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McCormick County, South Carolina (SC)


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County population in 2012: 9,943 (all rural); it was 9,958 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,654
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,563
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,884
Renter-occupied apartments: 810 (it was 674 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

31%

Land area: 360 sq. mi.
Water area: 34.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 28 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in McCormick County: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.3%), Manufacturing (19.3%), Public administration (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 27%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in McCormick County, South Carolina:


Median resident age:  50.0 years
South Carolina median age:  37.0 years

Males: 5,558  (51.8%)
Females: 4,675  (48.2%)

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McCormick County,SC real estate house value trend



Average household size:
McCormick County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,141 ($31,577 in 1999)
This county:

$36141
South Carolina:

$42442

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $304 (lower quartile is $151, upper quartile is $455)
This county:

$304
State:

$545


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $126,898 (it was $56,200 in 2000)
McCormick County:

$126,898
South Carolina:

$137,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $64,143 - $229,147

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $220,970
Here:

$220,970
State:

$217,639

Townhouses or other attached units: $901,727
Here:

$901,727
State:

$164,785

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,316,465
Here:

$1,316,465
State:

$210,002

Mobile homes: $62,910
Here:

$62,910
State:

$45,713
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,186
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $257

Institutionalized population: 1,293

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


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


McCormick County, SC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $576 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $331 (0.3%)


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


McCormick County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 16.8%
(4.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.5% for Black residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 9.4% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 50 years old
(Males: 47 years old, Females: 53 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 59 years old, Black residents: 40 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 50 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31 years old, Other race residents: 19 years old)

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

17.9%
Whole state:

14.1%

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

7.7%
Whole state:

6.5%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in McCormick County is $423 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $486 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $672 a month.

Cities in this county include: McCormick, Clarks Hill, Modoc, Mount Carmel, Willington, Parksville, Plum Branch.

McCormick 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 McCormick County: Hamilton Brach Campground (A), Hamilton Branch Campground (B), Long Crane Creek Campground (C), Monroe Ridge Hunt Campground (D), Mount Carmel Campground (E), Little River Quarry Boat Ramp (F), Long Cane Creek Boat Ramp (G), Key Bridge Hunt Camp (H), Byrd Creek Rifle Range (I), Furys Ferry Campsite (J), Clark Hill Powerhouse (K), Woodlawn Station (L), Hawe Creek Camping Area (M), Clark Hill Marina (N), Prices Mill (O), Sandy Branch Volunteer Fire Department (P), McCormick Correctional Institution (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in McCormick County include: Pine Grove Church (A), Mount Zion Church (B), Mount Vernon Church (C), Mount Pleasant Church (D), Mount Moriah Church (E), Mount Lebanon Church (F), Bordeaux Church (G), Buffalo Baptist Church (H), McKissick Memorial Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pine Grove Cemetery (1), Indian Massacre Grave (2), De La Howe Tomb (3), Badwell Cemetery (4), Bethany Cemetery (5), Bordeaux Cemetery (6), Buffalo Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Old McCormick Town Reservoir (A), J. Strom Thurmond Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Conner Creek (A), Cosey Branch (B), Cuffytown Creek (C), Wine Creek (D), Wilson Spring Creek (E), Wiley Branch (F), Welch Creek (G), Vall Branch (H), Taylor Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in McCormick County include: Parksville Recreation Area (1), Parksville Wayside Park (2), Patterson Branch Picnic Area (3), Hickory Knob State Park (4), Baker Creek State Park (5), Below Dam Recreation Area (6), Buffalo Creek Recreation Area (7), Chamberlain Ferry Picnic Area (8), Clarks Hill Recreation Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Abbeville County , Edgefield County , Greenwood County , Columbia County, Georgia , Elbert County, Georgia , Lincoln County, Georgia .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 255
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 66.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 59 (97% naturalized citizens)

McCormick County:

0.6%
Whole state:

2.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 47.8%

McCormick County marital status for males
McCormick County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in McCormick County with a mortgage: 1,070 (77 second mortgage, 108 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 744

Here:

59.0% with mortgage
State:

66.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.13%
Here27.1%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 2,702
Total congregations: 18

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents1,530 (56.6%)815 (30.2%)138 (5.1%)126 (4.7%)93 (3.4%)
Congregations8 (44.4%)5 (27.8%)1 (5.6%)1 (5.6%)3 (16.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in McCormick County - McCormick, Clarks Hill, Modoc, Mount Carmel, Willington

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

3.97 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
McCormick County:

3.97 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

6.95 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
McCormick County:

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.2%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.3%
South Carolina:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
McCormick County:

11.0%
State:

13.4%


Agriculture in McCormick County:

Average size of farms: 240 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $15,770
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $69.61
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 91.35%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $20,661
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 8.16%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.79%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $24,460
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.91%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.15
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.45%
Land in orchards: 25 acres

Tornado activity:

McCormick County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 1.1 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/11/2002, a tornado injured 2 people.

