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Population (year 2000): 6,316. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,366 (+0.8% change)
Males: 2,815 (44.6%), Females: 3,501 (55.4%)

Dillon County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 37.8 years
Median household income: $25,267 (year 2000)
Median house value: $68,300 (year 2000)

Dillon, SC residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Dillon:

  • White Non-Hispanic (53.4%)
  • Black (43.4%)
  • American Indian (1.5%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (11.9%), English (8.6%), Irish (3.9%), Scottish (2.7%), Scotch-Irish (2.3%), German (2.2%).

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Elevation: 113 feet

Land area: 4.8 square miles

Dillon,

For population 25 years and over in Dillon

  • High school or higher: 61.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dillon city

  • Never married: 29.9%
  • Now married: 42.3%
  • Separated: 5.1%
  • Widowed: 12.2%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

0.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -738 (-10.5%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Fayetteville, (54.5 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Raleigh, (108.9 miles pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (482.8 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: SC Latta, (7.1 miles NC (9.6 miles Rowland, SC (11.8 miles Sellers, View, SC (14.7 miles Lake NC (15.1 miles Raemon, NC (16.1 miles Elrod, McDonald, NC (16.2 miles) , Raynham, NC (16.4 miles) .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 15 buildings, average cost: $58,600
  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $66,900
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $112,800
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $104,300
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $115,500
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $142,900
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $146,500
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $145,800

Latitude: 34.42 N, Longitude: 79.37 W

Area code: 843


Dillon, South Carolina business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.0%), Manufacturing (21.2%), Retail trade (13.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,208 (+19.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,193 (46.9%)


 

Crime in Dillon by Year

Type 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 15.8 0.0
Rapes 7 6 4
    per 100,000 110.8 95.0 63.3
Robberies 25 20 13
    per 100,000 395.8 316.7 205.8
Assaults 124 104 87
    per 100,000 1963.3 1646.6 1377.5
Burglaries 129 170 155
    per 100,000 2042.4 2691.6 2454.1
Thefts 386 340 376
    per 100,000 6111.5 5383.2 5953.1
Auto thefts 32 40 33
    per 100,000 506.6 633.3 522.5
983.7 932.6 814.3


Average climate in Dillon, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Dillon,

Dillon-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 33% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.6 miles away from the Dillon city center killed 7 people and injured 100 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1957, a category 4 tornado 21.5 miles away from the city center injured 21 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Derrick Hamilton - 2005 NFL player (San Francisco 49ers, born: Nov 30, 1981).


Hospital/medical center in Dillon:
  • ST EUGENE MEDICAL CENTER (301 E JACKSON ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Dillon:
  • MARION COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (about 18 miles; MARION, SC)
  • SCOTLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; LAURINBURG, NC)
  • SOUTHEASTERN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 28 miles; LUMBERTON, NC)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Dillon:
  • FLORENCE REGIONAL (about 30 miles; FLORENCE, SC; ID: FLO)
  • FAYETTEVILLE REGIONAL/GRANNIS FIELD (about 53 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; ID: FAY)
  • MOORE COUNTY (about 57 miles; PINEHURST/SOUTHERN PINES, NC; ID: SOP)
Other public-use airports nearest to Dillon:
  • DILLON COUNTY (about 2 miles; DILLON, SC; ID: DLC)
  • CLIO CROP CARE (about 15 miles; CLIO, SC; ID: 9W9)
  • MARION COUNTY (about 18 miles; MARION, SC; ID: MAO)

Amtrak station:
DILLON (100 N. RAILROAD AVE.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 3 $5,067 $20,268 1 $549
Financial Administration 6 $15,191 $30,382 1 $1,063
Other and Unallocable 4 $7,915 $23,745 0 $0
Water Supply 2 $6,214 $37,284 0 $0
Sewerage 16 $32,823 $24,617 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 19 $30,113 $19,018 0 $0
Firefighters 3 $8,796 $35,184 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 23 $49,676 $25,917 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 2 $3,162 $18,972 1 $983
Other Government Administration 6 $20,099 $40,198 0 $0
Totals for Government 84 $179,056 $25,579 3 $2,595


