Westville, South Carolina

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Population in July 2007: 2,599.
Males: 1,284  (49.4%)
Females: 1,315  (50.6%)
Median resident age:

43.3 years
South Carolina median age:

35.4 years

Zip code: 29020

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,087 (it was $38,088 in 2000)
Westville:

$49,087
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $32,044 (it was $22,699 in 2000)

Westville CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $122,864 (it was $79,300 in 2000)
Westville:

$122,864
SC:

$161,800
March 2019 cost of living index in Westville: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Westville, SC (2000)
    • 1,63569.6%White alone
    • 67128.6%Black alone
    • 271.1%Hispanic
    • 100.4%Two or more races
    • 40.2%Asian alone
    • 30.1%American Indian alone

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

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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 117.9 square miles.

Population density: 22 people per square mile   (very low).

Westville, South Carolina map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Westville CCD:

0.5% ($366)
South Carolina:

0.6% ($510)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, SC (32.4 miles , pop. 116,278).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (55.1 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (493.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Kershaw, SC (3.4 miles ),
Heath Springs, SC (3.5 miles ),
Camden, SC (3.5 miles ),
Lugoff, SC (3.7 miles ),
Great Falls, SC (3.9 miles ),
Mount Pisgah, SC (3.9 miles ),
Ridgeway, SC (4.0 miles ),
Elgin, SC (4.2 miles )

Latitude: 34.42 N, Longitude: 80.72 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 803

Distribution of median household income in Westville, SC in 2017
Westville satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Most common industries in Westville, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (10.5%)
  • Health care (8.7%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.7%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.6%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (10.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.3%)
  • Paper (5.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.4%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Utilities (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.6%)
  • Educational services (14.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.9%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (10.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (9.9%)
  • Public administration (8.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
Most common occupations in Westville, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Electricians (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.1%)

Average climate in Westville, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Westville, South Carolina average temperatures Westville, South Carolina average precipitation Westville, South Carolina humidity Westville, South Carolina wind speed Westville, South Carolina snowfall Westville, South Carolina sunshine Westville, South Carolina clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 23.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

23.9
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.19. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.19
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2001 was 32.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.6
U.S.:

33.3
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00360. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00360
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Westville-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 33% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.3 miles away from the Westville place center injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 tornado 11.7 miles away from the place center killed 5 people and injured 49 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Westville-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 86% 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 108.2 miles away from Westville center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 109.9 miles away from Westville 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 100.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 19.5 miles away from Westville 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 146.3 miles away from Westville center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 207.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kershaw County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Westville:

  • FAIRFIELD HEALTHCARE CENTER, LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; RIDGEWAY, SC)
  • SPRINGDALE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CAMDEN, SC)
  • KERSHAWHEALTH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; CAMDEN, SC)
  • HOSPICE OF KERSHAW COUNTY (Hospital, about 13 miles away; CAMDEN, SC)
  • CAMDEN I (Hospital, about 13 miles away; CAMDEN, SC)
  • CAMDEN II COMMUNITY RESIDENCE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; CAMDEN, SC)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF CAMDEN (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; CAMDEN, SC)

Amtrak station near Westville:

  • 13 miles: CAMDEN (1060 W. DEKALB ST.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westville:

  • Benedict College (about 34 miles; Columbia, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,039)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 34 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 27,789)
  • Central Carolina Technical College (about 39 miles; Sumter, SC; FT enrollment: 3,108)
  • York Technical College (about 40 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 3,572)
  • Midlands Technical College (about 40 miles; West Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 8,916)
  • Winthrop University (about 41 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 5,575)
  • Wingate University (about 42 miles; Wingate, NC; FT enrollment: 2,125)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Westville: Warrens Old Muster Ground (A), Kershaw County Fire Station Beaver Creek (B), Kershaw County Fire Department Westville (C), Kershaw County Fire Station Baron DeKalb (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Westville include: Rock Spring Church (A), Saint Johns Church (B), Oak Spring Church (C), Beaver Creek Church (D), Bethel Church (E), Belmont Baptist Church (F), Church of God (G), Damascus Church (H), Ebenezer Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: New Grove Cemetery (1), Beaver Creek Cemetery (2), Duncan Cemetery (3), Smyrles Cemetery (4), White Oak Cemetery (5), Saint Johns Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Wateree (A), George West Pond (B), Little Barfield Millpond (C), McGuirts Flint Hill Pond (D), Hilton House Pond (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: White Oak Creek (A), Stillhouse Branch (B), Showerbath Branch (C), Rocky Branch (D), Singleton Creek (E), McDow Creek (F), Tranham Creek (G), Langley Branch (H), Beaver Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Westville: Liberty Hill Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Richmond H. Hilton - Army Medal of Honor recipient.

