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Colleton County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2017: 38,586 (24% urban, 76% rural); it was 38,264 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,161
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,188
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 11,612
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,782 (it was 2,858 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

31%

Land area: 1056 sq. mi.

Water area: 76.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 37 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Colleton County: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.2%), Educational, health and social services (17.3%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Colleton County, SC (2017)
    • 21,68756.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 14,54838.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,2363.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 7722.0%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 3480.9%Two or more races
    • 2350.6%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 300.08%Some other race alone
    • 130.03%Asian alone
Median resident age:

42.6 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years
Males: 18,726  (48.5%)
Females: 19,860  (51.5%)
Average household size:
Colleton County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,279 ($29,733 in 1999)
This county:

$36,279
South Carolina:

$50,570

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $518 (lower quartile is $418, upper quartile is $619)
This county:

$518
State:

$665


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $92,115 (it was $62,200 in 2000)
Colleton:

$92,115
South Carolina:

$161,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $52,846 - $180,222
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,090
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $303

Institutionalized population: 359

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

  • Murders: 6
  • Rapes: 14
  • Robberies: 26
  • Assaults: 207
  • Burglaries: 224
  • Thefts: 668
  • Auto thefts: 127

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 12
  • Robberies: 20
  • Assaults: 244
  • Burglaries: 250
  • Thefts: 573
  • Auto thefts: 100
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 121 buildings, average cost: $109,400
  • 1998: 140 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 1999: 131 buildings, average cost: $126,900
  • 2000: 112 buildings, average cost: $145,700
  • 2001: 82 buildings, average cost: $140,500
  • 2002: 110 buildings, average cost: $141,000
  • 2003: 96 buildings, average cost: $142,300
  • 2004: 119 buildings, average cost: $162,600
  • 2005: 153 buildings, average cost: $196,600
  • 2006: 149 buildings, average cost: $216,300
  • 2007: 216 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2008: 79 buildings, average cost: $203,700
  • 2009: 58 buildings, average cost: $218,600
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $1,090,700
  • 2011: 38 buildings, average cost: $240,400
  • 2012: 37 buildings, average cost: $246,300
  • 2013: 36 buildings, average cost: $365,500
  • 2014: 37 buildings, average cost: $229,900
  • 2015: 48 buildings, average cost: $230,200
  • 2016: 51 buildings, average cost: $317,500
  • 2017: 55 buildings, average cost: $330,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Colleton, SC residents
Average permit cost in Colleton, SC
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $841 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $432 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Colleton, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Colleton, SC in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Colleton, SC in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.6%
Colleton County:

20.6%
South Carolina:

15.4%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.4% for Black residents, 81.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 46.0% for American Indian residents, 56.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 85.4% for other race residents, 36.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 42.6 years old
(Males: 41.6 years old, Females: 43.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.3 years old, Black residents: 41.8 years old, American Indian residents: 32.2 years old, Asian residents: 70.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.7 years old, Other race residents: 27.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Colleton County is $389 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $481 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $680 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hendersonville, Walterboro, Green Pond, Cottageville, Edisto Beach, Jacksonboro, Smoaks, Williams, Lodge, Islandton.

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

2018 air pollution in Colleton County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.024 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.9 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Colleton County: Cave (A), Erwinton Plantation (B), Stinson Bridge (C), Pointe Salkehatchie Regional Industrial Park (D), Allendale County Golf Club (E), Gill Crossroads (F), Gravel Hill Plantation (G), Grotan Plantation (H), Stillwood Plantation (I), Venison Hunt Club (J), Willingham Plantation (K), Dunbar Store (L), South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles Fairfax Office (M), Martin Fire Department (N), Allendale Law Enforcement Center (O), Allendale County Sheriff's Office (P), Martin-Millett Community Center (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Colleton County include: Saint James Church (A), Saint Lukes Church (B), Saint Marks Church (C), Second Calvary Church (D), Smyrna Church (E), Springfield Church (F), Sweet Bethel Church (G), Trinity Church (H), Virgin Mary Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Flowers Cemetery (1), Folger Cemetery (2), Allen Chapel Cemetery (3), New Home Cemetery (4), Furse Cemetery (5), Garvin Cemetery (6), Magdalene Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Dead River Lake (A), Cator Hall Lake (B), Mount Lake (C), Echee Pond (D), Harters Pond (E), Terry Pond (F), Ferguson Lake (G), Billinger Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Fiddle Pond Creek (A), Furse Creek (B), Swift Gut (C), Stony Creek (D), Boggy Gut Branch (E), Pretty Creek (F), Pipe Creek (G), Spring Run (H), Miller Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Dona Ana County, New Mexico , Butts County, Georgia , Los Angeles County, California , Cass County, Texas , Delta County, Texas , Jones County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.7%
South Carolina:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Colleton, SC
County total employment by year in Colleton, SC
County average yearly wages by year in Colleton, SC

