Clinton, SC

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Population

8,538

1.53% growth

Median Age

36.2


Median Household Income

$29,393

2.16% decline

Poverty Rate

30.6%


Number of Employees

3,274

2.79% decline

Median Property Value

$80,300

6.52% decline

About

In 2017, Clinton, SC had a population of 8.54k people with a median age of 36.2 and a median household income of $29,393. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Clinton, SC grew from 8,409 to 8,538, a 1.53% increase and its median household income declined from $30,041 to $29,393, a -2.16% decrease.

The population of Clinton, SC is 58.1% White Alone, 37.2% Black or African American Alone, and 2.49% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Clinton, SC speak a non-English language, and 97.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clinton, SC are Presbyterian College (311 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Clinton, SC is $80,300, and the homeownership rate is 53.1%. Most people in Clinton, SC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18 minutes. The average car ownership in Clinton, SC is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Bell Tower at Furman University in Greenville, SC

Economy

The economy of Clinton, SC employs 3.27k people. The largest industries in Clinton, SC are Health Care & Social Assistance (600 people), Manufacturing (543 people), and Educational Services (501 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($42,875), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($41,563), and Public Administration ($33,750).

Median household income in Clinton, SC is $29,393. Males in Clinton, SC have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,985. The income inequality in Clinton, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$29,393

2017 value

± $3,081

-2.16%

1 Year Growth

± 14.5%

Households in Clinton, SC have a median annual income of $29,393, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $30,041 in 2016, which represents a -2.16% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,080

Average Male Salary

± $1,419

$40,985

Average Female Salary

± $1,018

In 2017, full-time male employees in South Carolina made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in South Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,597 ± $53,271

  2. Asian

    $47,877 ± $7,789

  3. White

    $47,332 ± $1,044

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of South Carolina workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in South Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Clinton, SC is from South Carolina.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.456

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.695% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in South Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9208

  2. Census Tract 9207

  3. Census Tract 9206

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clinton, SC was Census Tract 9208 with a value of $50,502, followed by Census Tract 9207 and Census Tract 9206, with respective values of $32,821 and $25,737.

The following map shows all of the places in Clinton, SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

30.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clinton, SC (2.12k out of 6.93k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,073 ± 243

  2. Black

    964 ± 220

  3. Hispanic

    178 ± 128

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clinton, SC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.27k

2017 Value

± 378

-2.79%

1 Year decline

± 16.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clinton, SC declined at a rate of -2.79%, from 3.37k employees to 3.27k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clinton, SC, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (325 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (309 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (249 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clinton, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clinton, SC, by number of employees, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (325 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (309 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (249 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Clinton, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (3.1 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.9 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.69 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clinton, SC, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($59,107), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($52,188), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($51,146).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.27k

2017 Value

± 378

-2.79%

1 Year decline

± 16.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clinton, SC declined at a rate of -2.79%, from 3.37k employees to 3.27k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clinton, SC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (600 people), Manufacturing (543 people), and Educational Services (501 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clinton, SC, though some of these residents may live in Clinton, SC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Clinton, SC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (600 people), Manufacturing (543 people), and Educational Services (501 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Clinton, SC has an unusually high number of Educational Services (1.65 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.64 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clinton, SC, by median earnings, are Information ($42,875), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($41,563), and Public Administration ($33,750).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $15.9B

  2. $15.2B

  3. $11.7B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Plastics/rubber with $15.9B, followed by Machinery ($15.2B) and Mixed freight ($11.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound South Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$163B

2015 Value

$244B

Projected 2045 Value

49.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound South Carolina trade was $163B. This is expected to increase 49.4% to $244B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound South Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $22.2B

  2. $13.4B

  3. $5.71B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $22.2B, followed by Georgia with $13.4B and Tennessee and $5.71B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that South Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

84.9% of the population of Clinton, SC has health coverage, with 37.9% on employee plans, 20.3% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 1.16% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Clinton, SC was $7,311 in 2014. This is a 4.15% increase from the previous year ($7,020).

