Chesterfield County, SC

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Population

46,127

0.0955% growth

Median Age

41.9


Median Household Income

$38,469

7.66% growth

Poverty Rate

23.8%


Number of Employees

19,051

2.17% growth

Median Property Value

$81,200

2.65% growth

About

In 2017, Chesterfield County, SC had a population of 46.1k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $38,469. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Chesterfield County, SC grew from 46,083 to 46,127, a 0.0955% increase and its median household income grew from $35,733 to $38,469, a 7.66% increase.

The population of Chesterfield County, SC is 60.8% White Alone, 32% Black or African American Alone, and 4.19% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Chesterfield County, SC speak a non-English language, and 97.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chesterfield County, SC are Northeastern Technical College (222 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Chesterfield County, SC is $81,200, and the homeownership rate is 71.8%. Most people in Chesterfield County, SC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Chesterfield County, SC is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Chesterfield County, SC employs 19.1k people. The largest industries in Chesterfield County, SC are Manufacturing (5,333 people), Retail Trade (2,396 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,234 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,354), Utilities ($45,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,402).

Median household income in Chesterfield County, SC is $38,469. Males in Chesterfield 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 Chesterfield County, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,469

2017 value

± $2,713

7.66%

1 Year Growth

± 8.85%

Households in Chesterfield County, SC have a median annual income of $38,469, 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 $35,733 in 2016, which represents a 7.66% 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 South Carolina made 1.37 times more than female 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 South Carolina 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 Chesterfield 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 9503

  2. Census Tract 9504

  3. Census Tract 9505.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Chesterfield County, SC was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $40,382, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9505.01, with respective values of $39,333 and $36,585.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chesterfield County, SC (10.8k out of 45.6k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

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

    5,033 ± 520

  2. White

    4,939 ± 486

  3. Hispanic

    901 ± 234

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

19.1k

2017 Value

± 1,026

2.17%

1 Year growth

± 7.28%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chesterfield County, SC grew at a rate of 2.17%, from 18.6k employees to 19.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chesterfield County, SC, are Production Occupations (3,405 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,358 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,847 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chesterfield County, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Chesterfield County, SC, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (3,405 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,358 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,847 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Chesterfield County, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.83 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (3.08 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Chesterfield County, SC, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($79,244), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($72,792), and Management Occupations ($51,679).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

19.1k

2017 Value

± 1,026

2.17%

1 Year growth

± 7.28%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chesterfield County, SC grew at a rate of 2.17%, from 18.6k employees to 19.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chesterfield County, SC, are Manufacturing (5,333 people), Retail Trade (2,396 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,234 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chesterfield County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Chesterfield 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 Chesterfield County, SC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (5,333 people), Retail Trade (2,396 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,234 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Chesterfield County, SC has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.13 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.77 times), and Utilities (1.56 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Chesterfield County, SC, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,354), Utilities ($45,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,402).

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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

$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

86.8% of the population of Chesterfield County, SC has health coverage, with 40% on employee plans, 22.6% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 9.84% on non-group plans, and 1.09% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Chesterfield County, SC see 2876 patients per year on average, which represents a 12.7% decrease from the previous year (3295 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3287 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1096 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

2,876 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Chesterfield County, SC see an average of 2,876 patients per year. This represents a 12.7% decrease from the previous year (3,295 patients).

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

13.2%

Uninsured

40%

Employer Coverage

22.6%

Medicaid

13.3%

Medicare

9.84%

Non-Group

1.09%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chesterfield County, SC declined by 9.29% from 14.6% to 13.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Chesterfield 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

Chesterfield County, SC is home to a population of 46.1k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.31% of Chesterfield County, SC residents were born outside of the country (1.53k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Chesterfield County, SC is composed of 28k White Alone residents (60.8%), 14.8k Black or African American Alone residents (32%), 1.94k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.19%), 997 Two or More Races residents (2.16%), 210 Asian Alone residents (0.455%), 165 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.358%), 28 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0607%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Chesterfield County, SC are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Chesterfield County, SC was 41.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Chesterfield County, SC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Chesterfield County, SC residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.31%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.53k people

3.05%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.41k people

As of 2017, 3.31% of Chesterfield County, SC residents (1.53k 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 Chesterfield County, SC was 3.05%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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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 South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 68,828 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 11,778 and Philippines with 9,880.

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Citizenship

97.6%

2017 Citizenship

97.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.6% of Chesterfield County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Chesterfield County, SC was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    28k ± 26

  2. Black or African American Alone

    14.8k ± 285

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.94k ± 438

In 2017, there were 1.9 times more White Alone residents (28k people) in Chesterfield County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.8k Black or African American Alone and 1.94k 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 Chesterfield County, SC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Chesterfield County, SC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Chesterfield County, SC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Chesterfield County, SC are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    767 ± 165

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    375 ± 160

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    230 ± 113

Chesterfield County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Chesterfield County, SC awarded 222 degrees. The student population of Chesterfield County, SC is skewed towards women, with 341 male students and 629 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chesterfield County, SC are White (140 and 63.1%), followed by Black or African American (71 and 32%), American Indian or Alaska Native (6 and 2.7%), and Two or More Races (3 and 1.35%).

The largest universities in Chesterfield County, SC by number of degrees awarded are Northeastern Technical College (222 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Chesterfield County, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (40 and 18%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (26 and 11.7%), and General Business (25 and 11.3%).

The median tuition costs in Chesterfield County, SC are $N/A 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. 40 degrees awarded

  2. 26 degrees awarded

  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Chesterfield County, SC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 40 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Chesterfield County, SC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

222 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Chesterfield County, SC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northeastern Technical College with 222 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

90

Degrees Awarded to Men

132

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 90 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chesterfield County, SC, which is 0.682 times less than the 132 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    140 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    71 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    6 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Chesterfield County, SC were to White students. These 140 degrees mean that there were 1.97 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 71 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chesterfield County, SC was $81,200 in 2017, which is 0.373 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $79,100 to $81,200, a 2.65% increase. The homeownership rate in Chesterfield County, SC is 71.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Chesterfield County, SC have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Chesterfield 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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$38,469

Median Household Income

± $2,713

18.3k

Number of Households

± 1,008

In 2017, the median household income of the 18.3k households in Chesterfield County, SC grew to $38,469 from the previous year's value of $35,733.

The following chart displays the households in Chesterfield 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$81,200

2017 Median

± $4,506

$79,100

2016 Median

± $5,433

In 2017, the median property value in Chesterfield County, SC grew to to $81,200 from the previous year's value of $79,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Chesterfield 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 Chesterfield County, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Chesterfield County, SC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Chesterfield County, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.8%

2017 Homeownership

71.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.8% of the housing units in Chesterfield County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Chesterfield 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 Chesterfield County, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Chesterfield County, SC have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chesterfield County, SC have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.96% of the workforce in Chesterfield County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.9%

  2. Carpooled

    9.63%

  3. Other

    2.93%

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

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