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Population in 2012: 173 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.5%
 

Males: 93  (54.3%)
Females: 80  (45.7%)

Median resident age:  47.5 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip code: 29827

Estimated median household income in 2012: $21,253 (it was $28,333 in 2000)
Sycamore:

$21,253
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $11,121

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $64,101 (it was $61,000 in 2000)
Sycamore:

$64,101
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $78,219; Detached houses: $74,527; Townhouses or other attached units: $171,986; Mobile homes: $48,288

Median gross rent in 2012: $375.

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  • White alone - 119 (66.1%)
  • Black alone - 58 (32.2%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.6%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sycamore: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (48.4%), English (14.0%), German (11.5%), Czech (7.0%), Portuguese (5.1%), Irish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 153 feet

Land area: 3.17 square miles.

Population density: 55 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Sycamore:

  • High school or higher: 71.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 50.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sycamore town:

  • Never married: 48.0%
  • Now married: 32.0%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.9%
South Carolina:  4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.3%)

Sycamore satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Augusta-Richmond County, GA (53.7 miles , pop. 195,182).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (151.7 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (587.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Ulmer, SC (2.0 miles) , Allendale, SC (2.3 miles ), Fairfax, SC (2.4 miles ), Brunson, SC (2.8 miles ), Kline, SC (3.0 miles ), Olar, SC (3.2 miles ), Gifford, SC (3.5 miles ), Ehrhardt, SC (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 33.04 N, Longitude: 81.22 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 803

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

14.5%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -23 (-11.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (40%)
  • Other services, except public administration (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Finance and insurance (75%)
  • Other services, except public administration (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (27%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (14%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (8%)
  • Personal appearance workers (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Customer service representatives (8%)


Average climate in Sycamore, South Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Sycamore-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 47% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.0 miles away from the Sycamore town center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/15/2008, a category F3 tornado 25.2 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Sycamore-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 87% 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 93.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 63.2 miles away from Sycamore 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 64.1 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 86.8 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 67.2 miles away from Sycamore center
On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.4 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 Allendale County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Sycamore:

  • JOHN EDWARD HARTER NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; FAIRFAX, SC)
  • ALLENDALE COUNTY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; FAIRFAX, SC)
  • ALLENDALE COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 6 miles away; FAIRFAX, SC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sycamore:

  • South Carolina State University (about 39 miles; Orangeburg, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,851)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 49 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,476)
  • Medical College of Georgia (about 54 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,357)
  • Augusta Technical College (about 56 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,398)
  • Augusta State University (about 56 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 4,766)
  • Georgia Southern University (about 61 miles; Statesboro, GA; FT enrollment: 15,771)
  • Midlands Technical College (about 64 miles; West Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 5,564)

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Allendale 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
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AQI  SO2 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 21.2. This is significantly better than average.
City:

21.2
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 0.972. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.972
U.S.:

2.963
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 2.48. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.48
U.S.:

11.08
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

25.0
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 19.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 24.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

19.9
U.S.:

25.6
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 0.00015. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00015
U.S.:

0.05762


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.0%
(16.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.8% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.1%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.8%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sycamore, SC

Sycamore compared to South Carolina state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Sycamore travel time to work - commute


Sycamore mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (82%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sycamore town (based on Allendale County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.15%
Here37.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents56.1%24.0%7.5%3.5%3.4%
Congregations33.3%18.5%14.8%7.4%3.7%
NameAssemblies of GodCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents2.3%1.0%0.7%0.6%1.1%
Congregations7.4%3.7%3.7%3.7%3.7%
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
Allendale County:

2.87 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Allendale County:

3.83 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Allendale County:

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.9%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Allendale County:

34.5%
South Carolina:

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

11.9%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$332
Totals for Government 0$0 6$332


5.36% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($22,627 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
South Carolina average:

8.00%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hampton County, SC  0.97% ($25,500 average AGI)
from Barnwell County, SC  0.81% ($23,080)
from Aiken County, SC  0.48% ($16,400)


7.34% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,534 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.34%
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 Barnwell County, SC  1.14% ($24,889 average AGI)
to Hampton County, SC  1.04% ($17,758)
to Beaufort County, SC  0.60% ($59,789)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sycamore:

  • WDOG (1460 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ALLENDALE, SC; Owner: GOOD RADIO BROADCASTING 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.)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQIZ (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: RADIO PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRIT (790 AM; 1 kW; BAMBERG-DENMARK, SC; Owner: VOORHEES COLLEGE)
  • WHGS (1270 AM; 1 kW; HAMPTON, SC; Owner: HAMPTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGAC (580 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRDW (1480 AM; 10 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sycamore:

  • WBAW-FM (99.1 FM; BARNWELL, SC; Owner: BULLIE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDOG-FM (93.5 FM; ALLENDALE, SC; Owner: GOOD RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIIZ (97.9 FM; BLACKVILLE, SC; Owner: NICWILD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBHC-FM (92.1 FM; HAMPTON, SC; Owner: HAMPTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WAFJ (88.3 FM; BELVEDERE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJWJ-FM (89.9 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WZNY (105.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGFG (105.1 FM; BRANCHVILLE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAAW (94.7 FM; WILLISTON, SC; Owner: FRANK NEELY)
  • WWBD (95.7 FM; BAMBERG, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sycamore:

  • WEBA-TV (Channel 14; ALLENDALE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WJBF (Channel 6; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAGT (Channel 26; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WAGT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WJWJ-TV (Channel 16; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WRDW-TV (Channel 12; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WRDW LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WFXG (Channel 54; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - GEORGIA, L.L.C.)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • At Int Of Sc 641 & Us 321 (Lat: 33.036278 Lon: -81.224833), Call Sign: KEE740, Licensee ID: L00086814
    Assigned Frequencies: 31.3600 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/23/1996, Expiration Date: 01/06/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002
    Registrant: D K Cone, Sycamore, SC 29846, Phone: (803) 632-3303
  • Rr Milepost S 434.4 4 Mi S (Lat: 32.996556 Lon: -81.232333), Type: Pole, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: KBL220
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.590 MHz, 161.100 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/25/2012, Expiration Date: 03/12/2022
    Registrant: Csx Transportation Inc, 6735 Southpoint Dr S, 4th Flr J958, Jacksonville, FL 32216, Phone: (904) 332-5925, Fax: (904) 332-6048, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SYCAMORE, W Side Of Sr 191 0.85 Mi N Of Int Of Sc Hwy 641 And Sr 191 (Lat: 33.050444 Lon: -81.184278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WNTN649
    Assigned Frequencies: 6660.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/28/2012, Expiration Date: 06/23/2022
    Registrant: South Carolina Public Service Authority, One Riverwood Drive, Moncks Corner, SC 29461-6101, Phone: (843) 761-8000, Fax: (843) 761-4115, Email:


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