Plum Branch, South Carolina

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Population in 2013: 80 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -18.4%
 
Males: 32  (41.0%)
Females: 48  (59.0%)
Median resident age:  46.3 years
South Carolina median age:  38.6 years

Zip code: 29845

Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,399 (it was $24,583 in 2000)
Plum Branch:

$35,399
SC:

$44,163

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,036 (it was $16,358 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $104,451 (it was $49,300 in 2000)
Plum Branch:

$104,451
SC:

$139,200
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  • Races in Plum Branch, SC (2010)

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    • 5972.0%White alone
    • 2024.4%Black alone
    • 33.7%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Plum Branch: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Scotch-Irish (24.6%), German (22.1%), Irish (13.9%), English (8.2%), Scottish (4.9%), United States (4.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 471 feet

Land area: 0.37 square miles.

Population density: 216 people per square mile   (very low).

Plum Branch, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Plum Branch:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 49.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Plum Branch town:

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 38.3%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 21.2%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

12 residents are foreign born (10.3% Europe).

This town:

10.3%
South Carolina:

4.8%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Plum Branch, South Carolina as of August 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Plum Branch to the number of sex offenders is 16 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $454 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $348 (0.6%)

Plum Branch satellite photo by USGS

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

Plum Branch household income distribution Plum Branch home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.8%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -3 (-3.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (68%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Other services, except public administration (33%)
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (68%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (33%)
  • Sales and related occupations (30%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (23%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Plum Branch, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 Plum Branch 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 (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, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Plum Branch topographic map

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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 70.8. This is about average.

City:

70.8
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.86. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.86
U.S.:

9.14

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.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.9%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
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

Plum Branch compared to South Carolina 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 above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
South Carolina average:

12.0

Plum Branch travel time to work - commute Plum Branch mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (70%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

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
McCormick County:

3.97 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

3.97 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

6.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.2%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
McCormick County:

31.3%
South Carolina:

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

11.0%
State:

13.4%
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

4.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($54,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.53%
South Carolina average:

6.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Greenwood County, SC  0.76% ($27,962 average AGI)
from Richmond County, GA  0.32% ($22,727)


6.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,543 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.02%
South Carolina average:

6.53%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Greenwood County, SC  1.74% ($24,717 average AGI)
to Richmond County, GA  0.43% ($32,067)
to Columbia County, GA  0.41% ($45,429)

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)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Plum Branch)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 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, 941.343 MHz, 928.493 MHz, 932.343 MHz, 952.693 MHz, 928.693 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:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Incident types - Plum Branch

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