Bamberg County, SC

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Population
14,600
1.63% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
Median Age
41.9

Poverty Rate
25.9%

Median Household Income
$32,229
0.312% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$71,400
8.51% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
5,433
2.84% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Bamberg County, SC had a population of 14.6k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $32,229. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Bamberg County, SC declined from 14,842 to 14,600, a -1.63% decrease and its median household income declined from $32,330 to $32,229, a -0.312% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bamberg County, SC are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (61.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (35.7%), Other (Hispanic) (0.993%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.719%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (0.486%). 0% of the households in Bamberg County, SC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.2% of the residents in Bamberg County, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bamberg County, SC are Denmark Technical College (127 degrees awarded in 2019) and Voorhees College (79 degrees).

In 2018, the median property value in Bamberg County, SC was $71,400, and the homeownership rate was 71.6%. Most people in Bamberg County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Bamberg County, SC was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in South Carolina.

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Community Mobility

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Bamberg County, SC went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 62.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (35.5%), followed by Other (1.8%). The most partisan county was Allendale County, SC with 76.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing the state of South Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Bamberg County, SC
62.7% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in South Carolina
  1. 76.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 73.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 71.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in South Carolina was Allendale County, SC with 76.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in South Carolina colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from South Carolina

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Lindsey Graham
Senator from South Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2003
Tim Scott
Senator from South Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jim DeMint.

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing South Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in South Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from South Carolina

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for South Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Bamberg County, SC is home to a population of 14.6k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.4% of Bamberg County, SC residents were born outside of the country (205 people).

In 2018, there were 1.71 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.92k people) in Bamberg County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.22k White (Non-Hispanic) and 145 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bamberg County, SC
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.92k ± 93
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.22k ± 31
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    145 ± 69
1.99%
Hispanic Population
291 people

In 2018, there were 1.71 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.92k people) in Bamberg County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.22k White (Non-Hispanic) and 145 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.99% of the people in Bamberg County, SC are hispanic (291 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Bamberg County, SC as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.4%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
205 people
1.72%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
256 people

As of 2018, 1.4% of Bamberg County, SC residents (205 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bamberg County, SC was 1.72%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.1
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 28.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Bamberg County, SC was 41.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally the same age as than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Bamberg County, SC are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Bamberg County, SC residents was 42.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    64,736 ± 6,206 people
  2. India
    14,943 ± 2,997 people
  3. Honduras
    11,181 ± 2,593 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 64,736 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 14,943 and Honduras with 11,181.

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Citizenship

99.2%
2018 Citizenship
99%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.2% of Bamberg County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Bamberg County, SC was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    426 ± 121
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    75 ± 71
  3. Korea
    48 ± 54

Bamberg County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Bamberg County, SC is $32,229. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Bamberg County, SC was Census Tract 9604 with a value of $45,500, followed by Census Tract 9603 and Census Tract 9602, with respective values of $43,875 and $41,620.

Males in South Carolina have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,921. The income inequality in South Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Bamberg County, SC employs 5.43k people. The largest industries in Bamberg County, SC are Manufacturing (1,237 people), Educational Services (1,007 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (706 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($40,287), Manufacturing ($31,834), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($31,007).

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,229
2018 value
± $5,161
-0.312%
1 Year Growth
± 25.4%

Households in Bamberg County, SC have a median annual income of $32,229, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $32,330 in 2017, which represents a -0.312% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,300
Average Male Salary in South Carolina
± $1,526
$43,921
Average Female Salary in South Carolina
± $1,088

In 2019, 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 in South Carolina
  1. Asian
    $57,024 ± $9,306
  2. White
    $51,354 ± $1,131
  3. American Indian
    $44,350 ± $16,152

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of South Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in South Carolina.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bamberg County, SC is from South Carolina.
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.462
2018 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2019, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.211% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 9604
  2. Census Tract 9603
  3. Census Tract 9602

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bamberg County, SC was Census Tract 9604 with a value of $45,500, followed by Census Tract 9603 and Census Tract 9602, with respective values of $43,875 and $41,620.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bamberg County, SC (3.54k out of 13.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

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. Black
    2,719 ± 410
  2. White
    633 ± 155
  3. Hispanic
    159 ± 153

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bamberg County, SC is Black, followed by White 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

