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Dorchester County, South Carolina (SC)


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County population in 2012: 142,496 (81% urban, 19% rural); it was 96,413 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 27,770
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,303
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 26,027
Renter-occupied apartments: 14,186 (it was 8,682 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

31%

Land area: 575 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 245 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dorchester County: 94.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: .

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 20%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Dorchester County, South Carolina:


Median resident age:  35.0 years
South Carolina median age:  37.0 years

Males: 66,381  (34.6%)
Females: 70,174  (65.4%)

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Dorchester County,SC real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Dorchester County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $52,138 ($43,316 in 1999)
This county:

$52138
South Carolina:

$42442

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $699 (lower quartile is $601, upper quartile is $874)
This county:

$699
State:

$545


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $176,900 (it was $92,200 in 2000)
Dorchester County:

$176,900
South Carolina:

$137,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $122,100 - $249,400

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $178,684
Here:

$178,684
State:

$217,639

Townhouses or other attached units: $55,659
Here:

$55,659
State:

$164,785

In 2-unit structures: $123,157
Here:

$123,157
State:

$197,041

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $38,042
Here:

$38,042
State:

$191,373

Mobile homes: $66,541
Here:

$66,541
State:

$45,713

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $15,654
Here:

$15,654
State:

$45,615
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,397
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $403

Institutionalized population: 1,948

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


Dorchester 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: $1,226 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $796 (0.5%)


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


Dorchester County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 14.3%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.8% for Black residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 14.3%
Dorchester County:

14.3%
South Carolina:

17.1%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.8% for Black residents)

Median age of residents in 2010: 35 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 36 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 34 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Area name: Charleston-North Charleston, SC MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dorchester County is $586 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $663 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $864 a month.

Cities in this county include: Summerville, St. George, Ridgeville, Harleyville, Reevesville.

Dorchester 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 Dorchester County: Summerville Speedway (A), Summerville Water Plant (B), Cypress Campground (C), Clemson College Coastal Experiment Station (D), Indian Field Campground (E), Campmeeting Grounds (F), Atlantic Industrial Park A (G), Atlantic Industrial Park B (H), Atlantic Industrial Park C (I), Dorchester Industrial Center (J), Eastport Commerce Center Industrial Park (K), McQueen Industrial Park (L), Legends Golf Club (M), Prudential Coosaw Creek Country Club (N), Dorchester County Lower Dorchester Wastewater Treatment Facility (O), Middleton Place (P), Drainland (Q), Old Fort Dorchester (R), Chapel Ridge Farm (S), The Forks (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Oakbrook Shopping Center (1), Eagle Creek Shopping Center (2), Oakbrook Square Shopping Center (3), Plantation Center Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Dorchester County include: Saint Joans Church (A), Saint Johns Church (B), Saint Lukes Church (C), Shady Grove Church (D), Pine Grove Church (E), Surprise Church (F), New Hope Church (G), Ashley River Church (H), Mount Zion Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Muckenfuss Cemetery (1), Salters Cemetery (2), Whitestone Cemetery (3), Westbury Cemetery (4), Walters Cemetery (5), Wallace Cemetery (6), Utsey Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Marsh Pond (A), Bobs Lake (B), Schultz Lake (C), Railroad Pond (D), Rumphs Pond (E), Huttos Lake (F), SCE and G Ash Pond (G), Lake Ashborough (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Coosaw Creek (A), Cowtail Creek (B), Dorchester Creek (C), Four Hole Swamp (D), Bush Branch (E), Stanley Branch (F), Scotts Creek (G), Rumphs Hill Creek (H), Poorly Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Dorchester County include: Old Fort Dorchester State Historical Park (1), Middleton Gardens (2), Mateeba Gardens (3), Givhans Ferry State Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Berkeley County , Charleston County , Colleton County , Orangeburg County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 4,471
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,690 (51% naturalized citizens)

Dorchester County:

2.8%
Whole state:

2.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 37.4%

Dorchester County marital status for males
Dorchester County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Dorchester County with a mortgage: 15,327 (2,229 second mortgage, 1,608 home equity loan, 71 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,352

Here:

77.9% with mortgage
State:

66.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.63%
Here45.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 43,998
Total congregations: 101

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic Church Charismatic Churches IndependentPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents13,471 (30.6%)12,260 (27.9%)4,938 (11.2%)3,000 (6.8%)1,462 (3.3%)
Congregations18 (17.8%)36 (35.6%)2 (2.0%)1 (1.0%)2 (2.0%)
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents1,427 (3.2%)1,400 (3.2%)1,029 (2.3%)876 (2.0%)4,135 (9.4%)
Congregations2 (2.0%)1 (1.0%)3 (3.0%)6 (5.9%)30 (29.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Dorchester County - Summerville, St. George, Ridgeville, Harleyville, Reevesville

