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Oconee County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2017: 77,270 (35% urban, 65% rural); it was 66,215 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 12,633
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 10,409
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 21,380
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,634 (it was 5,903 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

31%

Land area: 625 sq. mi.

Water area: 48.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 124 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Oconee County: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (28.7%), Educational, health and social services (14.0%), Manufacturing (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Oconee County, SC (2017)
    • 65,97899.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,4908.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,1766.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,5652.4%Two or more races
    • 5710.9%Asian alone
    • 1490.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 560.08%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

46.7 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years
Males: 38,412  (49.7%)
Females: 38,858  (50.3%)
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Average household size:
Oconee County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,192 ($36,666 in 1999)
This county:

$50,192
South Carolina:

$50,570

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $519 (lower quartile is $403, upper quartile is $715)
This county:

$519
State:

$665


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $160,800 (it was $79,700 in 2000)
Oconee:

$160,800
South Carolina:

$161,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $77,300 - $293,400
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,113
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $285

Institutionalized population: 582

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 20
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 201
  • Burglaries: 479
  • Thefts: 859
  • Auto thefts: 115

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

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 26
  • Robberies: 14
  • Assaults: 204
  • Burglaries: 488
  • Thefts: 862
  • Auto thefts: 109
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 536 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 1998: 624 buildings, average cost: $110,700
  • 1999: 644 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2000: 473 buildings, average cost: $175,600
  • 2001: 490 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2002: 520 buildings, average cost: $170,400
  • 2003: 626 buildings, average cost: $172,200
  • 2004: 711 buildings, average cost: $192,400
  • 2005: 830 buildings, average cost: $229,700
  • 2006: 849 buildings, average cost: $257,900
  • 2007: 975 buildings, average cost: $273,800
  • 2008: 642 buildings, average cost: $295,700
  • 2009: 255 buildings, average cost: $322,700
  • 2010: 186 buildings, average cost: $331,600
  • 2011: 143 buildings, average cost: $323,400
  • 2012: 177 buildings, average cost: $278,700
  • 2013: 279 buildings, average cost: $272,700
  • 2014: 243 buildings, average cost: $296,600
  • 2015: 256 buildings, average cost: $274,800
  • 2016: 387 buildings, average cost: $238,900
  • 2017: 444 buildings, average cost: $224,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Oconee, SC residents
Average permit cost in Oconee, SC
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $903 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $600 (0.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Oconee, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Oconee, SC in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Oconee, SC in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.7%
Oconee County:

17.7%
South Carolina:

15.4%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.9% for Black residents, 37.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 63.5% for American Indian residents, 40.1% for other race residents, 25.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 46.7 years old
(Males: 41.9 years old, Females: 48.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.8 years old, Black residents: 41.6 years old, American Indian residents: 34.7 years old, Asian residents: 46.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.0 years old, Other race residents: 26.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Oconee County is $369 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $600 a month.

Cities in this county include: Oakway, Seneca, Walhalla, Westminster, Long Creek, Mountain Rest, Utica, Fair Play, West Union, Newry.

Oconee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2018 air pollution in Oconee County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.036 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 5.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Curry County, New Mexico , Cherokee County , Chesterfield County , Greenville County , Jackson County, North Carolina .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.1%
South Carolina:

3.3%

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

Current college students: 2,461
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,486 (55.1% naturalized citizens)

Oconee County:

3.2%
Whole state:

4.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 7742010 or later
  • 8232000 to 2009
  • 5221990 to 1999
  • 3741980 to 1989
  • 1071970 to 1979
  • 379Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 69.8%

Oconee County marital status for males Oconee County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 26,109
  • One, attached: 229
  • Two: 1,064
  • 3 or 4: 722
  • 5 to 9: 965
  • 10 to 19: 1,042
  • 20 to 49: 385
  • 50 or more: 708
  • Mobile homes: 9,094

Housing units in Oconee County with a mortgage: 11,070 (315 second mortgage, 1,139 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,018

