Scotia, South Carolina

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Population in 2019: 197 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -13.2%
 
Males: 99  (50.3%)
Females: 98  (49.7%)
Median resident age:

39.9 years
South Carolina median age:

39.9 years

Zip codes: 29939.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $28,933 (it was $22,292 in 2000)
Scotia:

$28,933
SC:

$56,227

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $16,190 (it was $13,202 in 2000)

Scotia town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $92,947 (it was $38,600 in 2000)
Scotia:

$92,947
SC:

$179,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $98,954; detached houses: $119,994; mobile homes: $54,103

Median gross rent in 2019: $950.

March 2019 cost of living index in Scotia: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 35.5%
(1.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.3% for Black residents)
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Ancestries: English (4.8%), German (4.8%), American (2.2%), Irish (2.2%), European (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 95 feet

Land area: 3.18 square miles.

Population density: 62 people per square mile   (very low).

Scotia, South Carolina map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $664 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $469 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Savannah, GA (44.4 miles , pop. 131,510).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (165.2 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (609.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Furman, SC (1.8 miles ),
Estill, SC (2.3 miles ),
Luray, SC (3.0 miles),
Grays-Tillman, SC (3.3 miles ),
Gifford, SC (3.5 miles ),
Hampton, SC (3.9 miles ),
Varnville, SC (3.9 miles ),
Newington, GA (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 32.68 N, Longitude: 81.25 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 803

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

3.8%
South Carolina:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +45 (+24.7%).
Most common industries in Scotia, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (14.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.6%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (10.7%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Truck transportation (5.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (31.9%)
  • Truck transportation (12.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (12.8%)
  • Paper (8.5%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.4%)
  • Wood products (6.4%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (6.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (25.0%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (14.3%)
  • Educational services (14.3%)
  • Public administration (10.7%)
  • Social assistance (8.9%)
  • Private households (7.1%)
  • Apparel (5.4%)
Most common occupations in Scotia, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (22.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (15.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (3.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (34.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (17.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (10.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.6%)
  • Media and communications workers (6.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.4%)
  • Construction laborers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10.7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (7.1%)
  • Art and design workers (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.4%)

Average climate in Scotia, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Scotia-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 16% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 31.4 miles away from the Scotia town center killed 2 people and injured 17 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 4/23/1983, a category F3 tornado 35.8 miles away from the town center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Scotia-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Carolina state average. It is 39% 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 65.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 109.2 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 70.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 262.6 miles away from Scotia center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 407.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/2014 at 03:23:38, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 92.5 miles away from Scotia center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hampton County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Scotia topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Scotia:

  • UNIHEALTH POST ACUTE CARE - LOW COUNTRY (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ESTILL, SC)
  • HAMPTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; VARNVILLE, SC)
  • DHEC REGION 8 HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; VARNVILLE, SC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Scotia:

  • Georgia Southern University (about 36 miles; Statesboro, GA; Full-time enrollment: 18,824)
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (about 44 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 9,964)
  • Denmark Technical College (about 45 miles; Denmark, SC; FT enrollment: 2,050)
  • Savannah Technical College (about 47 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 3,677)
  • Savannah State University (about 47 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 4,193)
  • South University–Savannah Online (about 48 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 13,512)
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University (about 49 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 6,399)

Points of interest:

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

3.0 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

80.3%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

8.5%
Whole state:

6.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Scotia:

Marital status in Scotia, SC
  • Never married: 47.7%
  • Now married: 31.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

For population 25 years and over in Scotia:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 67.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.9
South Carolina average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Scotia, SC (based on Hampton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,71642
Black Protestant2,17217
Mainline Protestant1,73718
Catholic841
Other581
None9,323-
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: 7
This county:

3.31 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Here:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
This county:

10.39 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.7%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

35.9%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

20.3%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Scotia:

46.3%
South Carolina:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.1%
South Carolina:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Scotia:

30.3
South Carolina:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.7%
State:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Scotia:

15.6%
South Carolina:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Scotia:

6.6
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Scotia:

36.2%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
Scotia:

50.9%
South Carolina:

55.6%

Average condition of hearing:
Scotia:

82.6%
State:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Scotia, SC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

4.87% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($31,409 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.87%
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 Beaufort County, SC  0.89% ($35,754 average AGI)
from Allendale County, SC  0.44% ($25,321)
from Jasper County, SC  0.42% ($40,074)


5.10% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,505 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
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 Beaufort County, SC  1.18% ($60,526 average AGI)
to Colleton County, SC  0.57% ($31,568)
to Jasper County, SC  0.47% ($26,133)

Strongest AM radio stations in Scotia:

  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBMQ (630 AM; 5 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHGS (1270 AM; 1 kW; HAMPTON, SC; Owner: HAMPTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJLG (900 AM; 4 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WTKS (1290 AM; 5 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQIZ (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: RADIO PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WALD (1080 AM; daytime; 3 kW; WALTERBORO, SC; Owner: JACQUELYN COLLIER PEMBROKE)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Scotia:

  • WBHC-FM (92.1 FM; HAMPTON, SC; Owner: HAMPTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WJWJ-FM (89.9 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WZAT (102.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAEV (97.3 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQBT (94.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMCD (100.1 FM; STATESBORO, GA; Owner: RADIO STATESBORO, INC.)
  • WBAW-FM (99.1 FM; BARNWELL, SC; Owner: BULLIE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJCL-FM (96.5 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYKZ (98.7 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSVH (91.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WIXV (95.5 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJZX (99.7 FM; HOLLYWOOD, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEAS-FM (93.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGZR (106.9 FM; BLUFFTON, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WFXH-FM (106.1 FM; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWVV (104.9 FM; RIDGELAND, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WZBX (106.5 FM; SYLVANIA, GA; Owner: RADIO STATESBORO, INC.)
  • WDOG-FM (93.5 FM; ALLENDALE, SC; Owner: GOOD RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Scotia:

  • WTOC-TV (Channel 11; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSAV-TV (Channel 3; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJWJ-TV (Channel 16; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WTGS (Channel 28; HARDEEVILLE, SC; Owner: BLUENOSE BROADCASTING OF SAVANNAH LLC)
  • WJCL (Channel 22; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF SAVANNAH LICENSE LLC)
  • WGSA-CA (Channel 50; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)
  • WVAN-TV (Channel 9; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WEBA-TV (Channel 14; ALLENDALE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)

Scotia fatal accident list:

Oct 10, 2007 01:25 PM, Wilson Drive, Us-321, Lat: 32.685850, Lon: -81.243017, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 6, 1982 01:25 PM, 321, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 10ft / 3.2mTotal length
  • 826Total average daily traffic
  • 56Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,134Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Scotia Tower Int Secondary Hwys S 25 25 And S 25 19 (Lat: 32.679333 Lon: -81.260944), Call Sign: KIF304, Licensee ID: L00135262,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.270 MHz, 159.405 MHz, Grant Date: 09/03/1997, Expiration Date: 11/10/2002, Cancellation Date: 12/02/2002, Registrant: State Of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29221

Most common first names in Scotia, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James358.3 years
Willie380.0 years
Cora285.4 years
Howard279.0 years
Joe270.0 years
Louise272.0 years
Mattie289.5 years
Minnie286.5 years
Most common last names in Scotia, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bostick675.3 years
Speaks568.2 years
Mccoy478.0 years
Prince473.8 years
Deloach382.6 years
Rushing377.0 years
Dennis278.5 years
Hadwin270.5 years
Nimmons285.1 years
Tuten284.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Scotia, SC
  • 61.6%Electricity
  • 37.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Scotia, SC
  • 100.0%Electricity


Scotia compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Scotia on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities"
  • #33 (29939) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scottish first ancestries"
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