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Population in 2012: 2,430 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.4%
 

Males: 1,123  (46.2%)
Females: 1,307  (53.8%)

Median resident age:  41.3 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 29693.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,443 (it was $30,802 in 2000)
Westminster:

$29,443
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,114

Westminster city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $97,657 (it was $58,400 in 2000)
Westminster:

$97,657
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $84,818; Detached houses: $102,131; In 2-unit structures: $175,080; Mobile homes: $36,366

Median gross rent in 2012: $525.

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  • White alone - 1,964 (81.2%)
  • Black alone - 256 (10.6%)
  • Hispanic - 151 (6.2%)
  • Two or more races - 38 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.04%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Westminster: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (18.1%), German (9.7%), United States (9.6%), English (8.9%), French Canadian (3.5%), Scottish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 935 feet

Land area: 3.44 square miles.

Population density: 706 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Westminster:

  • High school or higher: 83.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 16.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Westminster city:

  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 50.6%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

64 residents are foreign born (0.3% Europe).

This city:  2.6%
South Carolina:  4.7%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 26 registered sex offenders living in Westminster, South Carolina as of December 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Westminster to the number of sex offenders is 93 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $797 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $502 (0.7%)

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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) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 34.67 N, Longitude: 83.10 W

Area code: 864

Westminster household income distribution Westminster home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Westminster by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00200000000
per 100,000 0.00.071.60.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 01000000410
per 100,000 0.035.70.00.00.00.00.00.0150.940.90.0
Robberies 01202912341
per 100,000 0.035.771.60.073.8336.437.675.4113.2163.540.9
Assaults 2821101181826169933
per 100,000 997.2748.7358.0401.9295.1672.9978.2602.9339.5367.91349.7
Burglaries 413014138253212162423
per 100,000 1460.11069.5501.3475.0295.1934.61203.9452.1603.5981.2940.7
Thefts 120100735739668378887390
per 100,000 4273.53565.12613.72082.61438.62467.33122.62939.03319.52984.53681.0
Auto thefts 66831324372
per 100,000 213.7213.9286.4109.636.9112.175.2150.7113.2286.281.8
Arson 01012100000
per 100,000 0.035.70.036.573.837.40.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.0) 509.7440.8415.2214.1168.9425.3439.4316.9423.3381.3522.4

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 9 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.68
South Carolina average:

2.36

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Westminster, South Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.7%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -507 (-15.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)

Work and jobs in Westminster: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Tornado activity:

Westminster-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 67% 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 below South Carolina state average. It is 91% 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 the city 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 Westminster center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 79.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2005 at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi) earthquake occurred 85.6 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) earthquake occurred 68.6 miles away from Westminster center
On 1/3/1992 at 04:21:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 61.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Oconee County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

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


Hospitals/medical centers near Westminster:

  • OMH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; SENECA, SC)
  • OCONEE MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 7 miles away; SENECA, SC)
  • OMH HOSPICE OF THE FOOTHILLS (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SENECA, SC)

Political contributions by individuals in Westminster, SC

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 16 miles; Clemson, SC; Full-time enrollment: 16,837)
  • Tri-County Technical College (about 17 miles; Pendleton, SC; FT enrollment: 4,064)
  • Southern Wesleyan University (about 19 miles; Central, SC; FT enrollment: 2,354)
  • Furman University (about 42 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,673)
  • Bob Jones University (about 42 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,701)
  • Greenville Technical College (about 43 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 6,910)
  • Western Carolina University (about 45 miles; Cullowhee, NC; FT enrollment: 6,852)

Public high school in Westminster:

Public elementary/middle schools in Westminster:

Private elementary/middle schools in Westminster:

  • CHEROKEE CREEK BOYS SCHOOL, INC. (Students: 35; Location: 198 COOPER RD; Grades: UG - UG; Boys only)
  • POPLAR SPRINGS SDA SCHOOL (Students: 7; Location: 4279A S HWY 11; Grades: 3 - 7)
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User submitted facts and corrections:

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

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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

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.4. This is about average.
City:

