Pelion, South Carolina

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Population in 2019: 711 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +28.6%
Males: 309  (43.5%)
Females: 402  (56.5%)
Median resident age:

47.5 years
South Carolina median age:

39.9 years

Zip codes: 29123.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $63,667 (it was $42,222 in 2000)
Pelion:

$63,667
SC:

$56,227

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,620 (it was $14,838 in 2000)

Pelion town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $145,168 (it was $82,900 in 2000)
Pelion:

$145,168
SC:

$179,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $207,547; detached houses: $230,198; townhouses or other attached units: $150,284; in 2-unit structures: $137,060; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $165,736; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $129,757; mobile homes: $77,867; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $61,625

Median gross rent in 2019: $668.

March 2019 cost of living index in Pelion: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 5.8%
(4.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 78.9% for Black residents)

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  • Races in Pelion, SC (2019)
    • 59583.6%White alone
    • 7610.7%Hispanic
    • 223.1%Black alone
    • 152.1%Two or more races
    • 40.6%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Pelion, South Carolina as of February 03, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Pelion is 146 to 1.


Crime rates in Pelion by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(163.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(145.1)
1
(143.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(141.2)
1
(142.7)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(167.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(145.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(142.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(167.8)
3
(500.8)
1
(167.5)
1
(167.5)
1
(163.1)
5
(733.1)
4
(578.0)
3
(435.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(142.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(284.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
5
(838.9)
9
(1,503)
1
(167.5)
3
(502.5)
2
(326.3)
2
(293.3)
4
(578.0)
2
(290.3)
3
(431.7)
1
(142.5)
8
(1,130)
1
(142.7)
2
(284.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
19
(3,188)
37
(6,177)
40
(6,700)
22
(3,685)
19
(3,100)
25
(3,666)
11
(1,590)
28
(4,064)
21
(3,022)
16
(2,279)
8
(1,130)
16
(2,282)
15
(2,131)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(167.5)
1
(167.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(146.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(145.1)
1
(143.9)
2
(284.9)
4
(565.0)
1
(142.7)
1
(142.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index270.1452.4326.6229.5505.7325.5219.7441.2277.7195.2282.5226.8173.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Pelion, SC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 3 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.84
South Carolina average:

2.24
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Ancestries: American (23.0%), English (11.3%), European (11.0%), German (7.1%), Irish (6.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 390 feet

Land area: 3.46 square miles.

Population density: 205 people per square mile   (very low).

Pelion, South Carolina map

32 residents are foreign born (4.5% Latin America).

This town:

4.5%
South Carolina:

5.0%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Pelion town:

0.6% ($492)
South Carolina:

0.6% ($510)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, SC (22.0 miles , pop. 116,278).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (102.5 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (547.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Swansea, SC (2.9 miles ),
Gaston, SC (3.0 miles ),
Perry, SC (3.2 miles ),
Woodford, SC (3.2 miles),
Wagener, SC (3.2 miles ),
Red Bank, SC (3.4 miles ),
South Congaree, SC (3.4 miles ),
Pine Ridge, SC (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 33.77 N, Longitude: 81.25 W

Area code: 803

Distribution of median household income in Pelion, SC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Pelion, SC in 2019
Pelion satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $52,000
  • 1998: 17 buildings, average cost: $57,800
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $66,100
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $115,300
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $74,200
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $116,200
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $140,500
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $114,200
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $147,700
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $132,800
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $179,500
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $170,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $16,400
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $208,700
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $275,000
  • 2018: 3 buildings, average cost: $166,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Pelion, SC residents
Average permit cost in Pelion, SC
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.1%
South Carolina:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +280 (+102.6%).
Most common industries in Pelion, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (9.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.7%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Truck transportation (5.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
  • Health care (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.9%)
  • Truck transportation (5.8%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.3%)
  • Alcoholic beverages merchant wholesalers (4.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Public administration (7.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.8%)
  • Health care (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Truck transportation (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.2%)
Most common occupations in Pelion, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cashiers (7.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.5%)
  • Cashiers (5.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (12.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (11.2%)
  • Cashiers (8.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.0%)
  • Media and communications workers (3.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)

Average climate in Pelion, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 59.0. This is better than average.

