Barnwell County, SC

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2020 Population
21,170
0.825% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
41.6
0.726% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
27.8%
1.08% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$37,572
4.94% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$87,600
6.96% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
8,499
6.18% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Barnwell County, SC had a population of 21.2k people with a median age of 41.6 and a median household income of $37,572. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Barnwell County, SC declined from 21,346 to 21,170, a −0.825% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,803 to $37,572, a 4.94% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Barnwell County, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (50.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (44.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.48%), White (Hispanic) (1.12%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (0.666%).

None of the households in Barnwell County, SC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.6% of the residents in Barnwell County, SC are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Barnwell County, SC was $87,600, and the homeownership rate was 72.5%. Most people in Barnwell County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Barnwell County, SC was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Barnwell County, SC is home to a population of 21.2k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.13% of Barnwell County, SC residents were born outside of the country (450 people).

In 2020, there were 1.14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.7k people) in Barnwell County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.43k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 313 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Barnwell County, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    10.7k ± 120
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.43k ± 123
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    313 ± 135
2.54%
Hispanic Population
538 people

In 2020, there were 1.14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.7k people) in Barnwell County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.43k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 313 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.54% of the people in Barnwell County, SC are hispanic (538 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.13%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
450 people
1.56%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
332 people

As of 2020, 2.13% of Barnwell County, SC residents (450 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Barnwell County, SC was 1.56%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 25.8

In 2020, the median age of all people in Barnwell County, SC was 41.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Barnwell County, SC are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Barnwell County, SC residents was 41.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    62,463 ± 6,098 people
  2. India
    16,261 ± 3,126 people
  3. Honduras
    12,981 ± 2,794 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 62,463 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 16,261 and Honduras with 12,981.

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Citizenship

98.6%
2020 Citizenship
99%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.6% of Barnwell County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Barnwell County, SC was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    436 ± 131
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    219 ± 125
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    176 ± 107

Barnwell County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.99 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in South Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in South Carolina (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of South Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Barnwell County, SC is $37,572. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Barnwell County, SC was Census Tract 9705 with a value of $35,833, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9703, with respective values of $28,214 and $24,625.

Males in South Carolina have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,267. The income inequality in South Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Barnwell County, SC employs 8.5k people. The largest industries in Barnwell County, SC are Manufacturing (1,466 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,113 people), and Educational Services (796 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,385), Finance & Insurance ($69,387), and Public Administration ($55,972).

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,572
2020 value
± $7,873
4.94%
1 Year Growth
± 25.2%

Households in Barnwell County, SC have a median annual income of $37,572, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $35,803 in 2019, which represents a 4.94% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$62,242
Average Male Salary in South Carolina
± $1,580
$45,267
Average Female Salary in South Carolina
± $1,127

In 2020, full-time male employees in South Carolina made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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
    $61,019 ± $9,586
  2. White
    $53,104 ± $1,170
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $45,743 ± $14,232

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of South Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 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 Barnwell County, SC is from South Carolina.
0.462
2020 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2020, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.305% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 9705
  2. Census Tract 9702
  3. Census Tract 9703

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Barnwell County, SC was Census Tract 9705 with a value of $35,833, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9703, with respective values of $28,214 and $24,625.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

27.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Barnwell County, SC (5.81k out of 20.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

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
    3,687 ± 515
  2. White
    2,047 ± 310
  3. Hispanic
    180 ± 143

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Barnwell 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

8.5k
2020 Value
± 717
6.18%
1 Year growth
± 10.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Barnwell County, SC grew at a rate of 6.18%, from 8k employees to 8.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Barnwell County, SC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (962 people), Production Occupations (939 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (783 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Barnwell County, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Barnwell County, SC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (962 people), Production Occupations (939 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (783 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Barnwell County, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.31 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.98 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.98 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Barnwell County, SC, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($110,625), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($75,938), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,060).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.5k
2020 Value
± 717
6.18%
1 Year growth
± 10.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Barnwell County, SC grew at a rate of 6.18%, from 8k employees to 8.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Barnwell County, SC, are Manufacturing (1,466 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,113 people), and Educational Services (796 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Barnwell County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Barnwell 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 Barnwell County, SC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,466 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,113 people), and Educational Services (796 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Barnwell County, SC has an unusually high number of Utilities (3.82 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.88 times), and Manufacturing (1.72 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Barnwell County, SC, by median earnings, are Utilities ($75,385), Finance & Insurance ($69,387), and Public Administration ($55,972).

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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. $38.2B
  2. $32.1B
  3. $26.9B

In 2020, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $38.2B, followed by Plastics/rubber ($32.1B) and Machinery ($26.9B).

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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$285B
2020 Value in South Carolina
$613B
Projected 2050 Value in South Carolina
115% growth

In 2020, total outbound South Carolina trade was $285B. This is expected to increase 115% to $613B by 2050.

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. $30.1B
  2. $22.4B
  3. $13.2B

In 2020, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $30.1B, followed by Georgia with $22.4B and Texas and $13.2B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Barnwell County, SC went to Donald J. Trump with 53.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.756%). The most partisan county was Allendale County, SC with 75.6% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Barnwell County, SC
53.2% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in South Carolina
  1. 75.6% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 74.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 73% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in South Carolina was Allendale County, SC with 75.6% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Barnwell County, SC was $87,600 in 2020, which is 0.381 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $81,900 to $87,600, a 6.96% increase. The homeownership rate in Barnwell County, SC is 72.5%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Barnwell County, SC have an average commute time of 30.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Barnwell County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$87,600
2020 Median
± $7,159
$81,900
2019 Median
± $7,077

In 2020, the median property value in Barnwell County, SC grew to to $87,600 from the previous year's value of $81,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Barnwell 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 Barnwell County, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $70k - $80k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$37,572
Median Household Income
± $7,873
8.67k
Number of Households
± 688

In 2020, the median household income of the 8.67k households in Barnwell County, SC grew to $37,572 from the previous year's value of $35,803.

The following chart displays the households in Barnwell 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.5%
2020 Homeownership
69.6%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 72.5% of the housing units in Barnwell County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Barnwell County, SC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

30.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Barnwell County, SC have a longer commute time (30.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 6.43% of the workforce in Barnwell County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (85%)
  2. Carpooled (8.97%)
  3. Public Transit (2.24%)

In 2020, 85% of workers in Barnwell County, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.97%) and those who used public transit to get to work (2.24%).

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

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Health

88.6% of the population of Barnwell County, SC has health coverage, with 33.4% on employee plans, 27.9% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 0.579% 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 Barnwell County, SC see 5278 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.09% decrease from the previous year (5336 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3478 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 614 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

5,278 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Barnwell County, SC

Primary care physicians in Barnwell County, SC see an average of 5,278 patients per year. This represents a 1.09% decrease from the previous year (5,336 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Barnwell 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

11.4%
Uninsured
33.4%
Employer Coverage
27.9%
Medicaid
12.9%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
0.579%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Barnwell County, SC declined by 2.73% from 11.7% to 11.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Barnwell 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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