Calhoun County, SC

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2022 Population
14,145
0.373% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
46.8
2.18% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
18.7%
6.95% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$55,550
5.83% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$130,900
14.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Calhoun County, SC had a population of 14.1k people with a median age of 46.8 and a median household income of $55,550. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Calhoun County, SC declined from 14,198 to 14,145, a −0.373% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,491 to $55,550, a 5.83% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Calhoun County, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (54.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (38.9%), Other (Hispanic) (1.82%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.63%), and White (Hispanic) (1.33%).

None of the households in Calhoun 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.

99.3% of the residents in Calhoun County, SC are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Calhoun County, SC was $130,900, and the homeownership rate was 82.8%.

Most people in Calhoun County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Calhoun County, SC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Calhoun County, SC is home to a population of 14.1k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.06% of Calhoun County, SC residents were born outside of the country (291 people).

In 2022, there were 1.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.7k people) in Calhoun County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 257 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Calhoun County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Calhoun County, SC was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Calhoun County, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.7k ± 21
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.5k ± 168
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    257 ± 165
4.17%
Hispanic Population
590 people

In 2022, there were 1.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.7k people) in Calhoun County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 257 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.17% of the people in Calhoun County, SC are hispanic (590 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.06%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
291 people
1.64%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
233 people

As of 2022, 2.06% of Calhoun County, SC residents (291 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 Calhoun County, SC was 1.64%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    340 ± 146
  2. Vietnam
    255 ± 95
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    120 ± 81

Calhoun County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Calhoun County, SC employs 6.19k people. The largest industries in Calhoun County, SC are Health Care & Social Assistance (987 people), Manufacturing (899 people), and Retail Trade (623 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($86,016), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,461), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($70,461).

Occupations

6.19k
2022 Value
± 609
−4.73%
1 Year decline
± 14.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Calhoun County, SC declined at a rate of −4.73%, from 6.49k employees to 6.19k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Calhoun County, SC, are Sales & Related Occupations (783 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (625 people), and Production Occupations (565 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Calhoun County, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.19k
2022 Value
± 609
−4.73%
1 Year decline
± 14.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Calhoun County, SC declined at a rate of −4.73%, from 6.49k employees to 6.19k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Calhoun County, SC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (987 people), Manufacturing (899 people), and Retail Trade (623 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Calhoun County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Calhoun 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

$50,095
Median earning men ± $5,591
$29,779
Median earning women ± $4,523

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,592), Wholesale Trade ($68,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,442).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($45,000), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($39,428), and Manufacturing ($36,012).

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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. 85
    Manufacturing
  2. 53
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 45
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Calhoun County, SC went to Donald J. Trump with 51.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.7%).

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 Calhoun County, SC was $130,900 in 2022, which is 0.464 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $114,500 to $130,900, a 14.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Calhoun County, SC is 82.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Calhoun County, SC have an average commute time of 28.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Calhoun County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$130,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,300
$4,925
Median Property Taxes
±$462

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 Calhoun County, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Calhoun County, SC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

82.8%
Homeownership
2022
60.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 82.8% of the housing units in Calhoun County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 82.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9501
  2. Census Tract 9504

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

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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.
$55,550
Median Household Income
± $5,282
5.95k
Number of Households
± 568

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.95k households in Calhoun County, SC grew to $55,550 from the previous year's value of $52,491.

The following chart displays the households in Calhoun 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Calhoun 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 (87%)
  2. Worked At Home (5.17%)
  3. Carpooled (5.01%)

In 2022, 87% of workers in Calhoun County, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (5.17%) and those who carpooled to work (5.01%).

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

28.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Calhoun County, SC have a longer commute time (28.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.04% of the workforce in Calhoun 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 Calhoun County, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Calhoun County, SC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Calhoun County, SC (2.59k out of 13.9k 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 Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

90.7% of the population of Calhoun County, SC has health coverage, with 38.1% on employee plans, 19.4% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 18.3% on non-group plans, and 1.26% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Calhoun County, SC see 3638 patients per year on average, which represents a 24.8% decrease from the previous year (4840 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2911 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 7277 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.8% were men and 53.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,638 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Calhoun County, SC

Primary care physicians in Calhoun County, SC see an average of 3,638 patients per year. This represents a 24.8% decrease from the previous year (4,840 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Calhoun 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 20% under 18 years, 15.7% between 18 and 34 years, 41.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 23% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.8% were men and 53.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.29%
Uninsured
38.1%
Employer Coverage
19.4%
Medicaid
13.6%
Medicare
18.3%
Non-Group
1.26%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Calhoun County, SC declined by 0.622% from 9.35% to 9.29%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 90.3 in Calhoun 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 37.3% in Calhoun County, SC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.1% in Calhoun County, SC.

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