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Bamberg County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2019: 14,742 (45% urban, 55% rural); it was 16,658 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,094
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,198
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,580
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,756 (it was 1,543 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

31%

Land area: 393 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 37 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Bamberg County: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (41.5%), Information (14.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (13.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Bamberg County, SC (2019)
    • 8,90453.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,29231.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3131.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 780.5%Two or more races
    • 550.3%Asian alone
    • 130.08%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

42.2 years
South Carolina median age:

39.9 years
Males: 7,091  (48.1%)
Females: 7,651  (51.9%)
Average household size:
Bamberg County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $33,210 ($24,007 in 1999)
This county:

$33,210
South Carolina:

$56,227

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $523 (lower quartile is $352, upper quartile is $580)
This county:

$523
State:

$729


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $83,530 (it was $50,300 in 2000)
Bamberg:

$83,530
South Carolina:

$179,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $46,063 - $152,021
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,016
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $389

Institutionalized population: 137

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 59
  • Burglaries: 71
  • Thefts: 95
  • Auto thefts: 33

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 68
  • Burglaries: 82
  • Thefts: 92
  • Auto thefts: 17
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 26 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 1998: 25 buildings, average cost: $96,300
  • 1999: 29 buildings, average cost: $80,200
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $83,200
  • 2001: 27 buildings, average cost: $112,800
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $93,200
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $105,800
  • 2004: 16 buildings, average cost: $127,200
  • 2005: 24 buildings, average cost: $126,100
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $137,200
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $98,100
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $125,400
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2012: 12 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $133,100
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $175,400
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $189,400
  • 2016: 7 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 2017: 11 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 2018: 14 buildings, average cost: $181,500
  • 2019: 6 buildings, average cost: $232,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Bamberg, SC residents
Average permit cost in Bamberg, SC
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $896 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $507 (0.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Bamberg, SC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Bamberg, SC in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Bamberg, SC in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 21.3%
Bamberg County:

21.3%
South Carolina:

13.8%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.5% for Black residents, 35.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 71.9% for American Indian residents, 32.2% for other race residents, 23.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 42.2 years old
(Males: 38.2 years old, Females: 45.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.7 years old, Black residents: 37.9 years old, American Indian residents: 10.2 years old, Asian residents: 27.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 11.8 years old, Other race residents: 11.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bamberg County is $401 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $481 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $642 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bamberg, Denmark, Ehrhardt, Olar, Govan.

Bamberg 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: Imperial County, California , East Carroll Parish, Louisiana , Sumter County, Alabama , Walker County, Alabama , Hancock County, Georgia , Grayson County, Texas .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.9%
South Carolina:

4.1%

Unemployment by year in Bamberg, SC
County total employment by year in Bamberg, SC
County average yearly wages by year in Bamberg, SC

Current college students: 1,135
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 590 (49.7% naturalized citizens)

Bamberg County:

4.0%
Whole state:

5.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 902010 or later
  • 4352000 to 2009
  • 311990 to 1999
  • 81980 to 1989
  • 11970 to 1979
  • 59Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 56.9%

Bamberg County marital status for males Bamberg County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,037
  • One, attached: 24
  • Two: 142
  • 3 or 4: 241
  • 5 to 9: 128
  • 10 to 19: 91
  • Mobile homes: 2,190

Housing units in Bamberg County with a mortgage: 1,350 (0 second mortgage, 153 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,584

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

58.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Bamberg County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,80727
Mainline Protestant2,30525
Black Protestant3723
Other971
Catholic--
None9,406-
Bamberg 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: 5
Bamberg County:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Bamberg County:

6.47 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Bamberg County:

14.9%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Bamberg County:

35.3%
State:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.9%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Bamberg County:

Average size of farms: 310 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $44,297
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $342.13
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 32.24%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $43,289
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 28.33%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.54%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $49,441
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.00%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.11
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 17.70%
Corn for grain: 5207 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2233 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 11005 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 3539 harvested acres
Vegetables: 3,520 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 267 acres

Earthquake activity:

Bamberg County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Carolina state average. It is 34% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.5 miles away from Bamberg County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 58.8 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 57.1 miles away from the county 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 224.2 miles away from the county center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 368.5 miles away from Bamberg County center
On 2/15/2014 at 03:23:38, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 71.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Carolina Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4492, Natural disaster type: Other
  • South Carolina Hurricane Irma, Incident Period: September 6, 2017 - September 13, 2017, FEMA Id: 4346, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 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
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Bamberg County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Bamberg

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,970 (84.6%)
  • Carpooled: 239 (5.1%)
  • Bus: 167 (3.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 38 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 173 (3.7%)
  • Worked at home: 108 (2.3%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Material moving occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Liberia (161%)
  • Russia (8%)
  • Mexico (7%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Korea (1%)
  • Haiti (0%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Bamberg County


  • Liberian (16%)
  • American (15%)
  • German (1%)
  • European (1%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • English (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (0%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 634 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 218 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 82 people in nursing homes
  • 39 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 29 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 20 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 15 people in other group homes
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 10 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 4 people in homes for the physically handicapped

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

  • 809 people in college/university student housing
  • 219 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 91 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 76 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 46 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $42,808.

5.39% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,112 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.39%
South Carolina average:

7.95%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.40% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($24,760 average AGI)
0.99% relocated from other states ($5,356 average AGI)
Bamberg County:

0.99%
South Carolina average:

4.20%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Orangeburg County, SC  1.39% ($22,667 average AGI)
from Barnwell County, SC  0.90% ($35,590)


6.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,069 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
South Carolina average:

6.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.39% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($24,372 average AGI)
1.19% relocated to other states ($4,698 average AGI)
Bamberg County:

1.19%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Orangeburg County, SC  1.80% ($32,316 average AGI)
to Barnwell County, SC  0.91% ($24,675)
to Richland County, SC  0.48% ($24,095)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6

Births per 1000 population in Bamberg County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Bamberg County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Bamberg County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 13.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bamberg County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Bamberg County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Bamberg County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Bamberg County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Bamberg County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Bamberg County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,799 (2,198 aged, 601 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 292 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Bamberg County, South Carolina in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (200)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (165)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (109)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (46)
  • Essential (primary) hypertension (21)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (12)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (10)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.27
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,199
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 802
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 28,485

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,115
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,108

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 82

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,742
  • Male householders: 2,872 (920 living alone), Female householders: 2,610 (938 living alone)
  • 2,285 spouses (2,280 opposite-sex spouses), 257 unmarried partners, (257 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 3,683 children (3,004 natural, 516 adopted, 239 stepchildren), 718 grandchildren, 231 brothers or sisters, 282 parents, 0 foster children, 346 other relatives, 343 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,075

Size of family households: 1,747 2-persons, 680 3-persons, 488 4-persons, 202 5-persons, 188 6-persons, 114 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,858 1-person, 173 2-persons, 5 3-persons, 18 5-persons.

1,035 married couples with children.
1,101 single-parent households (141 men, 960 women).

97.2% of residents of Bamberg speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (95% speak English very well, 5% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $130,702,000 ($8,193 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,573,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $38,490,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $31,827,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,618,000
Federal grants: $45,074,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,834,000 ($18,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,859,000 ($4,611,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $716,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $476,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,478,000

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

Births: 1,093
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 881
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +50
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,018
Here -64 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Bamberg County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.27 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.6

Year house built in Bamberg County, South Carolina
  • Year house built in Bamberg County, South Carolina
  • 3162014 or later
  • 1852010 to 2013
  • 6182000 to 2009
  • 1,3941990 to 1999
  • 1,3501980 to 1989
  • 1,6431970 to 1979
  • 7341960 to 1969
  • 5051950 to 1959
  • 4121940 to 1949
  • 6221939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Bamberg County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bamberg County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bamberg County, South Carolina
  • 281 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 173 rooms
  • 2834 rooms
  • 6975 rooms
  • 1,2526 rooms
  • 6997 rooms
  • 6128 rooms
  • 3199+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bamberg County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bamberg County, South Carolina
  • 191 room
  • 202 rooms
  • 1873 rooms
  • 3264 rooms
  • 4225 rooms
  • 2946 rooms
  • 1687 rooms
  • 978 rooms
  • 279+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Bamberg County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Bamberg County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Bamberg County, South Carolina
  • 30no bedroom
  • 591 bedroom
  • 4662 bedrooms
  • 2,1073 bedrooms
  • 1,1104 bedrooms
  • 1545+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bamberg County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bamberg County, South Carolina
  • 19no bedroom
  • 1841 bedroom
  • 4362 bedrooms
  • 7173 bedrooms
  • 2044 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Bamberg County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Bamberg County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Bamberg County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 396no vehicle
  • 9911 vehicle
  • 1,6102 vehicles
  • 5443 vehicles
  • 2714 vehicles
  • 785+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Bamberg County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Bamberg County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 322no vehicle
  • 8061 vehicle
  • 2972 vehicles
  • 1033 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 315+ vehicles

