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Calhoun County, South Carolina (SC)


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County population in 2012: 14,910 (all rural); it was 15,185 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,601
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,182
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,987
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,297 (it was 930 in 2000)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

31%

Land area: 380 sq. mi.
Water area: 12.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 40 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Calhoun County: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.5%), Manufacturing (14.9%), Retail trade (11.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 24%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Calhoun County, South Carolina:


Median resident age:  43.0 years
South Carolina median age:  37.0 years

Males: 7,397  (47.4%)
Females: 7,778  (52.6%)

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Calhoun County,SC real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Calhoun County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $37,467 ($32,736 in 1999)
This county:

$37467
South Carolina:

$42442

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $325 (lower quartile is $241, upper quartile is $447)
This county:

$325
State:

$545


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $96,057 (it was $60,600 in 2000)
Calhoun County:

$96,057
South Carolina:

$137,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,459 - $183,123

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $198,522
Here:

$198,522
State:

$217,639

Townhouses or other attached units: $281,013
Here:

$281,013
State:

$164,785

Mobile homes: $65,221
Here:

$65,221
State:

$45,713
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,071
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $260

Institutionalized population: 106

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


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


Calhoun County, SC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $559 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $459 (0.6%)


Calhoun County household income distribution in 2009 Calhoun County home values distribution


Calhoun County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 14.3%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.4% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.4% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 43 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 41 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

16.2%
Whole state:

14.1%

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

7.0%
Whole state:

6.5%

Area name: Columbia, SC HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Calhoun County is $567 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $632 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $781 a month.

Cities in this county include: Oak Grove, St. Matthews, Cameron, Fort Motte-Lone Star, Sandy Run-Staley.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Calhoun County: Daniels 4H Camp (A), Langsyne Plantation (B), Cotton Lane Farms (C), Calhoun Subdivision Landing (D), Camp Dergan (E), Low Falls Landing (F), Saw Dust Landing (G), Jumper Station Fire Department (H), Belleville Fire Department (I), Midway Fire Department (J), Fort Motte Fire Department Lone Star (K), Fort Motte Fire Department (L), Caw Caw Fire Department (M), Fort Motte Fire Department Stumphole (N), Sandy Run Fire Department (O), Belleville Fire Department Substation (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Calhoun County include: Prodigal Church (A), Providence Church (B), Red Church (C), Saint Luke Church (D), Saint Mark Church (E), Saint Matthews Church (F), Saint Paul Church (G), Saint Stephens Church (H), Savannah Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Goodin Cemetery (1), Mount Moriah Cemetery (2), Kaigler Cemetery (3), Mount Zion Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: True Blue Lake (A), Wolf Lake (B), Holly Pond (C), Mullers Big Lake (D), Mullers Little Lake (E), Lord Lake (F), Saylors Lake (G), Braddy Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Flea Bite Creek (A), Big Beaver Creek (B), Keller Branch (C), Sikes Creek (D), Murph Mill Creek (E), Polk Spring Creek (F), Sandy Run (G), Savany Hunt Creek (H), Squirrel Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Clarendon County , Lexington County , Orangeburg County , Richland County , Sumter County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 462
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 72.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 147 (29% naturalized citizens)

Calhoun County:

1.0%
Whole state:

2.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 32.1%

Calhoun County marital status for males
Calhoun County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Calhoun County with a mortgage: 1,290 (130 second mortgage, 127 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,225

Here:

51.3% with mortgage
State:

66.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 28.80%
Here28.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,373
Total congregations: 26

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaBaha'iEpiscopal Church
Adherents1,940 (44.4%)1,382 (31.6%)526 (12.0%)106 (2.4%)102 (2.3%)
Congregations6 (23.1%)9 (34.6%)5 (19.2%)-1 (3.8%)
NamePresbyterian Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)Other
Adherents71 (1.6%)70 (1.6%)54 (1.2%)45 (1.0%)77 (1.8%)
Congregations1 (3.8%)1 (3.8%)1 (3.8%)1 (3.8%)1 (3.8%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Calhoun County - Oak Grove, St. Matthews, Cameron, Fort Motte-Lone Star, Sandy Run-Staley

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Calhoun County:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
This county:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Calhoun County:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.0%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

33.0%
South Carolina:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Calhoun County:

15.6%
State:

13.4%


Agriculture in Calhoun County:

Average size of farms: 337 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $41,212
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $269.70
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 33.99%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 31.24%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $73,000
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 31.19%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.27%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $96,248
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.10%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.69
Corn for grain: 6649 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3033 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 12574 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 5139 harvested acres
Vegetables: 173 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 203 acres

Tornado activity:

Calhoun County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 1.9 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/22/1958, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Calhoun 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 98.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 65.1 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 58.0 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 65.2 miles away from Calhoun County center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.7 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Calhoun County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Chemicals (4%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Calhoun County (%):





Calhoun County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,010 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 1,103 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 30 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 3 (0%)
  • Taxi: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 11 (0%)
  • Walked: 60 (1%)
  • Other means: 80 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 113 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $42,365.

