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People

Total Population 1,944
Male Share of the Population 46.8%
Female Share of the Population 53.2%
Senior Citizens 16.2%
Employed Population 16+ 540
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 34.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $31,447
% Above Poverty Level 71.8%
% Below Poverty Level 28.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 37.4%
Median Gross Rent $593
Median House Value $48,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.5%
US/American 0%
English 9.7%
Irish 7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Great Falls Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles N of Columbia, South Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 45 miles S of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Chester
Standard Zip Codes 29055
Phone Area Codes 803
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.575
Longitude -80.902

Great Falls Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station KERSHAW 2 SW
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 53 F
Apr Temp 46 to 74 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 47.9 inches
Station WINNSBORO
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 74 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Station WINTHROP UNIVERSITY
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 52 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 51 to 73 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Great Falls, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Beckhamville (29055)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fort Lawn 940 $40,469
Heath Springs 713 $38,194
Kershaw 2,303 $37,823
Lancaster 8,853 $38,826
Richburg 445 $39,750
Winnsboro 3,419 $35,333

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Great Falls High Schools

GREAT FALLS HIGH SCHOOL
411 SUNSET AVE
803-482-2210
Serves 329 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

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