Pendleton, SC Demographics


Population (year 2000): 2,966. Estimated population in July 2005: 3,050 (+2.8% change)
Males: 1,346 (45.4%), Females: 1,620 (54.6%)

Anderson County

Zip code: 29670

Median resident age: 37.4 years
Median household income: $28,052 (year 2000)
Median house value: $75,800 (year 2000)

Races in Pendleton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (63.8%)
  • Black (33.1%)
  • Hispanic (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (11.5%), Irish (9.3%), German (9.2%), English (9.0%), Scotch-Irish (3.9%), Scottish (2.5%).

Elevation: 859 feet

Land area: 3.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Pendleton

  • High school or higher: 75.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 28.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pendleton town

  • Never married: 33.3%
  • Now married: 42.9%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

2.7% Foreign born (0.8% Latin America, 0.6% Europe, 0.6% Asia, 0.5% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: -406 (-12.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Pendleton:

  • PATRICK B HARRIS PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; ANDERSON, SC)
  • OCONEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; SENECA, SC)
  • ANDERSON AREA MEDICAL CENTER (about 14 miles; ANDERSON, SC)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Pendleton:

  • ANDERSON RGNL (about 13 miles; ANDERSON, SC; ID: AND)
  • DONALDSON CENTER (about 30 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; ID: GYH)
  • GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG INTL (about 43 miles; GREER, SC; ID: GSP)
Other public-use airports nearest to Pendleton:

  • OCONEE COUNTY REGIONAL (about 8 miles; CLEMSON, SC; ID: CEU)
  • PICKENS COUNTY (about 12 miles; PICKENS, SC; ID: LQK)
  • GREENVILLE DOWNTOWN (about 33 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; ID: GMU)
Amtrak station near Pendleton:

  • 5 miles: CLEMSON (U.S. 123 & STATE HWY. 133). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Pendleton:

  • TRI-COUNTY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,343; Location: U.S. Hwy 76; Public; Website: www.tricounty.tec.sc.us)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Pendleton:

  • CLEMSON UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; CLEMSON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 15,962)
  • FURMAN UNIVERSITY (about 31 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; FT enrollment: 2,915)
  • BOB JONES UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; FT enrollment: 3,577)
  • GREENVILLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 33 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; FT enrollment: 6,157)
  • WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 49 miles; CULLOWHEE, NC; FT enrollment: 5,843)
  • LANDER UNIVERSITY (about 53 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 2,429)
  • PIEDMONT TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 55 miles; GREENWOOD, SC; FT enrollment: 2,406)

Schools

Public high school in Pendleton:

  • PENDLETON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 806; Location: 7324 HWY. 187; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Pendleton:

  • PENDLETON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 648; Location: 902 E. QUEEN STREET; Grades: PK – 05)
  • RIVERSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 644; Location: 458 RIVERSIDE STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)