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Population in 2010: 62. Population change since 2000: -4.6%
Males: 38  (62.8%)
Females: 24  (37.2%)

Median resident age:  37.8 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip code: 29654

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,426 (it was $53,750 in 2000)
Princeton:

$34,426
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $32,133

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $49,133 (it was $45,600 in 2000)
Princeton:

$49,133
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $86,382; Detached houses: $152,190; Mobile homes: $53,478

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  • White alone - 45 (72.6%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (16.1%)
  • Black alone - 7 (11.3%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Princeton: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Princeton, South Carolina on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Princeton is mentioned 73 times on our forum:
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Ancestries: English (47.3%), United States (20.0%), Dutch (10.9%), German (10.9%), Welsh (10.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 751 feet

Land area: 0.75 square miles.

Population density: 83 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Princeton:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Princeton CDP:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 74.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 25.6%

Princeton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, SC (24.7 miles , pop. 56,002).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (96.1 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (546.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Honea Path, SC (2.7 miles ), Ware Shoals, SC (2.7 miles ), Woodville, SC (2.8 miles) , Donalds, SC (3.0 miles ), Ware Place, SC (3.3 miles ), Belton, SC (3.5 miles ), Gray Court, SC (3.5 miles ), Due West, SC (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 34.50 N, Longitude: 82.29 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 864

Princeton household income distribution Princeton home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.5%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries for males in 2008-2012 (%):



  • Construction (65%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (35%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)



Average climate in Princeton, South Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Princeton-area historical tornado activity is above South Carolina state average. It is 76% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/31/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.9 miles away from the Princeton place 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 26.7 miles away from the place center killed 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Princeton-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 44.8 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 65.7 miles away from Princeton center
On 8/25/2005 at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi) earthquake occurred 100.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/1992 at 04:21:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 39.5 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 71.7 miles away from Princeton center
On 12/7/2007 at 11:07:03, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Laurens County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Ice Storms: 2, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Princeton:

  • WARE SHOALS I COMMUNITY RES. (Hospital, about 7 miles away; WARE SHOALS, SC)
  • FOUNTAIN INN COMMUNITY RESIDEN (Hospital, about 7 miles away; FOUNTAIN INN, SC)
  • FMC SERVICES OF BELTON HONEA PATH (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; HONEA PATH, SC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Princeton:

  • Lander University (about 22 miles; Greenwood, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,603)
  • Piedmont Technical College (about 23 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 2,675)
  • Greenville Technical College (about 24 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 6,910)
  • Bob Jones University (about 26 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,701)
  • Furman University (about 31 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,673)
  • Tri-County Technical College (about 32 miles; Pendleton, SC; FT enrollment: 4,064)
  • Southern Wesleyan University (about 32 miles; Central, SC; FT enrollment: 2,354)

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Church in Princeton: New Bethlehem Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Laurens 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  SO2 NO2 Ozone  Pb  CO  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.8. This is about average.
City:

27.8
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 1.38. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.38
U.S.:

2.88
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 9.38. This is about average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.38
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.6. This is about average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

26.6
U.S.:

28.3
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00025. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.2 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 24.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.245
U.S.:

0.334
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 16.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.6
U.S.:

24.2
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 12.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.6
U.S.:

10.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%

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

Percentage of family households:
This place:  81.8%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  0.0%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Princeton compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Princeton travel time to work - commute


Princeton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (22%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Princeton CDP (based on Laurens County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.00%
Here47.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents66.1%12.3%6.8%3.7%3.3%
Congregations37.2%16.3%12.4%7.0%4.7%
NamePresbyterian Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.8%1.0%0.8%0.7%3.6%
Congregations4.7%1.6%2.3%1.6%12.4%
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
Laurens County:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 19
Laurens County:

2.73 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Laurens County:

4.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Here:

3.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.0%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Laurens County:

32.9%
South Carolina:

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

14.7%
State:

13.4%

5.68% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,584 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.68%
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 Greenville County, SC  1.89% ($30,141 average AGI)
from Greenwood County, SC  0.48% ($26,963)
from Spartanburg County, SC  0.48% ($39,123)


5.84% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,430 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
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 Greenville County, SC  2.07% ($28,688 average AGI)
to Greenwood County, SC  0.57% ($28,192)
to Spartanburg County, SC  0.47% ($29,981)

Strongest AM radio stations in Princeton:

  • 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.)
  • WRIX (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HOMELAND PARK, SC; Owner: AM 1020 INCORPORATED)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCZZ (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: KEENE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WANS (1280 AM; 5 kW; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: FM 103 INC.)
  • WYRD (1330 AM; 5 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WTBI (1540 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PICKENS, SC; Owner: TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS)
  • WGVL (1440 AM; 5 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Princeton:

  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLFJ-FM (89.3 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBZT-FM (96.7 FM; MAULDIN, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WRIX-FM (103.1 FM; HONEA PATH, SC; Owner: FM 103, INC.)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEPC (88.5 FM; BELTON, SC; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WHZT (98.1 FM; SENECA, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WTBI-FM (91.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: TABERNACLE BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE)
  • W274AE (102.7 FM; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WZSN (103.5 FM; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: KEENE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Princeton:

  • WBSC-TV (Channel 40; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: ANDERSON (WFBC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WNEH (Channel 38; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W65DS (Channel 65; HONEA PATH, SC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W50CL (Channel 50; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WRET-TV (Channel 49; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WSQY-LP (Channel 66; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, LLC)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Princeton)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • HONEA PATH, 1.0 Miles Nw (Lat: 34.511222 Lon: -82.297333), Overall height: 122.8 m, Call Sign: WAH515
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.90 MHz, 6256.50 MHz, 6226.90 MHz, 6256.50 MHz, 6286.20 MHz, 6315.90 MHz, 6286.20 MHz, 6315.90 MHz, 6345.50 MHz, 6375.20 MHz... (+4 more)
    Grant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2004
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$66,960
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$37,940
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9802.00

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