Jasper County, SC

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Population

27,465

1.03% growth

Median Age

38.1


Median Household Income

$39,740

1.92% growth

Poverty Rate

22.6%


Number of Employees

12,055

0.577% decline

Median Property Value

$130,700

16.6% growth

About

In 2017, Jasper County, SC had a population of 27.5k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $39,740. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jasper County, SC grew from 27,186 to 27,465, a 1.03% increase and its median household income grew from $38,991 to $39,740, a 1.92% increase.

The population of Jasper County, SC is 43.3% Black or African American Alone, 41.6% White Alone, and 13.2% Hispanic or Latino. 13.1% of the people in Jasper County, SC speak a non-English language, and 93.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Jasper County, SC is $130,700, and the homeownership rate is 69.3%. Most people in Jasper County, SC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Jasper County, SC is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Jasper County, SC employs 12.1k people. The largest industries in Jasper County, SC are Retail Trade (2,160 people), Construction (1,938 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,219 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,662), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,813), and Utilities ($42,125).

Median household income in Jasper County, SC is $39,740. Males in Jasper 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 Jasper County, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,740

2017 value

± $3,014

1.92%

1 Year Growth

± 12%

Households in Jasper County, SC have a median annual income of $39,740, 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 $38,991 in 2016, which represents a 1.92% 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 Jasper County, 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 Jasper County, 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 Jasper 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 9502.01

  2. Census Tract 9503

  3. Census Tract 9502.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jasper County, SC was Census Tract 9502.01 with a value of $43,407, followed by Census Tract 9503 and Census Tract 9502.02, with respective values of $36,179 and $35,926.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jasper County, SC (6.08k out of 26.9k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    3,190 ± 502

  2. White

    2,510 ± 362

  3. Hispanic

    1,203 ± 277

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

12.1k

2017 Value

± 1,027

-0.577%

1 Year decline

± 12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jasper County, SC declined at a rate of -0.577%, from 12.1k employees to 12.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jasper County, SC, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,739 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,556 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,278 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jasper County, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jasper County, SC, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,739 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,556 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,278 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jasper County, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.91 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.9 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.79 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jasper County, SC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,563), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($64,792), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($55,847).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.1k

2017 Value

± 1,027

-0.577%

1 Year decline

± 12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jasper County, SC declined at a rate of -0.577%, from 12.1k employees to 12.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jasper County, SC, are Retail Trade (2,160 people), Construction (1,938 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,219 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jasper County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Jasper 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 Jasper County, SC, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (2,160 people), Construction (1,938 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,219 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jasper County, SC has an unusually high number of Construction (2.57 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.44 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.89 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jasper County, SC, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,662), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,813), and Utilities ($42,125).

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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

81.5% of the population of Jasper County, SC has health coverage, with 30.3% on employee plans, 22.1% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 2.1% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Jasper County, SC see 3092 patients per year on average, which represents a 20.3% decrease from the previous year (3881 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2372 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2588 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

3092 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Jasper County, SC see an average of 3092 patients per year. This represents a 20.3% decrease from the previous year (3881 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

18.5%

Uninsured

30.3%

Employer Coverage

22.1%

Medicaid

12.6%

Medicare

14.4%

Non-Group

2.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jasper County, SC declined by 9.3% from 20.4% to 18.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Jasper 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

Jasper County, SC is home to a population of 27.5k people, from which 93.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.4% of Jasper County, SC residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Jasper County, SC is composed of 11.9k Black or African American Alone residents (43.3%), 11.4k White Alone residents (41.6%), 3.64k Hispanic or Latino residents (13.2%), 281 Two or More Races residents (1.02%), 204 Asian Alone residents (0.743%), 20 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0728%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Jasper County, SC are Spanish or Spanish Creole (3,009 speakers), Tagalog (84 speakers), and Chinese (44 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.9

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Jasper County, SC was 38.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Jasper County, SC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Jasper County, SC residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8.71%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 8.4% of Jasper County, 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 Jasper County, SC was 8.71%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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

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Citizenship

93.1%

2017 Citizenship

92.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.1% of Jasper County, SC residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Jasper County, SC was 92.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    11.9k ± 155

  2. White Alone

    11.4k ± 23

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3.64k ± 598

In 2017, there were 1.04 times more Black or African American Alone residents (11.9k people) in Jasper County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.4k White Alone and 3.64k 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 Jasper County, SC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    3,009 speakers (12.1%)

  2. Tagalog

    84 speakers (0.338%)

  3. Chinese

    44 speakers (0.177%)

13.1% of Jasper County, 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 Jasper County, SC was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 12.1% of the overall population of Jasper County, SC are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.338% speak Tagalog and 0.177% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    825 ± 172

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    411 ± 196

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    377 ± 163

Jasper County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jasper County, SC was $130,700 in 2017, which is 0.601 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $112,100 to $130,700, a 16.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Jasper County, SC is 69.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jasper County, SC have an average commute time of 29.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jasper 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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$39,740

Median Household Income

± $3,014

9.72k

Number of Households

± 746

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.72k households in Jasper County, SC grew to $39,740 from the previous year's value of $38,991.

The following chart displays the households in Jasper 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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Housing

Property Value

$130,700

2017 Median

± $18,210

$112,100

2016 Median

± $10,596

In 2017, the median property value in Jasper County, SC grew to to $130,700 from the previous year's value of $112,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jasper 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 Jasper 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 Jasper County, SC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jasper County, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.3%

2017 Homeownership

69%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.3% of the housing units in Jasper County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69%.

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

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Commute Time

29.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jasper County, SC have a longer commute time (29.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.88% of the workforce in Jasper County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.2%

  2. Carpooled

    19.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.64%

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

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