Walterboro, South Carolina

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Population in 2017: 5,121 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.6%
 
Males: 2,157  (42.1%)
Females: 2,964  (57.9%)
Median resident age:

37.3 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 29488.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $29,990 (it was $32,200 in 2000)
Walterboro:

$29,990
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,213 (it was $17,150 in 2000)

Walterboro city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $118,791 (it was $74,000 in 2000)
Walterboro:

$118,791
SC:

$161,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $149,473; detached houses: $153,517; townhouses or other attached units: $166,244; mobile homes: $79,453

Median gross rent in 2017: $546.

March 2019 cost of living index in Walterboro: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.1%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.1% for Black residents, 16.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Walterboro, SC (2010)
    • 2,72150.4%Black alone
    • 2,38344.1%White alone
    • 1552.9%Hispanic
    • 681.3%Two or more races
    • 541.0%Asian alone
    • 120.2%American Indian alone
    • 50.09%Other race alone

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



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Walterboro, South Carolina as of December 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Walterboro is 493 to 1.


Crime rates in Walterboro by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(53.6)
0
(0.0)
4
(68.7)
1
(17.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.9)
1
(18.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(38.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(89.4)
4
(71.0)
5
(89.3)
4
(69.2)
5
(85.8)
4
(68.5)
5
(91.6)
2
(37.0)
5
(94.7)
4
(75.7)
3
(57.1)
4
(76.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(59.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
14
(250.4)
17
(301.7)
37
(660.6)
37
(640.5)
15
(257.5)
18
(308.2)
14
(256.4)
16
(295.7)
11
(208.3)
12
(227.0)
18
(342.9)
5
(95.2)
5
(94.8)
7
(137.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
52
(930.1)
71
(1,260)
84
(1,500)
74
(1,281)
94
(1,614)
60
(1,027)
31
(567.7)
60
(1,109)
29
(549.1)
32
(605.3)
33
(628.6)
48
(913.8)
49
(928.9)
27
(531.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
77
(1,377)
92
(1,633)
99
(1,768)
78
(1,350)
113
(1,940)
189
(3,236)
108
(1,978)
69
(1,275)
63
(1,193)
62
(1,173)
46
(876.2)
35
(666.3)
39
(739.3)
N/A
Thefts
(per 100,000)
424
(7,584)
523
(9,283)
463
(8,266)
512
(8,863)
500
(8,584)
448
(7,670)
523
(9,577)
392
(7,245)
471
(8,919)
473
(8,946)
335
(6,381)
393
(7,481)
350
(6,635)
317
(6,236)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
33
(590.2)
45
(798.7)
41
(732.0)
39
(675.1)
24
(412.0)
28
(479.4)
24
(439.5)
25
(462.0)
14
(265.1)
11
(208.1)
13
(247.6)
21
(399.8)
11
(208.5)
15
(295.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(35.8)
4
(71.0)
2
(35.7)
5
(86.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(34.2)
3
(54.9)
2
(37.0)
1
(18.9)
3
(56.7)
2
(38.1)
5
(95.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)779.6948.91189.61006.81118.1958.6820.4756.1747.4744.1610.7726.3548.1560.9

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Walterboro, SC

Crime rate in Walterboro detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 31 (28 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.51
South Carolina average:

2.48
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Ancestries: European (10.2%), English (9.0%), American (6.8%), German (3.1%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 69 feet

Land area: 4.96 square miles.

Population density: 1,032 people per square mile   (low).

Walterboro, South Carolina map

49 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
South Carolina:

2.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $920 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $232 (0.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: North Charleston, SC (37.7 miles , pop. 79,641).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (159.6 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (578.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Hendersonville, SC (2.8 miles ),
Cottageville, SC (3.3 miles ),
Williams, SC (3.7 miles),
Smoaks, SC (3.9 miles),
Jacksonboro, SC (3.9 miles ),
Islandton, SC (4.0 miles),
Yemassee, SC (4.3 miles ),
St. George, SC (4.5 miles )

Latitude: 32.90 N, Longitude: 80.67 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,677 (+126.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,507 (74.6%)

Area code: 843

Distribution of median household income in Walterboro, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Walterboro, SC in 2017
Walterboro satellite photo by USGS

Walterboro tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $73,900
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $186,700
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $162,200
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $143,000
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $108,700
  • 2005: 11 buildings, average cost: $108,700
  • 2006: 11 buildings, average cost: $166,200
  • 2007: 63 buildings, average cost: $95,600
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $96,300
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $275,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $225,000
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $288,700
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $210,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Walterboro, SC residents
Average permit cost in Walterboro, SC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Historical population in Walterboro, SC
Historical housing units in Walterboro, SC
Most common industries in Walterboro, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.5%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Public administration (8.1%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.8%)
  • Public administration (9.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.1%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.9%)
  • Health care (5.4%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.5%)
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Social assistance (6.2%)
  • Apparel (5.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
Most common occupations in Walterboro, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.5%)
  • Top executives (6.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.1%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)

Average climate in Walterboro, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Walterboro, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.3. This is better than average.

