Westminster, South Carolina

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Population in 2017: 2,523 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.0%
 
Males: 1,273  (50.5%)
Females: 1,250  (49.5%)
Median resident age:

40.0 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 29693.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,896 (it was $30,802 in 2000)
Westminster:

$36,896
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,471 (it was $17,121 in 2000)

Westminster city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $104,263 (it was $58,400 in 2000)
Westminster:

$104,263
SC:

$161,800

Median gross rent in 2017: $632.

March 2019 cost of living index in Westminster: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 27.8%
(27.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.5% for Black residents, 39.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 26.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Westminster, SC (2010)
    • 1,96481.2%White alone
    • 25610.6%Black alone
    • 1516.2%Hispanic
    • 381.6%Two or more races
    • 80.3%Asian alone
    • 10.04%American Indian alone

Races in Westminster detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Westminster, South Carolina as of July 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Westminster is 424 to 1.


Crime rates in Westminster by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(150.9)
1
(40.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(40.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(78.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(73.8)
9
(336.4)
1
(37.6)
2
(75.4)
3
(113.2)
4
(163.5)
1
(40.9)
1
(41.1)
1
(40.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(39.8)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
11
(401.9)
8
(295.1)
18
(672.9)
26
(978.2)
16
(602.9)
9
(339.5)
9
(367.9)
33
(1,350)
10
(411.0)
9
(364.5)
8
(323.4)
7
(280.8)
9
(358.0)
11
(433.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
13
(475.0)
8
(295.1)
25
(934.6)
32
(1,204)
12
(452.1)
16
(603.5)
24
(981.2)
23
(940.7)
17
(698.7)
15
(607.5)
9
(363.8)
21
(842.4)
11
(437.5)
4
(157.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
57
(2,083)
39
(1,439)
66
(2,467)
83
(3,123)
78
(2,939)
88
(3,320)
73
(2,984)
90
(3,681)
81
(3,329)
83
(3,362)
80
(3,234)
72
(2,888)
49
(1,949)
41
(1,617)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(109.6)
1
(36.9)
3
(112.1)
2
(75.2)
4
(150.7)
3
(113.2)
7
(286.2)
2
(81.8)
5
(205.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(121.3)
4
(160.4)
5
(198.9)
6
(236.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(36.5)
2
(73.8)
1
(37.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(40.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(39.8)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)205.7162.3408.6422.1304.4406.6366.3501.8325.9262.0229.2275.6208.0244.5

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City-data.com crime index in Westminster, SC

Crime rate in Westminster detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.97
South Carolina average:

2.48
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Ancestries: American (28.0%), Irish (11.3%), English (9.2%), German (8.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%), African (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 935 feet

Land area: 3.44 square miles.

Population density: 733 people per square mile   (low).

Westminster, South Carolina map

50 residents are foreign born

This city:

2.0%
South Carolina:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $863 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $603 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, SC (42.2 miles , pop. 56,002).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (97.6 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (555.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

West Union, SC (2.7 miles ),
Walhalla, SC (2.7 miles ),
Oakway, SC (2.8 miles ),
Seneca, SC (2.8 miles ),
Rock Creek, GA (3.0 miles ),
Utica, SC (3.1 miles ),
Long Creek, SC (3.1 miles ),
Newry, SC (3.4 miles)

Latitude: 34.67 N, Longitude: 83.10 W

Area code: 864

Distribution of median household income in Westminster, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Westminster, SC in 2017
Westminster satellite photo by USGS

Westminster tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $70,000
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Most common industries in Westminster, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (10.9%)
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.2%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (6.1%)
  • Health care (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.9%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (10.3%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.1%)
  • Utilities (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (13.9%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (11.4%)
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (9.8%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (7.4%)
  • Social assistance (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
Most common occupations in Westminster, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.2%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.9%)
  • Carpenters (5.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.0%)

Average climate in Westminster, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Westminster, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 57.5. This is better than average.

