Sardis, South Carolina

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Population in July 2007: 2,923.
Males: 1,478  (50.6%)
Females: 1,445  (49.4%)
Median resident age:

36.7 years
South Carolina median age:

35.4 years

Zip code: 29161

Estimated median household income in 2019: $50,471 (it was $35,417 in 2000)
Sardis:

$50,471
SC:

$56,227

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,395 (it was $14,999 in 2000)

Sardis CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $108,710 (it was $58,200 in 2000)
Sardis:

$108,710
SC:

$179,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $174,555; detached houses: $211,069; townhouses or other attached units: $70,913; in 2-unit structures: $98,634; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $145,573; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $184,640; mobile homes: $38,157; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $300
March 2019 cost of living index in Sardis: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Sardis, SC (2000)
    • 1,84666.4%White alone
    • 88531.8%Black alone
    • 200.7%Hispanic
    • 150.5%Two or more races
    • 100.4%American Indian alone
    • 50.2%Asian alone

Races in Sardis detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 54.7 square miles.

Population density: 53 people per square mile   (very low).

Sardis, South Carolina map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Sardis CCD:

0.7% ($389)
South Carolina:

0.6% ($510)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, SC (61.3 miles , pop. 116,278).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (93.9 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (488.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Timmonsville, SC (2.2 miles ),
Danwood, SC (2.7 miles ),
Lynchburg, SC (2.8 miles ),
Olanta, SC (3.0 miles ),
Shiloh, SC (3.1 miles ),
Lamar, SC (3.2 miles ),
Lake Swamp, SC (3.4 miles ),
Turbeville, SC (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 34.06 N, Longitude: 79.94 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 843

Distribution of median household income in Sardis, SC in 2019
Sardis satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.1%
South Carolina:

4.1%
Most common industries in Sardis, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (11.2%)
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Health care (8.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (11.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.1%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.0%)
  • Machinery (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.4%)
  • Educational services (16.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.9%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Sardis, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.5%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.1%)

Average climate in Sardis, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sardis, South Carolina average temperatures Sardis, South Carolina average precipitation Sardis, South Carolina humidity Sardis, South Carolina wind speed Sardis, South Carolina snowfall Sardis, South Carolina sunshine Sardis, South Carolina clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.4. This is better than average.

City:

60.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.60. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.60
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00011. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00011
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Sardis-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 19% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.8 miles away from the Sardis place center injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 11/7/1995, a category F4 tornado 38.0 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sardis-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Carolina state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 288.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 81.2 miles away from Sardis center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 179.1 miles away from Sardis center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 146.6 miles away from the city 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 70.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 48.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Florence County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Sardis:

  • MAGNOLIA PLACE COMMUNITY RESID (Hospital, about 10 miles away; OLANTA, SC)
  • SOUTHERN CARE FLORENCE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; FLORENCE, SC)
  • WINYAH COMMUNITY HOSPICE CARE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; FLORENCE, SC)
  • DHEC REGION 4 HOME HEALTH SVS - EAST (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; FLORENCE, SC)
  • FLORENCE DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; FLORENCE, SC)
  • CAROLINAS HOSPITAL SYSTEM Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; FLORENCE, SC)
  • HERITAGE HOME OF FLORENCE INC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FLORENCE, SC)

Amtrak station near Sardis:

  • 15 miles: FLORENCE (807 E. DAY ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sardis:

  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 15 miles; Florence, SC; Full-time enrollment: 4,468)
  • Francis Marion University (about 19 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,624)
  • Central Carolina Technical College (about 26 miles; Sumter, SC; FT enrollment: 3,108)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 57 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 8,881)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 57 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 5,772)
  • Richmond Community College (about 60 miles; Hamlet, NC; FT enrollment: 2,106)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 61 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 5,548)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sardis: Sardis - Timmonsville Fire Department (A), Howe Springs Fire Department Station 3 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sardis include: Saint Lukes Church (A), Cartersville Baptist Church (B), Calvary Pentecostal Holiness Church (C), Bay Branch Church (D), Sardis Baptist Church (E), Saint Lukes Church (F), New Zion Church (G), Fellowship Church of God Holiness (H), Chaney Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Field Cemetery (1), Bethany Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Humphrey Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Poplar Branch (A), Magnolia Branch (B), Deep Hole Swamp (C), Camel Branch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Florence County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.7 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

73.6%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.1%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

18.3%
Whole state:

14.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

8.4%
Whole state:

6.5%

For population 15 years and over in Sardis:

Marital status in Sardis, SC
  • Never married: 25.6%
  • Now married: 59.0%
  • Separated: 5.2%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

For population 25 years and over in Sardis:

  • High school or higher: 64.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.2
South Carolina average:

13.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sardis, SC (based on Florence County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant42,527200
Mainline Protestant14,52254
Black Protestant10,46436
Other4,1307
Catholic3,3204
Orthodox4001
None61,522-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 37
This county:

2.81 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Florence County:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Florence County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 98
This county:

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 94
This county:

7.14 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Florence County:

12.1%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.7%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Florence County:

15.3%
South Carolina:

13.4%

5.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,356 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.33%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Darlington County, SC  0.89% ($34,779 average AGI)
from Williamsburg County, SC  0.36% ($25,305)
from Horry County, SC  0.24% ($27,835)


5.77% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,788 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.77%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Darlington County, SC  0.89% ($35,894 average AGI)
to Richland County, SC  0.39% ($39,138)
to Horry County, SC  0.30% ($44,240)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sardis:

  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WHYM (1260 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: GHB OF LAKE CITY, INC.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WDKD (1310 AM; 5 kW; KINGSTREE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WBSC (1550 AM; 10 kW; BENNETTSVILLE, SC; Owner: D-MITCH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOLS (1230 AM; 1 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: WOLS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sardis:

  • WLPG (91.7 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WMXT (102.1 FM; PAMPLICO, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWFN (100.1 FM; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSIM (93.7 FM; BISHOPVILLE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWKT-FM (99.3 FM; KINGSTREE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WURV (102.9 FM; SCRANTON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WRJA-FM (88.1 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYNN-FM (106.3 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WBZF (98.5 FM; HARTSVILLE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WDAR-FM (105.5 FM; DARLINGTON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WJMX-FM (103.3 FM; CHERAW, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WIBZ (95.5 FM; WEDGEFIELD, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W237AS (95.3 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Sardis:

  • WPDF-LP (Channel 56; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WRJA-TV (Channel 27; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W66DE (Channel 50; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJPM-TV (Channel 33; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WBHQ (Channel 63; SUMTER, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sardis)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sardis, SC
  • 63.8%Electricity
  • 26.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.5%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sardis, SC
  • 58.6%Electricity
  • 18.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 13.0%Wood
  • 4.9%Utility gas
  • 4.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Sardis compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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