Shaw-Horatio, South Carolina

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Population in July 2007: 21,462.
Males: 10,809  (50.4%)
Females: 10,653  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  28.3 years
South Carolina median age:  35.4 years

Zip code: 29154

Estimated median household income in 2016: $38,781 (it was $31,776 in 2000)
Shaw-Horatio:

$38,781
SC:

$49,501

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $20,712 (it was $14,668 in 2000)

Shaw-Horatio CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $106,927 (it was $64,600 in 2000)
Shaw-Horatio:

$106,927
SC:

$153,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $144,964; Detached houses: $155,823; Townhouses or other attached units: $219,492; In 2-unit structures: $345,863; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $69,294; Mobile homes: $88,703
  • Races in Shaw-Horatio, SC (2000)

    Shaw-Horatio races chart
    • 11,33752.6%White alone
    • 8,53139.6%Black alone
    • 6573.0%Hispanic
    • 4242.0%Two or more races
    • 4021.9%Asian alone
    • 940.4%American Indian alone
    • 840.4%Other race alone
    • 220.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Shaw-Horatio detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Shaw-Horatio: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 125.7 square miles.

Population density: 171 people per square mile   (very low).

For population 25 years and over in Shaw-Horatio:

  • High school or higher: 79.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Shaw-Horatio CCD:

  • Never married: 26.9%
  • Now married: 59.0%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

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

Shaw-Horatio CCD:  0.6% ($394)
South Carolina:  0.6% ($510)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, SC (29.5 miles , pop. 116,278).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (87.9 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (511.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Oakland, SC (1.3 miles ), Stateburg, SC (1.3 miles ), Cherryvale, SC (1.6 miles ), Wedgewood, SC (2.3 miles ), Dalzell, SC (2.4 miles ), Cane Savannah, SC (2.5 miles ), Millwood, SC (2.7 miles ), Sumter, SC (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 33.97 N, Longitude: 80.50 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 803

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.8%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Shaw-Horatio: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Shaw-Horatio, South Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Shaw-Horatio-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 27% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/15/2007, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.1 miles away from the Shaw-Horatio place center killed one person and injured 5 people.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 39.5 miles away from the place center killed 5 people and injured 49 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Shaw-Horatio-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 86% 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 114.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 76.5 miles away from Shaw-Horatio 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 67.1 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 112.8 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 44.6 miles away from Shaw-Horatio center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 74.7 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 Sumter County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Shaw-Horatio:

  • COVENANT PLACE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SUMTER, SC)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE SUMTER (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; SUMTER, SC)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE - SUMTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SUMTER, SC)
  • THOMAS DRIVE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; SUMTER, SC)
  • ATKINSON WEST COMM. RES. (Hospital, about 9 miles away; SUMTER, SC)
  • TUOMEY HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; SUMTER, SC)
  • MARINER HEALTH CARE OF SUMTER - WEST (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SUMTER, SC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shaw-Horatio:

  • Central Carolina Technical College (about 8 miles; Sumter, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,108)
  • Benedict College (about 31 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 3,039)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 31 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 27,789)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (about 35 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 2,113)
  • Midlands Technical College (about 36 miles; West Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 8,916)
  • South Carolina State University (about 39 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,481)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 44 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 4,468)

