Pelion, South Carolina

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Pelion, South Carolina

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
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Top 19% Pelion Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Pelion, South Carolina

Comparing Pelion 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
Female Share of the Population 9 6
Well-Paid Single Women 7 8
Racial Diversity 6 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Well-Paid Single Men 5 7
Senior Citizens 4 4
Age of the Population 3 4
Male Share of the Population 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 9
College Educated Adults 7 6
People Above Poverty 5 8
People in Middle Class or Better 5 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Public Transportation Use 5 4
Short Commute Times 2 2
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 4
People Living Alone 3 2
Affordability of Rents 3 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2

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Pelion Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles SW of Columbia, South Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 103 miles S of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Lexington
Metro Area Columbia
Standard Zip Codes 29123
Phone Area Codes 803
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.763
Longitude -81.245

Pelion Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station PELION 4 NW
Distance 3.4 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 56 F
Apr Temp 49 to 77 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Distance 20.1 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
Distance 29.1 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
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Pelion Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 553 100%
Male 254 45.9%
Female 299 54.1%
Under 18 152 27.5%
18+ 401 72.5%
65+ 75 13.6%
Median Age 34.9
Average Family Size 3.14
White 535 96.7%
African-American 4 0.7%
Asian 5 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 3 0.5%
Mixed Race 5 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 2.2%

Estimated Pelion Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 587
Growth 34
Growth % 6.1%

Pelion 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
US/American 37.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.7%
German 14.2%
English 7%
Irish 6.5%
Scotch-Irish 5.5%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
Italian 2%
Scottish 2%
Swiss 2%
Norwegian 1.5%
Hungarian 0.7%
Polish 0.7%
Dutch 0.5%
Welsh 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Thor (29123)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Pelion 553 $47,917
Gaston 1,304 $32,917
North 813 $30,750
Perry 237 $31,250
South Congaree 2,266 $39,250
Swansea 533 $39,306
Wagener 863 $29,833
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Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

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