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Population
145,715
Median Age
35.8
Poverty Rate
13.1%
Median Household Income
$54,901
Number of Employees
66,723
2.89% growth
Median Property Value
$168,000
2.19% growth

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Economy

Occupation, wage, and industry data, over time, for Dorchester County, SC collected from the American Community Survey.

Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Dorchester County, SC.

Diversity

The demographics of Dorchester County, SC residents recorded by the American Community Survey.

Education

Data about majors, degrees, and enrollment at higher education institutions in Dorchester County, SC.

Housing & Living

Information about property value, property taxes, property ownership, and household income in Dorchester County, SC.

Economy

Occupation, wage, and industry data, over time, for Dorchester County, SC collected from the American Community Survey. In 2015, the median household income for Dorchester County, SC was $54,901, but the average male’s salary was $13,779 more than the average female’s salary. White is the most likely racial or ethnic group to be impoverished in Dorchester County, SC. The mostly highly paid racial or ethnic group, White people made 1.01 times what Asian workers, the second most highly paid group, made. On average, wages are distributed more evenly in Dorchester County, SC than they are nationally.

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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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Diversity

The demographics of Dorchester County, SC residents recorded by the American Community Survey. 97.8% of Dorchester County, SC residents were US citizens in 2015, a number that is higher than the national average of 93%. The median age of native-born residents of Dorchester County, SC is 35.2, and the most common country of origin for those not born in the US was the Mexico. Dorchester County, SC has 94,831 White residents and 36,673 Black residents. 6.68% of Dorchester County, SC residents are native speakers of a non-English language.

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Education

Data about majors, degrees, and enrollment at higher education institutions in Dorchester County, SC. The most common major for those earning a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate in Dorchester County, SC was Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist. With 60 graduates, Charleston Cosmetology Institute graduated the largest number of students in Dorchester County, SC. In 2015, 52 more women than men graduated from institutions in Dorchester County, SC.

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Housing & Living

Information about property value, property taxes, property ownership, and household income in Dorchester County, SC. The median value of a property in Dorchester County, SC was $168,000 in 2015, and the average property tax was $800-$1.5k. In Dorchester County, SC, 69.4% of housing units are owner-occupied, higher than the national average of 63.9%. The most common method of travel in Dorchester County, SC is Drove Alone, with an average commute time of 27.2 minutes.

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