Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC

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Population
154,749
0.0582% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
Median Age
41.1

Poverty Rate
20.4%

Median Household Income
$39,558
5.66% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$89,700
1.36% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
59,361
0.426% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC had a population of 155k people with a median age of 41.1 and a median household income of $39,558. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC grew from 154,659 to 154,749, a 0.0582% increase and its median household income grew from $37,438 to $39,558, a 5.66% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (28.3%), White (Hispanic) (2.06%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.72%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.6%). 4.1% of the people in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC are Limestone College (679 degrees awarded in 2017), Newberry College (192 degrees), and University of South Carolina-Union (62 degrees).

The median property value in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC is $89,700, and the homeownership rate is 71.4%. Most people in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for South Carolina. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

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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Impact on Employment

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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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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in South Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 54.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (40.7%), followed by Gary Johnson (2.34%). The most partisan county was Allendale County, SC with 76.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton 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.

Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC 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 South Carolina
54.9% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in South Carolina
  1. 76.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 73.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 71.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in South Carolina was Allendale County, SC with 76.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton 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 2, 2013

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, 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 Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC is home to a population of 155k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.11% of Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC residents were born outside of the country (3.26k people).

In 2018, there were 2.31 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (101k people) in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 43.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.19k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC are Spanish (5,035 speakers), German (186 speakers), and French (Incl. Cajun) (97 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    101k ± 131
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    43.8k ± 437
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3.19k ± 532
4.02%
Hispanic Population
6.22k people

In 2018, there were 2.31 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (101k people) in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 43.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.19k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.02% of the people in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC are hispanic (6.22k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    5,035 speakers (3.46%)
  2. German
    186 speakers (0.128%)
  3. French (Incl. Cajun)
    97 speakers (0.0666%)

4.1% of Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC was Spanish. 3.46% of the overall population of Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC are native Spanish speakers. 0.128% speak German and 0.0666% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.11%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
3.26k people
2.13%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
3.28k people

As of 2018, 2.11% of Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC residents (3.26k people) 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 Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC was 2.13%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
39
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC was 41.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC residents was 41.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,054 ± 1,105 people
  2. El Salvador
    206 ± 352 people
  3. Guatemala
    102 ± 248 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC was Mexico, the natal country of 2,054 Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC residents, followed by El Salvador with 206 and Guatemala with 102.

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Citizenship

98.6%
2018 Citizenship
98.5%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.6% of Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,630 ± 301
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,443 ± 290
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,217 ± 191

Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC is $39,558. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC was Mount Pleasant Town PUMA, SC with a value of $77,032, followed by Charleston City PUMA, SC and York County (West & Outside Rock Hill City) PUMA, SC, with respective values of $69,579 and $66,704.

Males in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,433. The income inequality in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.416, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC employs 59.4k people. The largest industries in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC are Elementary & secondary schools (4,185 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,796 people), and Construction (3,359 people), and the highest paying industries are Computer Systems Design ($153,447), Rail transportation ($98,451), and Legal services ($91,907).

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,558
2018 value
± $1,243
5.66%
1 Year Growth
± 4.16%

Households in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC have a median annual income of $39,558, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $37,438 in 2017, which represents a 5.66% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$47,750
Average Male Salary in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC
± $6,595
$35,433
Average Female Salary in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC
± $4,462

In 2017, full-time male employees in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC
  1. American Indian
    $58,294 ± $26,055
  2. White
    $40,676 ± $5,046
  3. Asian
    $33,939 ± $34,152

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC workers was American Indian. These workers were paid 1.43 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

0.416
2017 Wage GINI in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC
0.407
2016 Wage GINI in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC

In 2017, the income inequality in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC was 0.416 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.34% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC was Mount Pleasant Town PUMA, SC with a value of $77,032, followed by Charleston City PUMA, SC and York County (West & Outside Rock Hill City) PUMA, SC, with respective values of $69,579 and $66,704.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC (31k out of 152k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

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. White
    16,710 ± 895
  2. Black
    12,149 ± 802
  3. Hispanic
    2,472 ± 369

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC is White, followed by Black 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

59.4k
2017 Value
-0.426%
1 Year decline
± -0.426%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC declined at a rate of -0.426%, from 59.6k employees to 59.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC, are Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors (1,768 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,581 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,566 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors (1,768 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,581 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,566 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Textile knitting & weaving machine setters, operators, & tenders (63 times higher than expected), Food processing workers, all other (8.1 times), and Logging workers (8.06 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC, by average salary, are Chief executives & legislators ($140,526), Physicians & surgeons ($128,730), and Medical & health services managers ($110,309).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

59.4k
2017 Value
-0.426%
1 Year decline
± -0.426%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC declined at a rate of -0.426%, from 59.6k employees to 59.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,185 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,796 people), and Construction (3,359 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC, though some of these residents may live in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, 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 Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,185 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,796 people), and Construction (3,359 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC has an unusually high number of Fabric mills, except knitting mills (33.5 times higher than expected), Textile & fabric finishing & coating mills (32.2 times), and Logging (13.8 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC, by average salary, are Computer Systems Design ($153,447), Rail transportation ($98,451), and Legal services ($91,907).

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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 ($15.2B) and Mixed freight ($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 in South Carolina
$244B
Projected 2045 Value in South Carolina
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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Education

In 2017, universities in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC awarded 933 degrees. The student population of Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC is skewed towards women, with 2,239 male students and 2,506 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC are White (431 and 48.8%), followed by Black or African American (377 and 42.7%), Unknown (36 and 4.08%), and Hispanic or Latino (25 and 2.83%).

The largest universities in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC by number of degrees awarded are Limestone College (679 and 72.8%), Newberry College (192 and 20.6%), and University of South Carolina-Union (62 and 6.65%).

The most popular majors in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC are Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (168 and 18%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (122 and 13.1%), and Social Work (100 and 10.7%).

The median tuition costs in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC are $23,984 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 46 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 168 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 100 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC was Sport & Fitness Management with 46 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 679 degrees awarded
  2. 192 degrees awarded
  3. 62 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$23,984
Median Private

In 2017, the Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Limestone College with 679 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

404
Degrees Awarded to Men
529
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 404 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC, which is 0.764 times less than the 529 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    431 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    377 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    36 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC were to White students. These 431 degrees mean that there were 1.14 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 377 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC was $89,700 in 2018, which is 0.391 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $88,500 to $89,700, a 1.36% increase. The homeownership rate in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC is 71.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$89,700
2018 Median
± $2,127
$88,500
2017 Median
± $2,461

In 2018, the median property value in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC grew to to $89,700 from the previous year's value of $88,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, 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 Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$39,558
Median Household Income
± $1,243
59.3k
Number of Households
± 1,651

In 2018, the median household income of the 59.3k households in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC grew to $39,558 from the previous year's value of $37,438.

The following chart displays the households in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, 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 Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.4%
2018 Homeownership
72%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 71.4% of the housing units in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.88% of the workforce in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    86.1%
  2. Carpooled
    9.76%
  3. Worked At Home
    1.95%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC was Drove Alone (86.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.76%) and those who Worked At Home (1.95%).

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 Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

89.9% of the population of Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC has health coverage, with 40.5% on employee plans, 21.4% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.76% 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 South Carolina see 1483 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (1488 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1891 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 639 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

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1,483 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in South Carolina

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see an average of 1,483 patients per year. This represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (1,488 patients).

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

10.1%
Uninsured
40.5%
Employer Coverage
21.4%
Medicaid
13.7%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
1.76%
Military or VA

Between N/A and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC N/A by N/A from N/A% to 10.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, 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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