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Orangeburg County

Population in 2012: 13,850 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.5%
 

Males: 6,351  (45.9%)
Females: 7,499  (54.1%)

Median resident age:  28.8 years
South Carolina median age:  40.2 years

Zip codes: 29115, 29117.

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Estimated median household income in 2011: $27,353 (it was $30,306 in 2000)
Orangeburg:

$27,353
South Carolina:

$42,367
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $14,193

Orangeburg city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $114,624 (it was $74,800 in 2000)
Orangeburg:

$114,624
South Carolina:

$136,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $141,094; Detached houses: $146,417; Townhouses or other attached units: $98,238; In 2-unit structures: $143,490; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $113,881; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $81,512; Mobile homes: $54,936

Median gross rent in 2011: $630.

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  • Black alone - 10,703 (76.8%)
  • White alone - 2,703 (19.4%)
  • Hispanic - 282 (2.0%)
  • Asian alone - 168 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 70 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.03%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Orangeburg: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: United States (4.2%), English (3.5%), German (3.0%), Irish (2.4%), West Indian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 245 feet

Land area: 8.29 square miles.

Population density: 1670 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Orangeburg:

  • High school or higher: 81.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.5%
  • Unemployed: 16.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Orangeburg city:

  • Never married: 50.2%
  • Now married: 30.0%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

310 residents are foreign born (0.7% Asia, 0.7% Latin America).

This city:  2.2%
South Carolina:  4.5%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 69 registered sex offenders living in Orangeburg, South Carolina as of April 16, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Orangeburg to the number of sex offenders is 191 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $843 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $598 (0.7%)

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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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 33.50 N, Longitude: 80.86 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +11,073 (+79.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,701 (57.3%)

Area code: 803

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Crime rates in Orangeburg by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 012311001400
per 100,000 0.07.715.723.27.76.80.00.07.530.20.00.0
Rapes 5155533489455
per 100,000 38.7114.839.438.723.020.429.362.767.830.235.435.7
Robberies 283362293524283934402426
per 100,000 216.6252.5488.0224.5267.8163.4204.8305.8256.1301.8169.9185.5
Assaults 7616560366643556535484328
per 100,000 587.91262.7472.2278.7505.0292.8402.2509.6263.6362.2304.4199.8
Burglaries 243262285230229232162209232216283244
per 100,000 1879.82005.12243.01780.91752.11579.81184.71638.61747.31629.92003.31740.7
Thefts 810739760614569523558594544340486611
per 100,000 6266.05655.55981.44754.24353.53561.54080.74657.04097.02565.73440.24359.0
Auto thefts 776977747048696365385451
per 100,000 595.7528.0606.0573.0535.6326.9504.6493.9489.5286.7382.2363.8
Arson 432953252645
per 100,000 30.923.015.769.738.320.414.639.215.145.328.335.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 595.8781.9693.2519.7513.6386.0418.4541.1485.4451.2415.4416.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 87 (63 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.49
South Carolina average:

2.36

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Orangeburg, South Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

13.4%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,233 (-8.8%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Orangeburg-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 72% 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 85% 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 Orangeburg 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 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 92.8 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 59.7 miles away from Orangeburg 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 (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Flood: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Orangeburg topographic map

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).

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


Hospital/medical center in Orangeburg:

  • TRMC OF ORANGEBURG & CALHOUN (Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, 3000 ST MATTHEWS RD BOX 1806)

Political contributions by individuals in Orangeburg, SC

Airports and heliports located in Orangeburg:


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Local government website: www.orangeburg.sc.us

Colleges/Universities in Orangeburg:

  • South Carolina State University (Full-time enrollment: 3,851; Location: 300 College St NE; Public; Website: www.scsu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Claflin University (FT enrollment: 1,772; Location: 400 Magnolia Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.claflin.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (FT enrollment: 1,538; Location: 3250 Saint Matthews Rd; Public; Website: www.octech.edu)
  • Platinum Shear School of Cosmetology (Location: 1520 Russell St; Private, for-profit)
  • Southern Methodist College (Location: 541 Broughton St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.smcollege.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Orangeburg:

  • Midlands Technical College (about 35 miles; West Columbia, SC; Full-time enrollment: 5,564)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 36 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 23,969)
  • Benedict College (about 37 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 2,942)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 53 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,476)
  • Charleston Southern University (about 59 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 2,364)
  • Trident Technical College (about 63 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 6,856)
  • Medical College of Georgia (about 66 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,357)

Private high schools in Orangeburg:

  • ORANGEBURG PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 808; Location: 2651 NORTH RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • ORANGEBURG CHRISTIAN ACADEMY INC (Students: 138; Location: 3769 CAMERON RD; Grades: KG - 12)

Private elementary/middle schools in Orangeburg:

  • ST ANDREWS METHODIST KINDERGARTEN (Students: 100; Location: 1980 COLUMBIA RD NE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ANDREW CHAPEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 47; Location: 3670 FIVE CHOP RD; Grades: KG - 6)
  • FORMERY PECAN GROVE SDA JR ACADEMY AFOW-VANARD ME (Students: 12; Location: 1202 DECATUR ST; Grades: KG - 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.

