Greer, SC

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2020 Population
32,229
4.46% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
34.9
0.57% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
8.43%
8.59% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$65,516
6.11% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$184,200
6.41% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
16,579
2.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Greer, SC had a population of 32.2k people with a median age of 34.9 and a median household income of $65,516. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Greer, SC grew from 30,854 to 32,229, a 4.46% increase and its median household income grew from $61,744 to $65,516, a 6.11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Greer, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.1%), White (Hispanic) (10.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.18%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.13%).

None of the households in Greer, SC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

89.7% of the residents in Greer, SC are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Greer, SC was $184,200, and the homeownership rate was 66.7%. Most people in Greer, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Greer, SC was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Greer, SC is home to a population of 32.2k people, from which 89.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 17% of Greer, SC residents were born outside of the country (5.47k people).

In 2020, there were 3.72 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.3k people) in Greer, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.19k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.25k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Greer, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    19.3k ± 1.26k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.19k ± 950
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3.25k ± 644
15.5%
Hispanic Population
5.01k people

In 2020, there were 3.72 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.3k people) in Greer, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.19k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.25k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.5% of the people in Greer, SC are hispanic (5.01k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

17%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
5.47k people
18%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
5.55k people

As of 2020, 17% of Greer, SC residents (5.47k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Greer, SC was 18%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

34
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.4
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.5

In 2020, the median age of all people in Greer, SC was 34.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Greer, SC are getting getting younger. In 2019, the average age of all Greer, SC residents was 35.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    62,463 ± 6,098 people
  2. India
    16,261 ± 3,126 people
  3. Honduras
    12,981 ± 2,794 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 62,463 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 16,261 and Honduras with 12,981.

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Citizenship

89.7%
2020 Citizenship
88%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 89.7% of Greer, SC residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Greer, SC was 88%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    323 ± 155
  2. Vietnam
    303 ± 94
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    291 ± 146

Greer, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.07 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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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 Greer, SC is $65,516. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Greer, SC was Census Tract 234.05 with a value of $96,905, followed by Census Tract 26.06 and Census Tract 25.03, with respective values of $79,519 and $69,044.

Males in South Carolina have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,267. The income inequality in South Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Greer, SC employs 16.6k people. The largest industries in Greer, SC are Manufacturing (2,906 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,156 people), and Retail Trade (1,828 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($69,712), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,727), and Wholesale Trade ($61,524).

Wages

Median Household Income

$65,516
2020 value
± $4,527
6.11%
1 Year Growth
± 7.88%

Households in Greer, SC have a median annual income of $65,516, which is more than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $61,744 in 2019, which represents a 6.11% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$62,242
Average Male Salary in South Carolina
± $1,580
$45,267
Average Female Salary in South Carolina
± $1,127

In 2020, full-time male employees in South Carolina made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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
    $61,019 ± $9,586
  2. White
    $53,104 ± $1,170
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $45,743 ± $14,232

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of South Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in South Carolina.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in South Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Greer, SC is from South Carolina.
0.462
2020 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2020, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.305% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 234.05
  2. Census Tract 26.06
  3. Census Tract 25.03

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Greer, SC was Census Tract 234.05 with a value of $96,905, followed by Census Tract 26.06 and Census Tract 25.03, with respective values of $79,519 and $69,044.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.43% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Greer, SC (2.7k out of 32.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 65 - 74.

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. White
    1,586 ± 307
  2. Black
    870 ± 286
  3. Hispanic
    538 ± 209

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

16.6k
2020 Value
± 1,032
2.9%
1 Year growth
± 8.07%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Greer, SC grew at a rate of 2.9%, from 16.1k employees to 16.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Greer, SC, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,926 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,788 people), and Production Occupations (1,735 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Greer, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Greer, SC, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,926 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,788 people), and Production Occupations (1,735 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Greer, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (1.94 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.87 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Greer, SC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($86,793), Management Occupations ($81,274), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($76,561).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.6k
2020 Value
± 1,032
2.9%
1 Year growth
± 8.07%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Greer, SC grew at a rate of 2.9%, from 16.1k employees to 16.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Greer, SC, are Manufacturing (2,906 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,156 people), and Retail Trade (1,828 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Greer, SC, though some of these residents may live in Greer, 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 Greer, SC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,906 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,156 people), and Retail Trade (1,828 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Greer, SC has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.75 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.35 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Greer, SC, by median earnings, are Utilities ($69,712), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,727), and Wholesale Trade ($61,524).

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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. $38.2B
  2. $32.1B
  3. $26.9B

In 2020, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $38.2B, followed by Plastics/rubber ($32.1B) and Machinery ($26.9B).

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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$285B
2020 Value in South Carolina
$613B
Projected 2050 Value in South Carolina
115% growth

In 2020, total outbound South Carolina trade was $285B. This is expected to increase 115% to $613B by 2050.

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. $30.1B
  2. $22.4B
  3. $13.2B

In 2020, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $30.1B, followed by Georgia with $22.4B and Texas and $13.2B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in South Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 55.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.11%). The most partisan county was Allendale County, SC with 75.6% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for South Carolina
55.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in South Carolina
  1. 75.6% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 74.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 73% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in South Carolina was Allendale County, SC with 75.6% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. 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 Greer, SC was $184,200 in 2020, which is 0.802 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $173,100 to $184,200, a 6.41% increase. The homeownership rate in Greer, SC is 66.7%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Greer, SC have an average commute time of 24.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Greer, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$184,200
2020 Median
± $12,183
$173,100
2019 Median
± $5,081

In 2020, the median property value in Greer, SC grew to to $184,200 from the previous year's value of $173,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Greer, 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 Greer, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k 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.
$65,516
Median Household Income
± $4,527
11.8k
Number of Households
± 852

In 2020, the median household income of the 11.8k households in Greer, SC grew to $65,516 from the previous year's value of $61,744.

The following chart displays the households in Greer, 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 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Greer, SC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Greer, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.7%
2020 Homeownership
62.3%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 66.7% of the housing units in Greer, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Greer, SC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Greer, SC have a shorter commute time (24.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.76% of the workforce in Greer, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.4%)
  2. Carpooled (9.21%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.32%)

In 2020, 82.4% of workers in Greer, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.21%) and those who worked at home (6.32%).

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

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Health

86.9% of the population of Greer, SC has health coverage, with 51.9% on employee plans, 13% on Medicaid, 9.6% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 1.2% 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 Greenville County, SC see 940 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.36% decrease from the previous year (953 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1513 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 414 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

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940 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Greenville County, SC

Primary care physicians in Greenville County, SC see an average of 940 patients per year. This represents a 1.36% decrease from the previous year (953 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Greenville 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

13.1%
Uninsured
51.9%
Employer Coverage
13%
Medicaid
9.6%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
1.2%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Greer, SC declined by 10.3% from 14.6% to 13.1%.

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