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Population in 2012: 79 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -19.4%
 

Males: 32  (40.6%)
Females: 47  (59.4%)

Median resident age:  46.3 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip code: 29845

Estimated median household income in 2012: $21,178 (it was $24,583 in 2000)
Plum Branch:

$21,178
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,730

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $64,101 (it was $49,300 in 2000)
Plum Branch:

$64,101
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $149,454; Detached houses: $163,349; Mobile homes: $27,874

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  • White alone - 59 (72.0%)
  • Black alone - 20 (24.4%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (3.7%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Plum Branch: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (26.8%), Irish (23.2%), English (12.5%), United States (8.0%), Scotch-Irish (5.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 471 feet

Land area: 0.37 square miles.

Population density: 213 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Plum Branch:

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 49.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Plum Branch town:

  • Never married: 31.0%
  • Now married: 29.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 24.0%
  • Divorced: 16.0%

13 residents are foreign born (12.9% Europe).

This town:  12.9%
South Carolina:  4.7%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Plum Branch, South Carolina as of July 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Plum Branch to the number of sex offenders is 26 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $363 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $345 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Augusta-Richmond County, GA (31.9 miles , pop. 195,182).

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 July 2013:
Here:

10.8%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -3 (-3.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (42%)
  • Construction (33%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (48%)
  • Retail trade (39%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)


Average climate in Plum Branch, South Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Plum Branch-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 66% 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 above South Carolina state average. It is 77% 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 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 37.8 miles away from Plum Branch center
On 1/3/1992 at 04:21:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 13.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/8/1993 at 09:24:31, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 41.1 miles away from Plum Branch center
On 12/7/2007 at 11:07:03, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

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).
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Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Plum Branch, SC

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

  • Lander University (about 25 miles; Greenwood, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,603)
  • Piedmont Technical College (about 27 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 2,675)
  • Augusta State University (about 30 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 4,766)
  • Medical College of Georgia (about 31 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,357)
  • Augusta Technical College (about 32 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,398)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 35 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,476)
  • Athens Technical College (about 63 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 2,099)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.6. This is about average.
City:

32.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.82. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.82
U.S.:

9.59
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00481. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00481
U.S.:

0.06353


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.8%
(20.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Plum Branch, SC

Plum Branch compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Number of college students above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Plum Branch travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (58%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (37%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.13%
Here27.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents56.6%30.2%5.1%4.7%3.4%
Congregations44.4%27.8%5.6%5.6%16.7%
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: 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 2007)
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 1$51
Totals for Government 0$0 1$51


7.18% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($54,828 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.18%
South Carolina average:

8.00%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Greenwood County, SC  0.78% ($32,423 average AGI)
from Abbeville County, SC  0.57% ($20,263)
from Richmond County, GA  0.36% ($35,083)


5.50% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,201 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
South Carolina average:

6.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Greenwood County, SC  1.26% ($26,268 average AGI)
to Abbeville County, SC  0.58% ($26,421)
to Aiken County, SC  0.52% ($53,235)

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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