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2.06% growth
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Median Household Income
0.82% growth
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Number of Employees
2.89% growth
Median Property Value
2.19% growth

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The economy of Dorchester County, SC employs 66,723 people. The economy of Dorchester County, SC is specialized in Public Admin.; Manufacturing; and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services, which employ respectively 1.48; 1.29; and 1.19 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Dorchester County, SC are Manufacturing (8,967), Healthcare & Social Assistance (8,416), and Retail trade (8,035), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($54,412), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($47,350), and Finance & Insurance ($38,589).

Median household income in Dorchester County, SC is $54,901. Males in Dorchester County, SC have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,638. The income inequality of Dorchester County, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Dorchester County, SC. In Dorchester County, SC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 40 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,787. Jasper County, SC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in South Carolina.


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Dorchester County, SC is home to a population of 145,715 people, from which 97.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Dorchester County, SC is composed of 94,831 White residents (65.1%), 36,673 Black residents (25.2%), 6,980 Hispanic residents (4.79%), 3,759 Two+ residents (2.58%), and 2,491 Asian residents (1.71%). The most common foreign languages in Dorchester County, SC are Spanish (5,006 speakers), German (560 speakers), and Tagalog (538 speakers), but compared to other places, Dorchester County, SC has a relative high number of Greek (241 speakers), German (560 speakers), and Other Slavic (138 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Dorchester County, SC awarded 60 degrees. The student population of Dorchester County, SC is skewed towards females, with 4 male students and 56 female students. Most students in Dorchester County, SC are Black or African American (32 and 53.3%), followed by White (22 and 36.7%), American Indian (2 and 3.33%), and Asian (2 and 3.33%). The largest universities in Dorchester County, SC by number of graduates are Charleston Cosmetology Institute (60 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Dorchester County, SC are Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (20 and 33.3%), Nail Specialist & Manicurist (10 and 16.7%), and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (N/A and N/A). The median tuition costs in Dorchester 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.



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The median property value in Dorchester County, SC is $168,000, which is 0.86 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $164,400 to $168,000, a 2.19% increase. The homeownership rate of Dorchester County, SC is 69.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Dorchester County, SC have an average commute time of 27.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Dorchester County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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