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0.78% growth
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Median Household Income
3.26% growth
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Number of Employees
2.52% growth
Median Property Value
1.72% growth

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The economy of Anderson County, SC employs 83,276 people. The economy of Anderson County, SC is specialized in Manufacturing; Retail trade; and Utilities, which employ respectively 2.05; 1.12; and 1.1 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Anderson County, SC are Manufacturing (17,682), Healthcare & Social Assistance (12,561), and Retail trade (10,718), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($86,932), Utilities ($55,125), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($50,985).

Median household income in Anderson County, SC is $43,518. Males in Anderson County, SC have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,495. The income inequality of Anderson County, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.429 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Anderson County, SC. In Anderson County, SC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 64 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,080. Jasper County, SC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in South Carolina.


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Anderson County, SC is home to a population of 192,709 people, from which 98.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Anderson County, SC is composed of 149,934 White residents (77.8%), 30,909 Black residents (16%), 6,550 Hispanic residents (3.4%), 3,013 Two+ residents (1.56%), and 1,766 Asian residents (0.92%). The most common foreign languages in Anderson County, SC are Spanish (3,939 speakers), Other Indic (490 speakers), and German (329 speakers), but compared to other places, Anderson County, SC has a relative high number of Gujarati (221 speakers), Hmong (125 speakers), and Other Indic (490 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Anderson County, SC awarded 1,930 degrees. The student population of Anderson County, SC is skewed towards females, with 709 male students and 1,221 female students. Most students in Anderson County, SC are White (1,614 and 83.6%), followed by Black or African American (192 and 9.9%), Hispanic or Latino (47 and 2.44%), and Unknown (32 and 1.66%). The largest universities in Anderson County, SC by number of graduates are Tri-County Technical College (1,199 and 62.1%), Anderson University (600 and 31.1%), and Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Greenville (77 and 3.99%). The most popular majors in Anderson County, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (258 and 13.4%), Registered Nursing (120 and 6.22%), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (112 and 5.8%). The median tuition costs in Anderson County, SC are N/A for private four year colleges, and $23,470 and $23,470 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Anderson County, SC is $130,300, which is 0.64 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $128,100 to $130,300, a 1.72% increase. The homeownership rate of Anderson County, SC is 70.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Anderson County, SC have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Anderson County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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