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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

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).

 
Orangeburg 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
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AQI  SO2 NO2 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 17.5. This is significantly better than average.
City:

17.5
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/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.:

0.06353
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.762. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.762
U.S.:

2.433
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 18.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 24.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

18.8
U.S.:

25.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 11.6. This is about average. There were 3 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.6
U.S.:

11.6
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 2.17. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.17
U.S.:

11.08
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 20.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

20.6
U.S.:

28.3


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 30.5%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.5% for Black residents, 44.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 80.7% for other race residents, 97.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Orangeburg, SC

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

Orangeburg compared to South Carolina state average:

Orangeburg, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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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

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

  • Jameson Inn , 2350 Chestnut St NE, Orangeburg, SC 29115 , Phone: (803) 534-1611
  • Southern Lodge & Suites, 1017 Chestnut St Ne, Orangeburg, SC 29115 , Phone: (803) 531-4300
  • Quality Inn & Suites , 1415 John C Calhoun Dr, Orangeburg, SC 29115 , Phone: (803) 531-4600, Fax: (803) 516-0187
  • Sleep Inn, 3689 St Matthews Rd, Orangeburg, SC 29115 , Phone: (803) 531-7200
  • Fairfield Inn Orangeburg, 663 Citadel Rd, Orangeburg, SC 29110 , Phone: (800) 627-7468, Fax: (803) 531-0144
  • Country Inn & Suites , 731 Citadel Rd, Orangeburg, SC 29118 , Phone: (803) 928-5300, Fax: (803) 628-5301
  • Hampton Inn Orangeburg , 3583 St Matthews Rd, Orangeburg, SC 29118 , Phone: (803) 531-6400, Fax: (803) 534-0557
  • Quality Inn & Suites , 3671 St Matthews Rd, Orangeburg, SC 29118 , Phone: (803) 531-9200, Fax: (803) 536-4400
  • 4 other hotels and motels
All 12 fire-safe hotels and motels in Orangeburg, South Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Orangeburg travel time to work - commute


Orangeburg mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (58%)
  • Utility gas (38%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Orangeburg (based on Orangeburg County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.80%
Here44.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents39.4%34.7%4.3%2.5%2.3%
Congregations28.7%35.3%2.7%1.3%2.0%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Church of the NazareneInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchOther
Adherents2.2%2.1%1.8%1.6%8.9%
Congregations2.7%6.0%2.0%4.0%15.3%
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: 23
Orangeburg County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

8.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.9%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Orangeburg County:

38.2%
South Carolina:

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

14.6%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$26,975$46,2431$868
Other Government Administration 4$21,219$63,6570$0
Judicial and Legal 4$15,498$46,4940$0
Police Protection - Officers 85$89,720$12,6660$0
Police - Other 13$30,321$27,9890$0
Firefighters 6$12,268$24,5360$0
Streets and Highways 11$29,353$32,0210$0
Airports 1$3,372$40,4642$2,214
Solid Waste Management 18$44,280$29,5200$0
Sewerage 41$145,601$42,6150$0
Parks and Recreation 32$65,313$24,4925$2,435
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$6,642$39,8520$0
Water Supply 50$159,386$38,2530$0
Electric Power 69$275,090$47,8420$0
Gas Supply 20$77,211$46,3270$0
Other and Unallocable 15$35,424$28,3394$3,321
Totals for Government 378$1,037,673$32,94212$8,838

