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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,478
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens12.5%
Employed Population 16+4,627
Age of the Population28

Families

% of people married23.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.6%
Median Earnings25+$23,218
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,608
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,036

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,394
% Above Poverty Level71.4%
% Below Poverty Level28.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone42.1%
Median Gross Rent$647
Median House Value$127,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)76.1%
English3.9%
Irish2.1%
African1.5%
German1.3%
West Indian1.3%
Jamaican0.8%
French Except Basque0.6%
Swedish0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Italian0.4%
Bahamian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Iranian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Russian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Egyptian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Orangeburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Orangeburg County
Standard Zip Codes29115, 29118
P.O. Box Zip Codes29116
Company Zip Codes29117
Phone Area Codes803
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude33.49
Approximate Longitude-80.86

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)

StationORANGEBURG 2
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp34 to 57 F
Apr Temp49 to 77 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp51 to 77 F
Annual Precip47.3 inches
StationHOLLY HILL
Distance27.6 miles
Jan Temp36 to 59 F
Apr Temp51 to 77 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp55 to 78 F
Annual Precip49.3 inches
StationCOLUMBIA UNIV OF SC
Distance35.2 miles
Jan Temp37 to 58 F
Apr Temp53 to 80 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp54 to 79 F
Annual Precip47.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bowman809$32,222
Cameron440$43,333
Cope70$0
Cordova184$31,250
Rowesville277$37,250
St. Matthews2,034$63,750

Orangeburg Public Libraries

Orangeburg County Library Commission
510 LOUIS STREET
Orangeburg, South Carolina
(803) 531-4636

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Orangeburg Hospitals

Regional Medical Center Of Orangeburg & Calhoun Counties
(Government - Local)
3000 Saint Matthews Rd
(803) 395-2461
William J Mccord Adolescent Treatment Facility
(Non-profit)
910 Cook Rd
(803) 534-2328

Orangeburg Public Schools

Brookdale Elementary
394 Brookdale Drive
ZIP: 29115
(803) 534-5982
Primary
Total Enrollment 393
Edisto Elementary
136 Woodolive Lane
ZIP: 29115
(803) 531-7646
Primary
Total Enrollment 560
High School For Health Professions
3720 Magnolia Street
ZIP: 29115
(803) 533-6374
Other
Total Enrollment 279
Mellichamp Elementary
350 Murray Road
ZIP: 29115
(803) 534-8044
Primary
Total Enrollment 489
Orangeburg Consolitated School District 5 Technology Center
3720 Magnolia Street
ZIP: 29115
(803) 536-4473
High
Rivelon Elementary
350 Thomas B. Eklund Circle
ZIP: 29115
(803) 534-2949
Primary
Total Enrollment 245
Robert E. Howard Middle
1255 Belleville Road
ZIP: 29115
(803) 534-5470
Middle
Total Enrollment 373
Sheridan Elementary
1139 Hillsboro Road
ZIP: 29115
(803) 534-7504
Primary
Total Enrollment 522
Whittaker Elementary
790 Whittaker Parkway
ZIP: 29115
(803) 534-6559
Primary
Total Enrollment 562
William J. Clark Middle
919 Bennett Avenue
ZIP: 29115
(803) 531-2200
Middle
Total Enrollment 684
Felton Laboratory
300 College Street Scsu
ZIP: 29117
(803) 536-7034
Primary
Total Enrollment 125
Garden City Preparatory Academy For Boys
908 Willington Road
ZIP: 29118
(888) 448-7641
Other
Total Enrollment 45
Marshall Elementary
1441 Marshall Street
ZIP: 29118
(803) 534-7865
Primary
Total Enrollment 828
Orangeburg Wilkinson High
601 Bruin Parkway
ZIP: 29118
(803) 534-6180
High
Total Enrollment 1163

Orangeburg Private Schools

Greater Faith Baptist Church Child Dev Center
203 Dorchester St
ZIP: 29115
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Orangeburg Christian Academy
1842 Joe Jeffords Hwy
ZIP: 29115
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 164
St Andrews Methodist Kindergarten
1980 Columbia Rd
ZIP: 29115
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Wesley Christian School
492 Broughton St
ZIP: 29115
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 23
Orangeburg Preparatory School
2651 North Rd
ZIP: 29118
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 760
Vanard Mendinghall Jr Academy
1204 Decatur St
ZIP: 29118
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
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