Central, SC

Census Place

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2022 Population
5,272
0.822% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
21.6
8.86% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
34.3%
6.84% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$45,909
25.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$207,000
47.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
2,331
0.735% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Central, SC had a population of 5.27k people with a median age of 21.6 and a median household income of $45,909. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Central, SC grew from 5,229 to 5,272, a 0.822% increase and its median household income grew from $36,596 to $45,909, a 25.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Central, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (61.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (13.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.45%), and White (Hispanic) (3.13%).

None of the households in Central, 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.

91.4% of the residents in Central, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Central, SC are Southern Wesleyan University (370 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Central, SC was $207,000, and the homeownership rate was 20.1%.

Most people in Central, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Central, SC was 1 car per household.

Population & Diversity

Central, SC is home to a population of 5.27k people, from which 91.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.5% of Central, SC residents were born outside of the country (556 people).

In 2022, there were 4.68 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.26k people) in Central, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 696 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 533 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.4%
2022 Citizenship
92.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91.4% of Central, SC residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Central, SC was 92.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Central, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.26k ± 372
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    696 ± 341
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    533 ± 238
6.96%
Hispanic Population
367 people

In 2022, there were 4.68 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.26k people) in Central, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 696 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 533 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.96% of the people in Central, SC are hispanic (367 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    58,419 ± 5,900 people
  2. India
    18,341 ± 3,319 people
  3. Honduras
    13,844 ± 2,885 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 58,419 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 18,341 and Honduras with 13,844.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
556 people
9.75%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
510 people

As of 2022, 10.5% of Central, SC residents (556 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 Central, SC was 9.75%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    54 ± 79
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    40 ± 43
  3. Korea
    12 ± 24

Central, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Central, SC employs 2.33k people. The largest industries in Central, SC are Educational Services (506 people), Accommodation & Food Services (346 people), and Retail Trade (279 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($180,227), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,685), and Public Administration ($47,983).

Males in South Carolina have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,636. The income inequality in South Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

2.33k
2022 Value
± 449
0.735%
1 Year growth
± 26.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Central, SC grew at a rate of 0.735%, from 2.31k employees to 2.33k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Central, SC, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (280 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (273 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (210 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Central, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.33k
2022 Value
± 449
0.735%
1 Year growth
± 26.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Central, SC grew at a rate of 0.735%, from 2.31k employees to 2.33k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Central, SC, are Educational Services (506 people), Accommodation & Food Services (346 people), and Retail Trade (279 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Central, SC, though some of these residents may live in Central, 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

$27,209
Median earning men ± $7,359
$16,332
Median earning women ± $15,332

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($180,227), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,685), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($40,405).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,625), Public Administration ($39,219), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($33,750).

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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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in South Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 55.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.11%).

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.

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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Education

In 2022, universities in Central, SC awarded 370 degrees. The student population of Central, SC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 389 male students and 786 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Central, SC are White (269 and 73.3%), followed by Black or African American (70 and 19.1%), Hispanic or Latino (14 and 3.81%), and Two or More Races (7 and 1.91%).

The largest universities in Central, SC by number of degrees awarded are Southern Wesleyan University (370 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Central, SC are General Business Administration & Management (74 and 20%), General Human Services (29 and 7.84%), and Operations Management & Supervision (22 and 5.95%).

The median tuition cost in Central, SC for private four year colleges is $26,520.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Central, SC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 51.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 34.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,175 (33.1% men and 66.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,175 students enrolled in Central, SC, 33.1% men and 66.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 767 records, of which 68.3% were women and 31.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 74 degrees awarded
  2. 29 degrees awarded
  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Central, SC was General Business Administration & Management with 74 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
370 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southern Wesleyan University with 370 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 109 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Central, SC, which is 0.418 times less than the 261 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 269 degrees mean that there were 3.84 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 70 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($26,520) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,300) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,060) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Central, SC was $207,000 in 2022, which is 0.734 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $140,600 to $207,000, a 47.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Central, SC is 20.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Central, SC have an average commute time of 20.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Central, SC is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Property

$207,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$28,849
$379
Median Property Taxes
±$118

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

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Rent vs Own

20.1%
Homeownership
2022
62%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 20.1% of the housing units in Central, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 17.8%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 111.01
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$45,909
Median Household Income
± $20,718
1.89k
Number of Households
± 387

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.89k households in Central, SC grew to $45,909 from the previous year's value of $36,596.

The following chart displays the households in Central, 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Central, 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 (83.7%)
  2. Carpooled (5.54%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.27%)

In 2022, 83.7% of workers in Central, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (5.54%) and those who worked at home (5.27%).

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Commute Time

20.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Central, SC have a shorter commute time (20.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.54% of the workforce in Central, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

34.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Central, SC (1.67k out of 4.87k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Central, SC is White, followed by Asian 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

89.7% of the population of Central, SC has health coverage, with 48.1% on employee plans, 15.6% on Medicaid, 4.24% on Medicare, 21.2% on non-group plans, and 0.571% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pickens County, SC see 1692 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.25% increase from the previous year (1623 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1910 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 771 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,692 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pickens County, SC

Primary care physicians in Pickens County, SC see an average of 1,692 patients per year. This represents a 4.25% increase from the previous year (1,623 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pickens 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 23.1% under 18 years, 47.7% between 18 and 34 years, 22.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 6.43% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.6% were men and 55.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.3%
Uninsured
48.1%
Employer Coverage
15.6%
Medicaid
4.24%
Medicare
21.2%
Non-Group
0.571%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Central, SC grew by 12.4% from 9.16% to 10.3%.

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