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Population in 2012: 212 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.6%
 

Males: 111  (52.5%)
Females: 101  (47.5%)

Median resident age:  39.3 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 29939.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,566 (it was $22,292 in 2000)
Scotia:

$26,566
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,196

Scotia town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $93,686 (it was $38,600 in 2000)
Scotia:

$93,686
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $94,130; Detached houses: $114,943; Mobile homes: $27,909

Median gross rent in 2012: $775.

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Scotia races chart
  • Black alone - 153 (71.2%)
  • White alone - 62 (28.8%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Scotia: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (4.2%), Scottish (2.4%), English (1.8%), United States (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 95 feet

Land area: 3.18 square miles.

Population density: 67 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Scotia:

  • High school or higher: 84.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 67.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Scotia town:

  • Never married: 35.9%
  • Now married: 34.7%
  • Separated: 5.4%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 15.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $900 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $450 (0.7%)

Scotia satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Savannah, GA (44.4 miles , pop. 131,510).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (165.2 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (609.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Furman, SC (1.8 miles ), Estill, SC (2.3 miles ), Luray, SC (3.0 miles) , Grays-Tillman, SC (3.3 miles) , Gifford, SC (3.5 miles ), Hampton, SC (3.9 miles ), Varnville, SC (3.9 miles ), Newington, GA (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 32.68 N, Longitude: 81.25 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 803

Scotia household income distribution Scotia home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.9%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +45 (+24.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (26%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (21%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Other services, except public administration (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Public administration (21%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (34%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (5%)
  • Art and design workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Scotia-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 24% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 31.4 miles away from the Scotia town center killed 2 people and injured 17 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 4/23/1983, a category F3 tornado 35.8 miles away from the town center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Scotia-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 89% 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 65.8 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 70.5 miles away from Scotia 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 78.8 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 71.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.5 miles away from Scotia center
On 11/8/2002 at 13:29:03, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 2.4 mi) earthquake occurred 77.7 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 Hampton County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Drought: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Scotia:

  • UNIHEALTH POST ACUTE CARE - LOW COUNTRY (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ESTILL, SC)
  • HAMPTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 16 miles away; VARNVILLE, SC)
  • DHEC REGION 8 HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; VARNVILLE, SC)

Political contributions by individuals in Scotia, SC

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Scotia:

  • Georgia Southern University (about 43 miles; Statesboro, GA; Full-time enrollment: 15,771)
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (about 44 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 8,605)
  • Savannah Technical College (about 47 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 2,430)
  • Savannah State University (about 47 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 3,255)
  • South University-Savannah (about 48 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 6,933)
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University (about 49 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 4,929)
  • South Carolina State University (about 62 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,851)

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Hampton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Scotia and their reported violations in the past:

SCOTIA TOWN OF (Population served: 275, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-22-2002), St Public Notif received (JUN-03-2002), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-28-2001), St Show-cause Hearing (AUG-21-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-02-2001), St Public Notif received (APR-13-2001), St Show-cause Hearing (AUG-21-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-21-2001), St Public Notif received (FEB-05-2001), St Show-cause Hearing (AUG-21-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-21-2000), St Show-cause Hearing (AUG-21-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-22-2000), St Public Notif received (DEC-05-2000), St Show-cause Hearing (AUG-21-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In APR-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-22-2001), St Show-cause Hearing (AUG-21-2001)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAR-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-10-2001), St Show-cause Hearing (AUG-21-2001)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In FEB-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-28-2001), St Show-cause Hearing (AUG-21-2001)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1993 and JAN-10-1995, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-08-1994), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-1995)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 34.3%
(24.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.6% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This town:  3.0 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  80.3%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.5%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Scotia, SC

Scotia compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above 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 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


