Congressional District 5, SC

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2019 Population
738,205
0.939% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
US Representative
Ralph Norman
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
40.1
0.496% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
14.5%
7.45% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$56,282
8.14% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$167,500
2.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Congressional District 5, SC had a population of 738k people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $56,282. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Congressional District 5, SC grew from 731,341 to 738,205, a 0.939% increase and its median household income grew from $52,045 to $56,282, a 8.14% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 5, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (26.1%), White (Hispanic) (3.07%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.03%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.7%). 0% of the households in Congressional District 5, SC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

97.4% of the residents in Congressional District 5, SC are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 5, SC was $167,500, and the homeownership rate was 73.4%. Most people in Congressional District 5, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Congressional District 5, SC was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Congressional District 5, SC is home to a population of 738k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2019, 9.26% of Congressional District 5, SC residents were born outside of the country (68.4k people).

In 2019, there were 2.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (480k people) in Congressional District 5, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 193k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 22.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 5, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    480k ± 4.26k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    193k ± 5.6k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    22.6k ± 3.16k
4.41%
Hispanic Population
32.5k people

In 2019, there were 2.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (480k people) in Congressional District 5, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 193k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 22.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.41% of the people in Congressional District 5, SC are hispanic (32.5k people).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.26%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
68.4k people
3.41%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
25k people

As of 2019, 9.26% of Congressional District 5, SC residents (68.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Congressional District 5, SC was 3.41%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Citizenship

97.4%
2019 Citizenship
98.3%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 97.4% of Congressional District 5, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Congressional District 5, SC was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    17,639 ± 1,945
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    11,817 ± 2,457
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    9,558 ± 1,872

Congressional District 5, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Congressional District 5, SC is $56,282. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Congressional District 5, SC was Census Tract 21.04 with a value of $193,750, followed by Census Tract 46.13 and Census Tract 42, with respective values of $178,021 and $173,510.

The economy of Congressional District 5, SC employs 342k people. The largest industries in Congressional District 5, SC are Manufacturing (54,486 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (43,697 people), and Retail Trade (41,076 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($75,383), Finance & Insurance ($72,209), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,293).

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,282
2019 value
± $1,640
8.14%
1 Year Growth
± 3.77%

Households in Congressional District 5, SC have a median annual income of $56,282, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,045 in 2018, which represents a 8.14% annual growth.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Congressional District 5, SC (102k out of 704k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    50,840 ± 1,766
  2. Black
    44,828 ± 1,852
  3. Hispanic
    6,042 ± 709

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Congressional District 5, 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

342k
2019 Value
± 11,420
2.88%
1 Year growth
± 4.45%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 5, SC grew at a rate of 2.88%, from 333k employees to 342k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Congressional District 5, SC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (40,175 people), Management Occupations (36,454 people), and Production Occupations (32,137 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Congressional District 5, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Congressional District 5, SC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (40,175 people), Management Occupations (36,454 people), and Production Occupations (32,137 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Congressional District 5, SC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,898), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($65,922), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($65,510).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

342k
2019 Value
± 11,420
2.88%
1 Year growth
± 4.45%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 5, SC grew at a rate of 2.88%, from 333k employees to 342k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Congressional District 5, SC, are Manufacturing (54,486 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (43,697 people), and Retail Trade (41,076 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Congressional District 5, SC, though some of these residents may live in Congressional District 5, 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 Congressional District 5, SC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (54,486 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (43,697 people), and Retail Trade (41,076 people).

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Congressional District 5, SC, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($75,383), Finance & Insurance ($72,209), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,293).

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Civics

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.

Congressional District 5, SC is currently represented by Ralph Norman in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from South Carolina

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for South Carolina.
Lindsey Graham
Senator from South Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2003
Tim Scott
Senator from South Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 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 Congressional District 5, SC

Ralph Norman
District 5 Representative
Republican Party

Congressional District 5, SC is currently represented by Ralph Norman (Republican Party).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Congressional District 5, SC was $167,500 in 2019, which is 0.696 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $163,100 to $167,500, a 2.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Congressional District 5, SC is 73.4%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Congressional District 5, SC have an average commute time of 26.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Congressional District 5, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$167,500
2019 Median
± $4,180
$163,100
2018 Median
± $4,977

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 5, SC grew to to $167,500 from the previous year's value of $163,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Congressional District 5, 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 Congressional District 5, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$56,282
Median Household Income
± $1,640
286k
Number of Households
± 9,554

In 2019, the median household income of the 286k households in Congressional District 5, SC grew to $56,282 from the previous year's value of $52,045.

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 5, SC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Congressional District 5, SC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 5, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.4%
2019 Homeownership
72.2%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 73.4% of the housing units in Congressional District 5, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Congressional District 5, SC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Congressional District 5, SC have a longer commute time (26.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 1.88% of the workforce in Congressional District 5, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (82.2%)
  2. Carpooled (8.83%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.99%)

In 2019, 82.2% of workers in Congressional District 5, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.83%) and those who worked at home (4.99%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 5, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Congressional District 5, SC have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

Health Care Coverage

9.96%
Uninsured
46.7%
Employer Coverage
14.2%
Medicaid
12.8%
Medicare
13.7%
Non-Group
2.59%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Congressional District 5, SC grew by 17.2% from 8.5% to 9.96%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Congressional District 5, SC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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