Barnwell County, SC

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2022 Population
20,653
0.712% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.9
0.969% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
25.3%
15.7% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$42,470
11.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$97,100
8.86% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Barnwell County, SC had a population of 20.7k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $42,470. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Barnwell County, SC declined from 20,801 to 20,653, a −0.712% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,237 to $42,470, a 11.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Barnwell County, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (49.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (44%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.01%), White (Hispanic) (1.82%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (1.05%).

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.

98.3% of the residents in Barnwell County, SC are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Barnwell County, SC was $97,100, and the homeownership rate was 71.1%.

Most people in Barnwell County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Barnwell County, SC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Barnwell County, SC is home to a population of 20.7k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.52% of Barnwell County, SC residents were born outside of the country (521 people).

In 2022, there were 1.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.3k people) in Barnwell County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.09k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 416 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.3% of Barnwell County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Barnwell County, SC was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Barnwell County, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    10.3k ± 155
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.09k ± 179
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    416 ± 173
2.81%
Hispanic Population
580 people

In 2022, there were 1.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.3k people) in Barnwell County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.09k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 416 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.81% of the people in Barnwell County, SC are hispanic (580 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.52%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
521 people
1.34%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
279 people

As of 2022, 2.52% of Barnwell County, SC residents (521 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Barnwell County, SC was 1.34%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    392 ± 130
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    333 ± 182
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    168 ± 85

Barnwell County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Barnwell County, SC employs 8.81k people. The largest industries in Barnwell County, SC are Manufacturing (1,564 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,113 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (864 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,644), Finance & Insurance ($78,443), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($78,042).

Occupations

8.81k
2022 Value
± 720
5.75%
1 Year growth
± 11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Barnwell County, SC grew at a rate of 5.75%, from 8.33k employees to 8.81k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Barnwell County, SC, are Production Occupations (1,256 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,075 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (700 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Barnwell County, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.81k
2022 Value
± 720
5.75%
1 Year growth
± 11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Barnwell County, SC grew at a rate of 5.75%, from 8.33k employees to 8.81k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Barnwell County, SC, are Manufacturing (1,564 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,113 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (864 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,647
Median earning men ± $6,298
$29,778
Median earning women ± $3,749

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($90,899), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($73,828), and Information ($59,605).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($65,093), Wholesale Trade ($43,250), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($38,817).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.26M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a 2.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.4%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 107
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 90
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 84
    Retail Trade

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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%).

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.

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 2, 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.

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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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.83% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.688% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Some college (892k), and Bachelors Degree (705k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Barnwell County, SC was $97,100 in 2022, which is 0.344 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $89,200 to $97,100, a 8.86% increase. The homeownership rate in Barnwell County, SC is 71.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Barnwell County, SC have an average commute time of 29.7 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.

Median household income in Barnwell County, SC is $42,470. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Barnwell County, SC was Census Tract 9702 with a value of $39,590, followed by Census Tract 9705 and Census Tract 9703, with respective values of $38,000 and $28,390.

Property

$97,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,479
$5,935
Median Property Taxes
±$548

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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

71.1%
Homeownership
2022
71.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.1% 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%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9702
  2. Census Tract 9705
  3. Census Tract 9703

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Barnwell County, SC was Census Tract 9702 with a value of $39,590, followed by Census Tract 9705 and Census Tract 9703, with respective values of $38,000 and $28,390.

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

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Household Income

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$42,470
Median Household Income
± $5,354
8.34k
Number of Households
± 684

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.34k households in Barnwell County, SC grew to $42,470 from the previous year's value of $38,237.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Barnwell County, SC is from South Carolina.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.334% growth from 2021 to 2022, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.5%)
  2. Carpooled (11%)
  3. Public Transit (2.36%)

In 2022, 82.5% of workers in Barnwell County, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11%) and those who used public transit to get to work (2.36%).

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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Commute Time

29.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Barnwell County, SC have a longer commute time (29.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.19% of the workforce in Barnwell County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Poverty & Diversity

25.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Barnwell County, SC (5.12k out of 20.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 45 - 54.

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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Health

88.5% of the population of Barnwell County, SC has health coverage, with 32.5% on employee plans, 27.5% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 14.3% on non-group plans, and 1.35% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Barnwell County, SC see 5216 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.17% decrease from the previous year (5278 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3468 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 562 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

5,216 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Barnwell County, SC

Primary care physicians in Barnwell County, SC see an average of 5,216 patients per year. This represents a 1.17% decrease from the previous year (5,278 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.3% under 18 years, 18% between 18 and 34 years, 37.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.5%
Uninsured
32.5%
Employer Coverage
27.5%
Medicaid
12.9%
Medicare
14.3%
Non-Group
1.35%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Barnwell County, SC declined by 11.7% from 13.1% to 11.5%.

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 Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 95 in Barnwell County, SC.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 41.9% in Barnwell County, SC.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.7% in Barnwell County, SC.

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