St. Helena, South Carolina

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Population in July 2007: 22,796.
Males: 10,991  (48.2%)
Females: 11,805  (51.8%)
Median resident age:  38.6 years
South Carolina median age:  35.4 years

Zip code: 29920

Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,960 (it was $45,060 in 2000)
St. Helena:

$51,960
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $29,728 (it was $24,407 in 2000)

St. Helena CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $219,138 (it was $144,800 in 2000)
St. Helena:

$219,138
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $349,459; Detached houses: $411,104; Townhouses or other attached units: $390,353; In 2-unit structures: $299,785; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $404,226; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $143,364; Mobile homes: $153,684; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $60,457
St. Helena races chart
  • White alone - 10,671 (56.7%)
  • Black alone - 7,198 (38.3%)
  • Hispanic - 624 (3.3%)
  • Asian alone - 125 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 124 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 42 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 11 (0.06%)
  • Other race alone - 12 (0.06%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in St. Helena: 186.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 143.3 square miles.

Population density: 159 people per square mile   (very low).

St. Helena, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in St. Helena:

  • High school or higher: 85.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.2 minutes

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

  • Never married: 20.3%
  • Now married: 66.5%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

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

St. Helena CCD:  0.6% ($851)
South Carolina:  0.6% ($510)
St. Helena satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Savannah, GA (38.8 miles , pop. 131,510).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (157.3 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (606.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Beaufort, SC (2.5 miles ), Port Royal, SC (2.6 miles ), Parris Island, SC (2.8 miles ), Burton, SC (3.0 miles ), Shell Point, SC (3.0 miles ), Laurel Bay, SC (3.5 miles ), Green Pond, SC (4.0 miles ), Edisto Beach, SC (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 32.40 N, Longitude: 80.59 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 843

St. Helena household income distribution St. Helena home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.6%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Carpenters (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in St. Helena, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

St. Helena-area historical tornado activity is significantly below South Carolina state average. It is 48% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 43.4 miles away from the St. Helena place center killed 2 people and injured 17 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 9/11/1960, a category F3 tornado 44.8 miles away from the place center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

St. Helena-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 88% 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 43.1 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 38.0 miles away from St. Helena center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 150.0 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 52.6 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 48.4 miles away from St. Helena center
On 11/8/2002 at 13:29:03, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 2.4 mi) earthquake occurred 37.2 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 Beaufort 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near St. Helena:

  • BAYVIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BEAUFORT, SC)
  • UNITED HOSPICE BEAUFORT (Hospital, about 6 miles away; BEAUFORT, SC)
  • BEAUFORT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; BEAUFORT, SC)
  • BEAUFORT MEM HOSP TCU (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BEAUFORT, SC)
  • HILTON HEAD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC)
  • HILTON HEAD HOSP SKILLED NURSING UNIT (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF HILTON HEAD (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC)

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

  • Savannah College of Art and Design (about 38 miles; Savannah, GA; Full-time enrollment: 9,964)
  • Savannah State University (about 39 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 4,193)
  • Savannah Technical College (about 41 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 3,677)
  • South University–Savannah Online (about 42 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 13,512)
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University (about 45 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 6,399)
  • Citadel Military College of South Carolina (about 46 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 3,683)
  • Medical University of South Carolina (about 46 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 2,138)

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Notable locations in St. Helena: Hunting Island Lighthouse (A), Beaufort County Landing (B), Shammy Landing (C), Pine Landing (D), Orange Grove Plantation (E), Gleasons Landing (F), Coffin Point Plantation (G), Brickyard Point Plantation (H), Brickyard Plantation (I), Cat Island Golf Club (J), Country Club of Beaufort at Pleasant Point (K), Ladys Island Country Club (L), Ladys Island Marina (M), Dataw Island Marina (N), County Landing (O), Little Gem Tree Farm (P), Beaufort County Library Saint Helena Branch (Q), Lady's - Saint Helena Island Fire Department Headquarters (R), Fripp Island Fire Department (S), Lady's - Saint Helena Island Fire Department Station 24 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Spring Tide Shopping Center (1), Ladys Island Shopping Center (2), Island Square Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in St. Helena include: Saint Joseph Church (A), Samaritan Church (B), Pinckney Church (C), Adam Street Church (D), Atteza Church (E), Warsaw Church (F), Bethel Church (G), Broomfield Church (H), Ebenezer Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Laurel Hill Cemetery (1), Mulberry Hill Cemetery (2), Fripp Point Cemetery (3), Frogmore Cemetery (4), Fuller Cemetery (5), Pritchard Cemetery (6), Oakland Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Spring Well Pond (A), Hill Field Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Sparrow Nest Creek (A), Rock Springs Creek (B), Ward Creek (C), Pine Island Creek (D), Village Creek (E), Turtle Creek (F), Harbor River (G), Duck Pond Creek (H), Distant Island Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in St. Helena: Hunting Island State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Beaches: Hunting Island Beach (A), Burckmyers Beach (B), Burkmeyer Beach (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaufort 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 2007 was 53.5. This is better than average.

