Rockville, South Carolina

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Population in 2013: 139 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.5%
 
Males: 69  (50.3%)
Females: 70  (49.7%)
Median resident age:  64.1 years
South Carolina median age:  38.6 years

Zip code: 29487

Estimated median household income in 2013: $62,338 (it was $58,977 in 2000)
Rockville:

$62,338
SC:

$44,163

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $49,085 (it was $36,620 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $341,613 (it was $137,500 in 2000)
Rockville:

$341,613
SC:

$139,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $365,282; Detached houses: $394,385; Townhouses or other attached units: $318,704; In 2-unit structures: $349,442; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $559,007; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $293,916; Mobile homes: $54,971

Median gross rent in 2013: $342.

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    • 11585.8%White alone
    • 1511.2%Black alone
    • 21.5%American Indian alone
    • 21.5%Hispanic
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Rockville: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (24.9%), German (12.1%), United States (9.2%), Scottish (8.1%), Greek (5.2%), Irish (4.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 0.44 square miles.

Population density: 319 people per square mile   (very low).

Rockville, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Rockville:

  • High school or higher: 98.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rockville town:

  • Never married: 6.0%
  • Now married: 76.7%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

12 residents are foreign born (2.8% Europe, 2.2% Latin America, 1.7% Africa).

This town:

6.7%
South Carolina:

4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,240 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,613 (0.4%)

Rockville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, SC (17.8 miles , pop. 96,650).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (180.0 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (583.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Seabrook Island, SC (1.6 miles ), Wadmalaw Island, SC (1.9 miles ), Kiawah Island, SC (2.4 miles ), Edisto Island, SC (2.5 miles ), Meggett, SC (2.8 miles ), Johns Island, SC (3.2 miles ), Hollywood, SC (3.2 miles ), Edisto Beach, SC (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 32.60 N, Longitude: 80.20 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 843

Rockville household income distribution Rockville home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.8%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+8.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (39%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)

Average climate in Rockville, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rockville-area historical tornado activity is significantly below South Carolina state average. It is 52% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/11/1960, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.6 miles away from the Rockville town center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/11/2008, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 6.0 miles away from the town center caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rockville-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 20.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 20.5 miles away from Rockville 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 31.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 159.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 25.0 miles away from Rockville center
On 11/8/2002 at 13:29:03, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 2.4 mi) earthquake occurred 19.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Charleston County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Tropical Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rockville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rockville:

  • HARVEST HEALTH AND REHAB OF JOHNS ISLAND, LLC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; JOHNS ISLAND, SC)
  • HERMINA TRAEYE MEMORIAL NSG HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; JOHNS ISLAND, SC)
  • DCI JAMES ISLAND (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; CHARLESTON, SC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rockville:

  • Citadel Military College of South Carolina (about 20 miles; Charleston, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,683)
  • Medical University of South Carolina (about 20 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 2,138)
  • College of Charleston (about 20 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 10,974)
  • Trident Technical College (about 25 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 13,125)
  • Charleston Southern University (about 28 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 3,012)
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (about 64 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 9,964)
  • Savannah State University (about 65 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 4,193)

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Churches in Rockville include: Rockville Presbyterian Church (A), Grace Chapel Protestant Episcopal Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Rockville: Rockville Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Charleston 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 47.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

47.3
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.754. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.754
U.S.:

1.929

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.74
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 0.00364. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00364
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 4.0%
(1.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  72.3%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.1%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.5% of all households

Rockville compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage 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 significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
South Carolina average:

12.0

Rockville travel time to work - commute Rockville mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Rockville town (based on Charleston County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant77,602223
Mainline Protestant47,209106
Black Protestant37,531103
Catholic26,00319
Other8,68824
Orthodox8502
None152,326-
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: 88
Charleston County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 19
Charleston County:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 140
Charleston County:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 393
Here:

11.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Charleston County:

25.5%
South Carolina:

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

13.7%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$300
Totals for Government 0$0 1$300

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

  • Construction - Fire Protection: $4,000 ($28.78)
    General: $1,000 ($7.19)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($71.94)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($28.78)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($14.39)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,000 ($7.19)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($7.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $14,000 ($100.72)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $8,000 ($57.55)
    NEC: $3,000 ($21.58)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $25,000 ($179.86)

9.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,237 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.80%
South Carolina average:

6.90%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($334 average AGI)
Charleston County:

0.09%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Berkeley County, SC  1.54% ($33,722 average AGI)
from Dorchester County, SC  0.99% ($32,712)
from Richland County, SC  0.30% ($41,580)


8.60% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,893 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.60%
South Carolina average:

6.53%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($692 average AGI)
Charleston County:

0.11%
South Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Berkeley County, SC  1.72% ($36,861 average AGI)
to Dorchester County, SC  1.29% ($30,599)
to Richland County, SC  0.21% ($31,730)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rockville:

  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSCC (730 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTMA (1250 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXTC (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, SC)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WQIZ (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: RADIO PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WBMQ (630 AM; 5 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WALD (1080 AM; daytime; 3 kW; WALTERBORO, SC; Owner: JACQUELYN COLLIER PEMBROKE)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WQSC (1340 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC,)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rockville:

  • WYBB (98.1 FM; FOLLY BEACH, SC; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WCOO (105.5 FM; KIAWAH ISLAND, SC; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS II OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WJZX (99.7 FM; HOLLYWOOD, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMGL (101.7 FM; RAVENEL, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSUY (96.9 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSSX-FM (95.1 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXLY (102.5 FM; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WEZL (103.5 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WJWJ-FM (89.9 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WAVF (96.1 FM; HANAHAN, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSCI (89.3 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WRFQ (104.5 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNKT (107.5 FM; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WALC (100.5 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • W205BJ (88.9 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WYFH (90.7 FM; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWWZ (93.3 FM; SUMMERVILLE, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSSP (94.3 FM; GOOSE CREEK, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W220CN (91.9 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJNI (106.3 FM; LADSON, SC; Owner: THOMAS B. DANIELS)

TV broadcast stations around Rockville:

  • WCBD-TV (Channel 2; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCSC-TV (Channel 5; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WCSC, INC.)
  • WITV (Channel 7; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WCIV (Channel 4; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WCIV, LLC)
  • WMMP (Channel 36; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WMMP LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WTAT-TV (Channel 24; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WTAT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WJWJ-TV (Channel 16; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WJEA-LP (Channel 12; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CHARLES S. NAMEY)
  • W21BX (Channel 21; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WJRB-LP (Channel 18; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: RAUL INFANTE, JR.)
  • WJNI-LP (Channel 57; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: THOMAS B. DANIELS)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Rockville)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Int Of Capt Sams Rd & Seabrook Island Rd (Lat: 32.666833 Lon: -80.138694), Call Sign: WNLF988
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.775 MHz, 462.775 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/29/2009, Expiration Date: 01/23/2020
    Registrant: Morris Communications, Inc., Greenville, SC 29606, Phone: (864) 234-7309, Fax: (864) 288-3699, Email:

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$245,790
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
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Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0022.00
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