Tatum, South Carolina

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Population in 2013: 73 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.8%
 
Males: 32  (44.2%)
Females: 41  (55.8%)
Median resident age:  40.1 years
South Carolina median age:  38.6 years

Zip code: 29594

Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,696 (it was $21,750 in 2000)
Tatum:

$48,696
SC:

$44,163

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,507 (it was $17,926 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $57,645 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Tatum:

$57,645
SC:

$139,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $92,743; Detached houses: $91,524
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  • Races in Tatum, SC (2010)

    Tatum races chart
    • 5472.0%White alone
    • 1317.3%Black alone
    • 79.3%American Indian alone
    • 11.3%Hispanic
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Tatum: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (21.4%), Scotch-Irish (19.7%), German (18.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 199 feet

Land area: 0.88 square miles.

Population density: 83 people per square mile   (very low).

Tatum, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Tatum:

  • High school or higher: 71.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tatum town:

  • Never married: 24.0%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $294 (0.5%)

Tatum satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, NC (47.7 miles , pop. 121,015).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (80.4 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (443.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: McColl, SC (1.6 miles ), Scotch Meadows, NC (2.2 miles ), Clio, SC (2.3 miles ), Bennettsville, SC (2.4 miles ), Gibson, NC (2.8 miles ), Blenheim, SC (3.2 miles) , Laurinburg, NC (3.2 miles ), East Laurinburg, NC (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 34.65 N, Longitude: 79.59 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 843

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

8.4%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +20 (+40.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (51%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (32%)
  • Public administration (27%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (51%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Legal occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (45%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (27%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (18%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Tatum, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Tatum-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 15% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.5 miles away from the Tatum town center killed 4 people and injured 395 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 tornado 9.2 miles away from the town center killed 7 people and injured 100 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tatum-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below 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 125.1 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 174.3 miles away from Tatum 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 114.6 miles away from the city 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 50.1 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 156.5 miles away from Tatum center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 17.8 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 Marlboro County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Tatum:

  • LIBERTY HOME CARE, LLC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; BENNETTSVILLE, SC)
  • MARLBORO PARK HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; BENNETTSVILLE, SC)
  • CENTURY CARE OF LAURINBURG (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LAURINBURG, NC)
  • SCOTIA VILLAGE-SNF (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LAURINBURG, NC)
  • FMCNA LAURINBURG DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; LAURINBURG, NC)
  • HOSPICE OF SCOTLAND COUNTY (Hospital, about 10 miles away; LAURINBURG, NC)
  • SCOTLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; LAURINBURG, NC)

Amtrak station near Tatum:

  • 18 miles: HAMLET (MAIN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tatum:

  • Richmond Community College (about 19 miles; Hamlet, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,106)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 23 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 5,548)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 31 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 4,468)
  • Francis Marion University (about 32 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,624)
  • Robeson Community College (about 34 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)
  • Sandhills Community College (about 41 miles; Pinehurst, NC; FT enrollment: 3,434)
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College (about 48 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 10,114)

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Marlboro 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)

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00334. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00334
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.0%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  62.5%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  12.5%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 3.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Tatum compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
South Carolina average:

12.0

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Tatum town (based on Marlboro County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,24035
Mainline Protestant3,91433
Black Protestant1,37111
Other242-
Catholic501
None18,116-
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: 8
Marlboro County:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Marlboro County:

2.07 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Marlboro County:

7.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.0%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Marlboro County:

34.4%
South Carolina:

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

13.8%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$204
Totals for Government 0$0 1$204

4.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($23,290 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.11%
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 Chesterfield County, SC  0.63% ($20,456 average AGI)
from Scotland County, NC  0.47% ($23,605)
from Dillon County, SC  0.31% ($27,357)


5.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,270 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
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 Scotland County, NC  0.61% ($18,571 average AGI)
to Chesterfield County, SC  0.58% ($28,679)
to Dillon County, SC  0.27% ($19,960)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tatum:

  • WBSC (1550 AM; 10 kW; BENNETTSVILLE, SC; Owner: D-MITCH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEWO (1460 AM; 5 kW; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: SERVICE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WLWL (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ROCKINGHAM, NC; Owner: SANDHILLS BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WEEB (990 AM; 10 kW; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: PINEHURST BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WYRU (1160 AM; 5 kW; RED SPRINGS, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tatum:

  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WJSG (104.3 FM; HAMLET, NC; Owner: JACKSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCMG (94.3 FM; LATTA, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFLB (96.5 FM; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: WFLB LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKML (95.7 FM; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: WKML LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHLZ (100.5 FM; MARION, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJMX-FM (103.3 FM; CHERAW, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WUKS (107.7 FM; ST. PAULS, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYNN-FM (106.3 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKQB (106.9 FM; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)

TV broadcast stations around Tatum:

  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, 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.)
  • WUNU (Channel 31; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WJPM-TV (Channel 33; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFPX (Channel 62; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WLPS-LP (Channel 7; LUMBERTON/PEMBROKE, NC; Owner: BILLY RAY LOCKLEAR)
  • W19CA (Channel 19; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: PACIFIC MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • W67DU (Channel 67; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPEM-LP (Channel 47; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: GERALD LOCKLEAR)

Tatum fatal accident list:

Jun 20, 1986 11:55 PM, 15, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
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