Orders of magnitude (area)
This page is a progressive and labelled list of the SI area orders of magnitude, with certain examples appended to some list objects. Orders of magnitude
U.S. Route 501
U. S. Route 501 is a spur of U. S. Route 1, it runs 355 miles from Buena Vista, Virginia at U. S. Route 60 to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina at U. S. Route 17 Business, it passes through the states of North Carolina and South Carolina. From Durham to Laurinburg, a 108-mile section of US 501 overlaps U. S. Route 15. Sections of US 15-501 share routings with U. S. Route 1 in sections near Sanford, North Carolina and Aberdeen, North Carolina. US 501 begins at US 17 Bus. in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. From Myrtle Beach to Marion, US 501 is a multilane highway, some sections divided, some undivided with at-grade intersections but having a number of interchanges along the length, it passes through the city of Conway before reaching Marion, where US 501 bypasses the town to the east. North of Marion, US 501 meets SC 38, a connector to Interstate 95. From SC 38, US 501 heads to the northeast. US 301 merges with US 501, forming a concurrency through Dillon to the North Carolina border, where it passes South of the Border prior to exiting South Carolina and an interchange on Interstate 95 near Hamer in Dillon County.
US 301 and US 501 enter North Carolina south of Rowland. In Rowland, US 501 splits from US 301 and heads northwest to Laurinburg, where it overlaps with US 74 south of the city. Upon departing US 74, US 501 embarks on an overlap with US 15; the routes remain concurrent for 108 miles to Durham, passing through Aberdeen, Pinehurst and Chapel Hill in between. North of Durham, US 501 passes through the city of Roxboro prior to entering Virginia. In Virginia, US 501 runs 111.42 miles from the North Carolina state line near Cluster Springs to its northern terminus at US 60 in Buena Vista. US 501 is the primary highway between Lynchburg and both South Boston in Southside Virginia and Durham in North Carolina's Research Triangle. South Carolina US 17 Bus. in Myrtle Beach US 17 in Myrtle Beach US 378 / US 701 in Conway. US 501/US 701 travels concurrently through Conway. US 76 in Marion US 301 south of Latta; the highways travel concurrently to North Carolina. South Carolina–North Carolina I‑95 at the South Carolina–North Carolina state line at South of the Border North Carolina I‑74 / US 74 in Laurinburg.
The highways travel concurrently through Laurinburg. I‑74 / US 15 / US 74 / US 401 in Laurinburg. US 15/US 501 travels concurrently to Durham. US 401/US 501 travels concurrently through Laurinburg. US 1 in Aberdeen; the highways travel concurrently through Aberdeen. US 1 south-southwest of Sanford; the highways travel concurrently to Sanford. US 421 in Sanford US 64 north of Pittsboro I‑40 in Durham I‑85 / US 70 in Durham; the highways travel concurrently through Durham. US 158 in Roxboro; the highways travel concurrently through Roxboro. Virginia US 58 / US 360 on the Riverdale–South Boston line US 29 / US 460 in Lynchburg; the highways travel concurrently through Lynchburg. US 221 in Lynchburg US 60 in Buena Vista Endpoints of U. S. highway 501
United States Census Bureau
The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U. S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy; the Census Bureau is part of the U. S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States; the Census Bureau's primary mission is conducting the U. S. Census every ten years, which allocates the seats of the U. S. House of Representatives to the states based on their population; the Bureau's various censuses and surveys help allocate over $400 billion in federal funds every year and it helps states, local communities, businesses make informed decisions. The information provided by the census informs decisions on where to build and maintain schools, transportation infrastructure, police and fire departments. In addition to the decennial census, the Census Bureau continually conducts dozens of other censuses and surveys, including the American Community Survey, the U. S. Economic Census, the Current Population Survey.
Furthermore and foreign trade indicators released by the federal government contain data produced by the Census Bureau. Article One of the United States Constitution directs the population be enumerated at least once every ten years and the resulting counts used to set the number of members from each state in the House of Representatives and, by extension, in the Electoral College; the Census Bureau now conducts a full population count every 10 years in years ending with a zero and uses the term "decennial" to describe the operation. Between censuses, the Census Bureau makes population projections. In addition, Census data directly affects how more than $400 billion per year in federal and state funding is allocated to communities for neighborhood improvements, public health, education and more; the Census Bureau is mandated with fulfilling these obligations: the collecting of statistics about the nation, its people, economy. The Census Bureau's legal authority is codified in Title 13 of the United States Code.
