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People

Total Population 705
Male Share of the Population 44.5%
Female Share of the Population 55.5%
Senior Citizens 13.5%
Employed Population 16+ 370
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 43.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.7%
Median Earnings25+ $36,848
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,938
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,703

Wealth

Median Family Income $64,375
% Above Poverty Level 84.5%
% Below Poverty Level 15.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 6.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 15.4%
Median Gross Rent $885
Median House Value $110,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.8%
US/American 0%
English 9.6%
Irish 14.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station COLUMBIA UNIV OF SC
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
Station ORANGEBURG 2
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Gaston 1,466 $45,341
North 800 $35,938
Perry 303 $22,000
South Congaree 2,246 $42,829
Swansea 746 $47,188
Wagener 774 $32,639

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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PELION HIGH SCHOOL
758 MAGNOLIA ST
803-894-3377
Serves 712 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

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