Florence, SC

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Population

37,840

0.997% decline

Median Age

38.2


Median Household Income

$47,008

4.49% growth

Poverty Rate

17.4%


Number of Employees

17,484

2.2% growth

Median Property Value

$157,500

1.16% growth

About

In 2017, Florence, SC had a population of 37.8k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $47,008. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Florence, SC declined from 38,221 to 37,840, a -0.997% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,989 to $47,008, a 4.49% increase.

The population of Florence, SC is 47.9% White Alone, 45% Black or African American Alone, and 2.61% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Florence, SC speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Florence, SC is $157,500, and the homeownership rate is 57.7%. Most people in Florence, SC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Florence, SC is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Florence, SC employs 17.5k people. The largest industries in Florence, SC are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,377 people), Retail Trade (2,368 people), and Manufacturing (1,944 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($61,050), Manufacturing ($46,184), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($42,875).

Median household income in Florence, SC is $47,008. Males in Florence, SC have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,985. The income inequality in Florence, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,008

2017 value

± $4,872

4.49%

1 Year Growth

± 12.9%

Households in Florence, SC have a median annual income of $47,008, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,989 in 2016, which represents a 4.49% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,080

Average Male Salary

± $1,419

$40,985

Average Female Salary

± $1,018

In 2017, full-time male employees in South Carolina made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,597 ± $53,271

  2. Asian

    $47,877 ± $7,789

  3. White

    $47,332 ± $1,044

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of South Carolina workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Florence, SC is from South Carolina.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.456

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.695% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in South Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 15.03

  2. Census Tract 2.01

  3. Census Tract 1.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Florence, SC was Census Tract 15.03 with a value of $72,555, followed by Census Tract 2.01 and Census Tract 1.01, with respective values of $71,898 and $70,083.

The following map shows all of the places in Florence, SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Florence, SC (6.48k out of 37.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 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

    4,622 ± 513

  2. White

    1,299 ± 285

  3. Asian

    280 ± 141

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Florence, SC is Black, followed by White and Asian.

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

17.5k

2017 Value

± 952

2.2%

1 Year growth

± 7.58%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Florence, SC grew at a rate of 2.2%, from 17.1k employees to 17.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Florence, SC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,192 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,158 people), and Management Occupations (1,849 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Florence, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Florence, SC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,192 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,158 people), and Management Occupations (1,849 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Florence, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (2.24 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (2.09 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Florence, SC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($84,519), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($68,083), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,734).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

17.5k

2017 Value

± 952

2.2%

1 Year growth

± 7.58%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Florence, SC grew at a rate of 2.2%, from 17.1k employees to 17.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Florence, SC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,377 people), Retail Trade (2,368 people), and Manufacturing (1,944 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Florence, SC, though some of these residents may live in Florence, 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 Florence, SC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,377 people), Retail Trade (2,368 people), and Manufacturing (1,944 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Florence, SC has an unusually high number of Health Care & Social Assistance (1.39 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.37 times), and Retail Trade (1.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Florence, SC, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($61,050), Manufacturing ($46,184), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($42,875).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $15.9B

  2. $15.2B

  3. $11.7B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Plastics/rubber with $15.9B, followed by Machinery ($15.2B) and Mixed freight ($11.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound South Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$163B

2015 Value

$244B

Projected 2045 Value

49.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound South Carolina trade was $163B. This is expected to increase 49.4% to $244B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound South Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $22.2B

  2. $13.4B

  3. $5.71B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $22.2B, followed by Georgia with $13.4B and Tennessee and $5.71B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that South Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.8% of the population of Florence, SC has health coverage, with 42.6% on employee plans, 20.2% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 2.47% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Florence, SC was $7,311 in 2014. This is a 4.15% increase from the previous year ($7,020).

Primary care physicians in Florence, SC see 1483 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (1488 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1891 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 639 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dillon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (20.1%). Additionally, Lee County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,483 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see an average of 1,483 patients per year. This represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (1,488 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in South Carolina in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,311

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,235

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,491

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,298

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in South Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.15%, from $7,020 to $7,311.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.2%

Uninsured

42.6%

Employer Coverage

20.2%

Medicaid

10.9%

Medicare

13.7%

Non-Group

2.47%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Florence, SC declined by 10.8% from 11.4% to 10.2%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 20.1% prevalence

  2. 19.6% prevalence

  3. 18.7% prevalence

Dillon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina, at 20.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Florence, SC is home to a population of 37.8k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Florence, SC residents were born outside of the country (1.52k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Florence, SC is composed of 18.1k White Alone residents (47.9%), 17k Black or African American Alone residents (45%), 986 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.61%), 894 Asian Alone residents (2.36%), 681 Two or More Races residents (1.8%), 74 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.196%), 40 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.106%), and 27 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0714%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Florence, SC are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Florence, SC was 38.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Florence, SC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Florence, SC residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    1.52k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Florence, SC residents (1.52k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Florence, SC was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    68,828 ± 6,396 people

  2. India

    11,778 ± 2,661 people

  3. Philippines

    9,880 ± 2,438 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 68,828 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 11,778 and Philippines with 9,880.

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Citizenship

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Florence, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Florence, SC was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    18.1k ± 903

  2. Black or African American Alone

    17k ± 843

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    986 ± 333

In 2017, there were 1.07 times more White Alone residents (18.1k people) in Florence, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17k Black or African American Alone and 986 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Florence, SC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Florence, SC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Florence, SC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Florence, SC are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    757 ± 164

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    331 ± 128

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    313 ± 124

Florence, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Florence, SC was $157,500 in 2017, which is 0.724 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $155,700 to $157,500, a 1.16% increase. The homeownership rate in Florence, SC is 57.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Florence, SC have an average commute time of 18.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Florence, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$47,008

Median Household Income

± $4,872

15.2k

Number of Households

± 813

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.2k households in Florence, SC grew to $47,008 from the previous year's value of $44,989.

The following chart displays the households in Florence, 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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Housing

Property Value

$157,500

2017 Median

± $5,763

$155,700

2016 Median

± $5,193

In 2017, the median property value in Florence, SC grew to to $157,500 from the previous year's value of $155,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Florence, 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 Florence, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

57.7%

2017 Homeownership

57.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57.7% of the housing units in Florence, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Florence, SC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Florence, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Florence, SC have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

18.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Florence, SC have a shorter commute time (18.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.74% of the workforce in Florence, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.3%

  2. Carpooled

    8.38%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.85%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Florence, SC was Drove Alone (84.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.38%) and those who Worked At Home (3.85%).

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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