7.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,355 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.22%
South Carolina average:

8.00%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.26% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($21,858 average AGI)
1.96% relocated from other states ($9,497 average AGI)
Calhoun County:

1.96%
South Carolina average:

4.33%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Orangeburg County, SC  2.23% ($25,522 average AGI)
from Lexington County, SC  1.18% ($39,082)
from Richland County, SC  0.74% ($31,737)


7.09% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,616 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.09%
South Carolina average:

6.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.83% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($24,937 average AGI)
1.26% relocated to other states ($5,679 average AGI)
Calhoun County:

1.26%
South Carolina average:

3.21%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Orangeburg County, SC  2.35% ($28,694 average AGI)
to Lexington County, SC  1.40% ($32,542)
to Richland County, SC  0.93% ($28,813)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Births per 1000 population in Calhoun County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Calhoun County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Calhoun County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,832 (1,447 aged, 385 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 834.440
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1178.810
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13.25

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 28.47
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 33.11

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,022

Size of family households: 1,929 2-persons, 990 3-persons, 742 4-persons, 340 5-persons, 135 6-persons, 68 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,630 1-person, 217 2-persons, 19 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

97.6% of residents of Calhoun County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 23% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 53% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $69,918,000 ($4574 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,121,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $29,106,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $12,013,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,938,000
Federal grants: $22,542,000
Federal procurement contracts: $672,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,648,000 ($194,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,921,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $30,300,000
Federal Government insurance: $9,243,000

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

Births: 978
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 856
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +36
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -207
Here -14 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Calhoun County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.91 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Calhoun County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 45
  • 3 rooms: 175
  • 4 rooms: 531
  • 5 rooms: 1,311
  • 6 rooms: 1,307
  • 7 rooms: 801
  • 8 rooms: 441
  • 9+ rooms: 376
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 66
  • 3 rooms: 90
  • 4 rooms: 201
  • 5 rooms: 255
  • 6 rooms: 192
  • 7 rooms: 52
  • 8 rooms: 46
  • 9+ rooms: 21
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Calhoun County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 23
  • 1 bedroom: 123
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,080
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,861
  • 4 bedrooms: 770
  • 5+ bedrooms: 130
  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 110
  • 2 bedrooms: 373
  • 3 bedrooms: 377
  • 4 bedrooms: 55
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2
Cars and other vehicles available in Calhoun County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 278
  • 1 vehicle: 1,382
  • 2 vehicles: 1,966
  • 3 vehicles: 978
  • 4 vehicles: 265
  • 5+ vehicles: 118
  • no vehicle: 251
  • 1 vehicle: 364
  • 2 vehicles: 261
  • 3 vehicles: 42
  • 4 vehicles: 12
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

71% of Calhoun County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in South Carolina.

Calhoun County:

71.3%
State average:

56.8%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $57,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Calhoun County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (56.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32.3%)
  • Utility gas (5.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.0%)
  • Wood (2.3%)
  • Electricity (43.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (37.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.5%)
  • Utility gas (5.9%)
  • Wood (3.3%)
  • No fuel used (1.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 278
Here:

15.3%
South Carolina:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 119
Here:

12.8%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 55
Here:

14.1%
South Carolina:

20.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Calhoun County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:


Calhoun County government finances - Revenue in 2004:


Calhoun County government finances - Debt in 2004:


Calhoun County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Calhoun County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Calhoun County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Calhoun County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9270.9 years
James9271.7 years
Mary8075.1 years
Willie7472.5 years
William6975.4 years
Annie5178.6 years
George4672.4 years
Robert3571.5 years
Thomas3373.7 years
David3268.9 years
Most common last names in Calhoun County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Glover5069.0 years
Johnson5072.7 years
Williams4874.9 years
Jones4470.8 years
Wannamaker4479.4 years
Zeigler4377.7 years
Robinson4275.8 years
Smith3375.0 years
Haigler3372.7 years
Rickenbaker3177.7 years
Businesses in Calhoun County, SC
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Lane Furniture1
La-Z-Boy1UPS1

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