Georgetown County, SC

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2019 Population
61,952
0.563% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
49.5
0.61% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
17.9%
2.37% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$48,456
0.801% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$188,800
0.855% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
25,080
0.926% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Georgetown County, SC had a population of 62k people with a median age of 49.5 and a median household income of $48,456. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Georgetown County, SC grew from 61,605 to 61,952, a 0.563% increase and its median household income grew from $48,071 to $48,456, a 0.801% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Georgetown County, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (64.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (30.9%), Other (Hispanic) (2.16%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.2%), and White (Hispanic) (0.615%). 0% of the households in Georgetown County, SC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

98.5% of the residents in Georgetown County, SC are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Georgetown County, SC was $188,800, and the homeownership rate was 78.8%. Most people in Georgetown County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24 minutes. The average car ownership in Georgetown County, SC was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Georgetown County, SC is home to a population of 62k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2019, 7.2% of Georgetown County, SC residents were born outside of the country (4.46k people).

In 2019, there were 2.08 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (39.7k people) in Georgetown County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.34k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Georgetown County, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    39.7k ± 77
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    19.1k ± 348
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.34k ± 288
3.07%
Hispanic Population
1.9k people

In 2019, there were 2.08 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (39.7k people) in Georgetown County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.34k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.07% of the people in Georgetown County, SC are hispanic (1.9k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Georgetown County, SC as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.2%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
4.46k people
2.58%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.59k people

As of 2019, 7.2% of Georgetown County, SC residents (4.46k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Georgetown County, SC was 2.58%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

50
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
44
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 5.2

In 2019, the median age of all people in Georgetown County, SC was 49.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 50, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Georgetown County, SC are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Georgetown County, SC residents was 49.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    64,736 ± 6,206 people
  2. India
    14,943 ± 2,997 people
  3. Honduras
    11,181 ± 2,593 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 64,736 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 14,943 and Honduras with 11,181.

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Citizenship

98.5%
2019 Citizenship
98.7%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.5% of Georgetown County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Georgetown County, SC was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,269 ± 310
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    493 ± 163
  3. Korea
    457 ± 165

Georgetown County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in South Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in South Carolina (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in South Carolina.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of South Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Georgetown County, SC is $48,456. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Georgetown County, SC was Census Tract 9205.05 with a value of $88,563, followed by Census Tract 9205.04 and Census Tract 9205.01, with respective values of $77,692 and $71,010.

Males in South Carolina have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,921. The income inequality in South Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Georgetown County, SC employs 25.1k people. The largest industries in Georgetown County, SC are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,719 people), Retail Trade (3,246 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,653 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($75,179), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,750), and Utilities ($53,191).

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,456
2019 value
± $2,381
0.801%
1 Year Growth
± 7.64%

Households in Georgetown County, SC have a median annual income of $48,456, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $48,071 in 2018, which represents a 0.801% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,300
Average Male Salary in South Carolina
± $1,526
$43,921
Average Female Salary in South Carolina
± $1,088

In 2019, full-time male employees in South Carolina made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in South Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in South Carolina
  1. Asian
    $57,024 ± $9,306
  2. White
    $51,354 ± $1,131
  3. American Indian
    $44,350 ± $16,152

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of South Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in South Carolina.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Georgetown County, SC is from South Carolina.
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.462
2018 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2019, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.211% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 9205.05
  2. Census Tract 9205.04
  3. Census Tract 9205.01

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Georgetown County, SC was Census Tract 9205.05 with a value of $88,563, followed by Census Tract 9205.04 and Census Tract 9205.01, with respective values of $77,692 and $71,010.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Georgetown County, 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

17.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Georgetown County, SC (11k out of 61.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 6 - 11.

