Smyrna, South Carolina

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Population in 2013: 46 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -22.0%
Males: 25  (56.4%)
Females: 21  (43.6%)
Median resident age:  48.5 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip code: 29743

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,718 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Smyrna:

$31,718
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,335 (it was $20,575 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $82,147 (it was $150,000 in 2000)
Smyrna:

$82,147
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $119,821; Detached houses: $119,821
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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Smyrna: 92.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (38.7%), Irish (29.0%), German (9.7%), English (6.5%), French (6.5%), Italian (6.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1895

Elevation: 760 feet

Land area: 0.71 square miles.

Population density: 65 people per square mile   (very low).

Smyrna, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Smyrna:

  • High school or higher: 47.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Smyrna town:

  • Never married: 16.3%
  • Now married: 45.7%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 28.3%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Smyrna, South Carolina as of July 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Smyrna to the number of sex offenders is 46 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $450 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,250 (1.0%)

Smyrna satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (19.5 miles , pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (34.9 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (485.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Hickory Grove, SC (2.1 miles ), Blacksburg, SC (2.8 miles ), Sharon, SC (2.8 miles ), Grover, NC (3.0 miles ), York, SC (3.2 miles ), Clover, SC (3.4 miles ), Earl, NC (3.5 miles ), East Gaffney, SC (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 35.05 N, Longitude: 81.41 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 803

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

5.9%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +4 (+7.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (50%)
  • Construction (33%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (67%)
  • Construction (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)

Average climate in Smyrna, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Tornado activity:

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

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.0 miles away from the Smyrna town center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 30.8 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Smyrna-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 84% 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 101.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 152.8 miles away from Smyrna center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 259.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 165.3 miles away from the city 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 242.5 miles away from Smyrna 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 156.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in York County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Smyrna:

  • FRESENIUS OF YORK (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; YORK, SC)
  • DIVINE SAVIOUR HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 11 miles away; YORK, SC)
  • WHITE OAK MANOR - YORK (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; YORK, SC)
  • NOVANT HEALTH GAFFNEY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; GAFFNEY, SC)
  • CHEROKEE COUNTY LTC FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GAFFNEY, SC)
  • DIALYSIS CLINIC INC KINGS MOUNTAIN (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC)
  • BROOKVIEW HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GAFFNEY, SC)

Operable nuclear power plants near Smyrna:

  • 12 miles: Catawba 1 and 2 in Clover, SC.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Smyrna:

  • Limestone College (about 14 miles; Gaffney, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,758)
  • Cleveland Community College (about 17 miles; Shelby, NC; FT enrollment: 2,541)
  • Gardner-Webb University (about 21 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; FT enrollment: 4,241)
  • Gaston College (about 23 miles; Dallas, NC; FT enrollment: 4,385)
  • Winthrop University (about 24 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 5,575)
  • York Technical College (about 25 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 3,572)
  • University of South Carolina-Upstate (about 32 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,994)

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Notable location: Smyrna Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Smyrna include: Smyrna Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (A), Mount Sinai Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

York County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 72.0. This is about average.

City:

72.0
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.172. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.172
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 25.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.99. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.99
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00085. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00085
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.4%
Average household size:
This town:  2.0 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  63.6%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.1%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Smyrna compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above 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 significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Electricity (37%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Smyrna town (based on York County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.32%
Here: 50.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Catholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents38.6%15.1%8.5%7.9%4.7%
Congregations25.4%14.7%9.8%2.2%6.7%
NameAssociation Reformed Presbyterian ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaChurch of the NazareneEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents4.3%4.3%1.7%1.6%13.2%
Congregations5.4%4.0%3.6%1.8%26.3%
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: 40
York County:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
York County:

0.77 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 97
York County:

4.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 117
Here:

5.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
York County:

28.0%
South Carolina:

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

14.0%
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

6.36% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,174 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.36%
South Carolina average:

6.90%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($134 average AGI)
York County:

0.02%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Mecklenburg County, NC  1.36% ($49,388 average AGI)
from Chester County, SC  0.31% ($28,043)
from Lancaster County, SC  0.30% ($31,599)


5.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,020 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
South Carolina average:

6.53%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($305 average AGI)
York County:

0.05%
South Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Mecklenburg County, NC  1.07% ($37,859 average AGI)
to Lancaster County, SC  0.31% ($34,556)
to Chester County, SC  0.26% ($27,354)

Strongest AM radio stations in Smyrna:

  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WCGC (1270 AM; 10 kW; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WHVN, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WFGN (1180 AM; daytime; 3 kW; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: HOPE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Smyrna:

  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSGE (91.7 FM; DALLAS, NC; Owner: GASTON COLLEGE)
  • W219CH (91.7 FM; LOWRYS, SC; Owner: RICHBURG EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WBT-FM (99.3 FM; CHESTER, SC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WRFX-FM (99.7 FM; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WYFG (91.1 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSOC-FM (103.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Smyrna:

  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WRET-TV (Channel 49; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSOC-TV (Channel 9; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSQY-LP (Channel 66; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WGTB-LP (Channel 28; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WTVI (Channel 42; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WNSC-TV (Channel 30; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WCCB (Channel 18; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WUNG-TV (Channel 58; CONCORD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W38CN (Channel 38; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)

Smyrna fatal accident list:

Feb 27, 2000 01:25 PM, Sr-5, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Smyrna)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Smyrna, 199 Woodland Park Rd (Lat: 35.055611 Lon: -81.366778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 83.2 m, Overall height: 86 m, Call Sign: WQHU910
    Assigned Frequencies: 10875.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11215.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/14/2007, Expiration Date: 11/14/2017, Certifier: Christopher L Harris
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1777, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • HWY 5 WEST, 199 Woodland Park Rd (Lat: 35.055056 Lon: -81.366722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 82.9 m, Overall height: 86 m, Call Sign: WQOJ423
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/17/2011, Expiration Date: 10/17/2021, Certifier: John S Holladay
    Registrant: Bennet & Bennet, Pllc, 4350 East West Highway, Suite 201, Bethesda, MD 20814, Phone: (202) 371-1500, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD4HAR
    Grant Date: 11/19/1991, Expiration Date: 11/19/2001, Cancellation Date: 11/20/2003
    Registrant: Andrew K Putnam, Box 41, Smyrna, SC 29743

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 13590 , Serial Number: 17262863, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 01/18/1974
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Michael Smith, 117 Family Cir, Smyrna, SC 29743, Other Owners: James D Dunn, T Scott Griffin, William A Mcdaniel, William P Jrsmits Mills
  • Aircraft: YODER JULIUS M JR CHALLENGER CW II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 DCDI (52 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7595C , Serial Number: CH2-0603-CW-2340, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 11/08/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Julius M Jr Yoder, 662 Mcknight Rd, Smyrna, SC 29743
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 83914 , Serial Number: 28-8290036, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 08/31/1981
    Registrant (Corporation): Upstate Aviators LLC, 117 Family Cir, Smyrna, SC 29743

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$69,450
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2003 2001

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0619.00

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
  • Hazardous Condition: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 9

Incident types - Smyrna

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