Yemassee, South Carolina

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Yemassee, South Carolina

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Yemassee Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Yemassee Affordability of Rents
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 10% Yemassee Low Property Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Yemassee Affordability of Property Taxes
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Yemassee Racial Diversity
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Yemassee Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Yemassee, South Carolina

Comparing Yemassee 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 9
Racial Diversity 9 5
Senior Citizens 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 2 3
Age of the Population 2 2
Male Share of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 6
Portion of People Married 1 2


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Working at Home 2 4
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 7
People Living Alone 8 8
Housing Recently Built 8 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 7 10
Low Violent Crime 2 6

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Yemassee Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 43 miles N of Savannah, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 169 miles N of Jacksonville, Florida
County Hampton
Standard Zip Codes 29945
Phone Area Codes 843
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.69
Longitude -80.85

Yemassee Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 61 F
Apr Temp 50 to 79 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 79 F
Annual Precip 52.4 inches
Distance 16.3 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 58 F
Apr Temp 55 to 76 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 57 to 77 F
Annual Precip 48.5 inches
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 58 F
Apr Temp 54 to 75 F
Jul Temp 74 to 90 F
Oct Temp 58 to 76 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches
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Yemassee Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 807 100%
Male 360 44.6%
Female 447 55.4%
Under 18 250 31%
18+ 557 69%
65+ 141 17.5%
Median Age 32.7
Average Family Size 3.12
White 349 43.2%
African-American 447 55.4%
Asian 5 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.9%

Estimated Yemassee Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 839
Growth 32
Growth % 4%

Yemassee 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) 65.7%
US/American 16.3%
German 5.3%
Irish 4.2%
English 3.2%
Norwegian 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Italian 0.5%
European 0.5%
African 0.4%
Barbadian 0.4%
Basque 0.4%
Slavic 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Blake (29945)
Gardens Corner (29945)
Pocataligo (29945)
Salkehatchie (29945)
White Hall (29945)
Whitehall (29945)

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)
Yemassee 807 $31,429
Beaufort 12,950 $42,894
Furman 286 $27,750
Hampton 2,837 $40,688
Ridgeland 2,518 $37,647
Varnville 2,074 $38,750
Walterboro 5,153 $36,549
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