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
This county:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Dorchester County:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Dorchester County:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
This county:

3.49 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 55
Dorchester County:

4.46 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.6%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.1%
South Carolina:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Dorchester County:

12.6%
State:

13.4%


Agriculture in Dorchester County:

Average size of farms: 158 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $34,684
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $145.68
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 79.19%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $38,103
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 31.30%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $53,131
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.04%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.46
Corn for grain: 6860 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 435 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 3653 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 2963 harvested acres
Vegetables: 147 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 156 acres

Tornado activity:

Dorchester County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 1.3 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 11 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/10/1998, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 7 people and caused $5 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dorchester County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Carolina state average. It is 64% 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 14.5 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 12.3 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 49.8 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 16.5 miles away from Dorchester County center
On 11/8/2002 at 13:29:03, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 2.4 mi) earthquake occurred 48.3 miles away from the county center
On 11/13/1990 at 15:22:13, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 2.1 mi) earthquake occurred 13.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Dorchester County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (-0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (-0%)
  • Construction (-0%)
  • Food (-0%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (-0%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (-0%)
  • Apparel (-0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (-0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (-0%)
  • Construction (-0%)
  • Food (-0%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (-0%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (-0%)
  • Apparel (-0%)
Most common occupations in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Top executives (-0%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (-0%)
  • Financial managers (-0%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (-0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (-0%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (-0%)
  • Business operations specialists (-0%)
  • Top executives (-0%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (-0%)
  • Financial managers (-0%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (-0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (-0%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (-0%)
  • Business operations specialists (-0%)

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




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





Dorchester County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 36,322 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 5,625 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 122 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 16 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 31 (0%)
  • Railroad: 14 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 7 (0%)
  • Taxi: 48 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 94 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 40 (0%)
  • Walked: 584 (1%)
  • Other means: 440 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 939 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $50,334.

13.99% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,788 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.99%
South Carolina average:

8.00%


0.25% of residents moved from foreign countries ($744 average AGI)
Dorchester County:

0.25%
South Carolina average:

0.15%

7.83% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($20,865 average AGI)
5.91% relocated from other states ($21,179 average AGI)
Dorchester County:

5.91%
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 Charleston County, SC  4.21% ($37,150 average AGI)
from Berkeley County, SC  2.02% ($36,994)
from Colleton County, SC  0.24% ($26,626)
from Orangeburg County, SC  0.23% ($36,926)
from Richland County, SC  0.15% ($36,206)
from Virginia Beach city, VA  0.10% ($48,841)
from Greenville County, SC  0.10% ($45,341)


9.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,299 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.98%
South Carolina average:

6.88%


0.18% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,046 average AGI)
Dorchester County:

0.18%
South Carolina average:

0.11%

6.07% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($21,744 average AGI)
3.73% relocated to other states ($16,509 average AGI)
Dorchester County:

3.73%
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 Charleston County, SC  2.63% ($34,264 average AGI)
to Berkeley County, SC  1.98% ($35,025)
to Colleton County, SC  0.24% ($37,198)
to Orangeburg County, SC  0.24% ($35,726)
to Richland County, SC  0.17% ($39,761)
to Greenville County, SC  0.10% ($58,463)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.10% ($27,385)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.4

Births per 1000 population in Dorchester County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Dorchester County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Dorchester County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 12,411 (9,563 aged, 2,848 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.93
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5102.610
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 74.76
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30026.91

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1359.230
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 649.490
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5.32

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43.12
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 62.02

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9.75

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 49.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 31.3
  • Other - 17.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 107.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 58.5
  • Suffocation - 31.3
  • Other - 17.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 134,540

Size of family households: 14,292 2-persons, 9,320 3-persons, 7,825 4-persons, 3,508 5-persons, 1,248 6-persons, 657 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,855 1-person, 2,084 2-persons, 326 3-persons, 105 4-persons, 34 5-persons, 5 6-persons.