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
    5,988 ± 630
  2. White
    4,116 ± 447
  3. Hispanic
    407 ± 223

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Georgetown County, 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

25.1k
2019 Value
± 1,172
0.926%
1 Year growth
± 6.65%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Georgetown County, SC grew at a rate of 0.926%, from 24.9k employees to 25.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Georgetown County, SC, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,999 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,695 people), and Management Occupations (2,212 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Georgetown County, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Georgetown County, SC, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,999 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,695 people), and Management Occupations (2,212 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Georgetown County, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.91 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.31 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.24 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Georgetown County, SC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($81,989), Legal Occupations ($77,679), and Management Occupations ($62,683).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

25.1k
2019 Value
± 1,172
0.926%
1 Year growth
± 6.65%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Georgetown County, SC grew at a rate of 0.926%, from 24.9k employees to 25.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Georgetown County, SC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,719 people), Retail Trade (3,246 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,653 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Georgetown County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Georgetown County, 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 Georgetown County, SC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,719 people), Retail Trade (3,246 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,653 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Georgetown County, SC has an unusually high number of Utilities (1.92 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.92 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Georgetown County, SC, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($75,179), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,750), and Utilities ($53,191).

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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. $29B
  2. $25.7B
  3. $22.6B

In 2018, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Machinery with $29B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($25.7B) and Plastics/rubber ($22.6B).

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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$252B
2018 Value in South Carolina
$524B
Projected 2045 Value in South Carolina
108% growth

In 2018, total outbound South Carolina trade was $252B. This is expected to increase 108% to $524B 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. $29.3B
  2. $19.1B
  3. $9.21B

In 2018, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $29.3B, followed by Georgia with $19.1B and Louisiana and $9.21B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Georgetown County, SC went to Donald J. Trump with 54.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (42%), followed by Other (3.03%). The most partisan county was Allendale County, SC with 76.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing the state of South Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Georgetown County, SC
54.9% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in South Carolina
  1. 76.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 73.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 71.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in South Carolina was Allendale County, SC with 76.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in South Carolina colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from South Carolina

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Lindsey Graham
Senator from South Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2003
Tim Scott
Senator from South Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jim DeMint.

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing South Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in South Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from South Carolina

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for South Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Georgetown County, SC was $188,800 in 2019, which is 0.785 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $187,200 to $188,800, a 0.855% increase. The homeownership rate in Georgetown County, SC is 78.8%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Georgetown County, SC have an average commute time of 24 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Georgetown County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$188,800
2019 Median
± $9,385
$187,200
2018 Median
± $11,212

In 2019, the median property value in Georgetown County, SC grew to to $188,800 from the previous year's value of $187,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Georgetown County, 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 Georgetown County, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$48,456
Median Household Income
± $2,381
25.5k
Number of Households
± 1,185

In 2019, the median household income of the 25.5k households in Georgetown County, SC grew to $48,456 from the previous year's value of $48,071.

The following chart displays the households in Georgetown County, 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

78.8%
2019 Homeownership
77.1%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 78.8% of the housing units in Georgetown County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Georgetown County, SC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Georgetown County, SC have a shorter commute time (24 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.45% of the workforce in Georgetown County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (80.5%)
  2. Carpooled (8.97%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.91%)

In 2019, 80.5% of workers in Georgetown County, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.97%) and those who worked at home (6.91%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

89.8% of the population of Georgetown County, SC has health coverage, with 31.7% on employee plans, 19.1% on Medicaid, 20% on Medicare, 17.1% on non-group plans, and 1.89% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Georgetown County, SC see 1556 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.01% decrease from the previous year (1621 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1791 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1081 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Williamsburg County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (23.4%). Additionally, Union County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,556 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Georgetown County, SC

Primary care physicians in Georgetown County, SC see an average of 1,556 patients per year. This represents a 4.01% decrease from the previous year (1,621 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Georgetown County, SC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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

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%).

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 in South Carolina
$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
31.7%
Employer Coverage
19.1%
Medicaid
20%
Medicare
17.1%
Non-Group
1.89%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Georgetown County, SC declined by 14.4% from 11.9% to 10.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Georgetown County, 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. 23.4% prevalence
  2. 22.3% prevalence
  3. 21.4% prevalence

Williamsburg County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina, at 23.4%.

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

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