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Bamberg County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2016: 15,451 (45% urban, 55% rural); it was 16,658 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,094
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,198
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,580
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,756 (it was 1,543 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

31%

Land area: 393 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 39 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bamberg County: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (41.0%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (27.9%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (14.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 33%
  • Government: 28%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 39%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Bamberg County, South Carolina:

  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (62.2%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (35.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.1%)
Median resident age:  41.3 years
South Carolina median age:  39.1 years
Males: 7,438  (48.1%)
Females: 8,013  (51.9%)

Bamberg County,SC real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Bamberg County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $34,114 ($24,007 in 1999)

This county:

$34,114
South Carolina:

$49,501

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $416 (lower quartile is $194, upper quartile is $556)
This county:

$416
State:

$653


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $69,877 (it was $50,300 in 2000)
Bamberg:

$69,877
South Carolina:

$153,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $31,578 - $130,942
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $909
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $356

Institutionalized population: 137

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 59
  • Burglaries: 71
  • Thefts: 95
  • Auto thefts: 33

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 68
  • Burglaries: 82
  • Thefts: 92
  • Auto thefts: 17
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 16 buildings, average cost: $127,200
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $137,200
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $98,100
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $125,400
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2012: 12 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $133,100
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $175,400
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $617 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $432 (0.8%)

Bamberg County household income distribution in 2013 Bamberg County home values distribution in 2013 Bamberg County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 24.0%
Bamberg County:

24.0%
South Carolina:

15.3%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.2% for Black residents, 19.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.3% for other race residents, 42.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 41.3 years old
(Males: 38.6 years old, Females: 44.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.1 years old, Black residents: 37.5 years old, Asian residents: 34.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30.9 years old, Other race residents: 29.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bamberg County is $401 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $481 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $642 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bamberg, Denmark, Ehrhardt, Olar, Govan.

Bamberg County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Imperial County, California , East Carroll Parish, Louisiana , Sumter County, Alabama , Walker County, Alabama , Hancock County, Georgia , Grayson County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

9.4%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 1,135
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 220 (43.0% naturalized citizens)

Bamberg County:

1.4%
Whole state:

4.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Bamberg County population
  • 402010 or later
  • 892000 to 2009
  • 131990 to 1999
  • 81980 to 1989
  • 11970 to 1979
  • 59Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 56.9%

Bamberg County marital status for males Bamberg County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,721
  • One, attached: 50
  • Two: 110
  • 3 or 4: 226
  • 5 to 9: 11
  • 10 to 19: 125
  • 20 to 49: 67
  • 50 or more: 26
  • Mobile homes: 2,436

Housing units in Bamberg County with a mortgage: 1,451 (8 second mortgage, 175 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,978

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

58.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Bamberg County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,80727
Mainline Protestant2,30525
Black Protestant3723
Other971
Catholic--
None9,406-
Bamberg County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Bamberg County:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Bamberg County:

6.47 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Bamberg County:

14.9%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Bamberg County:

35.3%
State:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.9%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Bamberg County:

Average size of farms: 310 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $44,297
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $342.13
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 32.24%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $43,289
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 28.33%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.54%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $49,441
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.00%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.11
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 17.70%
Corn for grain: 5207 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2233 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 11005 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 3539 harvested acres
Vegetables: 3,520 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 267 acres

Earthquake activity:

Bamberg County-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 92.5 miles away from Bamberg County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 58.8 miles away from the county 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 57.1 miles away from the county 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 87.7 miles away from the county center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 61.8 miles away from Bamberg County 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 275.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3378: October 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 3378, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4286: October 11, 2016, FEMA Id: 4286, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Emergency Declared EM-3373: October 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 3373, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4241: October 05, 2015, FEMA Id: 4241, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 19, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3369: February 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 3369, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 15, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4166: March 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 4166, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3233: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3233, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2004 to January 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1509: February 13, 2004, FEMA Id: 1509, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • South Carolina Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1313: January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: 1313, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Hurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 14, 1999 to September 30, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1299: September 21, 1999, FEMA Id: 1299, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Bamberg County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (50%)
  • Asia,n.e.c. (19%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • Korea (9%)
  • India (5%)
  • Philippines (1%)
  • Haiti (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Bamberg County


