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Orangeburg County, South Carolina (SC)

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County population in 2016: 87,903 (36% urban, 64% rural); it was 91,582 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 13,008
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 11,558
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 25,806
Renter-occupied apartments: 11,222 (it was 8,312 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

31%

Land area: 1106 sq. mi.

Water area: 21.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 79 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Orangeburg County: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (18.0%), Educational, health and social services (16.0%), Retail trade (15.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 50%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 42%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Orangeburg County, South Carolina:

  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (61.1%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (33.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Asian alone (1.0%)
Median resident age:  39.4 years
South Carolina median age:  39.1 years
Males: 41,321  (47.0%)
Females: 46,582  (53.0%)

Orangeburg County,SC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Orangeburg County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $32,450 ($29,567 in 1999)

This county:

$32,450
South Carolina:

$49,501

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $437 (lower quartile is $307, upper quartile is $543)
This county:

$437
State:

$653


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $95,800 (it was $59,800 in 2000)
Orangeburg:

$95,800
South Carolina:

$153,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,600 - $161,500

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $158,184
Here:

$158,184
State:

$236,970

Townhouses or other attached units: $151,172
Here:

$151,172
State:

$189,206

In 2-unit structures: $214,469
Here:

$214,469
State:

$386,010

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $234,182
Here:

$234,182
State:

$145,218

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $117,295
Here:

$117,295
State:

$218,084

Mobile homes: $59,076
Here:

$59,076
State:

$71,546

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $94,858
Here:

$94,858
State:

$34,203
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,006
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $356

Institutionalized population: 730

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

  • Murders: 13
  • Rapes: 53
  • Robberies: 80
  • Assaults: 240
  • Burglaries: 1055
  • Thefts: 1809
  • Auto thefts: 580

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

  • Murders: 17
  • Rapes: 32
  • Robberies: 64
  • Assaults: 477
  • Burglaries: 1103
  • Thefts: 1813
  • Auto thefts: 383
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Health of residents in Orangeburg County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.2. This is significantly worse than average.
66.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
41.6% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
50.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
59.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 172 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 228 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 2008: 113 buildings, average cost: $133,600
  • 2009: 69 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 2010: 79 buildings, average cost: $155,500
  • 2011: 57 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2012: 71 buildings, average cost: $144,200
  • 2013: 85 buildings, average cost: $144,600
  • 2014: 41 buildings, average cost: $135,500

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 2016: $650 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $552 (0.7%)

Orangeburg County household income distribution in 2009 Orangeburg County home values distribution Orangeburg County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 20.3%
Orangeburg County:

20.3%
South Carolina:

15.3%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.9% for Black residents, 30.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.7% for American Indian residents, 92.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 32.5% for other race residents, 38.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 39.4 years old
(Males: 37.5 years old, Females: 40.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.2 years old, Black residents: 35.1 years old, American Indian residents: 58.7 years old, Asian residents: 6.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 53.6 years old, Other race residents: 25.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Orangeburg County is $433 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $481 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $597 a month.

Cities in this county include: Orangeburg, Brookdale, Wilkinson Heights, Edisto, Holly Hill, Bowman, Branchville, North, Elloree, Santee.

Orangeburg County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Carroll County, Mississippi , Cobb County, Georgia , Shelby County, Alabama , Sunflower County, Mississippi , Lincoln County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

10.2%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 6,858
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,419 (53.4% naturalized citizens)

Orangeburg County:

1.6%
Whole state:

4.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 326
  • 2000 to 2009: 610
  • 1990 to 1999: 445
  • 1980 to 1989: 220
  • 1970 to 1979: 166
  • Before 1970: 156
Note: State values scaled to Orangeburg County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 76.9%

Orangeburg County marital status for males Orangeburg County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 24,486
  • One, attached: 324
  • Two: 2,338
  • 3 or 4: 841
  • 5 to 9: 475
  • 10 to 19: 278
  • 50 or more: 143
  • Mobile homes: 13,143
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 31

Housing units in Orangeburg County with a mortgage: 9,375 (106 second mortgage, 373 home equity loan, 105 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,351

Here:

42.9% with mortgage
State:

58.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Orangeburg County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant26,734124
Mainline Protestant15,33660
Black Protestant9,40041
Other2,3138
Catholic1,1253
None37,593-
Orangeburg 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: 23
Orangeburg County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 78
Orangeburg County:

8.63 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 58
This county:

6.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Orangeburg County:

13.9%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Orangeburg County:

38.2%
State:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.6%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Orangeburg County:

Average size of farms: 283 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $71,414
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $301.71
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 24.04%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 53.20%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $74,144
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 39.09%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.51%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $82,778
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.88%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.10
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 22.09%
Corn for grain: 30324 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 17470 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 16758 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 20838 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,078 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 929 acres

