Plum Branch, South Carolina

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Population in 2017: 75 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -23.5%
 
Males: 36  (48.7%)
Females: 39  (51.3%)
Median resident age:

45.7 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip code: 29845

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,354 (it was $24,583 in 2000)
Plum Branch:

$45,354
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,359 (it was $16,358 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $103,439 (it was $49,300 in 2000)
Plum Branch:

$103,439
SC:

$161,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $92,590; detached houses: $104,597; mobile homes: $15,056
March 2019 cost of living index in Plum Branch: 76.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.9%
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  • Races in Plum Branch, SC (2010)
    • 5972.0%White alone
    • 2024.4%Black alone
    • 33.7%Two or more races
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Ancestries: Scotch-Irish (56.1%), Scottish (17.1%), English (14.6%), American (9.8%), German (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 471 feet

Land area: 0.37 square miles.

Population density: 202 people per square mile   (very low).

Plum Branch, South Carolina map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Plum Branch town:

0.4% ($199)
South Carolina:

0.6% ($510)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Augusta, GA (30.3 miles , pop. 138,000).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (123.4 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (578.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

McCormick, SC (2.2 miles ),
Parksville, SC (2.2 miles),
Modoc, SC (3.1 miles ),
Troy, SC (3.1 miles),
South Lincolnton, GA (3.4 miles ),
Lincolnton, GA (3.6 miles ),
Bradley, SC (3.7 miles),
Willington, SC (3.7 miles)

Latitude: 33.85 N, Longitude: 82.26 W

Area code: 864

Distribution of median household income in Plum Branch, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Plum Branch, SC in 2017

Plum Branch satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
South Carolina:

3.3%

Average climate in Plum Branch, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 56.4. This is better than average.

City:

56.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.34. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.34
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00468. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00468
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Plum Branch-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 12% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/31/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.9 miles away from the Plum Branch town center killed 7 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 12/13/1973, a category F4 tornado 26.6 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Plum Branch-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 84% 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 13.2 miles away from Plum Branch center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 138.7 miles away from Plum Branch center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 197.9 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 165.9 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 135.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 315.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McCormick County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Plum Branch:

  • LUTHERAN HOSPICE OF UPPER SAVANNAH (Hospital, about 5 miles away; MC CORMICK, SC)
  • PETRA HEALTH AND REHAB OF MCCORMICK, LLC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MC CORMICK, SC)
  • LAKE CROSSING HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; APPLING, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Plum Branch:

  • Lander University (about 25 miles; Greenwood, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,870)
  • Piedmont Technical College (about 26 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 4,831)
  • Georgia Regents University (about 31 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 6,862)
  • Augusta Technical College (about 33 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,494)
  • Aiken Technical College (about 33 miles; Graniteville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 35 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Anderson University (about 51 miles; Anderson, SC; FT enrollment: 2,510)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Plum Branch Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Plum Branch: Plum Branch Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

McCormick 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:

2.3 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

65.7%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

2.9%
Whole state:

6.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Plum Branch:

Marital status in Plum Branch, SC
  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 47.1%
  • Separated: 4.8%
  • Widowed: 12.1%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

For population 25 years and over in Plum Branch:

  • High school or higher: 96.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 49.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
South Carolina average:

11.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Plum Branch, SC (based on McCormick County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Black Protestant1,49411
Evangelical Protestant1,31711
Mainline Protestant9006
Catholic2901
Other13-
None6,219-
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: 4
This county:

3.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

3.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
McCormick County:

6.95 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
McCormick County:

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

13.2%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
McCormick County:

31.3%
South Carolina:

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

11.0%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Plum Branch:

51.0%
South Carolina:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Plum Branch:

45.4%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.5
South Carolina:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Plum Branch:

13.3%
South Carolina:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Plum Branch:

9.1%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.3
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

30.2%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Plum Branch:

60.3%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Plum Branch:

86.0%
South Carolina:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Plum Branch, SC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

