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Oconee County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2014: 75,192 (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: 120 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Oconee County: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (24.8%), Educational, health and social services (24.7%), Manufacturing (11.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 80%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 15%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Oconee County, South Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (85.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (7.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
South Carolina median age:  37.0 years
Males: 37,135  (49.4%)
Females: 38,057  (50.6%)

Oconee County,SC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Oconee County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,565 ($36,666 in 1999)

This county:

$40565
South Carolina:

$44163

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $440 (lower quartile is $368, upper quartile is $599)
This county:

$440
State:

$594


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $151,100 (it was $79,700 in 2000)
Oconee:

$151,100
South Carolina:

$139,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $78,100 - $246,800
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,020
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $320

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:

  • 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
  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $788 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $643 (0.4%)

Oconee County household income distribution in 2009 Oconee County home values distribution Oconee County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.6%
(18.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.1% for Black residents, 41.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.4% for American Indian residents, 28.2% for other race residents, 34.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.6%
Oconee County:

17.6%
South Carolina:

18.6%
(18.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.4% for Black residents, 39.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.7% for American Indian residents, 25.9% for other race residents, 36.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 29 years old, American Indian residents: 46 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 25 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

2012 air pollution in Oconee County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.039 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above 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:

5.5%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,461
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 73.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,596 (41% naturalized citizens)

Oconee County:

2.4%
Whole state:

2.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 482
  • 1990 to 1994: 254
  • 1985 to 1989: 269
  • 1980 to 1984: 105
  • 1975 to 1979: 39
  • 1970 to 1974: 68
  • 1970 to 1974: 76
  • 1965 to 1969: 303

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: 20,462
  • One, attached: 276
  • Two: 634
  • 3 or 4: 616
  • 5 to 9: 676
  • 10 to 19: 385
  • 20 or more: 202
  • Mobile homes: 8,923
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 209

Housing units in Oconee County with a mortgage: 7,454 (775 second mortgage, 1,007 home equity loan, 15 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,142

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

66.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Oconee County

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 CarolinaSevere Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 15, 2005 to December 16, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1625): January 20, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1625, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • South CarolinaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3233): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3233, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South CarolinaTropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 6, 2004 to October 11, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1566): October 7, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1566, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • South CarolinaSevere Ice Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2004 to January 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1509): February 13, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1509, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • South CarolinaDrought, Incident Period: August 4, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3047): August 4, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3047, Natural disaster type: Drought

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

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

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

  • Mexico (39%)
  • United Kingdom (10%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • India (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • France (3%)

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

  • United States or American (26%)
  • Irish (13%)
  • German (12%)
  • English (11%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Oconee County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 23,849 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 4,354 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 50 (0%)
  • Taxi: 31 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 36 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 24 (0%)
  • Walked: 365 (1%)
  • Other means: 227 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 608 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $50,837.

4.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,674 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.95%
South Carolina average:

6.90%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.38% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($19,366 average AGI)
2.57% relocated from other states ($30,309 average AGI)
Oconee County:

2.57%
South Carolina average:

3.58%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pickens County, SC  0.71% ($34,286 average AGI)
from Anderson County, SC  0.60% ($31,581)
from Greenville County, SC  0.38% ($62,062)
from Spartanburg County, SC  0.11% ($35,357)
from Stephens County, GA  0.08% ($24,650)
from Charleston County, SC  0.07% ($27,895)
from Fulton County, GA  0.06% ($38,875)


5.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,401 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
South Carolina average:

6.53%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.59% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($18,790 average AGI)
2.54% relocated to other states ($21,612 average AGI)
Oconee County:

2.54%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pickens County, SC  0.79% ($36,337 average AGI)
to Anderson County, SC  0.77% ($33,061)
to Greenville County, SC  0.41% ($38,457)
to Hall County, GA  0.11% ($31,276)
to Spartanburg County, SC  0.11% ($49,000)
to Charleston County, SC  0.11% ($29,071)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.09% ($81,826)