Scotia travel time to work - commute


Scotia mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47%)
  • Electricity (46%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Scotia town (based on Hampton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.57%
Here38.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)United Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents66.0%11.3%10.1%3.3%1.8%
Congregations35.2%7.4%18.5%5.6%5.6%
NameChurch of God of ProphecyChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents1.6%1.6%1.4%1.4%1.5%
Congregations5.6%3.7%1.9%1.9%14.8%
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: 7
Hampton County:

3.31 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Hampton County:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Hampton County:

10.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.7%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Hampton County:

35.9%
South Carolina:

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

20.3%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$105
Totals for Government 0$0 6$105

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($28.30)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($18.87)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($28.30)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $7,000 ($33.02)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $8,000 ($37.74)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($14.15)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($4.72)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $0 ($0.00)
    Electric Utilities: $0 ($0.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $6,000 ($28.30)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $1,000 ($4.72)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $29,000 ($136.79)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)

5.60% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,894 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.60%
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 Beaufort County, SC  0.91% ($32,817 average AGI)
from Allendale County, SC  0.50% ($17,758)
from Colleton County, SC  0.44% ($33,379)


5.48% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,285 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
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 Beaufort County, SC  0.77% ($41,157 average AGI)
to Jasper County, SC  0.58% ($20,921)
to Allendale County, SC  0.46% ($25,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Scotia:

  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBMQ (630 AM; 5 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHGS (1270 AM; 1 kW; HAMPTON, SC; Owner: HAMPTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJLG (900 AM; 4 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WTKS (1290 AM; 5 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQIZ (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: RADIO PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WALD (1080 AM; daytime; 3 kW; WALTERBORO, SC; Owner: JACQUELYN COLLIER PEMBROKE)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Scotia:

  • WBHC-FM (92.1 FM; HAMPTON, SC; Owner: HAMPTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WJWJ-FM (89.9 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WZAT (102.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAEV (97.3 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQBT (94.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMCD (100.1 FM; STATESBORO, GA; Owner: RADIO STATESBORO, INC.)
  • WBAW-FM (99.1 FM; BARNWELL, SC; Owner: BULLIE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJCL-FM (96.5 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYKZ (98.7 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSVH (91.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WIXV (95.5 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJZX (99.7 FM; HOLLYWOOD, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEAS-FM (93.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGZR (106.9 FM; BLUFFTON, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WFXH-FM (106.1 FM; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWVV (104.9 FM; RIDGELAND, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WZBX (106.5 FM; SYLVANIA, GA; Owner: RADIO STATESBORO, INC.)
  • WDOG-FM (93.5 FM; ALLENDALE, SC; Owner: GOOD RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Scotia:

  • WTOC-TV (Channel 11; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSAV-TV (Channel 3; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJWJ-TV (Channel 16; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WTGS (Channel 28; HARDEEVILLE, SC; Owner: BLUENOSE BROADCASTING OF SAVANNAH LLC)
  • WJCL (Channel 22; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF SAVANNAH LICENSE LLC)
  • WGSA-CA (Channel 50; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)
  • WVAN-TV (Channel 9; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WEBA-TV (Channel 14; ALLENDALE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)

Scotia fatal accident list:

Nov 6, 1982 01:25 PM, 321, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2



FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Scotia Tower Int Secondary Hwys S 25 25 And S 25 19 (Lat: 32.679333 Lon: -81.260944), Call Sign: KIF304, Licensee ID: L00135262
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.270 MHz, 159.405 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/03/1997, Expiration Date: 11/10/2002, Cancellation Date: 12/02/2002
    Registrant: State Of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29221


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5


Most common first names in Scotia, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James358.3 years
Willie380.0 years
Cora285.4 years
Howard279.0 years
Joe270.0 years
Louise272.0 years
Mattie289.5 years
Minnie286.5 years
Most common last names in Scotia, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bostick675.3 years
Speaks568.2 years
Mccoy478.0 years
Prince473.8 years
Deloach382.6 years
Rushing377.0 years
Dennis278.5 years
Hadwin270.5 years
Nimmons285.1 years
Tuten284.0 years

Scotia on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times"
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