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Lee County

Population in July 2007: 1,719.
Males: 783  (45.6%)
Females: 936  (54.4%)

Median resident age:  37.3 years
South Carolina median age:  35.4 years

Estimated median household income in 2011: $21,747 (it was $22,798 in 2000)
St. Charles:

$21,747
South Carolina:

$42,367
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $17,981

St. Charles CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $57,037 (it was $42,800 in 2000)
St. Charles:

$57,037
South Carolina:

$136,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $73,416; Detached houses: $100,877; Townhouses or other attached units: $148,769; Mobile homes: $38,727; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $6,612

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St. Charles races chart
  • Black alone - 1,339 (77.8%)
  • White alone - 349 (20.3%)
  • Hispanic - 14 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 12 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.1%)

Races in St. Charles detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in St. Charles: 133.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 172 feet

Land area: 46.3 square miles.

Population density: 37 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in St. Charles:

  • High school or higher: 52.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 14.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in St. Charles CCD:

  • Never married: 33.3%
  • Now married: 48.5%
  • Separated: 9.5%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

0 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.0%
South Carolina:  4.5%

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

St. Charles CCD:  0.9% ($365)
South Carolina:  0.6% ($510)
St. Charles satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, SC (44.6 miles , pop. 116,278).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (84.8 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (496.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Oswego, SC (2.4 miles) , Mayesville, SC (2.6 miles ), Lynchburg, SC (3.0 miles ), Bishopville, SC (3.1 miles ), Ashwood, SC (3.1 miles ), Mulberry, SC (3.3 miles ), East Sumter, SC (3.4 miles ), Lamar, SC (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 34.08 N, Longitude: 80.24 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 803

St. Charles household income distribution St. Charles home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.6%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Textile mills and textile products (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Repair and maintenance (8%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Social assistance (10%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (8%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (13%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Bus drivers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

Work and jobs in St. Charles: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in St. Charles, South Carolina

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Tornado activity:

St. Charles-area historical tornado activity is above South Carolina state average. It is 86% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 38.3 miles away from the St. Charles place center injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 tornado 38.9 miles away from the place center injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

St. Charles-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 81.9 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 71.7 miles away from St. Charles 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 38.8 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) earthquake occurred 79.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.3 miles away from St. Charles center
On 9/22/2006 at 11:22:00, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 49.4 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 Lee County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near St. Charles:

  • TUOMEY HEALTHCARE SYSTEM (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 14 miles away; SUMTER, SC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to St. Charles:

  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 27 miles; Florence, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,088)
  • Francis Marion University (about 34 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,329)
  • Benedict College (about 46 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 2,942)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 46 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 23,969)
  • Midlands Technical College (about 52 miles; West Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 5,564)
  • South Carolina State University (about 54 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,851)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 73 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 4,818)

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Churches in St. Charles include: Saint James Church (A), Mount Lisbon Church (B), Bethany Church (C), Hepsibah Church (D), Barnetteville Church (E), Mount Zion Church (F), Unionville Church (G), Saint Sinai Church (H), Saint Marriahs Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Reservoirs: Shaws Pond (A), Minnie Deschamps Pond (B), Turners Pond (C), Players Pond (D), Player Pond (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Nancy Branch (A), Little Long Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Lee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2009 was 36.8. This is about average.
City:

36.8
U.S.:

34.8
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00085. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00085
U.S.:

0.06353
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 11.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.3
U.S.:

10.6


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

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.5%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.3%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

30.1%
Whole state:

14.1%

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

13.0%
Whole state:

6.5%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in St. Charles, SC

St. Charles compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (63%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for St. Charles (based on Lee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.40%
Here36.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)Other
Adherents45.4%34.9%6.7%2.9%10.1%
Congregations45.5%25.0%13.6%4.5%11.4%
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: 3
Lee County:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Lee County:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Lee County:

5.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.6%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Lee County:

36.7%
South Carolina:

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

10.6%
State:

13.4%

6.06% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,397 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.06%
South Carolina average:

8.00%

0.16% of residents moved from foreign countries ($107 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.16%
South Carolina average:

0.15%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Sumter County, SC  1.66% ($26,238 average AGI)
from Darlington County, SC  0.68% ($27,767)
from Kershaw County, SC  0.59% ($27,811)


6.70% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,054 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.70%
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 Sumter County, SC  1.60% ($23,118 average AGI)
to Kershaw County, SC  0.93% ($29,678)
to Darlington County, SC  0.60% ($24,105)

Strongest AM radio stations in St. Charles:

  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WAGS (1380 AM; 1 kW; BISHOPVILLE, SC; Owner: BEAVER COMMUNICATIONS)
  • 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)
  • WSSC (1340 AM; 1 kW; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SUMTER BAPTIST TEMPLE, INC.)
  • WDXY (1240 AM; 1 kW; SUMTER, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WHYM (1260 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: GHB OF LAKE CITY, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)

Strongest FM radio stations in St. Charles:

  • WRJA-FM (88.1 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WIBZ (95.5 FM; WEDGEFIELD, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWKT-FM (99.3 FM; KINGSTREE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBZF (98.5 FM; HARTSVILLE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WNOK (104.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSIM (93.7 FM; BISHOPVILLE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W207BQ (89.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WLPG (91.7 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WMXT (102.1 FM; PAMPLICO, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWFN (100.1 FM; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYNN-FM (106.3 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WURV (102.9 FM; SCRANTON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W205BO (88.9 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WDAR-FM (105.5 FM; DARLINGTON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W242AH (96.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around St. Charles:

  • 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.)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WBHQ (Channel 63; SUMTER, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WPDF-LP (Channel 56; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W66DE (Channel 50; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJPM-TV (Channel 33; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WRLK-TV (Channel 35; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • Marilyn Matheny, 0.1 Mi North Of The Intersection Of Unionville Road & State Road S31-109 (Lat: 34.062667 Lon: -80.248694), Type: 135.9, Overall height: 135 m
    Registrant: 9126388028, Marilyn@grahambrock.Com, 10 SYLVAN DRIVE, SUITE 26


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