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Notable locations in Shaw-Horatio: Wateree Swamp Hunting Club (A), Borough Plantation (B), Oakland Plantation (C), Sumters Landing (D), The Ruins (E), Dundell Gardens (F), Eastover Hunting Club (G), Shaw Air Force Base Fire Department (H), Sumter County Rural Fire Department Dalzell (I), Sumter County Rural Fire Department Cherryvale (J), Sumter County Rural Fire Department Horatio (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Shaw-Horatio include: Saint Lukes Church (A), Chapel Number 2 (B), Four Bridges Church (C), Church of the Holy Cross (D), Bethel Church (E), Long Branch Church (F), Horeb Church (G), Hopewell Church (H), High Hills Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Johns Cemetery (1), Saint Lukes Cemetery (2), Loring Cemetery (3), Four Bridges Cemetery (4), Mount Carmel Cemetery (5), General Sumters Tomb (6), Willow Grove Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Westbury Lake (A), Little Lake (B), Hood Lake (C), Ruggs Lake (D), Hurricane Lake (E), Jack Hole (F), Big Lake (G), Dry Swamp Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Suicide Branch (A), Spann Branch (B), Robert Branch (C), Mush Swamp (D), Long Branch (E), Gum Swamp Branch (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Sumter 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 2013 was 35.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

35.4
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 4.14. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.14
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.225. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.225
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 18.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 9.87. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.87
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00081. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00081
U.S.:

0.01376
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  39.3%
Whole state:  70.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.8%
Whole state:  4.6%

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:

15.7%
Whole state:

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

7.8%
Whole state:

6.5%

People in group quarters in Shaw-Horatio in 2000:

  • 824 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 61 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 35 people in nursing homes
  • 30 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
South Carolina average:

13.2

Shaw-Horatio travel time to work - commute Shaw-Horatio 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 Shaw-Horatio CCD (based on Sumter County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant31,023108
Black Protestant13,90546
Mainline Protestant10,96047
Other2,32312
Catholic1,9422
None47,303-
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: 16
Sumter County:

1.54 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Sumter County:

0.77 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 63
Sumter County:

6.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
Here:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.2%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Sumter County:

34.1%
South Carolina:

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

11.2%
State:

13.4%

6.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,001 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.89%
South Carolina average:

6.90%

0.47% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,802 average AGI)
Sumter County:

0.47%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Richland County, SC  0.47% ($23,831 average AGI)
from Clarendon County, SC  0.47% ($23,278)
from Lee County, SC  0.20% ($24,039)


7.64% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,677 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.64%
South Carolina average:

6.53%

0.60% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,816 average AGI)
Sumter County:

0.60%
South Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Richland County, SC  0.84% ($28,245 average AGI)
to Clarendon County, SC  0.32% ($26,592)
to Lee County, SC  0.18% ($23,657)

Strongest AM radio stations in Shaw-Horatio:

  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WSSC (1340 AM; 1 kW; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SUMTER BAPTIST TEMPLE, INC.)
  • WDXY (1240 AM; 1 kW; SUMTER, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WQMC (1290 AM; 1 kW; SUMTER, SC; Owner: MORRIS COLLEGE)
  • WYMB (920 AM; 2 kW; MANNING, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shaw-Horatio:

  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WIBZ (95.5 FM; WEDGEFIELD, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRJA-FM (88.1 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W205BO (88.9 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • W207BQ (89.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WNOK (104.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTCB (106.7 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLTR (91.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WCOS-FM (97.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQKI-FM (93.9 FM; ST. MATTHEWS, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLJI (98.3 FM; SUMMERTON, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC .)
  • W242AH (96.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WHXT (103.9 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WWKT-FM (99.3 FM; KINGSTREE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPUB-FM (102.7 FM; CAMDEN, SC; Owner: KERSHAW RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WARQ (93.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • W240AX (95.9 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLTY (96.7 FM; CAYCE, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Shaw-Horatio:

  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WRJA-TV (Channel 27; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WBHQ (Channel 63; SUMTER, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRLK-TV (Channel 35; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W31BS (Channel 31; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • W21CA (Channel 21; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (73%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Shaw-Horatio compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Shaw-Horatio on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Food (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Alcoholic beverages merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 10,000+"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Repair and maintenance (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Textile mills and textile products (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Cooks and food preparation workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military transient quarters for temporary residents (population 1,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Furniture and related product manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other production occupations including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Food processing workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: U. S. Postal service (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other production occupations including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military barracks, etc. (population 1,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (population 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
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