City:

57.5
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0993. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0993
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.69. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.69
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Westminster-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 13% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/27/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.4 miles away from the Westminster city center injured 37 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/27/1994, a category F3 tornado 21.6 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 45 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Westminster-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 82% 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 65.0 miles away from Westminster center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 92.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 144.8 miles away from Westminster center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 249.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 209.0 miles away from Westminster center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 253.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Oconee County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Westminster topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Westminster:

  • OMH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; SENECA, SC)
  • OCONEE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; SENECA, SC)
  • OMH HOSPICE OF THE FOOTHILLS (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SENECA, SC)
  • SENECA HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SENECA, SC)
  • FMC OCONEE DIALYSIS CLINIC INC (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; SENECA, SC)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE TOCCOA (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; TOCCOA, GA)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF TOCCOA (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; TOCCOA, GA)

Amtrak stations near Westminster:

  • 15 miles: TOCCOA (47 N. ALEXANDER ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 15 miles: CLEMSON (U.S. 123 & STATE HWY. 133) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Operable nuclear power plants near Westminster:

  • 9 miles: Oconee 1 and 2 in Seneca, SC.
  • 9 miles: Oconee 3 in Seneca, SC.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westminster:

  • Clemson University (about 15 miles; Clemson, SC; Full-time enrollment: 20,131)
  • Tri-County Technical College (about 18 miles; Pendleton, SC; FT enrollment: 5,174)
  • Piedmont College (about 27 miles; Demorest, GA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Anderson University (about 28 miles; Anderson, SC; FT enrollment: 2,510)
  • Furman University (about 42 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,988)
  • Greenville Technical College (about 43 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 9,859)
  • Western Carolina University (about 43 miles; Cullowhee, NC; FT enrollment: 8,684)

Public high school in Westminster:

  • WEST-OAK HIGH (Students: 808, Location: 130 WARRIOR LANE, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Westminster:

  • CHEROKEE CREEK BOYS SCHOOL (Students: 22, Location: 198 COOPER RD, Grades: 6-10, Boys only)

Public elementary/middle schools in Westminster:

  • OAKWAY INTERMEDIATE (Students: 201, Location: 150 SCHOOLHOUSE ROAD, Grades: 4-5)
  • FAIR-OAK ELEMENTARY (Location: 1964 OAKWAY ROAD, Grades: PK-3)
  • ORCHARD PARK ELEMENTARY (Location: 600 TOCCOA HIGHWAY, Grades: PK-5)
  • WESTMINSTER ELEMENTARY (Location: 206 HAMILTON STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • WEST OAK MIDDLE (Location: 501 WESTMINSTER HIGHWAY, Grades: 6-8)

Private elementary/middle school in Westminster:

  • POPLAR SPRINGS SDA SCHOOL (Students: 13, Location: 4279A S HIGHWAY 11, Grades: KG-7)
See full list of schools located in Westminster

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • WestOak Senior High School has 998 students enrolled. The address is 130 Warrior Lane

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Westminster: Westminster City Hall (A), Westminster Branch Library (B), Westminster Fire Department (C), Oconee County Rural Fire Department Westminster (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Westminster include: Westminster Wesleyan Church (A), Westminster United Methodist Church (B), Westminster Presbyterian Church (C), Westminster Baptist Church (D), Cheohee Baptist Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: J. Gresham Barrett - Politician, Jared Burton - Baseball player, Jackie Wilson (boxer) - Boxer.

Oconee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Westminster and their reported violations in the past:

CHICKASAW POINT (3750010) (Population served: 490, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-28-2009), St Admin Penalty assessed (AUG-04-2009), St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-04-2009), St Show-cause Hearing (AUG-13-2009), St Public Notif received (JAN-06-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-13-2010), St Public Notif requested (APR-13-2010)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Westminster that have no violations reported:

  • PIONEER RURAL WATER DIST (3720001) (Address: 5510 WEST OAK HIGHWAY , Population served: 16,236, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • CHEROKEE CREEK BOYS SCHOOL (3770002) (Population served: 26, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.9%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.2%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Banks with branches in Westminster (2011 data):

