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Population in 2012: 3,142 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.3%
 

Males: 1,606  (51.1%)
Females: 1,536  (48.9%)

Median resident age:  39.8 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 29671.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,939 (it was $26,364 in 2000)
Pickens:

$33,939
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,467

Pickens town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $100,163 (it was $66,600 in 2000)
Pickens:

$100,163
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $126,224; Detached houses: $121,870; Mobile homes: $159,720

Median gross rent in 2012: $569.

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  • White alone - 2,465 (78.9%)
  • Black alone - 474 (15.2%)
  • Hispanic - 105 (3.4%)
  • Two or more races - 57 (1.8%)
  • Asian alone - 13 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 7 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pickens: 87.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (15.1%), United States (14.5%), German (11.2%), English (8.2%), Scotch-Irish (4.0%), Arab (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1110 feet

Land area: 2.45 square miles.

Population density: 1,280 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Pickens:

  • High school or higher: 69.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 22.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pickens town:

  • Never married: 33.5%
  • Now married: 41.5%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

64 residents are foreign born (1.3% Europe).

This town:  2.0%
South Carolina:  4.7%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 53 registered sex offenders living in Pickens, South Carolina as of December 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Pickens to the number of sex offenders is 59 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $399 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $370 (0.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, SC (18.5 miles , pop. 56,002).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (108.7 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (545.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Arial, SC (2.2 miles ), Liberty, SC (2.5 miles ), Easley, SC (2.8 miles ), Six Mile, SC (2.9 miles ), Norris, SC (2.9 miles ), Forest, SC (3.0 miles) , Central, SC (3.4 miles ), Berea, SC (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 34.88 N, Longitude: 82.71 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,410 (+45.0%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 274 (24.7%)

Area code: 864

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Crime rates in Pickens by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.032.90.00.0
Rapes 00010012241
per 100,000 0.00.00.032.90.00.033.366.165.8126.531.6
Robberies 12120320402
per 100,000 32.465.432.865.90.0100.366.50.0131.60.063.2
Assaults 211115178171247812
per 100,000 680.9359.5491.5560.1264.9568.6399.2132.3230.3253.0379.1
Burglaries 1420253733282617201230
per 100,000 454.0653.6819.11219.11092.7936.5864.9562.2658.1379.5947.9
Thefts 699989135101139109107119112125
per 100,000 2237.43235.32916.14448.13344.44648.83626.13538.43915.83542.13949.4
Auto thefts 50685465102315
per 100,000 162.10.0196.6263.6165.6133.8199.6165.3329.1727.4473.9
Arson 00130110200
per 100,000 0.00.032.898.80.033.433.30.065.80.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.0) 268.1255.2285.0423.4264.6388.5332.9261.7414.3361.9365.8

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 15 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.42
South Carolina average:

2.36

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -373 (-11.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Construction (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Pickens-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 51% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.5 miles away from the Pickens town center injured 40 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/27/1994, a category F3 tornado 17.9 miles away from the town center injured 37 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pickens-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 88% 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 71.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 95.1 miles away from Pickens center
On 8/25/2005 at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 69.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 91.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.1 miles away from Pickens center
On 12/7/2007 at 11:07:03, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 39.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pickens County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: George H. McKee - Air Force general, James D. Howe - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, Joseph E. Brown - Politician, Josh Dollard - College basketball player (Auburn Tigers), Zion McKinney - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Pickens:

  • DHEC REGION 2 HOME HEALTH SVS (Home Health Center, 200 MCDANIEL AVENUE)
  • CANNON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 123 MEDICAL PARK DRIVE PO BOX 188)
  • MANNA HEALTH AND REHAB OF PICKENS, LLC (Nursing Home, 716 E CEDAR ROCK ST)
  • REDEEMER HEALTH AND REHAB OF PICKENS, LLC (Nursing Home, 138 ROSEMOND STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Pickens, SC

Airports located in Pickens:


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Amtrak stations near Pickens:

  • 15 miles: CLEMSON (U.S. 123 & STATE HWY. 133) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 17 miles: GREENVILLE (1120 W. WASHINGTON 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 taxi service.