Current college students: 1,129
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 830 (25.9% naturalized citizens)

Colleton County:

2.2%
Whole state:

4.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 4992000 to 2009
  • 1391990 to 1999
  • 541980 to 1989
  • 691970 to 1979
  • 155Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 65.0%

Colleton County marital status for males Colleton County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,171
  • One, attached: 134
  • Two: 278
  • 3 or 4: 543
  • 5 to 9: 379
  • 10 to 19: 299
  • 20 to 49: 150
  • 50 or more: 19
  • Mobile homes: 7,390
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 34

Housing units in Colleton County with a mortgage: 4,597 (81 second mortgage, 247 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,720

Here:

40.0% with mortgage
State:

57.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Colleton County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,56158
Mainline Protestant4,99044
Black Protestant3,01125
Other7872
Catholic6502
None17,893-
Colleton 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: 12
Colleton County:

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
Colleton County:

10.02 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 27
This county:

6.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Colleton County:

12.4%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Colleton County:

32.3%
State:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.4%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Colleton County:

Average size of farms: 278 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $26,661
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $660.28
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.58%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 21.78%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $25,155
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.37%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.32%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $43,754
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.54%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.10
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.78%
Corn for grain: 4952 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 473 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 2561 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,535 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 106 acres

Tornado activity:

Colleton County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below South Carolina state average. It is 11222988.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 6 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 9/22/2000, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 5 people and caused $290,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Colleton County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 30.7 miles away from Colleton County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 125.0 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 34.2 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 54.5 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 35.3 miles away from Colleton 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 306.0 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 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
  • South Carolina Hurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 14, 1999 to September 25, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3145: September 15, 1999, FEMA Id: 3145, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Colleton County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Colleton

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,727 (78.9%)
  • Carpooled: 1,911 (14.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 28 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 260 (1.9%)
  • Bicycle: 41 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 55 (0.4%)
  • Worked at home: 586 (4.3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (67%)
  • Oceania, n.e.c. (14%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Romania (3%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • Poland (1%)
  • Russia (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Colleton County


  • American (12%)
  • European (11%)
  • English (6%)
  • German (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 127 people in nursing homes
  • 71 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 50 people in other group homes
  • 49 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 26 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 359 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 20 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $42,555.

5.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,290 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
South Carolina average:

7.95%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.03% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($29,658 average AGI)
1.94% relocated from other states ($18,633 average AGI)
Colleton County:

1.94%
South Carolina average:

4.20%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dorchester County, SC  0.98% ($46,220 average AGI)
from Charleston County, SC  0.88% ($36,143)
from Berkeley County, SC  0.50% ($42,881)
from Beaufort County, SC  0.33% ($33,477)
from Hampton County, SC  0.27% ($31,568)
from Richland County, SC  0.22% ($28,833)


5.32% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,126 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
South Carolina average:

6.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.51% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($24,048 average AGI)
1.82% relocated to other states ($13,079 average AGI)
Colleton County:

1.82%
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 Dorchester County, SC  0.87% ($39,333 average AGI)
to Charleston County, SC  0.81% ($41,880)
to Berkeley County, SC  0.34% ($29,956)
to Beaufort County, SC  0.25% ($40,182)
to Richland County, SC  0.23% ($24,258)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.1

Births per 1000 population in Colleton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Colleton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Colleton County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 22.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Colleton County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Colleton County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Colleton County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Colleton County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Colleton County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Colleton County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,020 (5,200 aged, 1,820 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,028 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (523)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (451)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (335)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (295)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (234)
  • Congestive heart failure (226)
  • Unspecified dementia (215)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (165)
  • Malignant neoplasm of prostate (123)
  • Person injured in unspecified motor-vehicle accident, traffic (113)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.53
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12,471
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 331
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 52,211

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,290
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 975
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 56

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 114.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 99.7
  • Other - 14.8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 110.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 99.7
  • Other - 11.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 38,586
  • In family households: 31,882 (5,096 male householders, 5,092 female householders)
    6,778 spouses, 11,035 children (10,444 natural, 99 adopted, 472 stepchildren), 1,521 grandchildren, 421 brothers or sisters, 387 parents, 814 other relatives, 713 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,079 (2,443 male householders (2,145 living alone)), 2,774 female householders (2,586 living alone)), 863 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 637

Size of family households: 5,128 2-persons, 1,961 3-persons, 1,763 4-persons, 1,073 5-persons, 169 6-persons, 98 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,730 1-person, 372 2-persons, 62 3-persons, 11 4-persons, 61 5-persons.

