Fountain Inn, SC

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Population

8,455

5.11% growth

Median Age

34.4


Median Household Income

$52,820

2.16% growth

Poverty Rate

10.8%


Number of Employees

4,073

6.54% growth

Median Property Value

$129,800

8.71% growth

About

In 2017, Fountain Inn, SC had a population of 8.46k people with a median age of 34.4 and a median household income of $52,820. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Fountain Inn, SC grew from 8,044 to 8,455, a 5.11% increase and its median household income grew from $51,705 to $52,820, a 2.16% increase.

The population of Fountain Inn, SC is 58.7% White Alone, 34.1% Black or African American Alone, and 3.91% Hispanic or Latino. 5.97% of the people in Fountain Inn, SC speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Fountain Inn, SC is $129,800, and the homeownership rate is 75%. Most people in Fountain Inn, SC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Fountain Inn, SC is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Fountain Inn, SC employs 4.07k people. The largest industries in Fountain Inn, SC are Manufacturing (1,412 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (572 people), and Retail Trade (504 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($62,917), Transportation & Warehousing ($62,738), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,510).

Median household income in Fountain Inn, SC is $52,820. Males in Fountain Inn, 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 Fountain Inn, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,820

2017 value

± $15,395

2.16%

1 Year Growth

± 29.7%

Households in Fountain Inn, SC have a median annual income of $52,820, 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 $51,705 in 2016, which represents a 2.16% 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 Fountain Inn, SC 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 Fountain Inn, SC 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 Fountain Inn, 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 30.09

  2. Census Tract 30.11

  3. Census Tract 31.03

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fountain Inn, SC was Census Tract 30.09 with a value of $83,389, followed by Census Tract 30.11 and Census Tract 31.03, with respective values of $65,676 and $65,238.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fountain Inn, SC (905 out of 8.34k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 55 - 64.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    510 ± 236

  2. White

    314 ± 148

  3. Hispanic

    48 ± 104

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fountain Inn, 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

4.07k

2017 Value

± 551

6.54%

1 Year growth

± 18.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fountain Inn, SC grew at a rate of 6.54%, from 3.82k employees to 4.07k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fountain Inn, SC, are Production Occupations (783 people), Sales & Related Occupations (511 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (399 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fountain Inn, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fountain Inn, SC, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (783 people), Sales & Related Occupations (511 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (399 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fountain Inn, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.32 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.85 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.92 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fountain Inn, SC, by median earnings, are Natural Resources, Construction, & Maintenance Occupations ($90,063), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($90,063), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($74,063).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.07k

2017 Value

± 551

6.54%

1 Year growth

± 18.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fountain Inn, SC grew at a rate of 6.54%, from 3.82k employees to 4.07k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fountain Inn, SC, are Manufacturing (1,412 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (572 people), and Retail Trade (504 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fountain Inn, SC, though some of these residents may live in Fountain Inn, 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 Fountain Inn, SC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,412 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (572 people), and Retail Trade (504 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fountain Inn, SC has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (3.42 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.17 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.1 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fountain Inn, SC, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($62,917), Transportation & Warehousing ($62,738), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,510).

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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 with $15.2B and Mixed freight and $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

92.2% of the population of Fountain Inn, SC has health coverage, with 56.8% on employee plans, 16.8% on Medicaid, 9.04% on Medicare, 9.3% on non-group plans, and 0.179% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Fountain Inn, 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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1483 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see an average of 1483 patients per year. This represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (1488 patients).

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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%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

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%).

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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

7.8%

Uninsured

56.8%

Employer Coverage

16.8%

Medicaid

9.04%

Medicare

9.3%

Non-Group

0.179%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fountain Inn, SC declined by 7.15% from 8.4% to 7.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fountain Inn, 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

Fountain Inn, SC is home to a population of 8.46k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.76% of Fountain Inn, SC residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Fountain Inn, SC is composed of 4.96k White Alone residents (58.7%), 2.89k Black or African American Alone residents (34.1%), 331 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.91%), 136 Asian Alone residents (1.61%), 123 Two or More Races residents (1.45%), 19 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.225%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Fountain Inn, SC are African Languages (190 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (161 speakers), and Vietnamese (58 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.5

53

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Fountain Inn, SC was 34.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Fountain Inn, SC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Fountain Inn, SC residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.76%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.64%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.76% of Fountain Inn, SC residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fountain Inn, SC was 3.64%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Fountain Inn, SC was Mexico, the natal country of 68,828 Fountain Inn, SC residents, followed by India with 11,778 and Philippines with 9,880.

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Citizenship

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Fountain Inn, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Fountain Inn, SC was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.96k ± 539

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.89k ± 564

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    331 ± 322

In 2017, there were 1.72 times more White Alone residents (4.96k people) in Fountain Inn, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.89k Black or African American Alone and 331 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 Fountain Inn, SC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. African Languages

    190 speakers (2.44%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    161 speakers (2.06%)

  3. Vietnamese

    58 speakers (0.743%)

5.97% of Fountain Inn, SC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Fountain Inn, SC was African Languages. 2.44% of the overall population of Fountain Inn, SC are native African Languages speakers. 2.06% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 0.743% speak African Languages, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    188 ± 103

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    124 ± 97

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    58 ± 61

Fountain Inn, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fountain Inn, SC was $129,800 in 2017, which is 0.597 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $119,400 to $129,800, a 8.71% increase. The homeownership rate in Fountain Inn, SC is 75%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fountain Inn, SC have an average commute time of 19.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fountain Inn, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$52,820

Median Household Income

± $15,395

3.09k

Number of Households

± 444

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.09k households in Fountain Inn, SC grew to $52,820 from the previous year's value of $51,705.

The following chart displays the households in Fountain Inn, 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

$129,800

2017 Median

± $10,661

$119,400

2016 Median

± $7,602

In 2017, the median property value in Fountain Inn, SC grew to to $129,800 from the previous year's value of $119,400.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

75%

2017 Homeownership

75%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75% of the housing units in Fountain Inn, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Fountain Inn, 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 Fountain Inn, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fountain Inn, SC have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

19.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fountain Inn, SC have a shorter commute time (19.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.715% of the workforce in Fountain Inn, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.8%

  2. Carpooled

    13%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.42%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Fountain Inn, SC was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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