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Colleton County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2016: 38,875 (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).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Colleton County: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (29.2%), Educational, health and social services (12.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 38%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Colleton County, South Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (56.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (37.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (0.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  42.5 years
South Carolina median age:  39.1 years
Males: 18,636  (47.9%)
Females: 20,239  (52.1%)

Colleton County,SC real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Colleton County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $35,800 ($29,733 in 1999)

This county:

$35,800
South Carolina:

$49,501

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $531 (lower quartile is $405, upper quartile is $638)
This county:

$531
State:

$653


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $91,954 (it was $62,200 in 2000)
Colleton:

$91,954
South Carolina:

$153,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $50,419 - $179,831
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,070
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $330

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:

  • 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
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: $864 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $423 (0.6%)

Colleton County household income distribution in 2013 Colleton County home values distribution in 2013 Colleton County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 18.5%
Colleton County:

18.5%
South Carolina:

15.3%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.9% for Black residents, 43.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.3% for American Indian residents, 41.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 50.8% for other race residents, 33.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 42.5 years old
(Males: 41.6 years old, Females: 43.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.3 years old, Black residents: 41.7 years old, American Indian residents: 46.3 years old, Asian residents: 70.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.7 years old, Other race residents: 16.8 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

2012 air pollution in Colleton County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.024 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below 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:

6.5%
South Carolina:

5.8%

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

Current college students: 1,129
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 773 (9.3% naturalized citizens)

Colleton County:

2.0%
Whole state:

4.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Colleton County population
  • 02010 or later
  • 4962000 to 2009
  • 1121990 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: 11,272
  • One, attached: 177
  • Two: 257
  • 3 or 4: 416
  • 5 to 9: 306
  • 10 to 19: 279
  • 20 to 49: 183
  • 50 or more: 80
  • Mobile homes: 7,100
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 17

Housing units in Colleton County with a mortgage: 4,545 (67 second mortgage, 315 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,570

Here:

40.0% with mortgage
State:

58.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Colleton County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
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).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)

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


  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (69%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Haiti (3%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • Romania (2%)
  • Philippines (1%)
  • Colombia (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Colleton County


  • American (14%)
  • European (11%)
  • English (5%)
  • German (5%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Italian (1%)

Colleton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,664 (80.9%)
  • Carpooled: 1,598 (12.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 15 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 249 (1.9%)
  • Bicycle: 25 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 126 (1.0%)
  • Worked at home: 488 (3.7%)
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 $37,330.

5.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,504 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
South Carolina average:

6.90%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.24% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($20,188 average AGI)
1.87% relocated from other states ($13,317 average AGI)
Colleton County:

1.87%
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 Dorchester County, SC  0.89% ($27,059 average AGI)
from Charleston County, SC  0.58% ($33,000)
from Berkeley County, SC  0.38% ($37,588)
from Hampton County, SC  0.19% ($17,808)
from Richland County, SC  0.19% ($36,200)
from Orangeburg County, SC  0.18% ($38,458)
from Beaufort County, SC  0.18% ($38,500)


5.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,724 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.76%
South Carolina average:

6.53%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.74% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($19,207 average AGI)
2.02% relocated to other states ($9,518 average AGI)
Colleton County:

2.02%
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 Charleston County, SC  0.83% ($31,893 average AGI)
to Dorchester County, SC  0.80% ($30,870)
to Berkeley County, SC  0.42% ($26,877)
to Richland County, SC  0.28% ($28,421)
to Beaufort County, SC  0.24% ($39,344)
to Hampton County, SC  0.16% ($25,810)
to Bamberg County, SC  0.15% ($22,750)

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: 38,875
  • In family households: 31,916 (4,712 male householders, 5,063 female householders)
    6,086 spouses, 11,569 children (10,868 natural, 154 adopted, 543 stepchildren), 1,811 grandchildren, 595 brothers or sisters, 652 parents, 744 other relatives, 718 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,354 (2,590 male householders (2,242 living alone)), 2,827 female householders (2,630 living alone)), 941 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 613

Size of family households: 5,122 2-persons, 2,015 3-persons, 1,474 4-persons, 896 5-persons, 230 6-persons, 48 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,873 1-person, 439 2-persons, 52 3-persons, 21 4-persons, 30 5-persons.

