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0.18% growth
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Median Household Income
1.05% growth
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0.99% growth
Median Property Value
3.19% growth

About the photo: Sunset over The Battery and a row of Palmetto Trees, Charleston, South Carolina.


The economy of Florence County, SC employs 58,873 people. The economy of Florence County, SC is specialized in Manufacturing; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 1.31; 1.25; and 1.19 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Florence County, SC are Healthcare & Social Assistance (10,189), Manufacturing (7,956), and Retail trade (6,827), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($46,324), Educational Services ($39,237), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($36,612).

Median household income in Florence County, SC is $42,523. Males in Florence County, SC have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,019. The income inequality of Florence County, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.437 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Florence County, SC. In Florence 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 94 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,885. Jasper County, SC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in South Carolina.


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Florence County, SC is home to a population of 138,575 people, from which 98.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Florence County, SC is composed of 73,259 White residents (52.9%), 58,004 Black residents (41.9%), 3,342 Hispanic residents (2.41%), 1,839 Two+ residents (1.33%), and 1,700 Asian residents (1.23%). The most common foreign languages in Florence County, SC are Spanish (2,859 speakers), Tagalog (270 speakers), and Gujarati (229 speakers), but compared to other places, Florence County, SC has a relative high number of Other (91 speakers), Gujarati (229 speakers), and Japanese (121 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Florence County, SC awarded 1,947 degrees. The student population of Florence County, SC is skewed towards females, with 668 male students and 1,279 female students. Most students in Florence County, SC are White (970 and 49.8%), followed by Black or African American (843 and 43.3%), Unknown (72 and 3.7%), and Asian (20 and 1.03%). The largest universities in Florence County, SC by number of graduates are Florence-Darlington Technical College (981 and 50.4%), Francis Marion University (686 and 35.2%), and Virginia College-Florence (201 and 10.3%). The most popular majors in Florence County, SC are Registered Nursing (94 and 4.83%), General Biological Sciences (88 and 4.52%), and General Psychology (54 and 2.77%). The median tuition costs in Florence County, SC are N/A for private four year colleges, and $9,880 and $19,760 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Florence County, SC is $126,100, which is 0.62 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $122,200 to $126,100, a 3.19% increase. The homeownership rate of Florence County, SC is 66.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Florence County, SC have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Florence County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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