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Overview

Introduction to Orangeburg, South Carolina

Orangeburg, South Carolina, in Orangeburg county, is 36 miles S of Columbia, South Carolina (center to center) and 120 miles S of Charlotte, North Carolina. The city is home to some 12,765 residents.

Orangeburg History

Orangeburg was named in the honor of William IV, Prince of Orange, the son-in-law of King George II of England. The region was first inhabited in 1704 by George Sterling, an Indian trader. In order to encourage civilization in the area, the General Assembly of the Province of South Carolina made the area into a township in 1730.

Orangeburg and nearby Attractions

  • Stardust Amusement
  • Sunlight Community Center
  • Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church
  • Mirmow Field
  • Ellis Avenue Historic District
  • Amelia Street Historic District

Things To Do In Orangeburg

The city has several historical sites and amusement parks. There is something for everyone to do in the city. Shopping centers such as the Edisto Village Shopping Center and Grove Park Village Shopping Center make wonderful hangout places. The city also has many good restaurants and cafes where you can drop in to enjoy the local cuisine.

Orangeburg Transportation

Columbia Metropolitan and Mc Entire Angs are the closest airports to the city.

Orangeburg Higher Education

Some of the colleges in the city that offer higher education are South Carolina State University, Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College, and Claflin University.

People

Total Population 13,790
Male Share of the Population 45.7%
Female Share of the Population 54.3%
Senior Citizens 14.2%
Employed Population 16+ 4,610
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 26%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.1%
Median Earnings25+ $26,448
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,458
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,125

Wealth

Median Family Income $37,113
% Above Poverty Level 66.7%
% Below Poverty Level 33.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 0.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.4%
Median Gross Rent $660
Median House Value $130,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 79.4%
US/American 0%
English 4.7%
Irish 2.9%

Orangeburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles S of Columbia, South Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 120 miles S of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Orangeburg
Standard Zip Codes 29115, 29118
P.O. Box Zip Codes 29116
Company Zip Codes 29117
Phone Area Codes 803
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.491
Longitude -80.855

Orangeburg 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 ORANGEBURG 2
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 57 F
Apr Temp 49 to 77 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 77 F
Annual Precip 47.3 inches
Station HOLLY HILL
Distance 27.6 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 59 F
Apr Temp 51 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 55 to 78 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
Station COLUMBIA UNIV OF SC
Distance 35.2 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 58 F
Apr Temp 53 to 80 F
Jul Temp 72 to 95 F
Oct Temp 54 to 79 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bolen Town (29115)

Jamison (29115)

Pecan Way Terrace (29115)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bowman 776 $43,000
Cameron 586 $57,500
Cope 154 $83,929
Cordova 217 $25,500
Rowesville 359 $36,458
St. Matthews 1,887 $55,278

Orangeburg Public Libraries

Library
Orangeburg County Library
510 LOUIS ST
Orangeburg, South Carolina
(803) 531-4636
Library Web Site

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Orangeburg Hospitals

TRMC OF ORANGEBURG & CALHOUN
(Government - Local)
3000 ST MATTHEWS RD BOX 1806
(803) 533-2460
Emergency Service: Yes

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Orangeburg High Schools

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ORANGEBURG WILKINSON SENIOR HIGH
601 BRUIN PARKWAY
803-534-6180
Serves 1,833 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

ORANGEBURG TECHNOLOGY CENTER
3720 MAGNOLIA STREET
803-536-4473
A Vocational School

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