City:

59.0
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 1.99. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.99
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2002 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
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 7.4 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 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.74
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 0.00978. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00978
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Pelion-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 24% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/2/1995, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.2 miles away from the Pelion town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/16/1994, a category F3 tornado 10.7 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Pelion-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Carolina state average. It is 25% 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 71.7 miles away from Pelion center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 87.4 miles away from Pelion 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 187.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 341.4 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 81.9 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 48.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lexington County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pelion topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Pelion:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE LEXINGTON (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; LEXINGTON, SC)
  • CLUSTERS OF LEXINGTON BLDG E (Hospital, about 15 miles away; LEXINGTON, SC)
  • BRUTON SMITH COMM. RES.. (Hospital, about 16 miles away; LEXINGTON, SC)
  • OUTPATIENT SURGERY CENTER OF LMC (Hospital, about 16 miles away; LEXINGTON, SC)

Airports located in Pelion:

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Amtrak station near Pelion:

  • 20 miles: COLUMBIA (850 PULASKI ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pelion:

  • Midlands Technical College (about 15 miles; West Columbia, SC; Full-time enrollment: 8,916)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 21 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 27,789)
  • Benedict College (about 22 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 3,039)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (about 29 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 2,113)
  • South Carolina State University (about 30 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,481)
  • Denmark Technical College (about 33 miles; Denmark, SC; FT enrollment: 2,050)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 33 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,815)

Public high school in Pelion:

  • PELION HIGH (Students: 719, Location: 600 LYDIA DRIVE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Pelion:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Lexington County Fire Service Pelion (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Fort Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Paul Benjamin - Actor.

Lexington 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:

2.9 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

77.2%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.9%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
34 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010
36 people in other group homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Pelion (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Pelion Branch at 617 Pine Street, branch established on 1995/09/18. 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 Pelion:

Marital status in Pelion, SC
  • Never married: 18.1%
  • Now married: 59.3%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 15.1%

For population 25 years and over in Pelion:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 25.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.3
South Carolina average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Pelion
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Pelion, SC (based on Lexington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant67,801183
Mainline Protestant43,90978
Catholic5,7393
Black Protestant4,70626
Other4,43314
Orthodox2303
None135,573-
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: 42
Lexington County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
This county:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 124
Lexington County:

5.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 188
This county:

7.74 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

8.9%
State:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Lexington County:

26.9%
State:

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

15.8%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Pelion:

46.6%
South Carolina:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Pelion:

41.1%
State:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Pelion:

28.8
South Carolina:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Pelion:

22.3%
South Carolina:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.4%
South Carolina:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Pelion:

33.9%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

53.1%
South Carolina:

55.6%

Average condition of hearing:
Pelion:

77.1%
South Carolina:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Pelion, 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
Police Protection - Officers 3$23,164$92,6561$1,096
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$2,204
Totals for Government 3$23,164$92,6568$3,300

Pelion government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $297,000 ($417.72)
    Central Staff Services: $125,000 ($175.81)
    General - Other: $40,000 ($56.26)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000 ($8.44)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $192,000 ($270.04)

Pelion government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,000 ($2.81)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $80,000 ($112.52)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($7.03)
    General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($2.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $35,000 ($49.23)
    General Local Government Support: $17,000 ($23.91)
  • Tax - Public Utility License: $112,000 ($157.52)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $83,000 ($116.74)
    Property: $35,000 ($49.23)
    Other License: $1,000 ($1.41)

Pelion government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $665,000 ($935.30)

7.79% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($55,104 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.79%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($182 average AGI)
Lexington County:

0.02%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Richland County, SC  3.08% ($50,474 average AGI)
from Orangeburg County, SC  0.18% ($42,876)
from Aiken County, SC  0.18% ($45,476)


7.00% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,432 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.00%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

0.22% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,492 average AGI)
Lexington County:

0.22%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Richland County, SC  2.59% ($41,856 average AGI)
to Charleston County, SC  0.18% ($59,073)
to Aiken County, SC  0.17% ($43,022)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pelion:

  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WISW (1320 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBLR (1430 AM; 5 kW; BATESBURG, SC; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WQXL (1470 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: METRO COMMUNICATIONS, INCORP.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WGCV (620 AM; 1 kW; CAYCE, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pelion:

  • WLXC (98.5 FM; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WZMJ (93.1 FM; BATESBURG, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WFMV (95.3 FM; SOUTH CONGAREE, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTCB (106.7 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCOS-FM (97.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WNOK (104.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAFJ (88.3 FM; BELVEDERE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WZNY (105.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHXT (103.9 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WLTR (91.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WAAW (94.7 FM; WILLISTON, SC; Owner: FRANK NEELY)
  • WKSP (96.3 FM; AIKEN, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBAW-FM (99.1 FM; BARNWELL, SC; Owner: BULLIE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLTY (96.7 FM; CAYCE, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQKI-FM (93.9 FM; ST. MATTHEWS, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBQ-FM (104.3 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WARQ (93.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WIGL (102.9 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Pelion:

  • W67DP (Channel 67; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • W31BS (Channel 31; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WJBF (Channel 6; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRLK-TV (Channel 35; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WAGT (Channel 26; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WAGT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WBHQ (Channel 63; SUMTER, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRDW-TV (Channel 12; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WRDW LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WFXG (Channel 54; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • W21CA (Channel 21; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W39CL (Channel 39; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W55CQ (Channel 55; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Pelion fatal accident list:

