath & Body Works1Nike8
Best Western1Nissan1
Burger King3OfficeMax1
CVS2Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Payless1
Church's Chicken1Pizza Hut2
Circle K1Popeyes1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Cracker Barrel1Ruby Tuesday1
Days Inn1Rue211
Domino's Pizza2Ryan's Grill1
FedEx4Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1SAS Shoes1
Foot Locker1SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Sears1
GNC1Sleep Inn1
GameStop1Sprint Nextel1
H&R Block2Super 81
Hardee's2T.J.Maxx1
Hilton1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1Toyota1
Honda1True Value1
Howard Johnson1U-Haul6
IHOP1UPS7
JCPenney1Vans1
KFC3Verizon Wireless1
Kmart1Waffle House2
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens2
Lane Furniture3Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Orangeburg:

  • WPJK (1580 AM; 1 kW; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: BOSE GOWDY)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WQKI (710 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ST. MATTHEWS, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQIZ (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: RADIO PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRIT (790 AM; 1 kW; BAMBERG-DENMARK, SC; Owner: VOORHEES COLLEGE)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Orangeburg:

  • WSSB-FM (90.3 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WIGL (102.9 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQKI-FM (93.9 FM; ST. MATTHEWS, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHXT (103.9 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WTCB (106.7 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGFG (105.1 FM; BRANCHVILLE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSPX (94.5 FM; BOWMAN, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWBD (95.7 FM; BAMBERG, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBAW-FM (99.1 FM; BARNWELL, SC; Owner: BULLIE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W243AG (96.5 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNKT (107.5 FM; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRJA-FM (88.1 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WORG (100.3 FM; ELLOREE, SC; Owner: GARRIS COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WNOK (104.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Orangeburg:

  • W55CQ (Channel 55; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W31BS (Channel 31; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WBHQ (Channel 63; SUMTER, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRJA-TV (Channel 27; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WRLK-TV (Channel 35; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WEBA-TV (Channel 14; ALLENDALE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Orangeburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 171ft / 51.6mTotal length
  • $4,083,000Total costs
  • 186,140Total average daily traffic
  • 16,411Total average daily truck traffic
  • 197,224Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Orangeburg, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Orangeburg, SC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Orangeburg)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 524 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Orangeburg, SC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 79 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Orangeburg)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 25 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Orangeburg)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 328. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 514 took place in 2011, and the least - 147 in 2007. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Orangeburg, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (39.2%), and Outside Fires (36.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Orangeburg, SC
    • 2,18339.2%Structure Fires
    • 2,02436.3%Outside Fires
    • 1,06919.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2945.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Orangeburg, SC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Orangeburg, South Carolina:

  • Baymont By Wyndham Orangeburg, 2350 Chestnut St NE, Orangeburg, South Carolina 29115 , Phone: (803) 387-0788
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 1415 John C Calhoun Dr, Orangeburg, South Carolina 29115 , Phone: (803) 531-4600, Fax: (803) 516-0187
  • Country Inn & Suites, 731 Citadel Rd, Orangeburg, South Carolina 29118 , Phone: (803) 928-5300, Fax: (803) 628-5301
  • Hampton Inn Orangeburg, 3583 St Matthews Rd, Orangeburg, South Carolina 29118 , Phone: (803) 531-6400, Fax: (803) 534-0557
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 3671 St Matthews Rd, Orangeburg, South Carolina 29118 , Phone: (803) 531-9200, Fax: (803) 536-4400
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 3250 Chestnut St, Orangeburg, South Carolina 29115 , Phone: (803) 534-1611, Fax: (803) 539-9814
  • Days Inn Orangeburg SC, 3691 St Matthews Rd, Orangeburg, South Carolina 29118 , Phone: (803) 531-2590, Fax: (803) 531-2829
  • Southern Lodge, 3616 St Matthews Rd, Orangeburg, South Carolina 29118 , Phone: (803) 531-7333
  • 6 other hotels and motels
All 14 fire-safe hotels and motels in Orangeburg, South Carolina
Most common first names in Orangeburg, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James39870.1 years
John31770.8 years
Mary29477.8 years
Willie23171.6 years
William21771.8 years
George19871.6 years
Annie18177.9 years
Robert15168.5 years
Thomas13673.7 years
Henry13371.3 years
Most common last names in Orangeburg, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams26372.1 years
Johnson23470.6 years
Brown16870.7 years
Davis15173.7 years
Jones14972.8 years
Robinson12071.3 years
Smith11774.8 years
Thomas11071.1 years
Fogle10970.5 years
Green10872.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Orangeburg, SC
  • 50.7%Electricity
  • 44.3%Utility gas
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Orangeburg, SC
  • 85.7%Electricity
  • 12.3%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel


Orangeburg compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Orangeburg on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time park and recreation workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
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