Here:

47.8% with mortgage
State:

57.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Oconee County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant34,998142
Mainline Protestant3,99622
Catholic2,4912
Other8184
Black Protestant3584
None31,612-
Oconee 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: 13
Oconee County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Oconee County:

4.39 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 46
This county:

6.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Oconee County:

11.1%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Oconee County:

28.6%
State:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.7%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Oconee County:

Average size of farms: 89 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $64,234
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $48,827
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.92%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.91%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $28,820
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.01%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 25.31
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.55%
Corn for grain: 410 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 894 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 49 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1055 harvested acres
Vegetables: 96 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,300 acres

Tornado activity:

Oconee County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below South Carolina state average. It is 9529850.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 7 fatalities and 100 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/28/1984, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 7 people and injured 100 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oconee County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 82% 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 65.8 miles away from Oconee County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 91.9 miles away from the 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 149.2 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 246.8 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 207.6 miles away from Oconee County center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 258.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), 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 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 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 Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 15, 2005 to December 16, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1625: January 20, 2006, FEMA Id: 1625, Natural disaster type: Ice 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 Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 06, 2004 to October 11, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1566: October 07, 2004, FEMA Id: 1566, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • South Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2004 to January 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1509: February 13, 2004, FEMA Id: 1509, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • South Carolina Drought, Incident Period: August 04, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3047: August 04, 1977, FEMA Id: 3047, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Oconee County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Oconee

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 24,608 (83.6%)
  • Carpooled: 2,865 (9.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 79 (0.3%)
  • Ferryboat: 31 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 232 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 310 (1.1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,304 (4.4%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)

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


  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (36%)
  • El Salvador (9%)
  • Honduras (7%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Oconee County


  • American (23%)
  • German (9%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

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

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

  • 231 people in nursing homes
  • 158 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 116 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 63 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 46 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 9 people in other group homes
  • 7 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

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

  • 254 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 161 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 131 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 110 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 41 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 29 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 24 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 24 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 5 people in college/university student housing
  • 4 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $62,078.

6.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($68,256 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
South Carolina average:

7.95%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.82% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($24,782 average AGI)
3.53% relocated from other states ($43,474 average AGI)
Oconee County:

3.53%
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 Pickens County, SC  0.96% ($49,603 average AGI)
from Anderson County, SC  0.67% ($42,519)
from Greenville County, SC  0.46% ($84,452)
from Spartanburg County, SC  0.12% ($62,500)
from Gwinnett County, GA  0.09% ($99,667)
from Richland County, SC  0.08% ($56,682)
from Fulton County, GA  0.08% ($262,571)


5.49% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($58,383 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
South Carolina average:

6.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.95% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($28,228 average AGI)
2.54% relocated to other states ($30,155 average AGI)
Oconee County:

2.54%
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 Pickens County, SC  0.95% ($57,460 average AGI)
to Anderson County, SC  0.81% ($43,431)
to Greenville County, SC  0.53% ($59,021)
to Charleston County, SC  0.08% ($62,714)
to Spartanburg County, SC  0.08% ($38,286)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8

Births per 1000 population in Oconee County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Oconee County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Oconee County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Oconee County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Oconee County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Oconee County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Oconee County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Oconee County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Oconee County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 15,413 (12,321 aged, 3,092 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,562 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (826)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (774)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (716)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (583)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (461)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (403)
  • Unspecified dementia (325)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (235)
  • Congestive heart failure (227)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (191)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.45
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,814
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 291
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 50,206

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,212
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 986
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 69

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 52.4. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 174.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 121.6
  • Other - 52.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 77,270
  • In family households: 64,170 (12,675 male householders, 9,706 female householders)
    17,448 spouses, 17,728 children (16,244 natural, 339 adopted, 1,145 stepchildren), 1,720 grandchildren, 464 brothers or sisters, 611 parents, 1,547 other relatives, 2,271 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 12,226 (4,614 male householders (3,633 living alone)), 5,194 female householders (4,642 living alone)), 2,418 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 874

Size of family households: 12,632 2-persons, 4,731 3-persons, 3,230 4-persons, 1,135 5-persons, 185 6-persons, 468 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,275 1-person, 1,050 2-persons, 266 3-persons, 160 4-persons, 57 5-persons.