95.0% of residents of Dorchester County speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (42% speak English very well, 39% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $504,666,000 ($4716 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $109,151,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $303,569,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $74,203,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,953,000
Federal grants: $77,410,000
Federal procurement contracts: $35,996,000 ($32,874,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,534,000 ($261,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,233,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $117,472,000
Federal Government insurance: $241,780,000

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

Births: 6,817
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,943
Here:

35 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +556
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +13,319
Here:

+118 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Dorchester County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 13.16 millions of gallons per day (9% from ground, 91% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Dorchester County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 22
  • 2 rooms: 114
  • 3 rooms: 706
  • 4 rooms: 1,899
  • 5 rooms: 5,219
  • 6 rooms: 6,593
  • 7 rooms: 5,288
  • 8 rooms: 3,395
  • 9+ rooms: 2,791
  • 1 room: 149
  • 2 rooms: 549
  • 3 rooms: 1,370
  • 4 rooms: 2,374
  • 5 rooms: 2,151
  • 6 rooms: 1,035
  • 7 rooms: 591
  • 8 rooms: 365
  • 9+ rooms: 98
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Dorchester County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 65
  • 1 bedroom: 414
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,386
  • 3 bedrooms: 15,850
  • 4 bedrooms: 5,532
  • 5+ bedrooms: 780
  • no bedroom: 159
  • 1 bedroom: 1,582
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,768
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,713
  • 4 bedrooms: 401
  • 5+ bedrooms: 59
Cars and other vehicles available in Dorchester County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,070
  • 1 vehicle: 6,697
  • 2 vehicles: 12,321
  • 3 vehicles: 4,649
  • 4 vehicles: 1,013
  • 5+ vehicles: 277
  • no vehicle: 1,195
  • 1 vehicle: 4,382
  • 2 vehicles: 2,510
  • 3 vehicles: 435
  • 4 vehicles: 139
  • 5+ vehicles: 21

53% of Dorchester County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in South Carolina.

Dorchester County:

53.2%
State average:

56.8%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $95,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dorchester County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (71.0%)
  • Utility gas (19.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.4%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • Electricity (83.9%)
  • Utility gas (10.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.2%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,536
Here:

10.9%
South Carolina:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 654
Here:

10.6%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 671
Here:

18.4%
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

Dorchester County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Dorchester County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Dorchester County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Dorchester County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 17 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,404$171,360672$155,1922,977$172,536165$53,8004$4,962,250265$124,736144$55,903
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED57$163,80745$119,044224$181,67911$46,1820$016$140,00025$55,840
APPLICATIONS DENIED269$167,472161$111,6651,316$175,72186$51,8950$086$112,430111$67,964
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN201$159,488103$150,097813$180,63630$108,4670$050$127,78018$96,278
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS50$151,86025$150,880227$176,58610$127,0000$012$171,58312$65,500
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 17 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED373$188,936186$194,19453$158,1133$129,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED117$198,59895$194,65320$146,4001$129,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED24$184,70816$188,12513$176,5381$86,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN20$209,80020$194,4004$208,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$186,8187$175,4296$189,3330$0
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Most common first names in Dorchester County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John44970.9 years
James41170.9 years
William37972.0 years
Mary36578.6 years
Robert24168.1 years
Charles19369.0 years
George17971.0 years
Joseph13871.7 years
Thomas13870.4 years
Willie13669.2 years
Most common last names in Dorchester County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith25374.0 years
Williams20971.1 years
Brown18271.6 years
Johnson15370.5 years
Green10371.1 years
Simmons10272.8 years
Jones9971.1 years
White8172.8 years
Murray8174.3 years
Knight8075.0 years
Businesses in Dorchester County, SC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Panera Bread1
Ace Hardware2Papa John's Pizza1
Applebee's1Payless1
Arby's1Penske1
AutoZone2PetSmart1
Blockbuster1Pier 1 Imports1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Pizza Hut3
Burger King2Publix Super Markets1
CVS4Quality1
Chick-Fil-A1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn2Ruby Tuesday1
Comfort Suites1Rue211
Cracker Barrel1Ryan's Grill1
Cricket Wireless1SONIC Drive-In2
Dairy Queen1Shoe Carnival1
Domino's Pizza1Sleep Inn1
DressBarn1Sprint Nextel1
Dunkin Donuts3Staples1
Econo Lodge2Starbucks1
FedEx11Subway3
GNC1Super 81
GameStop1T-Mobile2
H&R Block4T.J.Maxx1
Hardee's3Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1Target1
Home Depot1Tire Kingdom1
IHOP1True Value1
Jones New York1U-Haul5
KFC4UPS12
Kohl's1Verizon Wireless1
Lane Furniture1Waffle House2
Lowe's1Walgreens2
MasterBrand Cabinets1Walmart1
McDonald's5YMCA1
Nike5
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