The Census Bureau conducts surveys on behalf of various federal government and local government agencies on topics such as employment, health, consumer expenditures, housing. Within the bureau, these are known as "demographic surveys" and are conducted perpetually between and during decennial population counts; the Census Bureau conducts economic surveys of manufacturing, retail and other establishments and of domestic governments. Between 1790 and 1840, the census was taken by marshals of the judicial districts; the Census Act of 1840 established a central office. Several acts followed that revised and authorized new censuses at the 10-year intervals. In 1902, the temporary Census Office was moved under the Department of Interior, in 1903 it was renamed the Census Bureau under the new Department of Commerce and Labor; the department was intended to consolidate overlapping statistical agencies, but Census Bureau officials were hindered by their subordinate role in the department. An act in 1920 changed the date and authorized manufacturing censuses every two years and agriculture censuses every 10 years.
In 1929, a bill was passed mandating the House of Representatives be reapportioned based on the results of the 1930 Census. In 1954, various acts were codified into Title 13 of the US Code. By law, the Census Bureau must count everyone and submit state population totals to the U. S. President by December 31 of any year ending in a zero. States within the Union receive the results in the spring of the following year; the United States Census Bureau defines four statistical regions, with nine divisions. The Census Bureau regions are "widely used...for data collection and analysis". The Census Bureau definition is pervasive. Regional divisions used by the United States Census Bureau: Region 1: Northeast Division 1: New England Division 2: Mid-Atlantic Region 2: Midwest Division 3: East North Central Division 4: West North Central Region 3: South Division 5: South Atlantic Division 6: East South Central Division 7: West South Central Region 4: West Division 8: Mountain Division 9: Pacific Many federal, state and tribal governments use census data to: Decide the location of new housing and public facilities, Examine the demographic characteristics of communities and the US, Plan transportation systems and roadways, Determine quotas and creation of police and fire precincts, Create localized areas for elections, utilities, etc.
Gathers population information every 10 years The United States Census Bureau is committed to confidentiality, guarantees non-disclosure of any addresses or personal information related to individuals or establishments. Title 13 of the U. S. Code establishes penalties for the disclosure of this information. All Census employees must sign an affidavit of non-disclosure prior to employment; the Bureau cannot share responses, addresses or personal information with anyone including United States or foreign government
Conway, South Carolina
Conway is a city in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 17,103 at the 2010 census, had an estimated population in 2016 of 22,761, it is part of the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area. It is the home of Coastal Carolina University. Numerous buildings and structures located in Conway are on the National Register of Historic Places. Among these is the City Hall building, designed by Robert Mills, architect of the Washington Monument. Since the completion of the Main Street USA project in the 1980s, Conway's downtown has been revitalized with shops and bistros. Highlighting the renovation of the downtown area is the Riverwalk, an area of restaurants which follows a stretch of the Waccamaw River that winds through Conway. Conway is one of the oldest towns in South Carolina. Early English colonists named the village "Kings Town" but soon changed it to "Kingston"; the town was founded in 1732 as part of Royal Governor Robert Johnson's Township Scheme. It was laid out on a bluff overlooking the Waccamaw River in.
Many area residents fought in the American Revolution, small engagements were fought near Kingston at Bear Bluff and at Black Lake. Francis Marion, known as the "Swamp Fox", had an encampment near Kingston just across the Waccamaw River; the areas of Kingston and Charles Town, S. C. were communities with a higher population of Tories than many other Colonial American towns during the revolutionary war era. A Tory was a colonist. After the war, patriotic citizens wanted to discard the name that honored Great Britain's King George II; the county's name was changed to Horry in honor of General Peter Horry in 1801, a courthouse was established in Kingston. "Kingston" was changed to "Conwayborough", for General Robert Conway. In 1883, the General Assembly changed the name to "Conway". Conway is situated on the South Carolina Coastal Plain on the western banks of the Waccamaw River, is 14 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. U. S. Route 701 passes through the city center, leading northeast 44 miles to Whiteville, North Carolina, southwest 36 miles to Georgetown.
