For population 25 years and over in Waccamaw:
For population 15 years and over in Waccamaw CCD:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: North Charleston, SC (66.5 miles , pop. 79,641).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (154.8 miles , pop. 540,828).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (501.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Pawleys Island, SC (1.8 miles) , Murrells Inlet, SC (2.5 miles ), Plantersville, SC (3.0 miles ), Garden City, SC (3.1 miles ), Surfside Beach, SC (3.5 miles ), Georgetown, SC (3.6 miles ), Bucksport, SC (3.7 miles ), Socastee, SC (4.0 miles ).
Latitude: 33.48 N, Longitude: 79.11 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 843
Unemployment in July 2013:
Work and jobs in Waccamaw: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Waccamaw, South Carolina
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Waccamaw-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 12% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/7/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 42.9 miles away from the Waccamaw place center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 11/24/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 32.0 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Waccamaw-area historical earthquake activity is below South Carolina state average. It is 93% 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 71.9 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 65.2 miles away from Waccamaw 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 88.3 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 66.4 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 98.2 miles away from Waccamaw center
On 11/8/2002 at 13:29:03, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 2.4 mi) earthquake occurred 87.7 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 Georgetown County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00271. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 0.698. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 12.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
49 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
Waccamaw compared to South Carolina state average:
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Religion statistics for Waccamaw (based on Georgetown County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.31%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 14
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Number of full-service restaurants: 81
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
8.25% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($54,998 average adjusted gross income)
0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($414 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.07% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,031 average adjusted gross income)
0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($255 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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