8,066 married couples with children.
4,748 single-parent households (1,861 men, 2,887 women).

94.6% of residents of Oconee speak English at home.
4.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (31% speak English very well, 69% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $350,652,000 ($5,078 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $14,605,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $208,640,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $70,722,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $210,000
Federal grants: $58,178,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,087,000 ($358,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $9,814,000 ($413,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $401,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,213,000
Federal Government insurance: $6,363,000

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

Births: 4,106
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,493
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +401
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,442
Here:

+35 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Oconee County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 10.12 millions of gallons per day (2% from ground, 98% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.5

Year house built in Oconee County, South Carolina
  • Year house built in Oconee County, South Carolina
  • 1,1162014 or later
  • 1,1192010 to 2013
  • 9,0352000 to 2009
  • 8,6151990 to 1999
  • 6,4051980 to 1989
  • 6,1011970 to 1979
  • 3,4801960 to 1969
  • 2,0461950 to 1959
  • 7501940 to 1949
  • 1,6511939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Oconee County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Oconee County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Oconee County, South Carolina
  • 491 room
  • 482 rooms
  • 7723 rooms
  • 1,9754 rooms
  • 5,2665 rooms
  • 5,8306 rooms
  • 2,7917 rooms
  • 2,3988 rooms
  • 3,9599+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oconee County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oconee County, South Carolina
  • 6411 room
  • 3052 rooms
  • 1,0153 rooms
  • 2,8584 rooms
  • 2,0105 rooms
  • 1,0706 rooms
  • 6417 rooms
  • 3898 rooms
  • 1729+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Oconee County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Oconee County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Oconee County, South Carolina
  • 49no bedroom
  • 3751 bedroom
  • 4,3852 bedrooms
  • 13,3573 bedrooms
  • 3,9784 bedrooms
  • 9445+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oconee County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oconee County, South Carolina
  • 641no bedroom
  • 1,2911 bedroom
  • 3,7892 bedrooms
  • 2,8083 bedrooms
  • 4384 bedrooms
  • 1345+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Oconee County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Oconee County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Oconee County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 568no vehicle
  • 4,1131 vehicle
  • 11,0112 vehicles
  • 5,6623 vehicles
  • 1,4114 vehicles
  • 3235+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Oconee County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Oconee County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 929no vehicle
  • 3,8691 vehicle
  • 3,1842 vehicles
  • 7633 vehicles
  • 1684 vehicles
  • 1885+ vehicles

88.1% of Oconee 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, 46% lived in South Carolina.

Oconee County:

88.1%
State average:

85.5%

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

  • This state: 42,320
  • Other state: 31,871
  • Northeast: 7,953
  • Midwest: 7,286
  • South: 14,387
  • West: 2,245
Year householders moved into unit in Oconee County, SC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Oconee County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 68.9%Electricity
  • 15.6%Utility gas
  • 7.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.4%Wood
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 70.5%Electricity
  • 16.1%Utility gas
  • 4.7%Wood
  • 3.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%No fuel used
  • 2.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 433
Here:

6.1%
South Carolina:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 278
Here:

7.9%
South Carolina:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 175
Here:

