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Population in 2012: 73 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.8%
 

Males: 32  (44.2%)
Females: 41  (55.8%)

Median resident age:  44.8 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip code: 29594

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,000 (it was $21,750 in 2000)
Tatum:

$48,000
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,980

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $57,198 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Tatum:

$57,198
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $96,850; Detached houses: $96,850

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  • White alone - 54 (72.0%)
  • Black alone - 13 (17.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (9.3%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (1.3%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Tatum: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Scotch-Irish (29.1%), German (24.5%), English (13.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 199 feet

Land area: 0.88 square miles.

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




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For population 25 years and over in Tatum:

  • High school or higher: 73.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tatum town:

  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 49.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 15.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $286 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $650 (0.3%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

13.4%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +20 (+40.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (40%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (30%)
  • Educational services (30%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Tatum-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 71% 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 below South Carolina state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 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 Tatum center
On 9/22/2006 at 11:22:00, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 6.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1998 at 02:31:01, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.5 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, Tornado: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Tatum:

  • LIBERTY HOME CARE, LLC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; BENNETTSVILLE, SC)
  • MARLBORO PARK HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 7 miles away; BENNETTSVILLE, SC)
  • CENTURY CARE OF LAURINBURG (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LAURINBURG, NC)

Political contributions by individuals in Tatum, SC

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:

  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 22 miles; Pembroke, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,818)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 31 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,088)
  • Francis Marion University (about 32 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,329)
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College (about 48 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,496)
  • Fayetteville State University (about 49 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,481)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 68 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 2,962)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 68 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 7,254)

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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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black 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 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 below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (43%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (27%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.65%
Here39.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents45.7%28.4%7.1%5.2%3.5%
Congregations53.0%16.7%7.6%6.1%3.0%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Baha'i The Wesleyan ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents3.4%2.2%2.0%1.4%1.2%
Congregations4.5%-3.0%1.5%4.5%
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: 8
This county:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

2.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.59 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.0%
State:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

34.4%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Marlboro County:

13.8%
South Carolina:

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 1$138
Totals for Government 0$0 1$138


4.46% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,492 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.46%
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 Scotland County, NC  0.60% ($22,259 average AGI)
from Chesterfield County, SC  0.58% ($23,946)
from Dillon County, SC  0.24% ($21,565)


5.64% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,487 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
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 Chesterfield County, SC  0.86% ($25,119 average AGI)
to Scotland County, NC  0.55% ($24,444)
to Dillon County, SC  0.38% ($22,892)

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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