Sardinia, South Carolina

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Population in July 2007: 3,058.
Males: 2,085  (68.2%)
Females: 973  (31.8%)
Median resident age:  25.1 years
South Carolina median age:  35.4 years

Zip code: 29111

Estimated median household income in 2015: $46,837 (it was $36,895 in 2000)
Sardinia:

$46,837
SC:

$47,238

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $14,564 (it was $10,560 in 2000)

Sardinia CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $85,973 (it was $54,600 in 2000)
Sardinia:

$85,973
SC:

$148,600

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $126,613; Detached houses: $165,993; Townhouses or other attached units: $208,885; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $148,054; Mobile homes: $62,901
  • Races in Sardinia, SC (2000)

    Sardinia races chart
    • 1,74757.4%Black alone
    • 1,23140.5%White alone
    • 301.0%Hispanic
    • 210.7%Two or more races
    • 80.3%American Indian alone
    • 40.1%Asian alone
    • 20.07%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sardinia: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 105 feet

Land area: 70.8 square miles.

Population density: 43 people per square mile   (very low).

Sardinia, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Sardinia:

  • High school or higher: 66.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sardinia CCD:

  • Never married: 49.8%
  • Now married: 38.2%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 3.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Sardinia CCD:  0.7% ($356)
South Carolina:  0.6% ($510)
Sardinia satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, SC (56.7 miles , pop. 116,278).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (105.9 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (506.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Turbeville, SC (2.4 miles ), Alcolu, SC (2.6 miles ), Shiloh, SC (2.9 miles ), Olanta, SC (3.3 miles ), Manning, SC (3.6 miles ), Cades, SC (3.8 miles ), Mayesville, SC (3.8 miles ), East Sumter, SC (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 33.82 N, Longitude: 80.05 W

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.2%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Apparel (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

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

Average climate in Sardinia, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sardinia, South Carolina average temperatures Sardinia, South Carolina average precipitation Sardinia, South Carolina humidity Sardinia, South Carolina wind speed Sardinia, South Carolina snowfall Sardinia, South Carolina sunshine Sardinia, South Carolina clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Sardinia-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 13% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/15/2007, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.8 miles away from the Sardinia place center killed one person and injured 5 people.

On 11/7/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 48.0 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sardinia-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 87% 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 63.6 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 139.9 miles away from Sardinia 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 53.1 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 97.9 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 59.8 miles away from Sardinia center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 60.1 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 Clarendon County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Sardinia:

  • MAGNOLIA PLACE COMMUNITY RESID (Hospital, about 11 miles away; OLANTA, SC)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE MANNING (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; MANNING, SC)
  • CLARENDON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; MANNING, SC)
  • DR RONALD E MCNAIR NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; LAKE CITY, SC)

Amtrak station near Sardinia:

  • 17 miles: KINGSTREE (101 E. MAIN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sardinia:

  • Central Carolina Technical College (about 20 miles; Sumter, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,108)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 33 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 4,468)
  • Francis Marion University (about 35 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,624)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (about 49 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 2,113)
  • South Carolina State University (about 51 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,481)
  • Benedict College (about 58 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 3,039)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 58 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 27,789)

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Notable locations in Sardinia: New Zion Station (A), Turbeville Correctional Institution (B), Clarendon County Rural Fire Department Gable - Sardinia (C), Clarendon County Rural Fire Department Union Oakdale (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sardinia include: Ebenezer Church (A), Gamble Chapel (B), Friendship Church (C), Loadagal Church (D), Melina Church (E), Midway Church (F), New Zion Church (G), Sardinia Presbyterian Church (H), Union Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Jordan Pond (A), Rainbow Lake (B), Mcfaddens Pond (C), Baker Mill Pond (D), Edens Small Pond (E), Boozer Upper Pond (F), Dogwood Pond (G), Conyers Bay (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Clarendon 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)

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00111. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00111
U.S.:

0.01376
Average household size:
This place:  2.9 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  76.5%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

17.1%
Whole state:

14.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

7.5%
Whole state:

6.5%
1,390 people in state prisons in 2010
1,140 people in state prisons in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.6
South Carolina average:

13.2

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sardinia CCD (based on Clarendon County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,42051
Black Protestant4,34028
Mainline Protestant3,14419
Catholic3602
Other2472
None20,460-
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: 8
Clarendon County:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Clarendon County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Clarendon County:

7.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.0%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Clarendon County:

33.6%
South Carolina:

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

13.6%
State:

13.4%

5.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,707 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
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 Sumter County, SC  1.08% ($26,592 average AGI)
from Florence County, SC  0.40% ($29,477)
from Orangeburg County, SC  0.25% ($24,250)


5.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,252 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.77%
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 Sumter County, SC  1.58% ($23,278 average AGI)
to Florence County, SC  0.49% ($26,182)
to Richland County, SC  0.48% ($22,167)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sardinia:

  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WDKD (1310 AM; 5 kW; KINGSTREE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WHYM (1260 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: GHB OF LAKE CITY, INC.)
  • WYMB (920 AM; 2 kW; MANNING, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • 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)
  • WQMC (1290 AM; 1 kW; SUMTER, SC; Owner: MORRIS COLLEGE)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDXY (1240 AM; 1 kW; SUMTER, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sardinia:

  • WWKT-FM (99.3 FM; KINGSTREE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRJA-FM (88.1 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WMXT (102.1 FM; PAMPLICO, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWFN (100.1 FM; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WGSS (94.1 FM; KINGSTREE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WURV (102.9 FM; SCRANTON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WLJI (98.3 FM; SUMMERTON, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC .)
  • WIBZ (95.5 FM; WEDGEFIELD, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLPG (91.7 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • W242AH (96.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSIM (93.7 FM; BISHOPVILLE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTUA (106.1 FM; ST. STEPHEN, SC; Owner: JEREMIAH RAVENELL)

TV broadcast stations around Sardinia:

  • WRJA-TV (Channel 27; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • 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.)
  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WPDF-LP (Channel 56; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WBHQ (Channel 63; SUMTER, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W66DE (Channel 50; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJPM-TV (Channel 33; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • New Zion Fire Tower Fire Tower Rd 1 1/2 Mi Ne Int With Black River Rd Sc Hwy 527 (Lat: 33.775167 Lon: -80.015083), Call Sign: KII392
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.270 MHz, 159.375 MHzGrant Date: 12/07/2011, Expiration Date: 01/10/2022Registrant: South Carolina Forestry Commission, 413 Sidneys Rd, Walterboro, SC 29488, Phone: (843) 538-3708, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (67%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Sardinia compared to South Carolina state average:

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

Sardinia on our top lists:

  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons (population 1,000+)"
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