Orangeburg government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $6,529,000 ($471.41)
    General - Other: $3,337,000 ($240.94)
    Water Utilities: $3,200,000 ($231.05)
    Gas Utilities: $1,467,000 ($105.92)
    Sewerage: $961,000 ($69.39)
    Air Transportation: $238,000 ($17.18)
    Parks and Recreation: $166,000 ($11.99)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $50,831,000 ($3670.11)
    Gas Utilities: $21,895,000 ($1580.87)
    Police Protection: $5,775,000 ($416.97)
    Water Utilities: $4,562,000 ($329.39)
    Sewerage: $2,600,000 ($187.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,384,000 ($172.13)
    General - Other: $2,183,000 ($157.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,009,000 ($72.85)
    Central Staff Services: $595,000 ($42.96)
    Financial Administration: $455,000 ($32.85)
    Air Transportation: $320,000 ($23.10)
    Regular Highways: $234,000 ($16.90)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $187,000 ($13.50)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $108,000 ($7.80)
    General Public Buildings: $101,000 ($7.29)
    Local Fire Protection: $58,000 ($4.19)
    Parking Facilities: $7,000 ($0.51)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $378,000 ($27.29)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,547,000 ($111.70)
    Electric Utilities: $828,000 ($59.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $780,000 ($56.32)
    Police Protection: $273,000 ($19.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $94,000 ($6.79)
    Financial Administration: $19,000 ($1.37)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($0.65)
    General Public Building: $6,000 ($0.43)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($0.29)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,997,000 ($1010.61)

Orangeburg government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,317,000 ($239.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $787,000 ($56.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $693,000 ($50.04)
    All Other: $644,000 ($46.50)
    Air Transportation: $311,000 ($22.45)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,000 ($0.14)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $51,000 ($3.68)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $19,000 ($1.37)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $663,000 ($47.87)
    Interest Earnings: $578,000 ($41.73)
    General Revenue, NEC: $537,000 ($38.77)
    Donations From Private Sources: $85,000 ($6.14)
    Rents: $18,000 ($1.30)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $56,395,000 ($4071.84)
    Gas Utilities: $22,470,000 ($1622.38)
    Water Utilities: $5,085,000 ($367.15)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $924,000 ($66.71)
    General Local Government Support: $386,000 ($27.87)
  • Tax - Property: $2,631,000 ($189.96)
    Other License: $1,608,000 ($116.10)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $994,000 ($71.77)
    Other Selective Sales: $855,000 ($61.73)
    Public Utilities Sales: $131,000 ($9.46)

Orangeburg government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,500,000 ($830.32)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,475,000 ($756.32)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,025,000 ($74.01)

Orangeburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $162,000 ($11.70)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,407,000 ($1834.44)

5.01% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,561 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
South Carolina average:

8.00%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($148 average AGI)
Orangeburg County:

0.09%
South Carolina average:

0.15%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Calhoun County, SC  0.39% ($28,694 average AGI)
from Richland County, SC  0.35% ($30,566)
from Dorchester County, SC  0.31% ($35,726)


5.64% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,679 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
South Carolina average:

6.88%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($131 average AGI)
Orangeburg County:

0.05%
South Carolina average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Richland County, SC  0.78% ($32,955 average AGI)
to Lexington County, SC  0.44% ($32,140)
to Calhoun County, SC  0.37% ($25,522)

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 (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Orangeburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 30 meters (98ft)
Total costs: $3,086,000
Total average daily traffic: 97,800
Total average daily truck traffic: 10,530

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Orangeburg)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 403 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Orangeburg, SC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 48 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 43 (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: 76 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Orangeburg)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Orangeburg)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 179
  • Hazardous Condition: 51
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Orangeburg


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Orangeburg, SC

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
Businesses in Orangeburg, SC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Applebee's1McDonald's3
Arby's1New Balance2
AutoZone1Nike8
Bath & Body Works1OfficeMax1
Best Western1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King3Payless1
CVS2Pizza Hut2
Church's Chicken1Popeyes1
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
GNC1Sears1
GameStop1Sleep Inn1
H&R Block2Sprint Nextel1
Hardee's2Super 81
Holiday Inn1T.J.Maxx1
Howard Johnson1Taco Bell1
IHOP1True Value1
JCPenney1U-Haul6
KFC3UPS7
Kmart1Vans1
La-Z-Boy1Verizon Wireless1
Lane Furniture3Waffle House2
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens2
Lowe's1Walmart1
Marriott1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Orangeburg, SC


Orangeburg on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • Robert L. Ballard (5)
  • Matthew Elder (2)
  • Zeus Industrial Products, Inc. (2)
  • Robert Ballard (2)
  • Darren Chandler (2)
  • Omar Bagasra (2)
  • Verlie A. Tisdale (1)
  • Reginal Rhodes (1)
  • Warren W. Pendry (1)
  • Rebecca Bullard-Dillard (1)

Total of 21 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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