89.1% of Bamberg County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 20% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in South Carolina.

Bamberg County:

89.1%
State average:

85.7%

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

  • This state: 10,796
  • Other state: 3,126
  • Northeast: 1,128
  • Midwest: 268
  • South: 1,515
  • West: 222
Year householders moved into unit in Bamberg County, SC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bamberg County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 73.3%Electricity
  • 14.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.2%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 80.7%Electricity
  • 10.1%Utility gas
  • 7.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 88
Here:

6.2%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 47
Here:

6.9%
South Carolina:

8.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 690
Here:

50.5%
South Carolina:

20.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Bamberg County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,664,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,603,000
    Solid Waste Management: $299,000
    Air Transportation: $197,000
    Parks and Recreation: $105,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $852,000
    Regular Highways: $114,000
    Air Transportation: $40,000
    Local Fire Protection: $36,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,073,000
    General - Other: $1,628,000
    Local Fire Protection: $992,000
    Central Staff Services: $958,000
    Solid Waste Management: $786,000
    Correctional Institutions: $707,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $598,000
    Regular Highways: $564,000
    Financial Administration: $551,000
    Parks and Recreation: $390,000
    Libraries: $270,000
    General Public Buildings: $230,000
    Air Transportation: $180,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $129,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $12,000
    Transit Utilities: $11,000
    Health - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $57,000
    Public Welfare: $54,000
    Highways: $39,000
    Air Transportation: $34,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $104,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $409,000
    Public Welfare: $24,000
    Housing and Community Development: $8,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,845,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,650,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $422,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $374,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $195,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $48,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $116,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $76,000
    Interest Earnings: $67,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $9,000
    Sale of Property: $7,000
    Rents: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $164,000
    Police Protection: $117,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $68,000
    Solid Waste Management: $47,000
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000
    Local Fire Protection: $28,000
    Regular Highways: $28,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
    General Public Building: $1,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,196,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $570,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $527,000
    Other: $93,000
    Public Welfare: $85,000
    Housing and Community Development: $20,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,015,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $155,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $136,000
    Other Selective Sales: $102,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $29,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,755,000

Bamberg County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,664,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,603,000
    Solid Waste Management: $299,000
    Air Transportation: $197,000
    Parks and Recreation: $105,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $852,000
    Regular Highways: $114,000
    Air Transportation: $40,000
    Local Fire Protection: $36,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,073,000
    General - Other: $1,628,000
    Local Fire Protection: $992,000
    Central Staff Services: $958,000
    Solid Waste Management: $786,000
    Correctional Institutions: $707,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $598,000
    Regular Highways: $564,000
    Financial Administration: $551,000
    Parks and Recreation: $390,000
    Libraries: $270,000
    General Public Buildings: $230,000
    Air Transportation: $180,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $129,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $12,000
    Transit Utilities: $11,000
    Health - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $57,000
    Public Welfare: $54,000
    Highways: $39,000
    Air Transportation: $34,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $104,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $409,000
    Public Welfare: $24,000
    Housing and Community Development: $8,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,845,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,650,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $422,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $374,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $195,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $48,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $116,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $76,000
    Interest Earnings: $67,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $9,000
    Sale of Property: $7,000
    Rents: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $164,000
    Police Protection: $117,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $68,000
    Solid Waste Management: $47,000
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000
    Local Fire Protection: $28,000
    Regular Highways: $28,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
    General Public Building: $1,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,196,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $570,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $527,000
    Other: $93,000
    Public Welfare: $85,000
    Housing and Community Development: $20,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,015,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $155,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $136,000
    Other Selective Sales: $102,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $29,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,755,000

