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:
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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 CCD (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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