City:

60.3
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 23.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.81. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.81
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Walterboro-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/15/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.8 miles away from the Walterboro city center .

On 4/23/1983, a category F3 tornado 31.7 miles away from the city center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Walterboro-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 87% 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 30.3 miles away from Walterboro center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 124.7 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 33.5 miles away from Walterboro 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 54.8 miles away from the city 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 34.9 miles away from Walterboro 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 118.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Colleton County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Walterboro topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Walterboro:

  • COLLETON MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 501 ROBERTSON BOULEVARD)
  • FOREST CIRCLE COMMUNITY RESIDENCE (505 FOREST CIRCLE DR.)
  • HOSPICE OF COLLETON COUNTY (214 WICHMAN STREET)
  • JOSIE DRIVE COMMUNITY RESIDENC (210 JOSIE DRIVE)
  • COLLETON SKILLED CARE FACILITY (501 ROBERTSON BLVD)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF WALTERBORO (401 WITSELL STREET)
  • VETERANS VICTORY HOUSE (2461 SIDNEY ROAD)
  • WALTERBORO DIALYSIS (302 RUBY STREET)

Airports located in Walterboro:

See details about airports located in Walterboro, SC

Amtrak station near Walterboro:

  • 19 miles: YEMASSEE (MAIN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

College/University in Walterboro:

  • Cosmetic Arts Institute (Full-time enrollment: 39; Location: 1789 Hampton Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.cosmeticartsinstitute.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Walterboro:

  • Charleston Southern University (about 36 miles; Charleston, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,012)
  • Trident Technical College (about 37 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 13,125)
  • Denmark Technical College (about 39 miles; Denmark, SC; FT enrollment: 2,050)
  • Citadel Military College of South Carolina (about 42 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 3,683)
  • South Carolina State University (about 43 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,481)
  • Medical University of South Carolina (about 43 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 2,138)
  • College of Charleston (about 44 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 10,974)

Public high schools in Walterboro:

Private high schools in Walterboro:

  • COLLETON PREPARATORY ACADEMY (Students: 243, Location: 165 ACADEMY RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • NORTH WALTERBORO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 110, Location: 2177 N JEFFERIES HWY, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Walterboro:

  • FOREST HILLS ELEMENTARY (Students: 627, Location: 633 HIERS CORNER ROAD, Grades: 1-5)
  • HENDERSONVILLE ELEMENTARY (Students: 482, Location: 6089 HENDERSONVILLE HIGHWAY, Grades: PK-5)
  • NORTHSIDE ELEMENTARY (Location: 1929 INDUSTRIAL ROAD, Grades: 1-5)
  • COLLETON COUNTY MIDDLE (Location: 1379 TUSKEGEE AIRMEN DRIVE, Grades: 6-8)
See full list of schools located in Walterboro

Library in Walterboro:

  • COLLETON COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $770,062; Location: 600 HAMPTON STREET; 109,809 books; 2,607 audio materials; 1,818 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 35 state licensed databases; 177 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Walterboro: Dogwood Hills Country Club (A), Walterboro Fire Department Substation (B), Colleton County Fire - Rescue Hampton St (C), Colleton County Fire - Rescue Headquarters (D), Slave Relic Museum (E), Colleton Museum (F), Colleton County Memorial Library (G), University of South Carolina Salkehatchie East Library Building (H), Colleton County Fire - Rescue Mable T Willis (I), Walterboro Fire Department (J), South Carolina Highway Patrol Troop 6 Post B (K), Walterboro Police Department (L), Colleton County Sheriff's Office (M), Colleton County Courthouse (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Colleton Square Shopping Center (1), Walterboro Plaza Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Walterboro include: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (A), Wesley United Methodist Church (B), First Christian Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), Edgewood Baptist Church (E), Saint Judes Episcopal Church (F), Bethel United Methodist Church (G), Bethel Presbyterian Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Liveoak Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Walterboro include: Walterboro Historic District (1), Hickory Valley Historic District (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Hampton Inn Walterboro (1835 Sniders Highway), Econo Lodge Walterboro (1145 Sniders Highway), Holiday Inn Walterboro- Sc (1286 Sniders Hwy # 53), Holiday Inn (1120 Sniders Hwy), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (1834 Sniders Highway), Comfort Inn (1245 Sniders Hwy), Howard Johnson Express Walterb (1286 Sniders Highway), Comfort Inn & Suites (97 Downs Lane), Friendly Motor Court (402 North Jefferies Blvd).

Courts: Colleton County Government - Clerk To Family & Child Support Court (101 Hampton Street), Colleton County Government - Family Court Judge (101 Hampton Street).