  • American (16%)
  • English (1%)
  • German (1%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (0%)
  • Lebanese (0%)

Bamberg County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,144 (82.3%)
  • Carpooled: 512 (10.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 66 (1.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 29 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 11 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 125 (2.5%)
  • Worked at home: 136 (2.7%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Bamberg County, South Carolina in 2000:

  • 634 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 218 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 82 people in nursing homes
  • 39 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 29 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 20 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 15 people in other group homes
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 10 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 4 people in homes for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Bamberg County, South Carolina in 2010:

  • 809 people in college/university student housing
  • 219 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 91 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 76 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 46 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $37,414.

5.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,508 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
South Carolina average:

6.90%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.96% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($19,216 average AGI)
1.51% relocated from other states ($9,296 average AGI)
Bamberg County:

1.51%
South Carolina average:

3.58%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Orangeburg County, SC  1.01% ($20,500 average AGI)
from Barnwell County, SC  0.66% ($24,733)
from Colleton County, SC  0.44% ($22,750)
from Lexington County, SC  0.26% ($25,917)
from Richland County, SC  0.26% ($14,750)
from Aiken County, SC  0.24% ($37,364)


5.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,959 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
South Carolina average:

6.53%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.11% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($19,726 average AGI)
1.76% relocated to other states ($7,237 average AGI)
Bamberg County:

1.76%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Orangeburg County, SC  1.35% ($23,097 average AGI)
to Barnwell County, SC  0.65% ($23,733)
to Lexington County, SC  0.37% ($49,471)
to Richland County, SC  0.35% ($35,500)
to Colleton County, SC  0.24% ($22,636)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6

Births per 1000 population in Bamberg County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Bamberg County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Bamberg County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bamberg County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Bamberg County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Bamberg County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Bamberg County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Bamberg County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Bamberg County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,799 (2,198 aged, 601 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 292 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Bamberg County, South Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (203)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (174)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (158)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (135)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (83)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (70)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (62)
  • Congestive heart failure (60)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (59)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (51)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.27
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,199
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 802
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 28,485

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,115
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,108

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 82

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,451
  • In family households: 11,767 (1,711 male householders, 1,888 female householders)
    2,326 spouses, 4,267 children (3,907 natural, 66 adopted, 300 stepchildren), 446 grandchildren, 349 brothers or sisters, 226 parents, 101 other relatives, 484 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,508 (1,112 male householders (989 living alone)), 1,155 female householders (1,115 living alone)), 244 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,155

Size of family households: 1,925 2-persons, 793 3-persons, 452 4-persons, 129 5-persons, 194 6-persons, 116 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,106 1-person, 152 2-persons, 5 3-persons, 8 5-persons.

1,391 married couples with children.
1,151 single-parent households (118 men, 1,033 women).

98.3% of residents of Bamberg speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (28% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 44% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (93% speak English very well, 7% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $130,702,000 ($8,193 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,573,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $38,490,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $31,827,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,618,000
Federal grants: $45,074,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,834,000 ($18,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,859,000 ($4,611,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $716,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $476,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,478,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,093
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 881
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +50
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,018
Here -64 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Bamberg County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.27 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.6

