Smoaks, South Carolina

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Population in 2014: 124 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.4%
 
Males: 56  (45.3%)
Females: 68  (54.7%)
Median resident age:  51.6 years
South Carolina median age:  39.1 years

Zip code: 29481

Estimated median household income in 2016: $62,011 (it was $36,875 in 2000)
Smoaks:

$62,011
SC:

$49,501

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $28,802 (it was $20,097 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $112,746 (it was $57,800 in 2000)
Smoaks:

$112,746
SC:

$153,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $802,941; Detached houses: $154,384; Mobile homes: over $1,000,000

Median gross rent in 2016: $809.

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    • 10.8%American Indian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Smoaks: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (35.7%), English (12.2%), Irish (11.2%), European (10.2%), German (6.1%), Scotch-Irish (6.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 108 feet

Land area: 1.63 square miles.

Population density: 76 people per square mile   (very low).

Smoaks, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Smoaks:

  • High school or higher: 88.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.3%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Smoaks town:

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 62.0%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 2.2%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.4%
South Carolina:

4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,055 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $533 (0.5%)

Smoaks satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: North Charleston, SC (48.2 miles , pop. 79,641).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (146.4 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (571.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Williams, SC (2.1 miles) , Lodge, SC (2.9 miles) , Branchville, SC (3.3 miles ), Ehrhardt, SC (3.4 miles ), Reevesville, SC (3.5 miles ), Islandton, SC (3.8 miles) , St. George, SC (3.9 miles ), Walterboro, SC (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 33.09 N, Longitude: 80.81 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 843

Smoaks household income distribution Smoaks home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.5%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -3 (-2.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Utilities (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (16%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Information (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (29%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (29%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (5%)

Average climate in Smoaks, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Smoaks-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 5% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/15/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.7 miles away from the Smoaks town center .

On 4/23/1983, a category F3 tornado 16.9 miles away from the town center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Smoaks-area historical earthquake activity is near 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 40.8 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 110.8 miles away from Smoaks 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 40.4 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 69.6 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 44.2 miles away from Smoaks 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 293.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Colleton County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Smoaks topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Smoaks:

  • WALTERBORO DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; WALTERBORO, SC)
  • COLLETON MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; WALTERBORO, SC)
  • COLLETON SKILLED CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; WALTERBORO, SC)
  • JOSIE DRIVE COMMUNITY RESIDENC (Hospital, about 15 miles away; WALTERBORO, SC)
  • HOSPICE OF COLLETON COUNTY (Hospital, about 16 miles away; WALTERBORO, SC)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF WALTERBORO (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; WALTERBORO, SC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Smoaks:

  • Denmark Technical College (about 24 miles; Denmark, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,050)
  • South Carolina State University (about 29 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,481)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (about 32 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 2,113)
  • Charleston Southern University (about 44 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 3,012)
  • Trident Technical College (about 47 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 13,125)
  • Citadel Military College of South Carolina (about 54 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 3,683)
  • Medical University of South Carolina (about 55 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 2,138)

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Notable location: Colleton County Fire - Rescue Smoaks (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Smoaks include: Trinity Methodist Church (A), Smoaks Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Trinity Cemetery (1), Smoaks Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Colleton 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 40.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

40.0
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 19.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.1
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 6.2%
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.8%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  1.9%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
South Carolina average:

11.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Smoaks town (based on Colleton County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,56158
Mainline Protestant4,99044
Black Protestant3,01125
Other7872
Catholic6502
None17,893-
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: 12
Colleton County:

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
Colleton County:

10.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

6.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.4%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Colleton County:

32.3%
South Carolina:

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

11.4%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Smoaks:

49.4%
South Carolina:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Smoaks:

41.7%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Smoaks:

31.9
South Carolina:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Smoaks:

21.7%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

13.1%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Smoaks:

43.6%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
Smoaks:

49.2%
South Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Smoaks:

82.1%
South Carolina:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Smoaks, SC Residents
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

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $12,000 ($96.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($16.13)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $0 ($0.00)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $23,000 ($185.48)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $18,000 ($145.16)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($24.19)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $13,000 ($104.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,000 ($32.26)
  • Tax - NEC: $11,000 ($88.71)