4,264 married couples with children.
3,211 single-parent households (584 men, 2,627 women).

96.8% of residents of Colleton speak English at home.
2.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (62% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 32% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 27% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very 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:

4.9
State:

4.6

Year house built in Colleton County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Colleton County population
  • 2602014 or later
  • 2112010 to 2013
  • 2,2112000 to 2009
  • 4,7071990 to 1999
  • 4,5501980 to 1989
  • 3,7291970 to 1979
  • 1,7171960 to 1969
  • 1,4261950 to 1959
  • 6091940 to 1949
  • 3951939 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 Note: State values scaled to Colleton County population
  • 471 room
  • 42 rooms
  • 1183 rooms
  • 8034 rooms
  • 3,1875 rooms
  • 3,0236 rooms
  • 1,6737 rooms
  • 1,1088 rooms
  • 9929+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Colleton County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Colleton County population
  • 351 room
  • 232 rooms
  • 2453 rooms
  • 1,0344 rooms
  • 1,6705 rooms
  • 5466 rooms
  • 3307 rooms
  • 1248 rooms
  • 1179+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Colleton County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Colleton County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Colleton County population
  • 41no bedroom
  • 1681 bedroom
  • 1,6312 bedrooms
  • 6,7553 bedrooms
  • 1,9834 bedrooms
  • 3965+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Colleton County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Colleton County population
  • 92no bedroom
  • 2631 bedroom
  • 1,5582 bedrooms
  • 1,8523 bedrooms
  • 3244 bedrooms
  • 565+ 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 Note: State values scaled to Colleton County population
  • 411no vehicle
  • 3,1841 vehicle
  • 4,3242 vehicles
  • 2,0503 vehicles
  • 6864 vehicles
  • 3535+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Colleton County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Colleton County population
  • 588no vehicle
  • 1,9211 vehicle
  • 1,2372 vehicles
  • 2523 vehicles
  • 524 vehicles
  • 1245+ vehicles

91.3% 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, 68% lived in South Carolina.

Colleton County:

91.3%
State average:

85.2%

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

  • This state: 29,455
  • Other state: 8,313
  • Northeast: 2,398
  • Midwest: 962
  • South: 4,137
  • West: 783
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Colleton County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 80.7%Electricity
  • 9.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.2%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Wood
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 85.3%Electricity
  • 6.2%Utility gas
  • 5.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 280
Here:

6.6%
South Carolina:

9.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 92
Here:

4.7%
South Carolina:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 102
Here:

9.1%
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

Colleton County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Fire Protection: $649,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,250,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,910,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,343,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,285,000
    General - Other: $1,247,000
    Financial Administration: $1,142,000
    Regular Highways: $1,108,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,087,000
    Fire Protection: $984,000
    Central Staff Services: $691,000
    Libraries: $449,000
    General Public Buildings: $389,000
    Parks & Recreation: $80,000
    Welfare - Other: $18,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $391,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Welfare: $160,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $660,000
    Regular Highways: $576,000
    Fire Protection: $437,000
    General Public Building: $269,000
    Financial Administration: $122,000
    Health - Other: $116,000
    Police Protection: $77,000
    Solid Waste Management: $68,000
    Judicial: $35,000
    Central Staff: $10,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,712,000

Colleton County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,610,000
    Solid Waste Management: $270,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $941,000
    Housing & Community Development: $12,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $103,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $213,000
    Interest Earnings: $162,000
    Property Sale Other: $18,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,715,000
    All Other: $345,000
    Public Welfare: $171,000
    Health & Hospitals: $13,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,717,000
    Total General Sales: $1,598,000
    Other Selective Sales: $855,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $538,000
    NEC: $330,000
    Public Utilities: $59,000

Colleton County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $6,515,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $1,900,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $7,895,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $520,000

Colleton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,262,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $5,410,000

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
Colleton County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
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Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
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Persons involved in fatal accidents
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Colleton County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
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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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