5.2%
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

Oconee County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $342,000
  • Charges - Other: $7,826,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,274,000
    Air Transportation: $806,000
    Parks and Recreation: $430,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,266,000
    Air Transportation: $867,000
    Local Fire Protection: $525,000
    Correctional Institutions: $335,000
    Parks and Recreation: $126,000
    Libraries: $122,000
    Police Protection: $34,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $9,439,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,924,000
    General - Other: $4,283,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,787,000
    Regular Highways: $3,416,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,407,000
    Financial Administration: $3,182,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,126,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,618,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,931,000
    Libraries: $1,506,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,167,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $833,000
    Air Transportation: $770,000
    Health - Other: $530,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $77,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $846,000
    Housing and Community Development: $531,000
    Public Welfare: $306,000
    Highways: $227,000
    Education: $139,000
    Other: $65,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $622,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $45,616,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $1,086,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $61,000
    General Local Government Support: $50,000
    Public Welfare: $35,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,645,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,381,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,164,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,758,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,516,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $900,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $242,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,254,000
    Interest Earnings: $499,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $426,000
    Sale of Property: $257,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $141,000
    Rents: $10,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $1,586,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,085,000
    Local Fire Protection: $852,000
    Police Protection: $785,000
    Regular Highways: $781,000
    Health - Other: $82,000
    Libraries: $71,000
    Parks and Recreation: $41,000
    Financial Administration: $35,000
    General Public Building: $32,000
    Correctional Institutions: $30,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,000
    Air Transportation: $24,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,725,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,144,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,759,000
    Other: $540,000
    Public Welfare: $249,000
    Housing and Community Development: $164,000
    Education: $93,000
    Highways: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $39,787,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $921,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $670,000
    Other Selective Sales: $443,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $147,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,222,000

Oconee County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $342,000
  • Charges - Other: $7,826,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,274,000
    Air Transportation: $806,000
    Parks and Recreation: $430,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,266,000
    Air Transportation: $867,000
    Local Fire Protection: $525,000
    Correctional Institutions: $335,000
    Parks and Recreation: $126,000
    Libraries: $122,000
    Police Protection: $34,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $9,439,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,924,000
    General - Other: $4,283,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,787,000
    Regular Highways: $3,416,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,407,000
    Financial Administration: $3,182,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,126,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,618,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,931,000
    Libraries: $1,506,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,167,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $833,000
    Air Transportation: $770,000
    Health - Other: $530,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $77,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $846,000
    Housing and Community Development: $531,000
    Public Welfare: $306,000
    Highways: $227,000
    Education: $139,000
    Other: $65,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $622,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $45,616,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $1,086,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $61,000
    General Local Government Support: $50,000
    Public Welfare: $35,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,645,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,381,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,164,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,758,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,516,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $900,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $242,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,254,000
    Interest Earnings: $499,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $426,000
    Sale of Property: $257,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $141,000
    Rents: $10,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $1,586,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,085,000
    Local Fire Protection: $852,000
    Police Protection: $785,000
    Regular Highways: $781,000
    Health - Other: $82,000
    Libraries: $71,000
    Parks and Recreation: $41,000
    Financial Administration: $35,000
    General Public Building: $32,000
    Correctional Institutions: $30,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,000
    Air Transportation: $24,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,725,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,144,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,759,000
    Other: $540,000
    Public Welfare: $249,000
    Housing and Community Development: $164,000
    Education: $93,000
    Highways: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $39,787,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $921,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $670,000
    Other Selective Sales: $443,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $147,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,222,000

Oconee County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $342,000
  • Charges - Other: $7,826,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,274,000
    Air Transportation: $806,000
    Parks and Recreation: $430,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,266,000
    Air Transportation: $867,000
    Local Fire Protection: $525,000
    Correctional Institutions: $335,000
    Parks and Recreation: $126,000
    Libraries: $122,000
    Police Protection: $34,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $9,439,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,924,000
    General - Other: $4,283,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,787,000
    Regular Highways: $3,416,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,407,000
    Financial Administration: $3,182,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,126,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,618,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,931,000
    Libraries: $1,506,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,167,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $833,000
    Air Transportation: $770,000
    Health - Other: $530,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $77,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $846,000
    Housing and Community Development: $531,000
    Public Welfare: $306,000
    Highways: $227,000
    Education: $139,000
    Other: $65,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $622,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $45,616,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $1,086,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $61,000
    General Local Government Support: $50,000
    Public Welfare: $35,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,645,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,381,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,164,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,758,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,516,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $900,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $242,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,254,000
    Interest Earnings: $499,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $426,000
    Sale of Property: $257,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $141,000
    Rents: $10,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $1,586,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,085,000
    Local Fire Protection: $852,000
    Police Protection: $785,000
    Regular Highways: $781,000
    Health - Other: $82,000
    Libraries: $71,000
    Parks and Recreation: $41,000
    Financial Administration: $35,000
    General Public Building: $32,000
    Correctional Institutions: $30,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,000
    Air Transportation: $24,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,725,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,144,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,759,000
    Other: $540,000
    Public Welfare: $249,000
    Housing and Community Development: $164,000
    Education: $93,000
    Highways: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $39,787,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $921,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $670,000
    Other Selective Sales: $443,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $147,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,222,000