Operable nuclear power plants near Pickens:

  • 20 miles: Oconee 1 and 2 in Seneca, SC.
  • 20 miles: Oconee 3 in Seneca, SC.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pickens:

  • Southern Wesleyan University (about 12 miles; Central, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,354)
  • Clemson University (about 16 miles; Clemson, SC; FT enrollment: 16,837)
  • Furman University (about 16 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,673)
  • Tri-County Technical College (about 18 miles; Pendleton, SC; FT enrollment: 4,064)
  • Bob Jones University (about 18 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,701)
  • Greenville Technical College (about 20 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 6,910)
  • Western Carolina University (about 41 miles; Cullowhee, NC; FT enrollment: 6,852)

Private high schools in Pickens:

  • LAKEVIEW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 204; Location: 107 MAULDIN LAKE RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • SOARING EAGLES CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 88; Location: 145 CITY VIEW CIR; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Pickens:

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Notable locations in Pickens: Village Library (A), Pickens County Courthouse (B), Pickens City Hall (C), Old Pickens Jail (D), Pickens Fire Department (E), Pickens County Law Enforcement Center (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Hampton Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Pickens include: Pickens Presbyterian Church (A), Holy Cross Catholic Church (B), Crescent Hill Church (C), Second Baptist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sunrise Cemetery (1), Secona Cemetery (2), Pickens Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Jimmy's (Arcades & Amusements; 111 Ann Street).

Hotel: Laurel Mountain Inn (129 Hiawatha Trail).

Courts: Pickens County - Pickens County Court System- Clerk of Court- Probation Off (214 East Main Street), Pickens County - Pickens County Court System- Clerk of Court (214 East Main Street), Pickens County - Pickens County Court System- Circuit Court Judge (214 East Main Street), Pickens County - Clerk of Court- Family Court Records Support Payments (214 East Main Street), Pickens County - Solicitor's Office- Pickens County Court System- Clerk of C (214 East Main Street), Pickens County - Clerk of Court- Court Records (214 East Main Street), Pickens County - Clerk of Court (214 East Main Street), Pickens County - Clerk of Court- Family Court Judge (214 East Main Street).

 
Pickens County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  Ozone  Pb  CO  SO2 NO2 PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 35.2. This is about average.
City:

35.2
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

26.8
U.S.:

28.3
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00025. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00025
U.S.:

0.02218
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.245. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.245
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.598. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.598
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 9.38. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.38
U.S.:

9.39
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 16.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.6
U.S.:

24.2
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Pickens and their reported violations in the past:

PICKENS WATER TREATMENT PLANT (Population served: 9618, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In FEB-2000. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-31-2000), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2000)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JAN-2000. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-03-2000), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2000)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In DEC-1999. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-03-2000), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-22-2004)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JAN-2002 and MAR-2002, Contaminant: Carbon, Total-Organic. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-13-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUL-15-2003)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-1997 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-10-2000)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • DACUSVILLE-CEDARROCK WATER COMPANY (Population served: 8470, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • BETHLEHEM-ROANOKE W/D (Population served: 6120, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • WESLEYAN CAMP (Population served: 7, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.5%
(18.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 65.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.3%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.3%
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 Pickens, SC

118 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
105 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
80 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
42 people in nursing homes in 2000

Pickens compared to South Carolina state average:

Pickens, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Pickens (2011 data):

  • Pickens Savings and Loan Association, FA: Pickens Savings And Loan Association, Fa at 205 E Cedar Rock St, branch established on 1920/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $103.6 mil, Deposits: $78.9 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Pickens Main at 431ann Street, branch established on 1970/11/05. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of America, National Association: Pickens Branch at 334 East Main Street, branch established on 1968/04/25. 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
  • TD Bank, National Association: Pickens Branch at 333 East Main Street, branch established on 1975/05/01. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • SunTrust Bank: Pickens Branch 775 at 210 West Cedar Rock Street, branch established on 1921/01/01. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • The Peoples National Bank: Pickens Branch at 424 Hampton Avenue, branch established on 1993/02/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $323.9 mil, Deposits: $278.8 mil, headquarters in Easley, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Bancorporation, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Pickens travel time to work - commute


Pickens mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (47%)
  • Utility gas (35%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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Religion statistics for Pickens town (based on Pickens County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.58%
Here54.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents62.4%10.2%4.7%4.6%4.3%
Congregations40.4%14.5%1.8%9.6%3.6%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents3.8%1.8%1.7%1.6%4.9%
Congregations7.8%1.8%1.2%1.2%18.1%
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: 17
Pickens County:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Pickens County:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Pickens County:

4.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 85
Here:

7.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Pickens County:

27.3%
South Carolina:

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

12.8%
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 3$9,350$37,4001$1,020
Other Government Administration 1$4,250$51,0000$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,550$30,6002$1,275
Police Protection - Officers 13$38,675$35,7000$0
Police - Other 1$2,210$26,5200$0
Firefighters 7$19,550$33,5140$0
Streets and Highways 7$13,600$23,3140$0
Sewerage 2$7,225$43,3500$0
Parks and Recreation 2$5,780$34,6800$0
Water Supply 4$11,900$35,7000$0
Totals for Government 41$115,090$33,6853$2,295

