For population 25 years and over in Ware Shoals:
For population 15 years and over in Ware Shoals town:
177 residents are foreign born (5.8% Latin America, 0.7% North America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $592 (0.7%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, SC (32.0 miles , pop. 56,002).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (98.0 miles , pop. 540,828).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (550.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Donalds, SC (2.5 miles ), Princeton, SC (2.7 miles) , Hodges, SC (2.8 miles) , Cokesbury, SC (2.8 miles ), Honea Path, SC (3.0 miles ), Due West, SC (3.0 miles ), Waterloo, SC (3.3 miles ), Coronaca, SC (3.6 miles) .
Latitude: 34.40 N, Longitude: 82.24 W
Area code: 864
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Ware Shoals detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 7 (7 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -164 (-6.5%).
Work and jobs in Ware Shoals: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Ware Shoals, South Carolina
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Ware Shoals-area historical tornado activity is above South Carolina state average. It is 78% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/31/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.8 miles away from the Ware Shoals town center killed 7 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 12/13/1973, a category F4 tornado 19.7 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Ware Shoals-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 38.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 61.3 miles away from Ware Shoals center
On 1/3/1992 at 04:21:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 33.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/8/1993 at 09:24:31, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/7/2007 at 11:07:03, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.9 miles away from Ware Shoals center
On 8/4/2007 at 10:04:46, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 5.8 mi) earthquake occurred 76.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Greenwood County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Martha G. Scott - Michigan State Senator, Daniel Leagans - College football player (Furman Paladins), Jerry Butler (American football) - Football player, Lewis R. Vaughn - Politician, William H. O'Dell - Politician.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ware Shoals:
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00481. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 12.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Ware Shoals and their reported violations in the past:PINEHURST S/D (Population served: 101, Groundwater):
Past health violations:HARLESS-SEYMOUR (Population served: 62, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 36.4%
(34.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Black residents, 57.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 60.7% for other race residents, 31.7% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
49 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
Ware Shoals compared to South Carolina state average:
Banks with branches in Ware Shoals (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Neighborhoods in Ware Shoals:(Ware Shoals, South Carolina Neighborhood Map)
Religion statistics for Ware Shoals (based on Greenwood County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.96%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 15
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
Number of full-service restaurants: 57
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Ware Shoals government finances in 2002(per resident):
5.28% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,533 average adjusted gross income)
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:
5.36% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,018 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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Ware Shoals fatal accident list:
Sep 17, 2003 06:09 PM, Sr-294, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 22, 1998 03:30 AM, Us-25, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 25, 1997 03:45 AM, 420, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 22, 1993 05:55 PM, 25, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 2
May 22, 1992 11:36 PM, 25, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 10, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Feb 15, 1977 09:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Oct 27, 1975 01:45 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 24 meters (79ft)
Total average daily traffic: 3,430
Total average daily truck traffic: 212
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 4,624
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Ware Shoals)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ware Shoals)
FAA Registered Aircraft:9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Ware Shoals)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Businesses in Ware Shoals, SC
Total of 18 patent applications in 2008-2014.