Earthquake activity:

Orangeburg County-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 54.9 miles away from Orangeburg County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 100.5 miles away from the county center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 49.4 miles away from the county center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 89.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 56.0 miles away from Orangeburg County center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3378: October 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 3378, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4286: October 11, 2016, FEMA Id: 4286, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Emergency Declared EM-3373: October 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 3373, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4241: October 05, 2015, FEMA Id: 4241, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 19, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3369: February 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 3369, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 15, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4166: March 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 4166, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3233: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3233, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina 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 Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1313: January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: 1313, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Hurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 14, 1999 to September 30, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1299: September 21, 1999, FEMA Id: 1299, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Orangeburg County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (24%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (31%)
  • India (18%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Korea (2%)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (2%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • Philippines (2%)

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

  • American (9%)
  • English (2%)
  • German (2%)
  • European (1%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • African (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Orangeburg County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 29,909 (84.8%)
  • Carpooled: 3,224 (9.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 79 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 403 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 9 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 481 (1.4%)
  • Worked at home: 1,160 (3.3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 2,366 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 713 people in nursing homes
  • 324 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 116 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 69 people in other group homes
  • 55 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill

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

  • 2,411 people in college/university student housing
  • 401 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 307 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 50 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 43 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 32 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 27 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 14 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $37,504.

4.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,165 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
South Carolina average:

6.90%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.10% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($16,286 average AGI)
1.74% relocated from other states ($10,879 average AGI)
Orangeburg County:

1.74%
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 Richland County, SC  0.47% ($28,120 average AGI)
from Lexington County, SC  0.34% ($30,059)
from Dorchester County, SC  0.28% ($25,365)
from Calhoun County, SC  0.28% ($24,165)
from Berkeley County, SC  0.23% ($33,070)
from Charleston County, SC  0.22% ($21,500)
from Bamberg County, SC  0.20% ($23,097)


5.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,128 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
South Carolina average:

6.53%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($232 average AGI)
Orangeburg County:

0.04%
South Carolina average:

0.09%

3.67% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($18,676 average AGI)
2.08% relocated to other states ($10,219 average AGI)
Orangeburg County:

2.08%
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 Richland County, SC  0.77% ($27,084 average AGI)
to Lexington County, SC  0.55% ($33,306)
to Calhoun County, SC  0.35% ($25,380)
to Dorchester County, SC  0.30% ($28,407)
to Charleston County, SC  0.27% ($30,427)
to Berkeley County, SC  0.26% ($30,089)
to Bamberg County, SC  0.15% ($20,500)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.2

Births per 1000 population in Orangeburg County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Orangeburg County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Orangeburg County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Orangeburg County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Orangeburg County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 15,766 (12,313 aged, 3,453 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,300 (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 Orangeburg County, South Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (958)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (815)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (607)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (508)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (493)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (458)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (449)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (415)
  • Cerebral infarction, unspecified (390)
  • Congestive heart failure (326)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.1
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,369
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 315
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 51,683

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,457
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,049
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 74

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 149.3. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 110.0
  • Other - 39.3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 84.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 69.2
  • Other - 15.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 87,903
  • In family households: 70,060 (9,380 male householders, 9,548 female householders)
    11,348 spouses, 29,094 children (27,650 natural, 78 adopted, 1,366 stepchildren), 3,442 grandchildren, 1,979 brothers or sisters, 1,569 parents, 2,716 other relatives, 984 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 15,134 (6,962 male householders (6,915 living alone)), 7,559 female householders (7,238 living alone)), 613 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,709

Size of family households: 8,238 2-persons, 6,443 3-persons, 2,613 4-persons, 959 5-persons, 313 6-persons, 362 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 14,153 1-person, 357 2-persons, 11 3-persons.

6,937 married couples with children.
10,501 single-parent households (851 men, 9,650 women).

96.4% of residents of Orangeburg speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 31% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $606,872,000 ($6,685 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $27,548,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $237,307,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $134,710,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,416,000
Federal grants: $197,491,000
Federal procurement contracts: $13,883,000 ($10,276,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $14,065,000 ($2,342,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,763,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $13,140,000
Federal Government insurance: $38,856,000

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

Births: 6,941
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,157
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +214
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,226
Here -13 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Orangeburg County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 9.60 millions of gallons per day (20% from ground, 80% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.6

