Olanta, South Carolina

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Olanta, South Carolina

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High Points

Olanta strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in South Carolina):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Olanta Affordability of Property Taxes
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Olanta Racial Diversity
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Olanta Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Olanta, South Carolina

Comparing Olanta to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in South Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 9 6
Senior Citizens 9 10
Age of the Population 8 9
Male Share of the Population 7 9
Female Share of the Population 4 2
Well-Paid Single Men 4 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 6
Portion of People Married 1 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 4 3
Median Family Income 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 2
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 10
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 9
People Living Alone 9 9
Housing Recently Built 6 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 1

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Olanta Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 63 miles E of Columbia, South Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 103 miles SE of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Florence
Metro Area Florence
Standard Zip Codes 29114
Phone Area Codes 843
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.935
Longitude -79.932

Olanta Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station LAKE CITY 2 SE
Distance 12.9 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 56 F
Apr Temp 47 to 76 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches
Station SUMTER
Distance 23.9 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 56 F
Apr Temp 49 to 77 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches
Station MARION
Distance 34.5 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 54 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 75 F
Annual Precip 48.9 inches
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Olanta Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 613 100%
Male 299 48.8%
Female 314 51.2%
Under 18 131 21.4%
18+ 482 78.6%
65+ 131 21.4%
Median Age 41.3
Average Family Size 3.15
White 376 61.3%
African-American 230 37.5%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 6 1%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 1.1%

Estimated Olanta Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 628
Growth 15
Growth % 2.4%

Olanta Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 51.7%
US/American 22%
Irish 12.8%
English 4.9%
Scotch-Irish 3.3%
European 2%
German 1.8%
African 0.5%
Canadian 0.5%
Scottish 0.3%
French (except Basque) 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

McKenzie Crossroads (29114)

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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Olanta 613 $27,813
Coward 650 $30,208
Lake City 6,478 $32,111
Lynchburg 588 $33,750
Scranton 942 $27,292
Timmonsville 2,315 $29,213
Turbeville 602 $38,750
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