U. S. Route 501 runs through the southwest side of Conway, leading southeast 14 miles to Myrtle Beach and northwest 33 miles to Marion. U. S. Route 378 leads west 46 miles to Lake City. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.8 square miles, of which 21.9 square miles are land and 0.85 square miles, or 3.69%, are water. The downtown is sited on the west bank of the Waccamaw River where it is joined by a creek called Kingston Lake; the Waccamaw flows south to the Pee Dee River and Winyah Bay at Georgetown. As of the census of 2000, there were 11,788 people, 4,259 households, 2,942 families residing in the city; the population density was 927.8 people per square mile. There were 4,783 housing units at an average density of 376.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 55.82% White, 41.85% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.87% of the population.
There were 4,259 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3% were married couples living together, 23.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.9% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.02. In the city, the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 15.8% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.0 males. The median income for a household in the city was $32,155, the median income for a family was $39,189. Males had a median income of $26,720 versus $21,310 for females; the per capita income for the city was $16,611. About 15.9% of families and 20.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.9% of those under age 18 and 16.0% of those age 65 or over.
The city is run by an elected mayor–council government system, with council members being Randle L. Alford, Ashley Smith, William Goldfinch IV, Jean M. Timbes, Thomas J. Anderson II, Larry A. White; the current mayor is Barbara Jo Blain-Bellamy. Most of the county is served by Horry County Schools. Private schools include Conway Christian School. Conway is home to two major institutes of higher learning, Coastal Carolina University and Horry-Georgetown Technical College, it is home to a branch of Webster University, an MBA graduate school, North American Institute of Aviation, a flight school. Conway is home to the Conway-Horry County Airport, a small airport located 4 miles west of town, along US-378. A large part of Horry County is served by the Coast Regional Transit Authority known as the Waccamaw Regional Transit Authority and as Lymo; the primary station and offices are located near the historic district. R. J. Corman Railroad's Carolina Line is a short-line railroad which serves parts of North and South Carolina.
Conway is located on NC-Myrtle Beach, SC branch. The historical Conway railroad depot is located along this branch, although the depot is now an office building. Notable companies/employers located in the Conway area inc
Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge
Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1997, is a recent addition to the United States National Wildlife Refuge system. It is located in parts of northeastern Georgetown County, South Carolina, southern Horry, southeastern Marion counties, contains lands adjacent to the Pee Dee River, the Little Pee Dee River, the Waccamaw River near their confluence; the size of the refuge is 22,931 acres but plans call for the total refuge to be over 50,000 acres. It was founded to preserve valuable undeveloped coastal wetland and adjacent uplands that provide habitats for many species of wildlife. One endangered species, given a home on longleaf pine forest on Sandy Island is the red-cockaded woodpecker, it is a nesting area for swallow-tailed kites and bald eagles. The stated objectives of this refuge are: Provide habitat for waterfowl, wading birds, neo-tropical migratory birds, resident species. Environmental education and interpretation. Provide opportunities for hunting and outdoor recreation.
The Refuge visitor's center is located just north of Georgetown on Highway 701 overlooking the Great Pee Dee River in the small community of Yauhannah, SC. Waccamaw River Heritage Preserve—Nature preserve further north along the same river This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Official refuge site
Bucksport, South Carolina
Bucksport is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 876 at the 2010 census, it is a rural port on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at the merger point with the Waccamaw River. The port has some services available for boaters and is home to the Bucksport Restaurant. Bucksport is in southwestern Horry County at 33°40′37″N 79°6′54″W; the CDP extends from the Waccamaw River in the southeast to U. S. Route 701 with Bucksport Road forming the main road through the community. US 701 leads northeast 11 miles to Conway, the Horry county seat, southwest 25 miles to Georgetown. Myrtle Beach, 12 miles to the east as the crow flies, is 25 miles away by highway across the Waccamaw River and Intracoastal Waterway. According to the United States Census Bureau, the Bucksport CDP has a total area of 4.2 square miles, of which 0.02 square miles, or 0.48%, are water. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,117 people, 359 households, 285 families residing in the CDP.
The population density was 290.8 people per square mile. There were 388 housing units at an average density of 101.0/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 2.24% White, 96.60% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.18% from other races, 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.09% of the population. There were 359 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.4% were married couples living together, 34.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 20.6% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.11 and the average family size was 3.53. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 32.9% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.3 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $24,038, the median income for a family was $23,750. Males had a median income of $31,618 versus $19,186 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $10,832. About 14.9% of families and 20.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.6% of those under age 18 and 35.6% of those age 65 or over. Henry Buck of Bucksport, moved to South Carolina in the 1820s to start lumber mills. One of Buck's mills was in. Sawmills in Bucksport and Bucksville produced three million board feet of lumber annually by 1850. Buck used his ships to transport lumber to Georgetown and Charleston in South Carolina and as far away as New York City and Boston, to other countries. Lumber from Buck's operation went into the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge; the Independent Republic Quarterly said, "By 1860, due to Bucksville and Bucksport, Horry District had become one of the five greatest timber-producing districts in the state."