4,218 married couples with children.
3,135 single-parent households (535 men, 2,600 women).

96.1% of residents of Colleton speak English at home.
3.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (47% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (49% speak English very well, 51% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 30% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $256,529,000 ($6,479 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $10,321,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $110,599,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $57,573,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,578,000
Federal grants: $77,030,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,800,000 ($495,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,949,000 ($1,726,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $109,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,793,000
Federal Government insurance: $370,468,000

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

Births: 2,850
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,106
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +135
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +519
Here:

+13 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Colleton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.35 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.5

Year house built in Colleton County, South Carolina
  • Year house built in Colleton County, South Carolina
  • 2762014 or later
  • 2002010 to 2013
  • 2,4842000 to 2009
  • 4,9381990 to 1999
  • 4,4141980 to 1989
  • 3,6071970 to 1979
  • 1,6441960 to 1969
  • 1,5971950 to 1959
  • 4551940 to 1949
  • 4731939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Colleton County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Colleton County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Colleton County, South Carolina
  • 391 room
  • 42 rooms
  • 1383 rooms
  • 8994 rooms
  • 3,0475 rooms
  • 3,3216 rooms
  • 1,9027 rooms
  • 9628 rooms
  • 8919+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Colleton County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Colleton County, South Carolina
  • 311 room
  • 412 rooms
  • 2563 rooms
  • 1,1894 rooms
  • 1,6175 rooms
  • 5206 rooms
  • 3187 rooms
  • 1018 rooms
  • 529+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Colleton County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Colleton County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Colleton County, South Carolina
  • 45no bedroom
  • 1131 bedroom
  • 1,8892 bedrooms
  • 6,7253 bedrooms
  • 2,0424 bedrooms
  • 3765+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Colleton County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Colleton County, South Carolina
  • 105no bedroom
  • 2601 bedroom
  • 1,6872 bedrooms
  • 1,7923 bedrooms
  • 2864 bedrooms
  • 375+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Colleton County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Colleton County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Colleton County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 444no vehicle
  • 2,8561 vehicle
  • 4,5222 vehicles
  • 2,3263 vehicles
  • 7324 vehicles
  • 3535+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Colleton County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Colleton County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 402no vehicle
  • 2,1321 vehicle
  • 1,2582 vehicles
  • 2153 vehicles
  • 364 vehicles
  • 2185+ vehicles

91.5% of Colleton County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in South Carolina.

Colleton County:

91.5%
State average:

85.5%

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

  • This state: 28,847
  • Other state: 8,478
  • Northeast: 2,808
  • Midwest: 986
  • South: 3,784
  • West: 934
Year householders moved into unit in Colleton County, SC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Colleton County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 82.0%Electricity
  • 9.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.8%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 87.8%Electricity
  • 4.9%Utility gas
  • 4.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 328
Here:

8.1%
South Carolina:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 133
Here:

6.6%
South Carolina:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 81
Here:

8.5%
South Carolina:

19.9%

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

Colleton County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,814,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,848,000
    Regular Highways: $918,000
    Parks and Recreation: $334,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $4,257,000
    General - Other: $2,467,000
    Regular Highways: $2,455,000
    Local Fire Protection: $513,000
    Central Staff Services: $270,000
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $9,436,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,757,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,105,000
    Police Protection: $4,937,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,699,000
    General - Other: $2,618,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,420,000
    Regular Highways: $1,972,000
    Health - Other: $1,970,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,793,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,627,000
    Financial Administration: $1,569,000
    Libraries: $808,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $733,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $205,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $138,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $856,000
    Public Welfare: $752,000
    Education: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $655,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,723,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,973,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,750,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,076,000
    Interest Earnings: $685,000
    Rents: $155,000
    General Revenue - Other: $104,000
    Sale of Property: $94,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $1,463,000
    Regular Highways: $34,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $19,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,423,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,148,000
    Health and Hospitals: $834,000
    Sewerage: $155,000
    Water Utilities: $42,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,709,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,977,000
    Other: $1,073,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $325,000
    Other License: $154,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $138,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $66,000
    Pari - mutuels Sales: $54,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,467,000