Year house built in Bamberg County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Bamberg County population
  • 1882014 or later
  • 882010 to 2013
  • 8502000 to 2009
  • 1,3101990 to 1999
  • 1,4971980 to 1989
  • 1,6211970 to 1979
  • 6891960 to 1969
  • 5601950 to 1959
  • 3361940 to 1949
  • 5621939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Bamberg County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bamberg County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Bamberg County population
  • 551 room
  • 42 rooms
  • 773 rooms
  • 2634 rooms
  • 9995 rooms
  • 1,3046 rooms
  • 6307 rooms
  • 5788 rooms
  • 4559+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bamberg County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Bamberg County population
  • 861 room
  • 92 rooms
  • 783 rooms
  • 3944 rooms
  • 4155 rooms
  • 2606 rooms
  • 877 rooms
  • 1178 rooms
  • 509+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Bamberg County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Bamberg County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Bamberg County population
  • 60no bedroom
  • 371 bedroom
  • 6902 bedrooms
  • 2,3903 bedrooms
  • 9654 bedrooms
  • 2215+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bamberg County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Bamberg County population
  • 86no bedroom
  • 1041 bedroom
  • 5142 bedrooms
  • 6753 bedrooms
  • 1064 bedrooms
  • 35+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Bamberg County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Bamberg County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Bamberg County population
  • 274no vehicle
  • 1,3191 vehicle
  • 1,7082 vehicles
  • 5943 vehicles
  • 3134 vehicles
  • 1565+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Bamberg County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Bamberg County population
  • 366no vehicle
  • 7371 vehicle
  • 2392 vehicles
  • 1003 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 305+ vehicles

93.4% of Bamberg County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 20% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in South Carolina.

Bamberg County:

93.4%
State average:

85.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 12,569
  • Other state: 2,517
  • Northeast: 991
  • Midwest: 217
  • South: 1,111
  • West: 192
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bamberg County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 70.8%Electricity
  • 17.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.0%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 72.4%Electricity
  • 13.9%Utility gas
  • 7.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.7%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 37
Here:

2.7%
South Carolina:

9.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 35
Here:

5.4%
South Carolina:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 362
Here:

23.0%
South Carolina:

19.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Bamberg County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Corrections - Other: $1,897,000
    General Public Buildings: $292,000
  • Current Operations - Fire Protection: $688,000
    General - Other: $650,000
    Solid Waste Management: $594,000
    Corrections - Other: $446,000
    Police Protection: $414,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $310,000
    Financial Administration: $240,000
    Regular Highways: $192,000
    General Public Buildings: $178,000
    Central Staff Services: $155,000
    Health Services - Other: $120,000
    Libraries: $112,000
    Housing & Community Development: $50,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $18,000
    Parks & Recreation: $15,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $27,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $266,000
    Regular Highways: $47,000
    Police Protection: $34,000
    Solid Waste Management: $26,000
    Financial Administration: $19,000
    General Public Building: $7,000
    Judicial: $5,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,000
    Central Staff: $3,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,757,000

Bamberg County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $324,000
    Solid Waste Management: $81,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $50,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $66,000
  • Miscellaneous - Property Sale Other: $179,000
    Interest Earnings: $85,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $16,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,487,000
    All Other: $664,000
    Highways: $135,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,728,000
    NEC: $5,000
    Public Utilities: $3,000

Bamberg County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $445,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $370,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $75,000

Bamberg County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,020,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 803
  • Number of aged recipients: 113
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 690
  • Number of recipients under 18: 86
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 487
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 230
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 308
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 338
Bamberg County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Bamberg County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Bamberg County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James15269.1 years
John14472.9 years
William10472.0 years
Mary10174.8 years
Willie9769.5 years
George8374.3 years
Annie7979.9 years
Robert7370.3 years
Henry6574.1 years
Charles5367.3 years
Most common last names in Bamberg County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams11172.5 years
Johnson8773.2 years
Sanders7371.6 years
Mcmillan6375.4 years
Smith5971.3 years
Carter5674.5 years
Brown5376.6 years
Odom5371.2 years
Hutto5171.4 years
Washington5172.5 years
Businesses in Bamberg County, SC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Pizza Hut1
CVS1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid1
H&R Block1Subway3
Hardee's2Taco Bell1
KFC1True Value1
McDonald's1U-Haul3