In law, an unincorporated area is a region of land, not governed by a local municipal corporation. Municipalities dissolve or disincorporate, which may happen if they become fiscally insolvent, services become the responsibility of a higher administration. Widespread unincorporated communities and areas are a distinguishing feature of the United States and Canada. In most other countries of the world, there are either no unincorporated areas at all, or these are rare. Unlike many other countries, Australia has only one level of local government beneath state and territorial governments. A local government area contains several towns and entire cities. Thus, aside from sparsely populated areas and a few other special cases all of Australia is part of an LGA. Unincorporated areas are in remote locations, cover vast areas or have small populations. Postal addresses in unincorporated areas, as in other parts of Australia use the suburb or locality names gazetted by the relevant state or territorial government.
Thus, there is any ambiguity regarding addresses in unincorporated areas. The Australian Capital Territory is in some sense an unincorporated area; the territorial government is directly responsible for matters carried out by local government. The far west and north of New South Wales constitutes the Unincorporated Far West Region, sparsely populated and warrants an elected council. A civil servant in the state capital manages such matters; the second unincorporated area of this state is Lord Howe Island. In the Northern Territory, 1.45% of the total area and 4.0% of the population are in unincorporated areas, including Unincorporated Top End Region, areas covered by the Darwin Rates Act—Nhulunbuy, Alyangula on Groote Eylandt in the northern region, Yulara in the southern region. In South Australia, 60% of the area is unincorporated and communities located within can receive municipal services provided by a state agency, the Outback Communities Authority. Victoria has 10 small unincorporated areas, which are either small islands directly administered by the state or ski resorts administered by state-appointed management boards.
Western Australia is exceptional in two respects. Firstly, the only remote area, unincorporated is the Abrolhos Islands, uninhabited and controlled by the WA Department of Fisheries. Secondly, the other unincorporated areas are A-class reserves either in, or close to, the Perth metropolitan area, namely Rottnest Island and Kings Park. In Canada, depending on the province, an unincorporated settlement is one that does not have a municipal council that governs over the settlement, it is but not always, part of a larger municipal government. This can range from small hamlets to large urbanized areas that are similar in size to towns and cities. For example, the urban service areas of Fort McMurray and Sherwood Park, of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and Strathcona County would be the fifth and sixth largest cities in Alberta if they were incorporated. In British Columbia, unincorporated settlements lie outside municipal boundaries and are administered directly by regional/county-level governments similar to the American system.
Unincorporated settlements with a population of between 100 and 1,000 residents may have the status of designated place in Canadian census data. In some provinces, large tracts of undeveloped wilderness or rural country are unorganized areas that fall directly under the provincial jurisdiction; some unincorporated settlements in such unorganized areas may have some types of municipal services provided to them by a quasi-governmental agency such as a local services board in Ontario. In New Brunswick where a significant population live in a Local Service District and services may come directly from the province; the entire area of the Czech Republic is divided into municipalities, with the only exception being 4 military areas. These are parts of the regions and do not form self-governing municipalities, but are rather governed by military offices, which are subordinate to the Ministry of Defense. † Brdy Military Area was abandoned by the Army in 2015 and converted into Landscape park, with its area being incorporated either into existing municipalities or municipalities newly established from the existing settlements.
The other four Military Areas were reduced in size in 2015 too. The decisions on whether the settlements join existing municipalities or form new ones are decided in plebiscites. Since Germany has no administrative level comparable to the townships of other countries, the vast majority of the country, close to 99%, is organized in municipalities consisting of multiple settlements which are not considered to be unincorporated; because these settlements lack a council of their own, there is an Ortsvorsteher / Ortsvorsteherin appointed by the municipal council, except in the smallest villages. In 2000, the number of unincorporated areas in Germany, called gemeindefreie Gebiete or singular gemeindefreies Gebiet, was 295 with a total area of 4,890.33 km² and around 1.4% of its territory. However