Colleton County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,814,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,848,000
    Regular Highways: $918,000
    Parks and Recreation: $334,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $4,257,000
    General - Other: $2,467,000
    Regular Highways: $2,455,000
    Local Fire Protection: $513,000
    Central Staff Services: $270,000
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $9,436,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,757,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,105,000
    Police Protection: $4,937,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,699,000
    General - Other: $2,618,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,420,000
    Regular Highways: $1,972,000
    Health - Other: $1,970,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,793,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,627,000
    Financial Administration: $1,569,000
    Libraries: $808,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $733,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $205,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $138,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $856,000
    Public Welfare: $752,000
    Education: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $655,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,723,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,973,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,750,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,076,000
    Interest Earnings: $685,000
    Rents: $155,000
    General Revenue - Other: $104,000
    Sale of Property: $94,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $1,463,000
    Regular Highways: $34,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $19,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,423,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,148,000
    Health and Hospitals: $834,000
    Sewerage: $155,000
    Water Utilities: $42,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,709,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,977,000
    Other: $1,073,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $325,000
    Other License: $154,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $138,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $66,000
    Pari - mutuels Sales: $54,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,467,000

Colleton County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,814,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,848,000
    Regular Highways: $918,000
    Parks and Recreation: $334,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $4,257,000
    General - Other: $2,467,000
    Regular Highways: $2,455,000
    Local Fire Protection: $513,000
    Central Staff Services: $270,000
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $9,436,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,757,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,105,000
    Police Protection: $4,937,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,699,000
    General - Other: $2,618,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,420,000
    Regular Highways: $1,972,000
    Health - Other: $1,970,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,793,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,627,000
    Financial Administration: $1,569,000
    Libraries: $808,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $733,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $205,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $138,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $856,000
    Public Welfare: $752,000
    Education: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $655,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,723,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,973,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,750,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,076,000
    Interest Earnings: $685,000
    Rents: $155,000
    General Revenue - Other: $104,000
    Sale of Property: $94,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $1,463,000
    Regular Highways: $34,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $19,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,423,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,148,000
    Health and Hospitals: $834,000
    Sewerage: $155,000
    Water Utilities: $42,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,709,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,977,000
    Other: $1,073,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $325,000
    Other License: $154,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $138,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $66,000
    Pari - mutuels Sales: $54,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,467,000

Colleton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,814,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,848,000
    Regular Highways: $918,000
    Parks and Recreation: $334,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $4,257,000
    General - Other: $2,467,000
    Regular Highways: $2,455,000
    Local Fire Protection: $513,000
    Central Staff Services: $270,000
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $9,436,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,757,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,105,000
    Police Protection: $4,937,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,699,000
    General - Other: $2,618,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,420,000
    Regular Highways: $1,972,000
    Health - Other: $1,970,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,793,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,627,000
    Financial Administration: $1,569,000
    Libraries: $808,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $733,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $205,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $138,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $856,000
    Public Welfare: $752,000
    Education: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $655,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,723,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,973,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,750,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,076,000
    Interest Earnings: $685,000
    Rents: $155,000
    General Revenue - Other: $104,000
    Sale of Property: $94,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $1,463,000
    Regular Highways: $34,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $19,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,423,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,148,000
    Health and Hospitals: $834,000
    Sewerage: $155,000
    Water Utilities: $42,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,709,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,977,000
    Other: $1,073,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $325,000
    Other License: $154,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $138,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $66,000
    Pari - mutuels Sales: $54,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,467,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,778
  • Number of aged recipients: 158
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,620
  • Number of recipients under 18: 270
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,112
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 396
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 674
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 740
Most common first names in Colleton County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James20868.2 years
John18670.7 years
William16870.2 years
Mary15776.4 years
George9570.5 years
Robert9470.3 years
Willie9169.8 years
Charles8470.7 years
Joseph7970.6 years
Henry6671.5 years
Most common last names in Colleton County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Crosby15073.9 years
Williams13770.0 years
Brown12673.0 years
Smith9673.0 years
Carter6777.0 years
Jones6472.3 years
Hiott6371.6 years
Nettles5668.2 years
Johnson5569.4 years
Ackerman5377.1 years
Businesses in Colleton County, SC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy2
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Best Western1Microtel1
Burger King1Motel 61
CVS1Nike3
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Church's Chicken1Quality1
Comfort Inn1Quiznos1
Cracker Barrel1Ramada1
Curves1Rite Aid1
DHL1Ruby Tuesday1
Dairy Queen2SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Sears1
Domino's Pizza2Sleep Inn1
FedEx4Subway1
Ford1Super 81
GNC1T-Mobile2
GameStop1Taco Bell1
Goodwill2True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul4
Hardee's1UPS3
Hilton1Verizon Wireless1
Holiday Inn1Waffle House2
Jones New York1Walgreens1
KFC2Walmart1
Kincaid1

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