30.4
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.450. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.450
U.S.:

2.433
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 32.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

32.3
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.67. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.67
U.S.:

9.59

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

PIONEER RURAL WATER DIST (Address: 5500 WEST OAK HIGHWAY , Population served: 16236, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-16-2001), St Public Notif received (JUL-26-2001), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2001)
CITY OF WESTMINSTER (Population served: 7740, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JAN-1999. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-08-1999), St Public Notif received (APR-14-1999), St Compliance achieved (JUN-16-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JAN-2000. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-10-2000), St Public Notif received (FEB-25-2000), St Compliance achieved (JUN-16-2003)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-1999. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-20-2000), St Public Notif received (JAN-31-2000), St Compliance achieved (JUN-16-2003)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-1999. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-10-2000), St Public Notif received (JAN-31-2000), St Compliance achieved (JUN-16-2003)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1993 and JUL-10-1994, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-1994)
  • One minor monitoring violation
TESI/FOXWOOD HILLS (Population served: 1226, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
CHICKASAW POINT (Population served: 960, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.9%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.1% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 7.7% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Westminster, SC

Westminster compared to South Carolina state average:

Westminster, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.


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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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Westminster travel time to work - commute


Westminster mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Westminster city (based on Oconee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.36%
Here59.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Catholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents68.2%7.1%6.4%4.7%3.1%
Congregations49.6%9.4%12.2%1.4%4.3%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodChurch of God of ProphecyOther
Adherents2.1%1.6%1.3%0.9%4.5%
Congregations4.3%0.7%1.4%5.8%10.8%
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: 13
Oconee County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

4.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.1%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Oconee County:

28.6%
South Carolina:

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

16.7%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$1,922$23,0640$0
Other Government Administration 3$7,073$28,2920$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,835$34,0201$1,284
Police Protection - Officers 10$25,732$30,8780$0
Firefighters 5$14,377$34,5050$0
Solid Waste Management 6$11,223$22,4460$0
Sewerage 2$4,380$26,2800$0
Parks and Recreation 2$5,178$31,0686$912
Water Supply 7$18,416$31,5700$0
Electric Power 3$10,780$43,1200$0
Other and Unallocable 2$3,689$22,1340$0
Totals for Government 42$105,605$30,1737$2,196

Westminster government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $2,306,000 ($948.97)
    Water Utilities: $1,356,000 ($558.02)
    Central Staff Services: $596,000 ($245.27)
    Police Protection: $401,000 ($165.02)
    Fire Protection: $234,000 ($96.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $211,000 ($86.83)
    Regular Highways: $206,000 ($84.77)
    Parks & Recreation: $118,000 ($48.56)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $60,000 ($24.69)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $38,000 ($15.64)
    Health Services - Other: $4,000 ($1.65)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($1.23)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $19,000 ($7.82)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($7.41)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($4.12)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($3.70)
    Central Staff: $1,000 ($0.41)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,662,000 ($683.95)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $37,000 ($15.23)

Westminster government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $236,000 ($97.12)
    Parks & Recreation: $126,000 ($51.85)
    All Other: $2,000 ($0.82)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $75,000 ($30.86)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $51,000 ($20.99)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $2,328,000 ($958.02)
    Water Utilities: $1,763,000 ($725.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $126,000 ($51.85)
  • Tax - Property: $441,000 ($181.48)
    NEC: $268,000 ($110.29)
    Public Utilities: $26,000 ($10.70)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,000 ($1.23)

Westminster government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $731,000 ($300.82)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $672,000 ($276.54)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $59,000 ($24.28)

Westminster government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $101,000 ($41.56)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $672,000 ($276.54)

6.01% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($53,827 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
South Carolina average:

8.00%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($162 average AGI)
Oconee County:

0.05%
South Carolina average:

0.15%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Pickens County, SC  0.80% ($41,223 average AGI)
from Anderson County, SC  0.58% ($28,214)
from Greenville County, SC  0.33% ($69,341)


5.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,479 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
South Carolina average:

6.88%

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:
to Pickens County, SC  0.87% ($34,645 average AGI)
to Anderson County, SC  0.81% ($33,254)
to Greenville County, SC  0.43% ($47,944)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Westminster, South Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 15
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 10
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 28
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
South Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 90
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 137
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 29
  • Fatalities: 98
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 229
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14

See more detailed statistics of Westminster fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total average daily traffic: 14,283
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,064


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • "westminster" 1753 Coffee Road (Lat: 34.688417 Lon: -83.120167), Call Sign: KNKN405
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/26/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Douglas J Minster
    Registrant: Allied Wireless Communications Corporation, 1001 Technology Drive, Little Rock, AR 72223, Phone: (501) 448-1249, Fax: (501) 448-1580, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Diana Joseph, 11767 Long Creek Hwy. (Lat: 34.743889 Lon: -83.240472), Type: 79.3, Overall height: 77.4 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG
  • Stephanie I Jones, 11767 Long Creek Hwy. (Lat: 34.743889 Lon: -83.240472), Type: 79.3, Overall height: 77.4 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG
  • Stephanie I Jones, 11767 Long Creek Hwy. (Lat: 34.743889 Lon: -83.240472), Type: 78.0, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG
  • Stephanie I Jones, 11767 Long Creek Hwy. (Lat: 34.743889 Lon: -83.240472), Type: 78.0, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Sr 11 & 168 (Lat: 34.560111 Lon: -83.062083), Call Sign: KIU857
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.130 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/25/2012, Expiration Date: 06/08/2022
    Registrant: Oconee County Sheriff\'s Office, 415 South Pine Street, Walhalla, SC 29691, Phone: (864) 718-1010, Fax: (864) 638-4434, Email:
  • Hwy 76 (Lat: 34.665667 Lon: -83.098500), Call Sign: KLP776
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.130 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/24/2012, Expiration Date: 06/08/2022
    Registrant: Oconee County Sheriff\'s Office, 415 South Pine Street, Walhalla, SC 29691, Phone: (864) 718-1010, Fax: (864) 638-4434, Email:
  • 1/4 Mi W Of Jct Hwy 90 & Us 76 On Hwy 90 (Lat: 34.719528 Lon: -83.219333), Structure height: 11 m, Call Sign: WPEV984
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.312 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/24/1999, Expiration Date: 05/04/2004, Cancellation Date: 07/04/2004
    Registrant: Westminster, Town Of, 100 Windsor St, Westminster, SC 29693, Phone: (864) 647-3217
  • Lat: 34.665639 Lon: -83.099306, Structure height: 0 m, Call Sign: WPVZ678
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.250 MHz, 173.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/17/2012, Expiration Date: 09/20/2022, Certifier: Sam Stribling
    Registrant: Dee Polley, 216 Middle Fork Road, Garden Valley, ID 83622, Phone: (208) 462-5200, Fax: (208) 247-2277, Email:
  • Water Tank On Hwy 76 & Sr 183 (Lat: 34.668444 Lon: -83.099333), Structure height: 37 m, Call Sign: WQPG601
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.203 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/17/2012, Expiration Date: 09/11/2022, Certifier: David Smith
    Registrant: City Os Westminster, Westminster, SC 29693, Phone: (864) 647-3200
  • Lat: 34.662667 Lon: -83.038778, Call Sign: WQQP311
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.062 MHz, 457.062 MHz, 457.312 MHz, 452.312 MHz, 456.487 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/06/2013, Expiration Date: 02/06/2023, Certifier: Lisa Mccurry
    Registrant: Continental Wireless, Inc., 10455 Vista Park Road, Dallas, TX 75238-1645, Phone: (972) 926-7443, Fax: (972) 926-0624, Email:

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
    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, 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: 6034.15 MHz, 10875.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6034.15 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 131
  • Hazardous Condition: 55
  • Service Call: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 26

Incident types - Westminster


See full 2006 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
Businesses in Westminster, SC
NameCountNameCount
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
Hardee's1Subway1
Lane Furniture1U-Haul1
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