Smoaks government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $32,000 ($258.06)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $32,000 ($258.06)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $75,000 ($604.84)

5.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,504 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
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 Dorchester County, SC  0.89% ($27,059 average AGI)
from Charleston County, SC  0.58% ($33,000)
from Berkeley County, SC  0.38% ($37,588)


5.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,724 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.76%
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 Charleston County, SC  0.83% ($31,893 average AGI)
to Dorchester County, SC  0.80% ($30,870)
to Berkeley County, SC  0.42% ($26,877)

Strongest AM radio stations in Smoaks:

  • WQIZ (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: RADIO PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WALD (1080 AM; daytime; 3 kW; WALTERBORO, SC; Owner: JACQUELYN COLLIER PEMBROKE)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSCC (730 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRIT (790 AM; 1 kW; BAMBERG-DENMARK, SC; Owner: VOORHEES COLLEGE)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • 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)
  • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Smoaks:

  • WGFG (105.1 FM; BRANCHVILLE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNKT (107.5 FM; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJWJ-FM (89.9 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WBAW-FM (99.1 FM; BARNWELL, SC; Owner: BULLIE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSPX (94.5 FM; BOWMAN, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WALI (93.7 FM; WALTERBORO, SC; Owner: HESS COMMUNICATIONS LLC)
  • WWBD (95.7 FM; BAMBERG, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIGL (102.9 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBHC-FM (92.1 FM; HAMPTON, SC; Owner: HAMPTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Smoaks:

  • WJWJ-TV (Channel 16; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WCBD-TV (Channel 2; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBA-TV (Channel 14; ALLENDALE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W55CQ (Channel 55; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Smoaks fatal accident list:

Jul 8, 2002 05:29 PM, Sr-249, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Sep 25, 1981 11:28 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 750Total average daily traffic
  • 37Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,095Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Smoaks)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Hwy 217 1.5 Mi W (Lat: 33.083500 Lon: -80.816500), Call Sign: KRN933
    Assigned Frequencies: 31.2000 MHzGrant Date: 04/10/1997, Expiration Date: 05/21/2002, Cancellation Date: 09/22/2002Registrant: J E Graham, Box 146, Smoaks, SC 29488, Phone: (803) 562-8251

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • NA SMOAKS, 30162 Us Hwy 21 (Lat: 33.123028 Lon: -80.809222), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQNC390
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, 6034.15 MHzGrant Date: 12/13/2010, Expiration Date: 12/13/2020, Certifier: Christopher L HarrisRegistrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KA4KVR, Licensee ID: L00798730, Grant Date: 12/31/2013, Expiration Date: 03/29/2024, Certifier: Joseph S Fender, Registrant: Joseph S Fender, 318 New St, Smoaks, SC 29481
  • Call Sign: KD4VEQ, Licensee ID: L00606500, Grant Date: 01/15/2013, Expiration Date: 01/15/2023, Registrant: Joseph H Johns Jr, Smoaks, SC 29481
  • Call Sign: KQ4WH, Previous Call Sign: KD4TCD, Licensee ID: L00715483, Grant Date: 07/04/2013, Expiration Date: 09/28/2023, Registrant: David E Sauls Iii, 307 Sunrise Rd, Smoaks, SC 29481

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

SMOAKS TOWN OF (1510002) (Address: 105 FIREMAN LANE , Population served: 178, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (NOV-26-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-15-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-03-2014), St Public Notif requested (JAN-03-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-05-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (NOV-26-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-04-2013), St Public Notif requested (DEC-04-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-13-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-05-2014)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-12-2012), St Show-cause Hearing (OCT-25-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (NOV-26-2012), St Admin Penalty assessed (NOV-26-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-05-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-08-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2013)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In MAY-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Show-cause Hearing (OCT-25-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (NOV-26-2012), St Admin Penalty assessed (NOV-26-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-09-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-03-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-03-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2013)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2012), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-12-2012), St Public Notif requested (OCT-15-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-15-2012), St Show-cause Hearing (OCT-25-2012)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 14
  • Hazardous Condition: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Smoaks

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Smoaks, SC

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (87%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)

Smoaks compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below 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.
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