Promised Land, South Carolina

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Population in 2010: 511. Population change since 2000: -8.6%
Males: 233  (45.8%)
Females: 278  (54.2%)
Median resident age:  44.8 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 29646.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,697 (it was $40,288 in 2000)
Promised Land:

$30,697
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,076 (it was $11,630 in 2000)

Promised Land CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $64,952 (it was $48,200 in 2000)
Promised Land:

$64,952
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $71,634; Detached houses: $71,028; Mobile homes: $73,822
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Promised Land races chart
  • Black alone - 481 (94.1%)
  • White alone - 21 (4.1%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.2%)

Races in Promised Land detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Promised Land: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Subsaharan African (8.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 620 feet

Land area: 1.58 square miles.

Population density: 324 people per square mile   (very low).

Promised Land,SC real estate house value index trend

Promised Land, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Promised Land:

  • High school or higher: 69.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 10.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Promised Land CDP:

  • Never married: 37.4%
  • Now married: 38.9%
  • Separated: 5.7%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $385 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.3%)

Promised Land satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Augusta, GA (48.1 miles , pop. 138,000).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (109.4 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (563.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Bradley, SC (2.4 miles) , Greenwood, SC (2.5 miles ), Fairforest, SC (2.9 miles ), Abbeville, SC (2.9 miles ), Troy, SC (3.2 miles) , Hodges, SC (3.3 miles) , Cokesbury, SC (3.3 miles ), Coronaca, SC (3.5 miles) .

Latitude: 34.13 N, Longitude: 82.24 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 864

Promised Land household income distribution Promised Land home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.3%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (83%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (28%)
  • Other services, except public administration (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (44%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (41%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (15%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (27%)
  • Cashiers (18%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)

Work and jobs in Promised Land: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Promised Land, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Promised Land-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 19% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/31/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.6 miles away from the Promised Land 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 12.9 miles away from the place center killed 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Promised Land-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above 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 23.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 147.7 miles away from Promised Land center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 151.2 miles away from the city 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 195.3 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 143.3 miles away from Promised Land 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 297.4 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 Greenwood County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Promised Land:

  • GREENWOOD TRANSITIONAL REHABILITATION UNIT (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GREENWOOD, SC)
  • HOSPICE CARE OF THE PIEDMONT, (Hospital, about 6 miles away; GREENWOOD, SC)
  • MAGNOLIA MANOR - GREENWOOD (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GREENWOOD, SC)
  • GREENWOOD DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; GREENWOOD, SC)
  • HOME HEALTH SERVICES OF SELF REGIONAL HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; GREENWOOD, SC)
  • SELF REGIONAL HEALTHCARE Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; GREENWOOD, SC)
  • TCU OF SELF REG HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GREENWOOD, SC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Promised Land:

  • Lander University (about 7 miles; Greenwood, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,870)
  • Piedmont Technical College (about 9 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 4,831)
  • Anderson University (about 36 miles; Anderson, SC; FT enrollment: 2,510)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 48 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Aiken Technical College (about 48 miles; Graniteville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • Tri-County Technical College (about 48 miles; Pendleton, SC; FT enrollment: 5,174)
  • Georgia Regents University (about 48 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 6,862)

Public elementary/middle school in Promised Land:

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Churches in Promised Land include: Mount Zion Church (A), Crossroads Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Crossroads Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Greenwood 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 69.8. This is about average.

City:

69.8
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 12.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.9
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00468. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00468
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 36.6%
Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  79.6%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.3%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Promised Land compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Promised Land travel time to work - commute Promised Land mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (80%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Promised Land CDP (based on Greenwood County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.96%
Here: 58.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)International Pentecostal Holiness Church
Adherents53.6%17.7%5.4%5.2%4.2%
Congregations31.0%19.8%6.0%8.6%9.5%
NameCatholic ChurchAssociation Reformed Presbyterian Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents3.2%1.5%1.3%1.2%6.5%
Congregations0.9%3.4%0.9%0.9%19.0%
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: 15
Greenwood County:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Greenwood County:

1.32 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
Greenwood County:

5.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 57
Here:

8.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.2%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Greenwood County:

30.5%
South Carolina:

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

8.3%
State:

13.4%

5.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,481 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
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 Abbeville County, SC  0.53% ($32,578 average AGI)
from Laurens County, SC  0.43% ($25,981)
from Greenville County, SC  0.33% ($22,200)


5.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,478 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.08%
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 Greenville County, SC  0.53% ($32,477 average AGI)
to Abbeville County, SC  0.44% ($29,813)
to Laurens County, SC  0.41% ($27,960)

Strongest AM radio stations in Promised Land:

  • WCZZ (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: KEENE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WCRS (1450 AM; 1 kW; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: MAE RADIO INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WLMA (1350 AM; 1 kW; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: MORRADIO, INC.)
  • WRIX (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HOMELAND PARK, SC; Owner: AM 1020 INCORPORATED)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WABV (1590 AM; 1 kW; ABBEVILLE, SC; Owner: MARK HELLINGER)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Promised Land:

  • WZSN (103.5 FM; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: KEENE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WZLA-FM (92.9 FM; ABBEVILLE, SC; Owner: RONALD SHELLEY REID)
  • W274AE (102.7 FM; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHZQ (94.1 FM; CROSS HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WBBQ-FM (104.3 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJMZ-FM (107.3 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WKXC-FM (99.5 FM; AIKEN, SC; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRIX-FM (103.1 FM; HONEA PATH, SC; Owner: FM 103, INC.)
  • WEPC (88.5 FM; BELTON, SC; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Promised Land:

  • WNEH (Channel 38; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WBSC-TV (Channel 40; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: ANDERSON (WFBC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WJBF (Channel 6; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W65DS (Channel 65; HONEA PATH, SC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
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