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Median resident age:  48.6 years
South Carolina median age:  35.4 years

Zip code: 29585

Estimated median household income in 2012: $56,601 (it was $48,714 in 2000)
Waccamaw:

$56,601
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $38,240

Waccamaw CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $342,826 (it was $175,600 in 2000)
Waccamaw:

$342,826
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $438,980; Detached houses: $545,663; Townhouses or other attached units: $285,053; In 2-unit structures: $725,634; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $280,781; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $250,243; Mobile homes: $97,196; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $9,533

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Waccamaw races chart
  • White alone - 14,516 (87.2%)
  • Black alone - 1,879 (11.3%)
  • Hispanic - 101 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 77 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 40 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 22 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 7 (0.04%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.02%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Waccamaw: 337.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Waccamaw CCD:  0.5% ($902)
South Carolina:  0.6% ($510)
Waccamaw satellite photo by USGS

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

Waccamaw household income distribution Waccamaw home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.9%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Carpenters (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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Average climate in Waccamaw, South Carolina

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Tornado activity:

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).

Hospitals/medical centers near Waccamaw:

  • TIDELANDS COMMUNITY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; GEORGETOWN, SC)
  • JESSAMINE COMM. RES. (Hospital, about 12 miles away; GEORGETOWN, SC)
  • LIBERTY HOME CARE AND HOSPICE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; SURFSIDE BEACH, SC)

Amtrak station near Waccamaw:

  • 18 miles: MYRTLE BEACH (1100 JETPORT RD.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waccamaw:

  • Coastal Carolina University (about 23 miles; Conway, SC; Full-time enrollment: 7,254)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 24 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 2,962)
  • Francis Marion University (about 60 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,329)
  • Charleston Southern University (about 66 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 2,364)
  • Trident Technical College (about 66 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 6,856)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 67 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,088)
  • College of Charleston (about 68 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 9,653)

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Notable locations in Waccamaw: Hobcaw Plantation (A), Willbrook Plantation (B), Rossdhu Plantation (C), Little River Winyah Bay Light One Hundred Forty-eighT (D), Little River Winyah Bay Light One Hundred Fifty (E), Alliston Estate (F), Caledonia Plantation (G), Camp Baskerville (H), Arcadia Plantation (I), Clifton Plantation (J), Bellefield Plantation (K), Friendship Plantation (L), Hagley Landing (M), Heritage Plantation (N), Huntington Estate (O), Litchfield Golf and Country Club (P), Litchfield Plantation (Q), Richmond Hill Plantation (R), River Golf Club (S), Sea Gull Golf Course (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Inlet Crossing Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Waccamaw include: Saint Peter Lutheran Church (A), Saint Pauls Waccamau United Methodist Church (B), Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church (C), Murrells Inlet Church of God (D), Belin United Methodist Church (E), Gordons Church (F), All Saints Church (G), Belin Memorial Methodist Church (H), Browns Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: All Saints Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and swamps: Flagg Pond (A), Jessamine Pond (B), Bread and Butter Creek (C), Weston Flat (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Collins Creek (A), Cottonpatch Creek (B), Still Creek (C), Springfield Creek (D), Whale Creek (E), Silver Creek (F), Waverly Creek (G), Oatland Creek (H), Sampit River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Waccamaw include: Murrells Inlet Historic District (1), Murrells Inlet Park (2), Pawleys Island Historic District (3), Baruch-North Island Reserve (4), Huntington Beach State Park (5), Brookgreen Gardens (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Magnolia Beach (A), Debidue Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Georgetown 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)
AQI  SO2 PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 15.7. This is significantly better than average.
City:

15.7
U.S.:

32.0
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.
City:

0.00271
U.S.:

0.06353
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.
City:

0.698
U.S.:

2.963
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.
City:

17.0
U.S.:

22.1
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.
City:

12.0
U.S.:

11.7


Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  -1.$%
Whole state:  70.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  -1.0%
Whole state:  4.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

7.9%
Whole state:

14.1%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.2%
Whole state:

6.5%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Waccamaw, SC


49 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Waccamaw compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (94%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Waccamaw CCD (based on Georgetown County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.31%
Here44.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchCatholic ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents31.8%24.4%8.3%8.3%6.0%
Congregations23.6%16.9%15.7%4.5%3.4%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Baha'iEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents5.7%3.0%2.5%2.1%7.9%
Congregations4.5%5.6%2.2%2.2%21.3%
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: 14
Georgetown County:

2.32 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Georgetown County:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Georgetown County:

5.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 81
Here:

13.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.1%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Georgetown County:

30.3%
South Carolina:

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

11.3%
State:

13.4%

8.25% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($54,998 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.25%
South Carolina average:

8.00%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($414 average AGI)
Georgetown County:

0.12%
South Carolina average:

0.15%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Horry County, SC  1.65% ($39,877 average AGI)
from Charleston County, SC  0.31% ($38,838)
from Williamsburg County, SC  0.30% ($28,000)


7.07% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,031 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
South Carolina average:

6.88%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($255 average AGI)
Georgetown County:

0.06%
South Carolina average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Horry County, SC  1.98% ($36,553 average AGI)
to Charleston County, SC  0.35% ($53,427)
to Richland County, SC  0.28% ($30,322)

Strongest AM radio stations in Waccamaw:

  • WQJM (1450 AM; 10 kW; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WPJS (1330 AM; 5 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: WPJS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMIR (1200 AM; 7 kW; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC BEACH RADIO, INC.)
  • WLMC (1470 AM; 1 kW; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: CUMBERLAND A & A CORPORATION)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGTN (1400 AM; 1 kW; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: R.J. STALVEY)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WDKD (1310 AM; 5 kW; KINGSTREE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHYM (1260 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: GHB OF LAKE CITY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Waccamaw:

  • WSYN (106.5 FM; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSEA (100.3 FM; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDAI (98.5 FM; PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYAV (104.1 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WMYB (92.1 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WGTR (107.9 FM; BUCKSPORT, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WWXM (97.7 FM; GARDEN CITY, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WYEZ (94.5 FM; MURRELLS INLET, SC; Owner: FIDELITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYAK-FM (103.1 FM; SURFSIDE BEACH, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMBJ (88.3 FM; MURRELLS INLET, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W260AK (99.9 FM; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC)
  • WRNN (99.5 FM; SOCASTEE, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSUY (96.9 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGTN-FM (100.7 FM; ANDREWS, SC; Owner: COASTLINE COMMUNICATIONS OF CAROLINA INC.)
  • WLGI (90.9 FM; HEMINGWAY, SC; Owner: LOUIS G. GREGORY BAHA'I INSTITUTE)
  • WAVF (96.1 FM; HANAHAN, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSCI (89.3 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WXJY (93.7 FM; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHMC-FM (90.1 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)

TV broadcast stations around Waccamaw:

  • W51AT (Channel 51; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWSC-LP (Channel 28; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: WWSC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WCSC-TV (Channel 5; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WCSC, INC.)
  • WITV (Channel 7; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WCIV (Channel 4; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WCIV, LLC)
  • WMMP (Channel 36; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WMMP LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WTAT-TV (Channel 24; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WTAT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W22CJ (Channel 22; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WHMC (Channel 23; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W34CQ (Channel 34; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W49AN (Channel 49; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)


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  • #70 on the list of "Top 100 cities with newest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #66 (29585) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of South African first ancestries"
  • #67 (29585) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Zimbabwean first ancestries"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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