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 186
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,130
  • 2000 to 2009: 5,182
  • 1990 to 1999: 9,869
  • 1980 to 1989: 6,213
  • 1970 to 1979: 7,049
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,203
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,500
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,298
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,429
Note: State values scaled to Orangeburg population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Orangeburg County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Orangeburg County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 31
  • 3 rooms: 172
  • 4 rooms: 1,139
  • 5 rooms: 5,776
  • 6 rooms: 5,573
  • 7 rooms: 4,907
  • 8 rooms: 2,499
  • 9+ rooms: 1,629
  • 1 room: 137
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 984
  • 4 rooms: 3,443
  • 5 rooms: 4,037
  • 6 rooms: 1,499
  • 7 rooms: 742
  • 8 rooms: 455
  • 9+ rooms: 419
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Orangeburg County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Orangeburg County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 242
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,827
  • 3 bedrooms: 13,670
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,585
  • 5+ bedrooms: 402
  • no bedroom: 137
  • 1 bedroom: 1,371
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,575
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,718
  • 4 bedrooms: 783
  • 5+ bedrooms: 139
Cars and other vehicles available in Orangeburg County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Orangeburg County population
  • no vehicle: 908
  • 1 vehicle: 6,740
  • 2 vehicles: 7,598
  • 3 vehicles: 4,375
  • 4 vehicles: 1,689
  • 5+ vehicles: 416
  • no vehicle: 2,133
  • 1 vehicle: 4,803
  • 2 vehicles: 2,903
  • 3 vehicles: 1,683
  • 4 vehicles: 201
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

90% of Orangeburg County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in South Carolina.

Orangeburg County:

90.3%
State average:

85.2%

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

  • This state: 73,578
  • Other state: 12,743
  • Northeast: 4,956
  • Midwest: 1,196
  • South: 5,999
  • West: 592

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Orangeburg County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (68.7%)
  • Utility gas (15.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.6%)
  • Wood (1.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Electricity (84.1%)
  • Utility gas (7.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.7%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 863
Here:

9.5%
South Carolina:

9.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 416
Here:

9.5%
South Carolina:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,512
Here:

24.8%
South Carolina:

19.2%

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)

Orangeburg County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Hospitals: $9,278,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $127,544,000
    Police Protection: $12,592,000
    General - Other: $10,087,000
    Regular Highways: $7,205,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,300,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,009,000
    Health - Other: $4,504,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,700,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,321,000
    Financial Administration: $2,537,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,022,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,868,000
    Libraries: $1,051,000
    Housing and Community Development: $895,000
    General Public Buildings: $810,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $554,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $219,000
    Water Utilities: $48,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,330,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Other Higher Education: $2,669,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $6,181,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $61,112,000

Orangeburg County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $123,929,000
    All Other: $2,750,000
    Regular Highways: $2,513,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,803,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $240,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,764,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,810,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,377,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $654,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $617,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $11,560,000
    General Local Government Support: $8,103,000
    All Other: $4,141,000
    Housing and Community Development: $102,000
    Education: $25,000
  • Tax - Property: $26,763,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,000,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,500,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $548,000
    Other License: $500,000
    Other Selective Sales: $123,000

Orangeburg County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $41,301,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $27,534,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,899,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,369,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $13,767,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,539,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,000

Orangeburg County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,612,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,534,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4,018
  • Number of aged recipients: 583
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,435
  • Number of recipients under 18: 588
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,304
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,126
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,623
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,678
Orangeburg County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Orangeburg 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 Orangeburg County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James76569.4 years
John61971.7 years
Mary56576.6 years
Willie44370.8 years
William44071.1 years
George35071.7 years
Annie34577.8 years
Robert33468.7 years
Henry26471.8 years
Thomas26271.9 years
Most common last names in Orangeburg County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams59872.4 years
Johnson44370.3 years
Brown37870.7 years
Davis33672.9 years
Jones26072.3 years
Shuler25972.6 years
Smith25674.0 years
Fogle20370.0 years
Robinson19671.0 years
Green17571.1 years
Businesses in Orangeburg County, SC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lowe's1
Ace Hardware3Marriott1
Advance Auto Parts3MasterBrand Cabinets4
Applebee's1McDonald's5
Arby's1Motel 61
AutoZone1New Balance1
Bath & Body Works1Nike8
Best Western2Nissan1
Burger King4OfficeMax1
CVS4Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Payless1
Church's Chicken1Pizza Hut3
Comfort Inn1Popeyes1
Cracker Barrel2Quality1
Curves1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza2Rue211
FedEx6Ryan's Grill1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Foot Locker1SAS Shoes1
Ford2SONIC Drive-In1
GNC1Sears1
GameStop1Sleep Inn1
H&R Block4Sprint Nextel1
Hardee's3Subway3
Hilton2Super 82
Holiday Inn2T.J.Maxx1
Honda1Taco Bell1
Howard Johnson2Toyota1
IHOP1Travelodge1
JCPenney1True Value1
Jones New York1U-Haul11
KFC4UPS12
Kincaid1Verizon Wireless1
Kmart1Waffle House3
La-Z-Boy2Walgreens2
Lane Furniture5Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1

Orangeburg County on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"