  • Community First Bank, Inc.: Westminster Branch at 306 East Windsor Street, branch established on 2003/05/12; Bank Of Westminster-West Branch at 306 East Windsor Street, branch established on 1935/05/23. Info updated 2011/12/15: Bank assets: $519.2 mil, Deposits: $466.3 mil, headquarters in Walhalla, SC, positive income, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Community First Bancorporation
  • Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association: 111 West Windsor Street Branch at 111 West Windsor Street, branch established on 1924/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $375.7 mil, Deposits: $299.2 mil, headquarters in Seneca, SC, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Westminster Branch at 200 West Windsor Street, branch established on 1978/08/18. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Westminster:

Marital status in Westminster, SC
  • Never married: 36.6%
  • Now married: 41.4%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

For population 25 years and over in Westminster:

  • High school or higher: 78.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.7
South Carolina average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Westminster
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Westminster, SC (based on Oconee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant34,998142
Mainline Protestant3,99622
Catholic2,4912
Other8184
Black Protestant3584
None31,612-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Oconee County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Oconee County:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
This county:

4.39 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 46
Here:

6.51 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

11.1%
State:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.6%
South Carolina:

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

16.7%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Westminster:

50.8%
South Carolina:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Westminster:

49.8%
South Carolina:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.2
State:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.1%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.1%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Westminster:

6.8
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

40.3%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
Westminster:

56.4%
South Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.0%
South Carolina:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Westminster, SC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 10$30,275$36,3300$0
Water Supply 7$21,667$37,1430$0
Solid Waste Management 6$13,204$26,4080$0
Firefighters 5$16,915$40,5960$0
Electric Power 3$12,683$50,7320$0
Other Government Administration 3$8,322$33,2880$0
Sewerage 2$5,153$30,9180$0
Parks and Recreation 2$6,092$36,55210$1,724
Other and Unallocable 2$4,340$26,0400$0
Financial Administration 1$2,261$27,1320$0
Judicial and Legal 1$3,335$40,0202$2,427
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 42$124,247$35,49912$4,151

Westminster government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $3,062,000 ($1213.63)
    Water Utilities: $768,000 ($304.40)
    Police Protection: $724,000 ($286.96)
    Sewerage: $654,000 ($259.22)
    Local Fire Protection: $571,000 ($226.32)
    General - Other: $458,000 ($181.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $387,000 ($153.39)
    Central Staff Services: $382,000 ($151.41)
    Solid Waste Management: $293,000 ($116.13)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $151,000 ($59.85)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $34,000 ($13.48)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,987,000 ($787.55)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $68,000 ($26.95)

Westminster government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $600,000 ($237.81)
    Parks and Recreation: $230,000 ($91.16)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $49,000 ($19.42)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $117,000 ($46.37)
    Rents: $30,000 ($11.89)
    General Revenue - Other: $11,000 ($4.36)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($0.40)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $3,289,000 ($1303.61)
    Water Utilities: $1,767,000 ($700.36)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $986,000 ($390.80)
    Property: $705,000 ($279.43)

Westminster government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,275,000 ($901.70)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,927,000 ($763.77)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $348,000 ($137.93)

Westminster government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $644,000 ($255.25)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,296,000 ($910.03)

6.35% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($68,256 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Pickens County, SC  0.96% ($49,603 average AGI)
from Anderson County, SC  0.67% ($42,519)
from Greenville County, SC  0.46% ($84,452)


5.49% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($58,383 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Pickens County, SC  0.95% ($57,460 average AGI)
to Anderson County, SC  0.81% ($43,431)
to Greenville County, SC  0.53% ($59,021)
Businesses in Westminster, SC
NameCountNameCount
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
Hardee's1Subway1
Lane Furniture1U-Haul1

Strongest AM radio stations in Westminster:

  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WLET (1420 AM; 5 kW; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WRIX (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HOMELAND PARK, SC; Owner: AM 1020 INCORPORATED)
  • WTBI (1540 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PICKENS, SC; Owner: TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WANS (1280 AM; 5 kW; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: FM 103 INC.)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Westminster:

  • WHZT (98.1 FM; SENECA, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W269AY (101.7 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WRAF (90.9 FM; TOCCOA FALLS, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WHLC (104.5 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORP.)
  • W277AL (103.3 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJMZ-FM (107.3 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WBTS (95.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNGC (106.1 FM; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WGOG (96.3 FM; WALHALLA, SC; Owner: APPALACHIAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNCC-FM (96.7 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Westminster:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WNEG-TV (Channel 32; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
Westminster fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Westminster fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 223ft / 68.4mTotal length
  • $678,000Total costs
  • 66,649Total average daily traffic
  • 4,193Total average daily truck traffic
  • 81,002Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Westminster, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 101960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Westminster, SC

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Westminster)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Westminster, SC)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • Westminster, On Us Hwy 76 Bypass 2.7 Mi E Of (Lat: 34.663417 Lon: -83.039861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WNEH652,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, Grant Date: 08/04/2010, Expiration Date: 10/12/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/06/2013, Registrant: Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, 734 West Main St., Pickens, SC 29671, Phone: (864) 898-2003, Email:
  • Central offices, 5500 West Oak Highway (Lat: 34.596889 Lon: -83.027917), Type: Tank, Structure height: 33.8 m, Overall height: 35 m, Call Sign: WPQS625,
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.218 MHz, 952.218 MHz, Grant Date: 08/04/2010, Expiration Date: 09/20/2020, Certifier: Gwen Mccall, Registrant: Westminster, SC 29693, Phone: (864) 972-8567, Fax: (864) 972-3351
  • Westminster, Lat: 34.642806 Lon: -83.088306, Call Sign: WQBK669, Licensee ID: L00080006,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.443 MHz, Grant Date: 10/26/2004, Expiration Date: 10/26/2014, Cancellation Date: 12/27/2014, Certifier: Gwen Mccall, Registrant: Pioneer Rural Water
  • Westminster, 1753 Coffee Road (Westminster - Sc Rsa #1) (Lat: 34.688278 Lon: -83.120250), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 106.7 m, Overall height: 112.8 m, Call Sign: WQLX746,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10875.0 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/20/2010, Expiration Date: 05/20/2020, Certifier: Chris Harris, Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • BRASSTOWN, 11767 Long Creek Hwy. (Lat: 34.743889 Lon: -83.240472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 78 m, Call Sign: WQPR212,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10835.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/24/2012, Expiration Date: 07/24/2022, Certifier: Chris Harris, Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • Oakway Sub, 6095 W. Oak Hwy (Lat: 34.600944 Lon: -83.015306), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WQRB975,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, Grant Date: 04/12/2013, Expiration Date: 04/12/2023, Certifier: Barney Drake, Registrant: Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, 734 W. Main St., Pickens, SC 29671, Phone: (864) 898-2003, Email:
  • Oconee, 2328 Sandifer Blvd. (Lat: 34.667556 Lon: -83.042667), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQRB976,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6404.79 MHz, Grant Date: 04/12/2013, Expiration Date: 04/12/2023, Certifier: Barney Drake, Registrant: Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, 734 W Main St, Pickens, SC 29671, Phone: (864) 898-2003, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

67 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Westminster)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Westminster)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 112. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 157 took place in 2010, and the least - 30 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Westminster, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (45.5%), and Outside Fires (37.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Westminster, SC
    • 86945.5%Structure Fires
    • 72437.9%Outside Fires
    • 22011.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 975.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Westminster, SC
Most common first names in Westminster, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James12570.7 years
William10472.6 years
John8573.2 years
Mary7978.9 years
Robert5971.1 years
Charles4070.3 years
George3476.0 years
Willie3376.2 years
Annie3278.7 years
Thomas3070.8 years
Most common last names in Westminster, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12671.8 years
Moore5573.6 years
Jones4675.4 years
Cobb3975.2 years
Pitts3778.2 years
Blackwell3671.9 years
Lee3470.8 years
Carter3377.3 years
Holbrooks3269.4 years
Owens3174.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Westminster, SC
  • 54.9%Utility gas
  • 42.5%Electricity
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Westminster, SC
  • 61.1%Electricity
  • 29.3%Utility gas
  • 5.8%Wood
  • 3.0%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Westminster compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 12 pilots and 7 other airmen in this city.
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  • Meredith Cole Donaldson (2)
  • Stephen Hudson (2)
  • Howard Kelley (1)
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Total of 17 patent applications in 2008-2020.