Peak, South Carolina

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Population in 2019: 63 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.3%
 
Males: 21  (34.0%)
Females: 42  (66.0%)
Median resident age:

57.6 years
South Carolina median age:

39.9 years

Zip code: 29122

Estimated median household income in 2019: $62,094 (it was $27,083 in 2000)
Peak:

$62,094
SC:

$56,227

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $27,853 (it was $13,033 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $38,410 (it was $20,600 in 2000)
Peak:

$38,410
SC:

$179,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $181,682; detached houses: $179,559

Median gross rent in 2019: $960.

March 2019 cost of living index in Peak: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 26.5%

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Ancestries: American (11.1%), English (11.1%), Italian (8.9%), German (6.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 300 feet

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 234 people per square mile   (very low).

Peak, South Carolina map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,094 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,078 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dutch Fork, SC (13.8 miles , pop. 59,332).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (72.8 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (524.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Jenkinsville, SC (1.7 miles),
Chapin, SC (2.3 miles ),
Pomaria, SC (2.4 miles),
Little Mountain, SC (2.4 miles ),
Lake Murray of Richland, SC (3.0 miles ),
Prosperity, SC (3.5 miles ),
Monticello-Salem, SC (3.5 miles ),
Irmo, SC (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 34.24 N, Longitude: 81.33 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 803

Distribution of median household income in Peak, SC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Peak, SC in 2019

Peak satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.4%
South Carolina:

4.1%

Average climate in Peak, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Peak, South Carolina average temperatures Peak, South Carolina average precipitation Peak, South Carolina humidity Peak, South Carolina wind speed Peak, South Carolina snowfall Peak, South Carolina sunshine Peak, South Carolina clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.0. This is about average.

City:

65.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.128. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.128
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2016 was 5.95. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.95
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.168. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.168
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2007 was 28.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 14.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.74
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 0.00137. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00137
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Peak-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 34% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.2 miles away from the Peak town center killed 5 people and injured 49 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 11/22/1992, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.7 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Peak-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Carolina state average. It is 18% 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 71.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 155.4 miles away from Peak center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 316.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 114.8 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 107.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/2014 at 03:23:38, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 52.7 miles away from Peak center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Newberry County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Peak topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Peak:

  • THE HERITAGE AT LOWMAN REHAB AND HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WHITE ROCK, SC)
  • PALMETTO HOSPICE, LLC (Hospital, about 14 miles away; IRMO, SC)
  • ASCENSION HOSPICE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; IRMO, SC)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE IRMO (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; IRMO, SC)
  • UNITED HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 16 miles away; COLUMBIA, SC)
  • MCCULLOUGH COMMUNITY RES. (Hospital, about 16 miles away; NEWBERRY, SC)

Operable nuclear power plant near Peak:

  • 3 miles: Virgil C. Summer in Jenkinsville, SC.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Peak:

  • Midlands Technical College (about 24 miles; West Columbia, SC; Full-time enrollment: 8,916)
  • Benedict College (about 24 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 3,039)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 24 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 27,789)
  • Piedmont Technical College (about 46 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 4,831)
  • Lander University (about 49 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 2,870)
  • Winthrop University (about 52 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 5,575)
  • York Technical College (about 52 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 3,572)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Newberry County Rural Fire Department Peak (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Peak include: Saint Simons Church (A), Mount Hermon Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Peak Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Frederick H. Dominick - US Congressman.

Newberry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

72.4%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.9%
Whole state:

6.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Peak:

Marital status in Peak, SC
  • Never married: 44.1%
  • Now married: 49.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

For population 25 years and over in Peak:

  • High school or higher: 97.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 25.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
South Carolina average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Peak, SC (based on Newberry County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant11,03748
Evangelical Protestant7,40244
Black Protestant4,54030
Other4793
Catholic2501
None13,800-
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: 10
Here:

2.66 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Here:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Newberry County:

7.71 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Newberry County:

9.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.9%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Newberry County:

32.6%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.9%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

52.6%
South Carolina:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Peak:

50.0%
State:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Peak:

30.3
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

17.2%
State:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

17.3%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Peak:

6.6
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Peak:

40.7%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

51.9%
South Carolina:

55.6%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

82.8%
South Carolina:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Peak, SC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

5.17% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,684 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.17%
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 Lexington County, SC  0.94% ($52,635 average AGI)
from Richland County, SC  0.77% ($59,365)
from Laurens County, SC  0.34% ($32,935)


4.75% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,699 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.75%
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 Lexington County, SC  0.92% ($38,992 average AGI)
to Richland County, SC  0.69% ($42,913)
to Laurens County, SC  0.36% ($28,875)

Strongest AM radio stations in Peak:

  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WISW (1320 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WQXL (1470 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: METRO COMMUNICATIONS, INCORP.)
  • WBLR (1430 AM; 5 kW; BATESBURG, SC; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Peak:

  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WCOS-FM (97.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNOK (104.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGVC (106.3 FM; SIMPSONVILLE, SC; Owner: SIMPSONVILLE BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WLTR (91.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WZMJ (93.1 FM; BATESBURG, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WMFX (102.3 FM; ST. ANDREWS, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WXBT (100.1 FM; WEST COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLTY (96.7 FM; CAYCE, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W207BQ (89.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WARQ (93.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • W240AX (95.9 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTCB (106.7 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOMG (103.1 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFMV (95.3 FM; SOUTH CONGAREE, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLXC (98.5 FM; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W222AD (92.3 FM; IRMO, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Peak:

  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WRLK-TV (Channel 35; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WBHQ (Channel 63; SUMTER, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W39CL (Channel 39; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W21CA (Channel 21; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Peak fatal accident list:

Nov 4, 1999 03:00 PM, 28, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 30, 1997 06:20 AM, 213, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 141ft / 42.8mTotal length
  • $3,950,000Total costs
  • 21,644Total average daily traffic
  • 1,083Total average daily truck traffic
  • 31,498Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Peak, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Peak, SC

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • PEAK, 1.5 Mi S Us Hwy 176 (Lat: 34.212917 Lon: -81.353417), Overall height: 75.6 m, Call Sign: WHQ812,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, Grant Date: 03/27/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 04/08/1997, Registrant: Southernnet Of South Carolina, Inc., 61 Perimeter Park, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30341

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 4.1 Km Sw Of Peak (Lat: 34.212917 Lon: -81.353417), Overall height: 73 m, Call Sign: KNKO598,
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.337 MHz, Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 05/03/2004, Certifier: Paul H Kuzia, Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, N.W., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KM4ZEO, Licensee ID: L02065259, Grant Date: 11/21/2016, Expiration Date: 11/21/2026, Cancellation Date: 07/04/2017, Certifier: Dennis L Suber, Registrant: Dennis L Suber, Peak, SC 29122
  • Call Sign: N4GID, Previous Call Sign: KM4ZEO, Licensee ID: L02065259, Grant Date: 07/04/2017, Expiration Date: 07/04/2027, Certifier: Dennis L Suber, Registrant: Dennis L Suber, Peak, SC 29122

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Peak, SC
  • 68.8%Electricity
  • 31.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Peak, SC
  • 66.7%Electricity
  • 33.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Peak compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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 above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
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