Oconee County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $342,000
  • Charges - Other: $7,826,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,274,000
    Air Transportation: $806,000
    Parks and Recreation: $430,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,266,000
    Air Transportation: $867,000
    Local Fire Protection: $525,000
    Correctional Institutions: $335,000
    Parks and Recreation: $126,000
    Libraries: $122,000
    Police Protection: $34,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $9,439,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,924,000
    General - Other: $4,283,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,787,000
    Regular Highways: $3,416,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,407,000
    Financial Administration: $3,182,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,126,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,618,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,931,000
    Libraries: $1,506,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,167,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $833,000
    Air Transportation: $770,000
    Health - Other: $530,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $77,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $846,000
    Housing and Community Development: $531,000
    Public Welfare: $306,000
    Highways: $227,000
    Education: $139,000
    Other: $65,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $622,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $45,616,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $1,086,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $61,000
    General Local Government Support: $50,000
    Public Welfare: $35,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,645,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,381,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,164,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,758,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,516,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $900,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $242,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,254,000
    Interest Earnings: $499,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $426,000
    Sale of Property: $257,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $141,000
    Rents: $10,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $1,586,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,085,000
    Local Fire Protection: $852,000
    Police Protection: $785,000
    Regular Highways: $781,000
    Health - Other: $82,000
    Libraries: $71,000
    Parks and Recreation: $41,000
    Financial Administration: $35,000
    General Public Building: $32,000
    Correctional Institutions: $30,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,000
    Air Transportation: $24,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,725,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,144,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,759,000
    Other: $540,000
    Public Welfare: $249,000
    Housing and Community Development: $164,000
    Education: $93,000
    Highways: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $39,787,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $921,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $670,000
    Other Selective Sales: $443,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $147,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,222,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,291
  • Number of aged recipients: 137
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,154
  • Number of recipients under 18: 196
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 814
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 281
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 548
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 541
Most common first names in Oconee County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James53771.1 years
William40572.3 years
John36375.1 years
Mary31376.9 years
Robert21270.6 years
Charles18670.1 years
George16075.3 years
Thomas12372.0 years
Annie12277.7 years
Willie11075.1 years
Most common last names in Oconee County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith37772.8 years
Moore15872.7 years
Williams13574.1 years
Brown12574.4 years
Jones11774.8 years
Lee11471.5 years
Owens10274.4 years
Davis10273.1 years
Rogers10069.7 years
Martin9076.3 years
Businesses in Oconee County, SC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Kmart1
AT&T1Lane Furniture2
Ace Hardware2Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts2Lowe's1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Arby's3McDonald's3
AutoZone1Nike2
Bath & Body Works1RadioShack1
Best Western1Rite Aid2
Blockbuster1Ryan's Grill1
Burger King2SAS Shoes1
CVS2Sears1
Chevrolet1Staples1
Chick-Fil-A1Subway4
Curves1T-Mobile1
Domino's Pizza2Taco Bell1
FedEx6True Value1
Ford2U-Haul3
GNC1UPS7
H&R Block3Verizon Wireless2
Hardee's3Waffle House1
Home Depot1Walgreens1
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1

Oconee County on our top lists:

  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"