Birthplace of: James D. Whittemore - Judge on the District Court, Darwin Walker - 2005 NFL player (Philadelphia Eagles, born: Jun 15, 1977), Dean Meminger - Basketball player-coach, Sandy Fields - Basketball player.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Walterboro that have no violations reported:

  • FAITH CATHEDRAL FELLOWSHIP INC (1570924) (Population served: 72, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.4%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.5%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Walterboro in 2010:

  • 124 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 9 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Walterboro in 2000:

  • 127 people in nursing homes
  • 71 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Walterboro (2011 data):

  • First Federal of South Carolina, FSB: Walterboro Branch at 300 Hampton Street, branch established on 1997/05/01; First Federal Of South Carolina, Fsb at 300 Robertson Boulevard, branch established on 1962/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $108.7 mil, Deposits: $98.8 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, 4 total offices
  • Bank of Walterboro: Forest Hills Branch at 110 Forest Hills Road, branch established on 2001/03/23; Bank Of Walterboro at 1100 North Jefferies Boulevard, branch established on 1989/05/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $159.6 mil, Deposits: $140.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Communitycorp
  • Enterprise Bank of South Carolina: Walterboro Branch at 1105 N Jefferies, branch established on 1981/03/02; Bells Highway Branch at 776 Bells Highway, branch established on 1994/05/11. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $403.9 mil, Deposits: $343.1 mil, headquarters in Ehrhardt, SC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices
  • SCBT National Association: North Jeffries Branch at 520 North Jeffries Boulevard, branch established on 1902/01/01; Robertson Boulevard Branch at 600 Robertson Boulevard, branch established on 1976/04/07. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $3,893.8 mil, Deposits: $3,257.7 mil, headquarters in Orangeburg, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: Scbt Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Walterboro Branch at 202 Eddie Chasteen Drive, branch established on 1967/07/20. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Walterboro Main Branch at 401 Robertson Blvd, branch established on 1976/06/08. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: Walterboro Branch at 2110 Bells Highway, branch established on 2008/06/21. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)

For population 15 years and over in Walterboro:

Marital status in Walterboro, SC
  • Never married: 35.1%
  • Now married: 34.2%
  • Separated: 7.5%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

For population 25 years and over in Walterboro:

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
South Carolina average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Walterboro
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Walterboro, SC (based on Colleton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,56158
Mainline Protestant4,99044
Black Protestant3,01125
Other7872
Catholic6502
None17,893-
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: 12
Colleton County:

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
Here:

10.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
This county:

6.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.4%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.3%
State:

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

11.4%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.7%
South Carolina:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.8%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

30.6
South Carolina:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.7%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

15.3%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.6
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Walterboro:

37.8%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
Walterboro:

51.1%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

83.6%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Walterboro, SC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 29$98,755$40,8640$0
Streets and Highways 15$42,342$33,8740$0
Firefighters 14$48,741$41,7782$137
Water Supply 7$20,706$35,4961$525
Police - Other 7$18,746$32,1360$0
Financial Administration 7$18,762$32,1630$0
Parks and Recreation 6$14,320$28,6400$0
Solid Waste Management 5$13,297$31,9130$0
Other and Unallocable 5$18,680$44,8323$2,062
Sewerage 4$11,920$35,7600$0
Judicial and Legal 3$6,944$27,7761$1,169
Other Government Administration 2$12,296$73,7769$5,872
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 104$325,509$37,55916$9,765

Walterboro government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $319,000 ($62.29)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,027,000 ($591.10)
    Regular Highways: $1,405,000 ($274.36)
    Water Utilities: $907,000 ($177.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $651,000 ($127.12)
    Sewerage: $588,000 ($114.82)
    General - Other: $555,000 ($108.38)
    Central Staff Services: $486,000 ($94.90)
    Financial Administration: $389,000 ($75.96)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $341,000 ($66.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $221,000 ($43.16)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.20)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $120,000 ($23.43)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,180,000 ($620.97)

Walterboro government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $2,593,000 ($506.35)
    Sewerage: $1,269,000 ($247.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $389,000 ($75.96)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $712,000 ($139.04)
    Interest Earnings: $123,000 ($24.02)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,787,000 ($348.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $167,000 ($32.61)
  • Tax - Property: $3,236,000 ($631.91)

Walterboro government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,381,000 ($1831.87)

5.96% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,290 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
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 Dorchester County, SC  0.98% ($46,220 average AGI)
from Charleston County, SC  0.88% ($36,143)
from Berkeley County, SC  0.50% ($42,881)