Kershaw County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

67.3%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.5%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

13.8%
Whole state:

14.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.5%
Whole state:

6.5%

For population 15 years and over in Westville:

Marital status in Westville, SC
  • Never married: 18.9%
  • Now married: 64.9%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

For population 25 years and over in Westville:

  • High school or higher: 73.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.4
South Carolina average:

13.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Westville, SC (based on Kershaw County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant22,13983
Mainline Protestant5,62730
Black Protestant2,12613
Catholic1,7241
Other1,1664
None28,915-
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: 9
Kershaw County:

1.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Kershaw County:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Here:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Kershaw County:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

11.5%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Kershaw County:

30.0%
State:

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

15.3%
South Carolina:

13.4%

6.45% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($50,264 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.45%
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 Richland County, SC  2.00% ($52,708 average AGI)
from Lexington County, SC  0.47% ($40,651)
from Sumter County, SC  0.30% ($68,957)


5.64% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,063 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
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 Richland County, SC  1.52% ($39,415 average AGI)
to Lexington County, SC  0.45% ($36,760)
to Sumter County, SC  0.22% ($30,680)

Strongest AM radio stations in Westville:

  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WCAM (1590 AM; 1 kW; CAMDEN, SC; Owner: KERSHAW RADIO CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Westville:

  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WNOK (104.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNMX-FM (106.1 FM; WAXHAW, NC; Owner: GHB OF WAXHAW, INC)
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WCOS-FM (97.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W207BQ (89.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WLTR (91.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WPUB-FM (102.7 FM; CAMDEN, SC; Owner: KERSHAW RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRBK (90.3 FM; RICHBURG, SC; Owner: RICHBURG EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WNSC-FM (88.9 FM; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WRHM (107.1 FM; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: OUR THREE SONS BROADCASTING, LLP)
  • W240AX (95.9 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Westville:

  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBHQ (Channel 63; SUMTER, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRLK-TV (Channel 35; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WRJA-TV (Channel 27; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W39CL (Channel 39; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WNSC-TV (Channel 30; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W21CA (Channel 21; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Westville: Richmond H. Hilton.


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Flat Rock Cell Site 1 Mile Ssw Of (Lat: 34.444861 Lon: -80.607861), Structure height: 77.7 m, Call Sign: KNKN973
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 845.010 MHz, Grant Date: 11/22/2011, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • PETER M CONNOLLY, 1 Mile Ssw (Lat: 34.445000 Lon: -80.607778), Type: 77.7, Overall height: 73.2 m, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, Pconnoll@hklaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 862-5989
  • Peter M Connolly, 1 Mile Ssw (Lat: 34.445167 Lon: -80.608417), Type: 77.1, Overall height: 73.2 m, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, Pconnoll@hklaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 862-5989
  • Peter M Connolly, 1 Mile Ssw (Lat: 34.445167 Lon: -80.608417), Type: 77.1, Overall height: 73.2 m, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, Pconnoll@hklaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 862-5989
  • STEVEN T CAMPBELL, 1 Mile Ssw (Lat: 34.445167 Lon: -80.608417), Type: 77.1, Structure height: 45055 m, Overall height: 73.2 m, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 862-5989
  • 1 Mile Ssw (Lat: 34.445000 Lon: -80.607778), Type: 77.7, Overall height: 73.2 m, Registrant: United States Cellular Corporation, Linda.Hartman@koteen.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 467-5700

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Westville Fire Tower Westville Tower Rd .3 Mi E Int Us Hwy 601 (Lat: 34.475167 Lon: -80.587306), Call Sign: KIF800, Licensee ID: L00135262,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.270 MHz, 159.405 MHz, Grant Date: 10/24/2001, Expiration Date: 01/10/2012, Cancellation Date: 10/25/2011, Registrant: State Of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29221, Phone: (803) 737-8800

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • FLAT ROCK ENH, 1 Mile Ssw (Lat: 34.445167 Lon: -80.608417), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 73.2 m, Overall height: 77.1 m, Call Sign: WPNN232,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, Grant Date: 05/30/2018, Expiration Date: 05/20/2028, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Westville, SC
  • 50.2%Electricity
  • 34.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.8%Wood
  • 4.0%Utility gas
  • 3.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Westville, SC
  • 40.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 38.6%Electricity
  • 12.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.7%Wood
  • 3.1%No fuel used


Westville compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage 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 below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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