Calhoun County, SC

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Population

14,808

0.524% decline

Median Age

45.9


Median Household Income

$44,010

2.88% growth

Poverty Rate

18.3%


Number of Employees

6,362

0.3% growth

Median Property Value

$103,900

5.48% growth

About

In 2017, Calhoun County, SC had a population of 14.8k people with a median age of 45.9 and a median household income of $44,010. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Calhoun County, SC declined from 14,886 to 14,808, a -0.524% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,779 to $44,010, a 2.88% increase.

The population of Calhoun County, SC is 53.6% White Alone, 41.6% Black or African American Alone, and 3.58% Hispanic or Latino. 3.35% of the people in Calhoun County, SC speak a non-English language, and 98.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Calhoun County, SC is $103,900, and the homeownership rate is 79.3%. Most people in Calhoun County, SC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Calhoun County, SC is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Calhoun County, SC employs 6.36k people. The largest industries in Calhoun County, SC are Manufacturing (1,176 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (862 people), and Retail Trade (744 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,167), Wholesale Trade ($50,163), and Utilities ($49,440).

Median household income in Calhoun County, SC is $44,010. Males in Calhoun County, SC have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,985. The income inequality in Calhoun County, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,010

2017 value

± $4,891

2.88%

1 Year Growth

± 11.9%

Households in Calhoun County, SC have a median annual income of $44,010, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $42,779 in 2016, which represents a 2.88% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,080

Average Male Salary

± $1,419

$40,985

Average Female Salary

± $1,018

In 2017, full-time male employees in Calhoun County, SC made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Calhoun County, SC 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

  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,597 ± $53,271

  2. Asian

    $47,877 ± $7,789

  3. White

    $47,332 ± $1,044

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Calhoun County, SC workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Calhoun County, SC is from South Carolina.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.456

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.695% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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 9501

  2. Census Tract 9502

  3. Census Tract 9504

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Calhoun County, SC was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $46,686, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $44,395 and $35,904.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Calhoun County, SC (2.66k out of 14.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 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

    1,316 ± 251

  2. White

    1,221 ± 247

  3. Hispanic

    187 ± 116

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

6.36k

2017 Value

± 565

0.3%

1 Year growth

± 12.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Calhoun County, SC grew at a rate of 0.3%, from 6.34k employees to 6.36k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Calhoun County, SC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (927 people), Production Occupations (826 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (548 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Calhoun County, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Calhoun County, SC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (927 people), Production Occupations (826 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (548 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Calhoun County, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.24 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.23 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.58 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Calhoun County, SC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($100,893), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($98,750), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($64,115).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.36k

2017 Value

± 565

0.3%

1 Year growth

± 12.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Calhoun County, SC grew at a rate of 0.3%, from 6.34k employees to 6.36k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Calhoun County, SC, are Manufacturing (1,176 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (862 people), and Retail Trade (744 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Calhoun County, SC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,176 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (862 people), and Retail Trade (744 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Calhoun County, SC has an unusually high number of Utilities (3.06 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.37 times), and Manufacturing (1.83 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Calhoun County, SC, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,167), Wholesale Trade ($50,163), and Utilities ($49,440).

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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. $15.9B

  2. $15.2B

  3. $11.7B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Plastics/rubber with $15.9B, followed by Machinery with $15.2B and Mixed freight and $11.7B.

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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$163B

2015 Value

$244B

Projected 2045 Value

49.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound South Carolina trade was $163B. This is expected to increase 49.4% to $244B 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. $22.2B

  2. $13.4B

  3. $5.71B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $22.2B, followed by Georgia with $13.4B and Tennessee and $5.71B.

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

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Health

87.8% of the population of Calhoun County, SC has health coverage, with 40.8% on employee plans, 14.4% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 15.8% on non-group plans, and 2.3% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Calhoun County, SC was $7,311 in 2014. This is a 4.15% increase from the previous year ($7,020).

Primary care physicians in Calhoun County, SC see 7390 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.659% decrease from the previous year (7439 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2959 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4932 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dillon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (20.1%). Additionally, Lee County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

7390 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Calhoun County, SC see an average of 7390 patients per year. This represents a 0.659% decrease from the previous year (7439 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 neighboring states.

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,311

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

12.2%

Uninsured

40.8%

Employer Coverage

14.4%

Medicaid

14.6%

Medicare

15.8%

Non-Group

2.3%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Calhoun County, SC declined by 19.3% from 15.1% to 12.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Calhoun 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. 20.1% prevalence

  2. 19.6% prevalence

  3. 18.7% prevalence

Dillon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina, at 20.1%.

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

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Diversity

Calhoun County, SC is home to a population of 14.8k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.8% of Calhoun County, SC residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Calhoun County, SC is composed of 7.94k White Alone residents (53.6%), 6.16k Black or African American Alone residents (41.6%), 530 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.58%), 115 Two or More Races residents (0.777%), 67 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.452%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Calhoun County, SC are Spanish or Spanish Creole (406 speakers), Russian (40 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (21 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 13.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Calhoun County, SC was 45.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Calhoun County, SC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Calhoun County, SC residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.8% of Calhoun County, SC residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Calhoun County, SC was 3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    68,828 ± 6,396 people

  2. India

    11,778 ± 2,661 people

  3. Philippines

    9,880 ± 2,438 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Calhoun County, SC was Mexico, the natal country of 68,828 Calhoun County, SC residents, followed by India with 11,778 and Philippines with 9,880.

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Citizenship

98.3%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.3% of Calhoun County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Calhoun County, SC was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.94k ± 19

  2. Black or African American Alone

    6.16k ± 148

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    530 ± 262

In 2017, there were 1.29 times more White Alone residents (7.94k people) in Calhoun County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.16k Black or African American Alone and 530 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Calhoun County, SC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    406 speakers (2.87%)

  2. Russian

    40 speakers (0.282%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    21 speakers (0.148%)

3.35% of Calhoun County, SC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Calhoun County, SC was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.87% of the overall population of Calhoun County, SC are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.282% speak Russian and 0.148% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    559 ± 129

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    169 ± 96

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    162 ± 95

Calhoun County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Calhoun County, SC was $103,900 in 2017, which is 0.477 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $98,500 to $103,900, a 5.48% increase. The homeownership rate in Calhoun County, SC is 79.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Calhoun County, SC have an average commute time of 27.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Calhoun County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$44,010

Median Household Income

± $4,891

6.15k

Number of Households

± 552

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.15k households in Calhoun County, SC grew to $44,010 from the previous year's value of $42,779.

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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$103,900

2017 Median

± $14,265

$98,500

2016 Median

± $7,941

In 2017, the median property value in Calhoun County, SC grew to to $103,900 from the previous year's value of $98,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Calhoun 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 Calhoun County, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Calhoun County, SC 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.

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Rent vs Own

79.3%

2017 Homeownership

76.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79.3% of the housing units in Calhoun County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.1%.

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

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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

27.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Calhoun County, SC have a longer commute time (27.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.63% of the workforce in Calhoun County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86%

  2. Carpooled

    8.26%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.1%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Calhoun County, SC was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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