City:

53.5
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 10.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00065. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00065
U.S.:

0.01468
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  65.6%
Whole state:  70.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.1%
Whole state:  4.6%

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:

11.8%
Whole state:

14.1%

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

4.4%
Whole state:

6.5%

People in group quarters in St. Helena in 2000:

  • 75 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 9 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

St. Helena compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (81%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for St. Helena CCD (based on Beaufort County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 32.79%
Here: 32.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents26.6%24.6%12.5%9.1%9.0%
Congregations17.3%5.3%8.0%5.3%10.7%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents3.1%2.8%1.9%1.5%9.1%
Congregations4.0%4.0%5.3%4.0%36.0%
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: 37
Beaufort County:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
Beaufort County:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 232
Here:

15.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Beaufort County:

20.1%
South Carolina:

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

11.6%
State:

13.4%

8.74% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($60,777 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.74%
South Carolina average:

6.90%

0.25% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,054 average AGI)
Beaufort County:

0.25%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jasper County, SC  0.46% ($30,768 average AGI)
from Onslow County, NC  0.26% ($39,738)
from Chatham County, GA  0.24% ($32,432)


8.36% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,894 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.36%
South Carolina average:

6.53%

0.31% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,588 average AGI)
Beaufort County:

0.31%
South Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jasper County, SC  0.50% ($31,894 average AGI)
to Onslow County, NC  0.32% ($44,011)
to Chatham County, GA  0.25% ($39,068)

Strongest AM radio stations in St. Helena:

  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVGB (1490 AM; 1 kW; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: VIVIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBMQ (630 AM; 5 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSCC (730 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WJLG (900 AM; 4 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFXH (1130 AM; 1 kW; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTKS (1290 AM; 5 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • 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)

Strongest FM radio stations in St. Helena:

  • WGZO (103.1 FM; PARRIS ISLAND, SC; Owner: ZIP COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJZX (99.7 FM; HOLLYWOOD, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAGP (88.7 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF BEAUFORT, INC)
  • WJWJ-FM (89.9 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WFXH-FM (106.1 FM; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WLOW (107.9 FM; PORT ROYAL, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WGZR (106.9 FM; BLUFFTON, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WYKZ (98.7 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZAT (102.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W218CB (91.5 FM; FROGMORE, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WWVV (104.9 FM; RIDGELAND, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAEV (97.3 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQBT (94.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLFS (91.9 FM; PORT WENTWORTH, GA; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC)

TV broadcast stations around St. Helena:

  • W19CH (Channel 19; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WJWJ-TV (Channel 16; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W32BJ (Channel 32; BEAUFORT, ETC., SC; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)
  • WCBD-TV (Channel 2; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSAV-TV (Channel 3; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGSA-CA (Channel 50; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)
  • WTOC-TV (Channel 11; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • W53BX (Channel 53; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: WHHI-TV, INC.)
  • WTGS (Channel 28; HARDEEVILLE, SC; Owner: BLUENOSE BROADCASTING OF SAVANNAH LLC)
  • WJCL (Channel 22; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF SAVANNAH LICENSE LLC)
  • W35AY (Channel 35; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: MYRON K. HINES)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Bonnie K Clark, 55 Lands End Rd. (Lat: 32.373056 Lon: -80.578056), Type: 65.5, Overall height: 61 m
    Registrant: 7244162516, Monica.Gambino@crowncastle.Com, 2000 CORPORATE DRIVE
  • Bonnie K Clark, 55 Lands End Rd. (Lat: 32.373056 Lon: -80.578056), Type: 65.5, Overall height: 61 m
    Registrant: 7244162516, Monica.Gambino@crowncastle.Com, 2000 CORPORATE DRIVE
  • Bonnie K Clark, 55 Lands End Rd. (Lat: 32.373056 Lon: -80.578056), Type: 65.5, Overall height: 61.6 m
    Registrant: 3366432524, Christine.Verre@crowncastle.Com, 2000 CORPORATE DRIVE
  • Bonnie K Clark, 55 Lands End Rd. (Lat: 32.373056 Lon: -80.578056), Type: 65.5, Overall height: 61.6 m
    Registrant: 3366432524, Christine.Verre@crowncastle.Com, 2000 CORPORATE DRIVE

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 32.435833 Lon: -80.588333, Call Sign: WPTT893
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.887 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/02/2011, Expiration Date: 12/13/2021, Certifier: Emmett C Decker
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-5993, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Lat: 32.432389 Lon: -80.588778, Call Sign: WQNS789
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.362 MHz, 467.362 MHz, 462.437 MHz, 467.437 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/12/2011, Expiration Date: 05/12/2021, Certifier: Brian Hollingsworth
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 83
  • Hazardous Condition: 33
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - St. Helena

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