6.17% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,795 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
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 Columbia County, GA  0.90% ($98,333 average AGI)
from Greenwood County, SC  0.90% ($30,000)


5.26% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016

Here:

5.26%
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 Greenwood County, SC  1.03% ($27,706 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Plum Branch:

  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGAC (580 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCZZ (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: KEENE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WRDW (1480 AM; 10 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTEL (1630 AM; 10 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Plum Branch:

  • WPRW-FM (107.7 FM; MARTINEZ, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBBQ-FM (104.3 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKXC-FM (99.5 FM; AIKEN, SC; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAFJ (88.3 FM; BELVEDERE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAKB (96.9 FM; WRENS, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF AUGUSTA, LLC)
  • WZNY (105.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKSX-FM (92.7 FM; JOHNSTON, SC; Owner: EDGEFIELD-SALUDA RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKSP (96.3 FM; AIKEN, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLPE (91.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WAEG (92.3 FM; EVANS, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF AUGUSTA, LLC)
  • WEKL (102.3 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCHZ (95.1 FM; HARLEM, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE,LLC)
  • WZSN (103.5 FM; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: KEENE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WGOR (93.9 FM; MARTINEZ, GA; Owner: WGOR LICENSE, LLC)
  • W274AE (102.7 FM; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Plum Branch:

  • WJBF (Channel 6; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAGT (Channel 26; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WAGT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WRDW-TV (Channel 12; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WRDW LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WCES-TV (Channel 20; WRENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W56EE (Channel 56; JOHNSTON, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFXG (Channel 54; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • WBPI-LP (Channel 49; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WATCHMAN BROADCASTING PRODUCTIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC.)
  • W58CZ (Channel 58; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WAAU-LP (Channel 18; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: THOMAS J. PIPER)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 72ft / 22.4mTotal length
  • 1,680Total average daily traffic
  • 90Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,312Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Plum Branch)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Plum Branch, SC, Sw Side Of Hwy 221 1.9 Mi (Lat: 33.820833 Lon: -82.249722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 107 m, Overall height: 112.5 m, Call Sign: WNTZ474,
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.493 MHz, 928.493 MHz, 952.693 MHz, 928.693 MHz, 941.343 MHz, 932.343 MHz, Grant Date: 04/25/2000, Expiration Date: 07/05/2010, Cancellation Date: 09/04/2010, Registrant: Scana Services, Inc., 5 National Guard Road, Mc-M30, Columbia, SC 29201, Phone: (803) 217-9264, Fax: (803) 217-7675, Email:
  • Plum Branch, Us 221 (Lat: 33.820750 Lon: -82.249917), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 106.6 m, Overall height: 112.5 m, Call Sign: WQUA990,
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.493 MHz, 928.493 MHz, 952.693 MHz, 928.693 MHz, 941.343 MHz, 932.343 MHz, Grant Date: 05/23/2014, Expiration Date: 11/19/2014, Cancellation Date: 06/12/2014, Certifier: Ronald T Lindsay Esq, Registrant: Scana Services, Inc., 5 National Guard Road, Mc-M30, Columbia, SC 29201, Phone: (803) 217-9264, Fax: (803) 217-7675, Email:
  • PLUM BRANCH, Us 221 (Lat: 33.820750 Lon: -82.249917), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 106.6 m, Overall height: 112.5 m, Call Sign: WQUD658,
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.493 MHz, 952.493 MHz, 932.343 MHz, 941.343 MHz, 928.693 MHz, 952.693 MHz, Grant Date: 06/10/2014, Expiration Date: 06/10/2024, Certifier: Ronald T Lindsay, Registrant: South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, 5 National Guard Road, Columbia, SC 29201, Phone: (803) 217-9284, Fax: (803) 217-7675, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Plum Branch, SC
  • 65.4%Electricity
  • 19.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 15.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Plum Branch, SC
  • 50.0%Electricity
  • 50.0%Wood


Plum Branch compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
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Total of 12 patent applications in 2008-2021.