Primary care physicians in Clinton, SC see 1483 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (1488 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1891 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 639 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dillon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (20.1%). Additionally, Lee County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,483 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see an average of 1,483 patients per year. This represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (1,488 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in South Carolina in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,311

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,235

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,491

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,298

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in South Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.15%, from $7,020 to $7,311.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

15.1%

Uninsured

37.9%

Employer Coverage

20.3%

Medicaid

13.8%

Medicare

11.7%

Non-Group

1.16%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clinton, SC grew by 4.4% from 14.5% to 15.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Clinton, SC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 20.1% prevalence

  2. 19.6% prevalence

  3. 18.7% prevalence

Dillon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina, at 20.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Clinton, SC is home to a population of 8.54k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Clinton, SC residents were born outside of the country (281 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Clinton, SC is composed of 4.96k White Alone residents (58.1%), 3.18k Black or African American Alone residents (37.2%), 213 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.49%), 92 Two or More Races residents (1.08%), 89 Asian Alone residents (1.04%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Clinton, SC are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 4.4

29

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 13.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Clinton, SC was 36.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 29. But people in Clinton, SC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Clinton, SC residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    281 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Clinton, SC residents (281 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Clinton, SC was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    68,828 ± 6,396 people

  2. India

    11,778 ± 2,661 people

  3. Philippines

    9,880 ± 2,438 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 68,828 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 11,778 and Philippines with 9,880.

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Citizenship

97.4%

2017 Citizenship

97.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.4% of Clinton, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Clinton, SC was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.96k ± 421

  2. Black or African American Alone

    3.18k ± 424

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    213 ± 183

In 2017, there were 1.56 times more White Alone residents (4.96k people) in Clinton, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.18k Black or African American Alone and 213 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Clinton, SC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Clinton, SC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Clinton, SC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Clinton, SC are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    171 ± 71

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    137 ± 75

  3. Korea

    43 ± 33

Clinton, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Clinton, SC awarded 311 degrees. The student population of Clinton, SC is skewed towards women, with 589 male students and 763 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clinton, SC are White (248 and 79.7%), followed by Black or African American (37 and 11.9%), Asian (10 and 3.22%), and Hispanic or Latino (7 and 2.25%).

The largest universities in Clinton, SC by number of degrees awarded are Presbyterian College (311 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Clinton, SC are Pharmacy (69 and 22.2%), General Business Administration & Management (49 and 15.8%), and General Psychology (35 and 11.3%).

The median tuition costs in Clinton, SC are $34,282 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 26 degrees awarded

  2. 49 degrees awarded

  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Clinton, SC was General Biological Sciences with 26 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Clinton, SC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

311 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$34,282

Median Private

In 2016, the Clinton, SC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Presbyterian College with 311 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

117

Degrees Awarded to Men

194

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 117 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clinton, SC, which is 0.603 times less than the 194 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Clinton, SC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    248 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    37 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    10 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Clinton, SC were to White students. These 248 degrees mean that there were 6.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 37 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clinton, SC was $80,300 in 2017, which is 0.369 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $85,900 to $80,300, a 6.52% decrease. The homeownership rate in Clinton, SC is 53.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clinton, SC have an average commute time of 18 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clinton, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$29,393

Median Household Income

± $3,081

2.9k

Number of Households

± 358

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.9k households in Clinton, SC declined from $29,393 from the previous year's value of $30,041.

The following chart displays the households in Clinton, SC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$80,300

2017 Median

± $16,693

$85,900

2016 Median

± $10,833

In 2017, the median property value in Clinton, SC declined from to $80,300 from the previous year's value of $85,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Clinton, SC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clinton, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Clinton, SC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clinton, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

53.1%

2017 Homeownership

47.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 53.1% of the housing units in Clinton, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 47.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Clinton, SC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Clinton, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clinton, SC have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

18 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clinton, SC have a shorter commute time (18 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.381% of the workforce in Clinton, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.3%

  2. Carpooled

    16.9%

  3. Walked

    7.1%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Clinton, SC was Drove Alone (71.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (16.9%) and those who Walked (7.1%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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