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Population in 2012: 179 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.1%
 

Males: 87  (48.8%)
Females: 92  (51.2%)

Median resident age:  41.1 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip code: 29126

Estimated median household income in 2012: $65,207 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Pomaria:

$65,207
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,049

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $94,968 (it was $59,300 in 2000)
Pomaria:

$94,968
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $115,784; Detached houses: $134,889; Mobile homes: $64,200
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  • White alone - 109 (60.9%)
  • Black alone - 68 (38.0%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.6%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.6%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pomaria: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (27.6%), United States (14.2%), Irish (5.5%), English (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 404 feet

Land area: 1.04 square miles.

Population density: 172 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Pomaria:

  • High school or higher: 81.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 11.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pomaria town:

  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 64.0%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

5 residents are foreign born (2.4% Oceania, 1.6% Asia).

This town:  4.0%
South Carolina:  4.7%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Pomaria, South Carolina as of September 16, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Pomaria to the number of sex offenders is 60 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,250 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $750 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, SC (29.1 miles , pop. 116,278).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (73.2 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (525.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Little Mountain, SC (2.2 miles ), Peak, SC (2.4 miles) , Jenkinsville, SC (2.7 miles) , Prosperity, SC (2.8 miles ), Chapin, SC (2.8 miles ), Monticello-Salem, SC (3.3 miles) , Newberry, SC (3.4 miles ), Lake Murray of Richland, SC (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 34.27 N, Longitude: 81.42 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 803

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -39 (-18.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (31%)
  • Utilities (15%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Religious workers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (24%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (12%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Financial managers (4%)


Average climate in Pomaria, South Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Pomaria-area historical tornado activity is above South Carolina state average. It is 97% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.1 miles away from the Pomaria town center killed 5 people and injured 49 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 12/13/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.5 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pomaria-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 67.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 59.4 miles away from Pomaria center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.0 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 93.2 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 45.0 miles away from Pomaria center
On 1/3/1992 at 04:21:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.8 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 Newberry County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pomaria topographic map

Birthplace of: James Haskell Hope - Politician, Johnny Werts - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers near Pomaria:

  • MCCULLOUGH COMMUNITY RES. (Hospital, about 11 miles away; NEWBERRY, SC)
  • J F HAWKINS NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; NEWBERRY, SC)
  • NEWBERRY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Local, about 11 miles away; NEWBERRY, SC)

Political contributions by individuals in Pomaria, SC

Operable nuclear power plant near Pomaria:

  • 8 miles: Virgil C. Summer in Jenkinsville, SC.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pomaria:

  • Midlands Technical College (about 28 miles; West Columbia, SC; Full-time enrollment: 5,564)
  • Benedict College (about 29 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 2,942)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 30 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 23,969)
  • Piedmont Technical College (about 41 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 2,675)
  • Lander University (about 43 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 2,603)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 52 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,476)
  • Winthrop University (about 53 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 4,937)

Public elementary/middle school in Pomaria:

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Notable location: Newberry County Rural Fire Department Pomaria (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Pomaria: Pomaria Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Newberry 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 35.1. This is about average.
City:

35.1
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.58. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.58
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.1%
(1.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.3% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.8 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  78.1%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  1.6%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Pomaria, SC

Pomaria compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Pomaria travel time to work - commute


Pomaria mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (63%)
  • Utility gas (23%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Pomaria town (based on Newberry County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.99%
Here52.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Catholic Church
Adherents38.7%21.2%20.6%4.4%3.3%
Congregations29.4%18.8%18.8%7.1%1.2%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssociation Reformed Presbyterian ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness Church The Wesleyan ChurchOther
Adherents2.7%1.7%1.4%1.4%4.5%
Congregations2.4%2.4%4.7%1.2%14.1%
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: 10
Newberry County:

2.66 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Newberry County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Newberry County:

7.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Here:

9.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.9%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Newberry County:

32.6%
South Carolina:

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

17.9%
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 0$0 1$481
Totals for Government 0$0 1$481

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

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $124,000 ($692.74)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $10,000 ($55.87)
    Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($50.28)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($33.52)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($61.45)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $13,000 ($72.63)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $100,000 ($558.66)
    All Other: $10,000 ($55.87)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($11.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $6,000 ($33.52)
  • Tax - NEC: $18,000 ($100.56)
    Property: $1,000 ($5.59)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $18,000 ($100.56)

5.00% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,513 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.00%
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 Lexington County, SC  0.93% ($43,305 average AGI)
from Richland County, SC  0.71% ($41,233)
from Laurens County, SC  0.31% ($31,282)


4.62% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,390 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.62%
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 Lexington County, SC  0.94% ($34,521 average AGI)
to Richland County, SC  0.76% ($26,625)
to Laurens County, SC  0.27% ($21,588)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pomaria:

  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WKMG (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; NEWBERRY, SC; Owner: CORNELL BLAKELY)
  • WKDK (1240 AM; 1 kW; NEWBERRY, SC; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBLR (1430 AM; 5 kW; BATESBURG, SC; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WISW (1320 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pomaria:

  • WGVC (106.3 FM; SIMPSONVILLE, SC; Owner: SIMPSONVILLE BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WCOS-FM (97.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNOK (104.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLTR (91.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WZMJ (93.1 FM; BATESBURG, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WMFX (102.3 FM; ST. ANDREWS, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WLTY (96.7 FM; CAYCE, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHZQ (94.1 FM; CROSS HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WXBT (100.1 FM; WEST COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Pomaria:

  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WRLK-TV (Channel 35; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WBHQ (Channel 63; SUMTER, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W39CL (Channel 39; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W21CA (Channel 21; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Pomaria fatal accident list:

Jul 12, 1997 09:15 PM, 176, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total costs: $177,000
Total average daily traffic: 126
Total average daily truck traffic: 7
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 161

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Pomaria)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Sc 34 At 1/2 Mi E Of S-36-272 (Lat: 34.370417 Lon: -81.447333), Type: Pole, Structure height: 18 m, Call Sign: KCZ500
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.220 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/15/2013, Expiration Date: 07/11/2023
    Registrant: Dee Polley, 216 Middle Fork Road, Garden Valley, ID 83622, Phone: (208) 462-5200, Fax: (208) 247-2277, Email:
  • Lat: 34.226250 Lon: -81.414278, Call Sign: WQFP341
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.325 MHz, 158.325 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/30/2006, Expiration Date: 08/30/2016, Certifier: Keith J Harris
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Rd #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KE4IFK, Licensee ID: L00212419
    Grant Date: 09/24/2003, Expiration Date: 12/21/2013, Certifier: Dendy C Willingham Sr
    Registrant: Dendy C Willingham Sr, 722 Griffin Rd, Pomaria, SC 29126
  • Call Sign: KF4GGQ, Licensee ID: L00255138
    Grant Date: 11/26/2005, Expiration Date: 01/23/2016
    Registrant: David W Brunson Jr, 220 Koon Trestle Rd, Pomaria, SC 29126
  • Call Sign: KG4TAB, Licensee ID: L00507656
    Grant Date: 02/15/2012, Expiration Date: 04/26/2022, Certifier: Samuel J Moss Sr
    Registrant: Samuel J Moss Sr, 3185 Hwy 773, Pomaria, SC 29126
  • Call Sign: W8QQ, Previous Call Sign: KE4CVS, Licensee ID: L00890347
    Grant Date: 07/17/2007, Expiration Date: 07/17/2017, Certifier: Michael J Birochak
    Registrant: Michael J Birochak, 194 Confederate Road, Pomaria, SC 29126-0128


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 17

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pomaria, SC
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