5.43k
2018 Value
± 561
-2.84%
1 Year decline
± 15.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Bamberg County, SC declined at a rate of -2.84%, from 5.59k employees to 5.43k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bamberg County, SC, are Production Occupations (905 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (707 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (493 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bamberg County, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bamberg County, SC, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (905 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (707 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (493 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bamberg County, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.35 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.9 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.57 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bamberg County, SC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($74,554), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($68,977), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($56,042).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.43k
2018 Value
± 561
-2.84%
1 Year decline
± 15.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Bamberg County, SC declined at a rate of -2.84%, from 5.59k employees to 5.43k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bamberg County, SC, are Manufacturing (1,237 people), Educational Services (1,007 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (706 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bamberg County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Bamberg County, 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 Bamberg County, SC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,237 people), Educational Services (1,007 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (706 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bamberg County, SC has an unusually high number of Utilities (3.68 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.26 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.09 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bamberg County, SC, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($40,287), Manufacturing ($31,834), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($31,007).

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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. $29B
  2. $25.7B
  3. $22.6B

In 2018, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Machinery with $29B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($25.7B) and Plastics/rubber ($22.6B).

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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$252B
2018 Value in South Carolina
$524B
Projected 2045 Value in South Carolina
108% growth

In 2018, total outbound South Carolina trade was $252B. This is expected to increase 108% to $524B 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. $29.3B
  2. $19.1B
  3. $9.21B

In 2018, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $29.3B, followed by Georgia with $19.1B and Louisiana and $9.21B.

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

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Education

In 2019, universities in Bamberg County, SC awarded 206 degrees. The student population of Bamberg County, SC is skewed towards women, with 387 male students and 606 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bamberg County, SC are Black or African American (194 and 95.1%), followed by White (7 and 3.43%), Hispanic or Latino (2 and 0.98%), and Unknown (1 and 0.49%).

The largest universities in Bamberg County, SC by number of degrees awarded are Denmark Technical College (127 and 61.7%) and Voorhees College (79 and 38.3%).

The most popular majors in Bamberg County, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (47 and 22.8%), Welding Technology (13 and 6.31%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (13 and 6.31%).

The median tuition costs in Bamberg County, SC are $11,630 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. 10 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 9 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 8 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bamberg County, SC was Child Development with 10 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 127 degrees awarded
  2. 79 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$11,630
Median Private

In 2019, the Bamberg County, SC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Denmark Technical College with 127 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

66
Degrees Awarded to Men
140
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 66 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bamberg County, SC, which is 0.471 times less than the 140 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    194 degrees awarded
  2. White
    7 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Bamberg County, SC was Black or African American students. These 194 degrees mean that there were 27.7 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 7 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bamberg County, SC was $71,400 in 2018, which is 0.311 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $65,800 to $71,400, a 8.51% increase. The homeownership rate in Bamberg County, SC is 71.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bamberg County, SC have an average commute time of 25.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bamberg County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$71,400
2018 Median
± $8,970
$65,800
2017 Median
± $7,038

In 2018, the median property value in Bamberg County, SC grew to to $71,400 from the previous year's value of $65,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bamberg County, 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 Bamberg County, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the < $10k range.

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Household Income

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$32,229
Median Household Income
± $5,161
5.42k
Number of Households
± 552

In 2018, the median household income of the 5.42k households in Bamberg County, SC declined from $32,229 from the previous year's value of $32,330.

The following chart displays the households in Bamberg County, 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 $25k - $30k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.6%
2018 Homeownership
76%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 71.6% of the housing units in Bamberg County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76%.

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

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Commute Time

25.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bamberg County, SC have a longer commute time (25.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 3.46% of the workforce in Bamberg County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (82.9%)
  2. Carpooled (8.03%)
  3. Walked (3.02%)

In 2018, 82.9% of workers in Bamberg County, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.03%) and those who walked to work (3.02%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

87.4% of the population of Bamberg County, SC has health coverage, with 29.3% on employee plans, 27.3% on Medicaid, 14% on Medicare, 15.1% on non-group plans, and 1.78% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Bamberg County, SC see 2855 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.73% decrease from the previous year (2876 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1758 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2344 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Williamsburg County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (23.4%). Additionally, Union County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,855 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bamberg County, SC

Primary care physicians in Bamberg County, SC see an average of 2,855 patients per year. This represents a 0.73% decrease from the previous year (2,876 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bamberg County, SC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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 in South Carolina
$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

12.6%
Uninsured
29.3%
Employer Coverage
27.3%
Medicaid
14%
Medicare
15.1%
Non-Group
1.78%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bamberg County, SC declined by 21% from 16% to 12.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bamberg County, 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. 23.4% prevalence
  2. 22.3% prevalence
  3. 21.4% prevalence

Williamsburg County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina, at 23.4%.

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

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