5.32% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,126 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
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 Dorchester County, SC  0.87% ($39,333 average AGI)
to Charleston County, SC  0.81% ($41,880)
to Berkeley County, SC  0.34% ($29,956)
Businesses in Walterboro, SC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Kincaid1
Advance Auto Parts1La-Z-Boy2
Arby's1Lane Furniture1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Best Western1Microtel1
Burger King1Motel 61
CVS1Nike3
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Quality1
Cracker Barrel1Quiznos1
Curves1Ramada1
DHL1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen2Ruby Tuesday1
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx3Sleep Inn1
Ford1Super 81
GNC1T-Mobile2
GameStop1Taco Bell1
Goodwill2U-Haul4
H&R Block1UPS2
Hardee's1Verizon Wireless1
Hilton1Waffle House2
Holiday Inn1Walgreens1
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC2

Strongest AM radio stations in Walterboro:

  • WALD (1080 AM; daytime; 3 kW; WALTERBORO, SC; Owner: JACQUELYN COLLIER PEMBROKE)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQIZ (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: RADIO PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSCC (730 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTMA (1250 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXTC (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, SC)
  • WBMQ (630 AM; 5 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Walterboro:

  • WJWJ-FM (89.9 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WALI (93.7 FM; WALTERBORO, SC; Owner: HESS COMMUNICATIONS LLC)
  • WNKT (107.5 FM; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJZX (99.7 FM; HOLLYWOOD, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSUY (96.9 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGFG (105.1 FM; BRANCHVILLE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYFH (90.7 FM; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPAL-FM (100.9 FM; RIDGEVILLE, SC; Owner: GRESHAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMGL (101.7 FM; RAVENEL, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Walterboro:

  • WJWJ-TV (Channel 16; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WCBD-TV (Channel 2; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCSC-TV (Channel 5; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WCSC, INC.)
  • WITV (Channel 7; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WCIV (Channel 4; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WCIV, LLC)
  • WMMP (Channel 36; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WMMP LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WTAT-TV (Channel 24; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WTAT LICENSEE, LLC)
Walterboro fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Walterboro fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 60Number of bridges
  • 407ft / 124mTotal length
  • $5,631,000Total costs
  • 370,041Total average daily traffic
  • 53,008Total average daily truck traffic
  • 316,477Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Walterboro, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 61930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 151960-1969
  • 211970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Walterboro, SC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Walterboro)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 331 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Walterboro, SC)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 87 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Walterboro)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Walterboro)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 225. The highest number of fires - 399 took place in 2002, and the least - 135 in 2013. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Walterboro, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (50.5%), and Structure Fires (25.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Walterboro, SC
    • 1,93450.5%Outside Fires
    • 97525.5%Structure Fires
    • 90323.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 160.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Walterboro, SC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Walterboro, South Carolina:

  • Ramada Inn, 1245 Sniders Hwy, Walterboro, South Carolina 29488 , Phone: (843) 538-5403, Fax: (843) 538-3487
  • Econo Lodge, 1145 Sniders Hwy, Walterboro, South Carolina 29488 , Phone: (843) 538-3830, Fax: (843) 538-3341
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Walterboro, 1834 Sniders Hwy, Walterboro, South Carolina 29488 , Phone: (843) 538-2700, Fax: (843) 538-6807
  • Microtel Inn & Suites, 130 Cane Branch Rd, Walterboro, South Carolina 29488 , Phone: (843) 539-5656, Fax: (843) 539-5657
  • Hampton Inn Walterboro, 1835 Sniders Hwy, Walterboro, South Carolina 29488 , Phone: (843) 538-2300, Fax: (843) 538-5202
  • Super 8 Walterboro, 1972 Bells Hwy, Walterboro, South Carolina 29488 , Phone: (843) 538-5383, Fax: (843) 538-5383
  • Best Western Of Walterboro, 1428 Sniders Hwy, Walterboro, South Carolina 29488 , Phone: (843) 538-3600, Fax: (843) 538-3600
  • Sleep INN, 3043 Hiers Corner Rd, Walterboro, South Carolina 29488 , Phone: (843) 539-1199, Fax: (843) 539-1194
  • 5 other hotels and motels
All 13 fire-safe hotels and motels in Walterboro, South Carolina
Most common first names in Walterboro, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James16467.6 years
John14970.8 years
Mary13176.0 years
William12971.0 years
Willie7669.9 years
George7671.0 years
Robert7668.7 years
Charles6671.1 years
Joseph6169.6 years
Ruth5677.6 years
Most common last names in Walterboro, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Crosby14673.9 years
Williams12269.1 years
Brown9970.9 years
Smith7672.6 years
Carter6677.2 years
Hiott6171.7 years
Nettles5568.0 years
Jones5372.0 years
Johnson5069.8 years
Craven5071.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Walterboro, SC
  • 70.0%Electricity
  • 28.8%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Walterboro, SC
  • 91.6%Electricity
  • 8.4%Utility gas


Walterboro compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Walterboro on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 5,000+"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of single-parent households, population 5,000+"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: transportation occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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