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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (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: 10814.25
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 291.060
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 50206.35

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1211.610
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 985.960
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7.19

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 29.66
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 68.99

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7.19

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: 73,478
  • In family households: 61,712 (15,211 male householders, 5,907 female householders)
    16,505 spouses, 18,573 children (17,034 natural, 545 adopted, 994 stepchildren), 1,915 grandchildren, 554 brothers or sisters, 493 parents, 756 other relatives, 1,367 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 11,766 (4,704 male householders (3,784 living alone)), 4,854 female householders (4,268 living alone)), 2,208 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 795 (582 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 10,909 2-persons, 4,480 3-persons, 3,463 4-persons, 1,459 5-persons, 536 6-persons, 271 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,052 1-person, 1,096 2-persons, 216 3-persons, 164 4-persons, 22 5-persons, 3 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.

10,066 married couples with children.
3,407 single-parent households (826 men, 2,581 women).

96.2% of residents of Oconee County speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (64% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $350,652,000 ($5078 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:

5.7
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 817
  • 2000 to 2004: 8,536
  • 1990 to 1999: 7,563
  • 1980 to 1989: 6,849
  • 1970 to 1979: 5,217
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,653
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,590
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,034
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,416
Rooms in houses/apartments in Oconee County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 26
  • 2 rooms: 113
  • 3 rooms: 680
  • 4 rooms: 3,109
  • 5 rooms: 5,791
  • 6 rooms: 5,097
  • 7 rooms: 3,126
  • 8 rooms: 1,708
  • 9+ rooms: 1,730
  • 1 room: 110
  • 2 rooms: 244
  • 3 rooms: 837
  • 4 rooms: 2,226
  • 5 rooms: 1,442
  • 6 rooms: 668
  • 7 rooms: 242
  • 8 rooms: 87
  • 9+ rooms: 47
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Oconee County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 34
  • 1 bedroom: 570
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,574
  • 3 bedrooms: 12,150
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,492
  • 5+ bedrooms: 560
  • no bedroom: 112
  • 1 bedroom: 892
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,997
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,706
  • 4 bedrooms: 142
  • 5+ bedrooms: 54
Cars and other vehicles available in Oconee County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 806
  • 1 vehicle: 5,220
  • 2 vehicles: 9,804
  • 3 vehicles: 4,212
  • 4 vehicles: 1,046
  • 5+ vehicles: 292
  • no vehicle: 893
  • 1 vehicle: 2,846
  • 2 vehicles: 1,611
  • 3 vehicles: 443
  • 4 vehicles: 61
  • 5+ vehicles: 49

60% of Oconee County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 37% lived in South Carolina.

Oconee County:

59.9%
State average:

56.8%

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

  • This state: 43456
  • Northeast: 3932
  • Midwest: 4542
  • South: 11338
  • West: 1051

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $69,200


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 Oconee County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (54.2%)
  • Utility gas (20.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.7%)
  • Wood (3.7%)
  • Electricity (50.1%)
  • Utility gas (22.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.1%)
  • Wood (5.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 464
Here:

6.7%
South Carolina:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 130
Here:

4.0%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 262
Here:

13.3%
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Oconee County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $7,784,000
    Police Protection: $6,213,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,430,000
    Regular Highways: $4,377,000
    Financial Administration: $3,272,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,567,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,157,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,902,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,526,000
    Libraries: $1,262,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,047,000
    Health - Other: $841,000
    Air Transportation: $638,000
    Local Fire Protection: $530,000
    Housing and Community Development: $309,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $45,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $829,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,723,000
    Parks and Recreation: $114,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,163,000

Oconee County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $5,521,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,040,000
    Air Transportation: $570,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,400,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,117,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $584,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,728,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,192,000
  • Tax - Property: $30,022,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $700,000
    Other Selective Sales: $300,000

Oconee County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,656,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,056,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,600,000

Oconee County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $51,966,000

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
Oconee County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Oconee County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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+)"