Hampton County, SC

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Population

20,066

1.13% decline

Median Age

39.9


Median Household Income

$32,147

1.3% growth

Poverty Rate

18.4%


Number of Employees

7,429

4.02% decline

Median Property Value

$75,400

0.132% decline

About

In 2017, Hampton County, SC had a population of 20.1k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $32,147. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hampton County, SC declined from 20,296 to 20,066, a -1.13% decrease and its median household income grew from $31,734 to $32,147, a 1.3% increase.

The population of Hampton County, SC is 53% Black or African American Alone, 40.9% White Alone, and 3.98% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Hampton County, SC speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Hampton County, SC is $75,400, and the homeownership rate is 75.7%. Most people in Hampton County, SC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Hampton County, SC is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Hampton County, SC employs 7.43k people. The largest industries in Hampton County, SC are Retail Trade (1,068 people), Manufacturing (944 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (936 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($39,167), Public Administration ($36,685), and Transportation & Warehousing ($35,833).

Median household income in Hampton County, SC is $32,147. Males in Hampton County, 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 Hampton County, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,147

2017 value

± $1,866

1.3%

1 Year Growth

± 7.54%

Households in Hampton County, SC have a median annual income of $32,147, 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 $31,734 in 2016, which represents a 1.3% 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 Hampton County, 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 9201

  2. Census Tract 9204

  3. Census Tract 9202

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hampton County, SC was Census Tract 9201 with a value of $43,188, followed by Census Tract 9204 and Census Tract 9202, with respective values of $31,498 and $30,620.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hampton County, SC (3.41k out of 18.5k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

    2,105 ± 305

  2. White

    1,094 ± 204

  3. Hispanic

    175 ± 140

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hampton 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

7.43k

2017 Value

± 567

-4.02%

1 Year decline

± 11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hampton County, SC declined at a rate of -4.02%, from 7.74k employees to 7.43k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hampton County, SC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (931 people), Sales & Related Occupations (812 people), and Production Occupations (751 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hampton County, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hampton County, SC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (931 people), Sales & Related Occupations (812 people), and Production Occupations (751 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hampton County, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.2 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.07 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.98 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hampton County, SC, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($45,289), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($44,500), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($41,542).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.43k

2017 Value

± 567

-4.02%

1 Year decline

± 11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hampton County, SC declined at a rate of -4.02%, from 7.74k employees to 7.43k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hampton County, SC, are Retail Trade (1,068 people), Manufacturing (944 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (936 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hampton County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Hampton 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 Hampton County, SC, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,068 people), Manufacturing (944 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (936 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hampton County, SC has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.52 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.88 times), and Public Administration (1.57 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hampton County, SC, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($39,167), Public Administration ($36,685), and Transportation & Warehousing ($35,833).

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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

89.3% of the population of Hampton County, SC has health coverage, with 37.7% on employee plans, 24.4% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 2.31% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Hampton County, SC see 2864 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.75% decrease from the previous year (2915 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3984 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1423 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

2,864 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hampton County, SC see an average of 2,864 patients per year. This represents a 1.75% decrease from the previous year (2,915 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

10.7%

Uninsured

37.7%

Employer Coverage

24.4%

Medicaid

13.8%

Medicare

11.1%

Non-Group

2.31%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hampton County, SC declined by 12.8% from 12.2% to 10.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hampton 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. 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

Hampton County, SC is home to a population of 20.1k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.55% of Hampton County, SC residents were born outside of the country (512 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Hampton County, SC is composed of 10.6k Black or African American Alone residents (53%), 8.21k White Alone residents (40.9%), 799 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.98%), 213 Two or More Races residents (1.06%), 94 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.468%), 75 Asian Alone residents (0.374%), 36 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.179%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hampton County, SC was 39.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Hampton County, SC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Hampton County, SC residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.55%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

512 people

1.86%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

377 people

As of 2017, 2.55% of Hampton County, SC residents (512 people) 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 Hampton County, SC was 1.86%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    10.6k ± 173

  2. White Alone

    8.21k ± 20

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    799 ± 194

In 2017, there were 1.3 times more Black or African American Alone residents (10.6k people) in Hampton County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.21k White Alone and 799 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 Hampton County, 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 Hampton County, 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 Hampton County, SC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Hampton County, 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

    419 ± 108

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    365 ± 146

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    196 ± 108

Hampton County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hampton County, SC was $75,400 in 2017, which is 0.347 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $75,500 to $75,400, a 0.132% decrease. The homeownership rate in Hampton County, SC is 75.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hampton County, SC have an average commute time of 31.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hampton County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$32,147

Median Household Income

± $1,866

7.13k

Number of Households

± 528

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.13k households in Hampton County, SC grew to $32,147 from the previous year's value of $31,734.

The following chart displays the households in Hampton 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 $10k - $15k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$75,400

2017 Median

± $5,512

$75,500

2016 Median

± $4,367

In 2017, the median property value in Hampton County, SC declined from to $75,400 from the previous year's value of $75,500.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75.7%

2017 Homeownership

74.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.7% of the housing units in Hampton County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Hampton County, 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 Hampton County, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hampton County, SC have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

31.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hampton County, SC have a longer commute time (31.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.83% of the workforce in Hampton County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.1%

  2. Carpooled

    13.1%

  3. Public Transit

    1.49%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hampton County, SC was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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