Jun 23, 2018 09:00 PM, Us-178, Lat: 33.758189, Lon: -81.244811, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Feb 21, 2015 06:50 AM, Sr-625, Lat: 33.793503, Lon: -81.253986, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 5, 2014 10:00 PM, Sr-625, Lat: 33.791022, Lon: -81.249778, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Sep 4, 1993 07:40 PM, 246, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jan 1, 1988 03:45 AM, 302, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 46ft / 13.6mTotal length
  • $503,000Total costs
  • 14,341Total average daily traffic
  • 777Total average daily truck traffic
  • 25,529Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Pelion)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • PELION, On Us Hwy 178 2.9 Mi W (Lat: 33.762500 Lon: -81.293056), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 85 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQCH394,
    Assigned Frequencies: 855.612 MHz, 856.887 MHz, 857.887 MHz, 860.837 MHz, 860.887 MHz, Grant Date: 12/19/2014, Expiration Date: 03/03/2025, Certifier: Ronald T Lindsay Esq, Registrant: South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, 707 East Main St, Richmond, VA 23261, Phone: (804) 775-5170, Fax: (804) 771-6570, Email:
  • PELION SITE, On Us Hwy 178 2.9 Mi W (Lat: 33.762500 Lon: -81.293056), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 85 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQCJ799,
    Assigned Frequencies: 855.462 MHz, 856.262 MHz, 854.637 MHz, 857.262 MHz, 858.262 MHz, 859.262 MHz, 859.712 MHz, 859.962 MHz, Grant Date: 01/15/2015, Expiration Date: 03/21/2025, Certifier: Neil W Ellis, Registrant: County Of Lexington, 434 Ball Park Rd, Lexington, SC 29072, Phone: (803) 785-2449, Fax: (803) 785-8628, Email:
  • PELION SITE, On Us Hwy 178 2.9 Mi W (Lat: 33.762500 Lon: -81.293056), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 85 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQCM359,
    Assigned Frequencies: 852.650 MHz, 853.500 MHz, Grant Date: 01/15/2015, Expiration Date: 04/06/2025, Certifier: Neil W Ellis, Registrant: County Of Lexington, 434 Ball Park Road, Lexington, SC 29072, Phone: (803) 785-2449, Fax: (803) 785-8628, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • On Us Hwy 178, 2.9 Miles West Of Pelion (Lat: 33.762361 Lon: -81.293139), Call Sign: KOR866,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.100 MHz, Grant Date: 08/21/2018, Expiration Date: 07/01/2028, Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, Nw, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 828-5519, Fax: (202) 828-5568, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Lexington County Airport (Lat: 33.788889 Lon: -81.245833), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 139 m, Overall height: 140.8 m, Call Sign: WQFV855,
    Assigned Frequencies: 123.000 MHz, Grant Date: 09/28/2016, Expiration Date: 10/17/2026, Certifier: Mark R Vilem, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8510, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pelion)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2719W, N2719W, N-2719W, Serial Number: 1026, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 02/17/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 03/29/2018
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Russell Nance, 377 Water Tank Rd, Pelion, SC 29123, Other Owners: Tonya Nance
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8395R, N8395R, N-8395R, Serial Number: 28-22272, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 11/03/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 09/25/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Kyle E Lindsey, 398 Leaning Tree Rd, Pelion, SC 29123

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$99,4301$46,1102$154,0801$72,380
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$01$142,0600$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$89,7100$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0209.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$84,030
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0209.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Pelion, SC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Pelion, SC - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 70. The highest number of fires - 111 took place in 2013, and the least - 0 in 2009. The data has a constant trend.
    Fire incident types in Pelion, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (61.6%), and Structure Fires (26.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Pelion, SC
    • 64361.6%Outside Fires
    • 27226.1%Structure Fires
    • 12712.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 20.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pelion, SC
Most common first names in Pelion, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2967.2 years
William2167.1 years
Mary2075.4 years
Robert1872.4 years
George1774.1 years
Thomas1770.5 years
John1472.2 years
Charles1364.2 years
Ernest776.0 years
Ida782.2 years
Most common last names in Pelion, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Shumpert2577.5 years
Lucas2272.2 years
Williams1872.1 years
Smith1669.5 years
Brown1469.0 years
Poole1371.2 years
Tindal1370.8 years
Jeffcoat1167.2 years
Hutto1174.2 years
Jones1073.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Pelion, SC
  • 81.7%Electricity
  • 15.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Utility gas
  • 1.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Pelion, SC
  • 66.7%Electricity
  • 25.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.3%Utility gas


Pelion compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.

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  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
There are 3 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2023.