Congressional District 6, SC

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2019 Population
665,215
0.869% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
US Representative
Jim Clyburn
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
36.9
3.65% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
24.1%
2.15% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$41,128
6.38% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$114,700
3.99% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Congressional District 6, SC had a population of 665k people with a median age of 36.9 and a median household income of $41,128. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Congressional District 6, SC grew from 659,483 to 665,215, a 0.869% increase and its median household income grew from $38,660 to $41,128, a 6.38% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 6, SC are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (54.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (36.3%), Other (Hispanic) (3.78%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.93%), and White (Hispanic) (1.79%). 0% of the households in Congressional District 6, SC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

96.6% of the residents in Congressional District 6, SC are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 6, SC was $114,700, and the homeownership rate was 57.7%. Most people in Congressional District 6, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Congressional District 6, SC was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Congressional District 6, SC is home to a population of 665k people, from which 96.6% are citizens. As of 2019, 4.13% of Congressional District 6, SC residents were born outside of the country (27.5k people).

In 2019, there were 1.49 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (360k people) in Congressional District 6, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 242k White (Non-Hispanic) and 25.2k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 6, SC
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    360k ± 12.1k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    242k ± 8.65k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    25.2k ± 4.04k
6.04%
Hispanic Population
40.2k people

In 2019, there were 1.49 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (360k people) in Congressional District 6, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 242k White (Non-Hispanic) and 25.2k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.04% of the people in Congressional District 6, SC are hispanic (40.2k people).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.13%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
27.5k people
3.94%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
26k people

As of 2019, 4.13% of Congressional District 6, SC residents (27.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Congressional District 6, SC was 3.94%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Citizenship

96.6%
2019 Citizenship
97.1%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 96.6% of Congressional District 6, 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 6, SC was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    11,617 ± 1,617
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    8,802 ± 1,797
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    8,599 ± 1,668

Congressional District 6, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Congressional District 6, SC is $41,128. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Congressional District 6, SC was Congressional District 1, SC with a value of $77,185, followed by Congressional District 2, SC and Congressional District 4, SC, with respective values of $60,781 and $60,731.

The economy of Congressional District 6, SC employs 281k people. The largest industries in Congressional District 6, SC are Health Care & Social Assistance (37,325 people), Retail Trade (33,499 people), and Manufacturing (31,515 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,437), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,783), and Information ($50,581).

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,128
2019 value
± $1,505
6.38%
1 Year Growth
± 4.84%

Households in Congressional District 6, SC have a median annual income of $41,128, 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 $38,660 in 2018, which represents a 6.38% annual growth.

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Congressional District 6, SC (150k out of 621k 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 Males 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. Black
    99,338 ± 2,440
  2. White
    40,581 ± 1,496
  3. Hispanic
    12,144 ± 877

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Congressional District 6, 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

281k
2019 Value
± 10,430
0.438%
1 Year growth
± 5.05%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 6, SC grew at a rate of 0.438%, from 280k employees to 281k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Congressional District 6, SC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (31,328 people), Sales & Related Occupations (26,017 people), and Production Occupations (23,201 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Congressional District 6, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Congressional District 6, SC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (31,328 people), Sales & Related Occupations (26,017 people), and Production Occupations (23,201 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Congressional District 6, SC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,693), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($61,809), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($60,658).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

281k
2019 Value
± 10,430
0.438%
1 Year growth
± 5.05%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 6, SC grew at a rate of 0.438%, from 280k employees to 281k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Congressional District 6, SC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (37,325 people), Retail Trade (33,499 people), and Manufacturing (31,515 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Congressional District 6, SC, though some of these residents may live in Congressional District 6, 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 6, SC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (37,325 people), Retail Trade (33,499 people), and Manufacturing (31,515 people).

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Congressional District 6, SC, by median earnings, are Utilities ($61,437), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,783), and Information ($50,581).

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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%). The most partisan county was Allendale County, SC with 75.6% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. 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.

Congressional District 6, SC is currently represented by Jim Clyburn in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

Presidential voting results are only available at the county level. Showing data for the counties inside of South Carolina.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for South Carolina
55.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in South Carolina
  1. 75.6% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 74.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 73% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in South Carolina was Allendale County, SC with 75.6% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. 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 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.

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US Representatives from Congressional District 6, SC

Jim Clyburn
District 6 Representative
Democratic Party

Congressional District 6, SC is currently represented by Jim Clyburn (Democratic Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Congressional District 6, SC have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Congressional District 6, SC was $114,700 in 2019, which is 0.477 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $110,300 to $114,700, a 3.99% increase. The homeownership rate in Congressional District 6, SC is 57.7%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Congressional District 6, SC have an average commute time of 26.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Congressional District 6, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$114,700
2019 Median
± $4,817
$110,300
2018 Median
± $4,644

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 6, SC grew to to $114,700 from the previous year's value of $110,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Congressional District 6, 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 6, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$41,128
Median Household Income
± $1,505
251k
Number of Households
± 9,136

In 2019, the median household income of the 251k households in Congressional District 6, SC grew to $41,128 from the previous year's value of $38,660.

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 6, 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 Congressional District 6, SC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 6, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

57.7%
2019 Homeownership
58.4%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 57.7% of the housing units in Congressional District 6, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Congressional District 6, SC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Congressional District 6, SC have a longer commute time (26.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 3.52% of the workforce in Congressional District 6, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (81.4%)
  2. Carpooled (7.99%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.35%)

In 2019, 81.4% of workers in Congressional District 6, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.99%) and those who worked at home (3.35%).

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 Congressional District 6, 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 6, SC have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

Health Care Coverage

13.1%
Uninsured
38.2%
Employer Coverage
23%
Medicaid
9.71%
Medicare
13.7%
Non-Group
2.31%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Congressional District 6, SC grew by 8.44% from 12.1% to 13.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Congressional District 6, SC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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