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dillon:
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT PEMBROKE (about 23 miles; PEMBROKE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,806)
  • FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY (about 29 miles; FLORENCE, SC; FT enrollment: 2,922)
  • FLORENCE DARLINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 35 miles; FLORENCE, SC; FT enrollment: 2,619)
  • HORRY-GEORGETOWN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 46 miles; CONWAY, SC; FT enrollment: 2,315)
  • COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 46 miles; CONWAY, SC; FT enrollment: 4,067)
  • FAYETTEVILLE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 55 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 4,815)
  • FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 57 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 3,506)
Public high schools in Dillon:
  • DILLON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,007; Location: 1730 HWY 301 NORTH; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • DILLON COUNTY APPLIED TECH CTR (Location: 1630 EAST MAIN STREET; Grades: 10 - 12)
Private high school in Dillon:
  • AVALON ACADEMY (Students: 206; Location: P O BOX 1246; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Dillon:
  • GORDON ELEMENTARY (Students: 853; Location: 926 PERRY AVENUE; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • J. V. MARTIN JR. HIGH (Students: 599; Location: 301 MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • EAST ELEMENTARY (Students: 563; Location: 901 EAST HARRISON STREET; Grades: KG - 03)
  • STEWART HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY (Students: 449; Location: 1001 WEST CALHOUN STREET; Grades: PK - 03)
  • SOUTH ELEMENTARY (Students: 370; Location: 900 PATRIOT STREET; Grades: PK - 03)
Private primary/middle school in Dillon:
  • DILLON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 309; Location: P.O. BOX 151; Grades: KG - 11)
Library in Dillon:
  • DILLON COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $407,929; Location: 600 EAST MAIN STREET; 69,354 books; 864 audio materials; 665 video materials; 296 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Dillon: Dillon County Courthouse (A), Dunbar Memorial Public Library (B).

Shopping Center: Dillon Plaza Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Dillon include: Mount Hermon Church of god (A), Marshall Bible Way Holiness Church (B), Dillon Church of God (C), East Dillon Baptist Church (D), Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church (E), Manning Baptist Church (F), Fellowship Baptist Church (G), First Baptist Church (H).

Cemetery: Old Hamilton Cemetery (1).

Park in Dillon: Harmon Field (1).

Post office: (A).  


Dillon compared to South Carolina state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Dillon:
  • WDSC (800 AM; 1 kW; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WJAY (1280 AM; 4 kW; MULLINS, SC; Owner: THE GREATER HWY CHURCH OF CHRIST)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WBSC (1550 AM; 10 kW; BENNETTSVILLE, SC; Owner: D-MITCH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEWO (1460 AM; 5 kW; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: SERVICE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WYRU (1160 AM; 5 kW; RED SPRINGS, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WEEB (990 AM; 10 kW; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: PINEHURST BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKKE (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. PAULS, NC; Owner: FERRIS YARNELL LOCKLEAR)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dillon:
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WCMG (94.3 FM; LATTA, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQSD (107.1 FM; BRIARCLIFF ACRES, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WHLZ (100.5 FM; MARION, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFLB (96.5 FM; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: WFLB LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKML (95.7 FM; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: WKML LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUKS (107.7 FM; ST. PAULS, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHMC-FM (90.1 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WYNN-FM (106.3 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Dillon:
  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W66DE (Channel 50; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUNU (Channel 31; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WJPM-TV (Channel 33; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WLPS-LP (Channel 7; LUMBERTON/PEMBROKE, NC; Owner: BILLY RAY LOCKLEAR)
  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WFPX (Channel 62; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WHMC (Channel 23; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W67DU (Channel 67; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPEM-LP (Channel 47; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: GERALD LOCKLEAR)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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