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $612,000 ($194.78)
    Police Protection: $414,000 ($131.76)
    Regular Highways: $124,000 ($39.47)
    Fire Protection: $108,000 ($34.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $100,000 ($31.83)
    Central Staff Services: $91,000 ($28.96)
    Parks & Recreation: $51,000 ($16.23)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $24,000 ($7.64)
    Police Protection: $24,000 ($7.64)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,192,000 ($379.38)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $235,000 ($74.79)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $223,000 ($70.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $66,000 ($21.01)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $144,000 ($45.83)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $151,000 ($48.06)
    General Revenue, NEC: $73,000 ($23.23)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,948,000 ($619.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $98,000 ($31.19)
  • Tax - NEC: $291,000 ($92.62)
    Public Utilities: $261,000 ($83.07)
    Property: $198,000 ($63.02)

Pickens government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $3,924,000 ($1248.89)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $250,000 ($79.57)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $167,000 ($53.15)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $3,748,000 ($1192.87)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $176,000 ($56.02)
    Other, NEC: $83,000 ($26.42)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,544,000 ($1446.21)

7.82% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,707 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.82%
South Carolina average:

8.00%

0.27% of residents moved from foreign countries ($212 average AGI)
Pickens County:

0.27%
South Carolina average:

0.15%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Greenville County, SC  1.94% ($33,694 average AGI)
from Anderson County, SC  0.99% ($34,196)
from Oconee County, SC  0.58% ($34,645)


7.44% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,445 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.44%
South Carolina average:

6.88%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($205 average AGI)
Pickens County:

0.05%
South Carolina average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Greenville County, SC  1.89% ($35,834 average AGI)
to Anderson County, SC  1.24% ($34,009)
to Oconee County, SC  0.54% ($41,223)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pickens:

  • WTBI (1540 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PICKENS, SC; Owner: TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WELP (1360 AM; 5 kW; EASLEY, SC)
  • WGVL (1440 AM; 5 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WYRD (1330 AM; 5 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WDAB (1580 AM; 5 kW; TRAVELERS REST, SC; Owner: DABNEY-ADAMSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRIX (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HOMELAND PARK, SC; Owner: AM 1020 INCORPORATED)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WMUU (1260 AM; 5 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pickens:

  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJMZ-FM (107.3 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WMUU-FM (94.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)
  • WEPR (90.1 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WLFJ-FM (89.3 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WBZT-FM (96.7 FM; MAULDIN, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHZT (98.1 FM; SENECA, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WOLI (103.9 FM; EASLEY, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHLC (104.5 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORP.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Pickens:

  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBSC-TV (Channel 40; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: ANDERSON (WFBC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • W05AO (Channel 5; PICKENS, SC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WNTV (Channel 29; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WGGS-TV (Channel 16; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Pickens, South Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 15
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 22
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 15
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 38
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
South Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 90
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 137
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 29
  • Fatalities: 98
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 229
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14

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


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Pickens)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 104 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Pickens, SC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 114 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pickens)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Pickens)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


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
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$80,5801$135,7408$115,0581$22,2401$87,570
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$88,9700$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$127,2300$03$91,8930$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$147,5600$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0104.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$115,0301$131,680
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0104.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9


Most common first names in Pickens, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James17272.4 years
William11972.7 years
John10474.2 years
Mary7680.0 years
Robert7073.2 years
Charles5466.4 years
George4971.4 years
Thomas4672.5 years
Annie3680.5 years
Edna3575.3 years
Most common last names in Pickens, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Gilstrap5973.1 years
Porter5578.1 years
Smith5275.4 years
Hayes5177.6 years
Stewart4872.0 years
Hendricks4674.4 years
Trotter4574.8 years
Simmons4377.2 years
Lewis4077.9 years
Jones3978.4 years
Businesses in Pickens, SC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1KFC1
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1Long John Silver's1
Burger King1McDonald's1
CVS1Subway1
Curves1U-Haul1
Domino's Pizza1UPS2
FedEx1Walgreens1
H&R Block1
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • James A. Keith (3)
  • R. Jason Hemphill (3)
  • Ansley Michelle Pangle (2)
  • Gerald Satterfield (2)
  • Richard Davidian (2)
  • Robert A. Lockmiller (1)
  • Rick Davidian (1)
  • Jason Hemphill (1)
  • Ralph Jason Hemphill (1)
  • James A. Keith, Jr. (1)

Total of 21 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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