Bamberg County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,664,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,603,000
    Solid Waste Management: $299,000
    Air Transportation: $197,000
    Parks and Recreation: $105,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $852,000
    Regular Highways: $114,000
    Air Transportation: $40,000
    Local Fire Protection: $36,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,073,000
    General - Other: $1,628,000
    Local Fire Protection: $992,000
    Central Staff Services: $958,000
    Solid Waste Management: $786,000
    Correctional Institutions: $707,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $598,000
    Regular Highways: $564,000
    Financial Administration: $551,000
    Parks and Recreation: $390,000
    Libraries: $270,000
    General Public Buildings: $230,000
    Air Transportation: $180,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $129,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $12,000
    Transit Utilities: $11,000
    Health - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $57,000
    Public Welfare: $54,000
    Highways: $39,000
    Air Transportation: $34,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $104,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $409,000
    Public Welfare: $24,000
    Housing and Community Development: $8,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,845,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,650,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $422,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $374,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $195,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $48,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $116,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $76,000
    Interest Earnings: $67,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $9,000
    Sale of Property: $7,000
    Rents: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $164,000
    Police Protection: $117,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $68,000
    Solid Waste Management: $47,000
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000
    Local Fire Protection: $28,000
    Regular Highways: $28,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
    General Public Building: $1,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,196,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $570,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $527,000
    Other: $93,000
    Public Welfare: $85,000
    Housing and Community Development: $20,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,015,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $155,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $136,000
    Other Selective Sales: $102,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $29,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,755,000

Bamberg County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,664,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,603,000
    Solid Waste Management: $299,000
    Air Transportation: $197,000
    Parks and Recreation: $105,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $852,000
    Regular Highways: $114,000
    Air Transportation: $40,000
    Local Fire Protection: $36,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,073,000
    General - Other: $1,628,000
    Local Fire Protection: $992,000
    Central Staff Services: $958,000
    Solid Waste Management: $786,000
    Correctional Institutions: $707,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $598,000
    Regular Highways: $564,000
    Financial Administration: $551,000
    Parks and Recreation: $390,000
    Libraries: $270,000
    General Public Buildings: $230,000
    Air Transportation: $180,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $129,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $12,000
    Transit Utilities: $11,000
    Health - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $57,000
    Public Welfare: $54,000
    Highways: $39,000
    Air Transportation: $34,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $104,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $409,000
    Public Welfare: $24,000
    Housing and Community Development: $8,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,845,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,650,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $422,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $374,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $195,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $48,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $116,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $76,000
    Interest Earnings: $67,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $9,000
    Sale of Property: $7,000
    Rents: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $164,000
    Police Protection: $117,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $68,000
    Solid Waste Management: $47,000
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000
    Local Fire Protection: $28,000
    Regular Highways: $28,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
    General Public Building: $1,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,196,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $570,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $527,000
    Other: $93,000
    Public Welfare: $85,000
    Housing and Community Development: $20,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,015,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $155,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $136,000
    Other Selective Sales: $102,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $29,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,755,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 803
  • Number of aged recipients: 113
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 690
  • Number of recipients under 18: 86
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 487
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 230
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 308
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 338
Most common first names in Bamberg County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James15269.1 years
John14472.9 years
William10472.0 years
Mary10174.8 years
Willie9769.5 years
George8374.3 years
Annie7979.9 years
Robert7370.3 years
Henry6574.1 years
Charles5367.3 years
Most common last names in Bamberg County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams11172.5 years
Johnson8773.2 years
Sanders7371.6 years
Mcmillan6375.4 years
Smith5971.3 years
Carter5674.5 years
Brown5376.6 years
Odom5371.2 years
Hutto5171.4 years
Washington5172.5 years
Businesses in Bamberg County, SC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Pizza Hut1
CVS1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid1
H&R Block1Subway3
Hardee's2Taco Bell1
KFC1True Value1
McDonald's1U-Haul3