Earthquake activity:

McCormick County-area historical earthquake activity is above South Carolina state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 11.3 miles away from the county center
On 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 36.9 miles away from the county center
On 1/3/1992 at 04:21:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 10.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.6 miles away from McCormick County center
On 8/8/1993 at 09:24:31, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 43.8 miles away from the county center
On 12/7/2007 at 11:07:03, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.3 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 McCormick County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (12%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (13%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Apparel (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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




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





McCormick County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,396 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 672 (21%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 17 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 10 (0%)
  • Walked: 85 (3%)
  • Other means: 29 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 58 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $39,642.

7.18% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($54,828 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.18%
South Carolina average:

8.00%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.72% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($11,681 average AGI)
4.47% relocated from other states ($43,147 average AGI)
McCormick County:

4.47%
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 Greenwood County, SC  0.78% ($32,423 average AGI)
from Abbeville County, SC  0.57% ($20,263)
from Richmond County, GA  0.36% ($35,083)
from Lincoln County, GA  0.30% ($24,300)


5.50% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,201 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
South Carolina average:

6.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.16% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($17,682 average AGI)
2.33% relocated to other states ($17,520 average AGI)
McCormick County:

2.33%
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 Greenwood County, SC  1.26% ($26,268 average AGI)
to Abbeville County, SC  0.58% ($26,421)
to Aiken County, SC  0.52% ($53,235)
to Richmond County, GA  0.49% ($40,875)
to Columbia County, GA  0.40% ($39,154)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.1

Births per 1000 population in McCormick County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8

Deaths per 1000 population in McCormick County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 13.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in McCormick County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,135 (1,802 aged, 333 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 712.310
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1216.860
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9.89

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 31.43
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 39.57

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,927

Size of family households: 1,723 2-persons, 555 3-persons, 304 4-persons, 134 5-persons, 53 6-persons, 29 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,103 1-person, 113 2-persons, 7 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

96.8% of residents of McCormick County speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 26% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 23% 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: $77,446,000 ($7643 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $15,196,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $36,329,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,058,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $48,000
Federal grants: $17,517,000
Federal procurement contracts: $6,860,000 ($6,413,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,634,000 ($4,937,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $521,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,996,000

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

Births: 469
Here:

46 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 630
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +331
Here:

+33 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in McCormick County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.90 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in McCormick County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 15
  • 3 rooms: 69
  • 4 rooms: 344
  • 5 rooms: 822
  • 6 rooms: 813
  • 7 rooms: 437
  • 8 rooms: 208
  • 9+ rooms: 173
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 61
  • 3 rooms: 114
  • 4 rooms: 175
  • 5 rooms: 159
  • 6 rooms: 92
  • 7 rooms: 31
  • 8 rooms: 16
  • 9+ rooms: 17
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in McCormick County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 15
  • 1 bedroom: 97
  • 2 bedrooms: 586
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,848
  • 4 bedrooms: 317
  • 5+ bedrooms: 21
  • no bedroom: 17
  • 1 bedroom: 159
  • 2 bedrooms: 224
  • 3 bedrooms: 230
  • 4 bedrooms: 37
  • 5+ bedrooms: 7
Cars and other vehicles available in McCormick County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 191
  • 1 vehicle: 885
  • 2 vehicles: 1,133
  • 3 vehicles: 468
  • 4 vehicles: 137
  • 5+ vehicles: 70
  • no vehicle: 201
  • 1 vehicle: 305
  • 2 vehicles: 128
  • 3 vehicles: 36
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

60% of McCormick County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 35% lived in South Carolina.

McCormick County:

59.6%
State average:

56.8%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $84,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in McCormick County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (54.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10.6%)
  • Wood (3.7%)
  • Utility gas (1.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Electricity (62.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10.4%)
  • Wood (4.9%)
  • Utility gas (3.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 131
Here:

13.9%
South Carolina:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 51
Here:

7.3%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 26
Here:

12.0%
South Carolina:

20.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

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

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

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


Expenditure Revenue Debt

McCormick County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


McCormick County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


McCormick County government finances - Debt in 2002:


McCormick County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in McCormick County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James12268.7 years
John8269.6 years
William7470.6 years
Mary6780.2 years
Robert5572.7 years
Willie4871.1 years
George4274.2 years
Thomas4170.2 years
Henry2475.5 years
Paul2271.0 years
Most common last names in McCormick County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown4374.5 years
Talbert3474.2 years
Freeman3270.6 years
Williams3169.5 years
White3073.3 years
Jennings2974.0 years
Wideman2873.9 years
Searles2677.3 years
Patterson2575.1 years
Smith2580.4 years
Businesses in McCormick County, SC
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1UPS1
Hardee's1
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