Lexington County, SC

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2022 Population
295,934
1.44% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.4
0.51% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.6%
2.49% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$71,280
8.62% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$197,600
15.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
144,281
1.56% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lexington County, SC had a population of 296k people with a median age of 39.4 and a median household income of $71,280. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lexington County, SC grew from 291,723 to 295,934, a 1.44% increase and its median household income grew from $65,623 to $71,280, a 8.62% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lexington County, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.14%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.31%), and White (Hispanic) (2.3%).

None of the households in Lexington County, 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.

97.1% of the residents in Lexington County, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lexington County, SC are Midlands Technical College (1,543 degrees awarded in 2022), Paul Mitchell the School-Columbia (467863) (81 degrees), and Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology and Nails-Columbia (27 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Lexington County, SC was $197,600, and the homeownership rate was 76.4%.

Most people in Lexington County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Lexington County, SC was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Lexington County, SC is home to a population of 296k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.32% of Lexington County, SC residents were born outside of the country (15.8k people).

In 2022, there were 4.88 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (215k people) in Lexington County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 44.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.29k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.1%
2022 Citizenship
97.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.1% of Lexington County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lexington County, SC was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lexington County, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    215k ± 552
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    44.2k ± 872
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    9.29k ± 946
6.48%
Hispanic Population
19.2k people

In 2022, there were 4.88 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (215k people) in Lexington County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 44.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.29k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.48% of the people in Lexington County, SC are hispanic (19.2k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    58,419 ± 5,900 people
  2. India
    18,341 ± 3,319 people
  3. Honduras
    13,844 ± 2,885 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 58,419 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 18,341 and Honduras with 13,844.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.32%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
15.8k people
5.31%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
15.5k people

As of 2022, 5.32% of Lexington County, SC residents (15.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lexington County, SC was 5.31%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    6,492 ± 498
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,017 ± 636
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    4,336 ± 542

Lexington County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lexington County, SC employs 144k people. The largest industries in Lexington County, SC are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,774 people), Retail Trade (15,602 people), and Manufacturing (14,560 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,571), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,825), and Finance & Insurance ($61,763).

Males in South Carolina have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,636. The income inequality in South Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

144k
2022 Value
± 2,964
1.56%
1 Year growth
± 2.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lexington County, SC grew at a rate of 1.56%, from 142k employees to 144k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lexington County, SC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,557 people), Management Occupations (16,817 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (14,486 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lexington County, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

144k
2022 Value
± 2,964
1.56%
1 Year growth
± 2.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lexington County, SC grew at a rate of 1.56%, from 142k employees to 144k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lexington County, SC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,774 people), Retail Trade (15,602 people), and Manufacturing (14,560 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lexington County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Lexington County, SC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,234
Median earning men ± $878
$38,304
Median earning women ± $839

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,704), Public Administration ($64,301), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,506).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,696), Manufacturing ($47,737), and Wholesale Trade ($46,153).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.26M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a 2.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.4%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,038
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,846
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,455
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lexington County, SC went to Donald J. Trump with 64.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (34.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.34%).

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.

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 2, 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.

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US Representatives from South Carolina

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

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Education

In 2022, universities in Lexington County, SC awarded 1,651 degrees. The student population of Lexington County, SC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,440 male students and 6,011 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lexington County, SC are White (816 and 49.4%), followed by Black or African American (547 and 33.1%), Hispanic or Latino (110 and 6.66%), and Two or More Races (82 and 4.97%).

The largest universities in Lexington County, SC by number of degrees awarded are Midlands Technical College (1,543 and 93.5%), Paul Mitchell the School-Columbia (467863) (81 and 4.91%), and Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology and Nails-Columbia (27 and 1.64%).

The most popular majors in Lexington County, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (373 and 22.6%), Pre-Nursing Studies (209 and 12.7%), and Registered Nursing (108 and 6.54%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 9,451 students enrolled in Lexington County, SC, 36.4% men and 63.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,012 records, of which 59.5% were women and 40.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 291 degrees awarded
  2. 108 degrees awarded
  3. 49 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Lexington County, SC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 291 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Lexington County, SC according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,543 degrees awarded
  2. 81 degrees awarded
  3. 27 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Midlands Technical College with 1,543 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 549 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lexington County, SC, which is 0.498 times less than the 1,102 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 816 degrees mean that there were 1.49 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 547 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($5,640) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($276) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,660) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.83% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.688% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Some college (892k), and Bachelors Degree (705k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lexington County, SC was $197,600 in 2022, which is 0.701 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $170,900 to $197,600, a 15.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Lexington County, SC is 76.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lexington County, SC have an average commute time of 26.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lexington County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lexington County, SC is $71,280. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lexington County, SC was Census Tract 212.05 with a value of $129,813, followed by Census Tract 210.25 and Census Tract 210.32, with respective values of $119,844 and $119,139.

In 2022, 12.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lexington County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.524%.

Property

$197,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,020
$90,689
Median Property Taxes
±$2,082

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lexington County, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

76.4%
Homeownership
2022
67.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.4% of the housing units in Lexington County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 212.05
  2. Census Tract 210.25
  3. Census Tract 210.32

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lexington County, SC was Census Tract 212.05 with a value of $129,813, followed by Census Tract 210.25 and Census Tract 210.32, with respective values of $119,844 and $119,139.

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

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Household Income

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$71,280
Median Household Income
± $1,598
119k
Number of Households
± 2,570

In 2022, the median household income of the 119k households in Lexington County, SC grew to $71,280 from the previous year's value of $65,623.

The following chart displays the households in Lexington 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lexington County, SC is from South Carolina.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.334% growth from 2021 to 2022, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.79%)
  3. Carpooled (7.88%)

In 2022, 81.1% of workers in Lexington County, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.79%) and those who carpooled to work (7.88%).

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Commute Time

26.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lexington County, SC have a shorter commute time (26.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.23% of the workforce in Lexington County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lexington County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.524%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lexington County, SC (34k out of 293k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lexington County, SC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 11.7% of the children was living in poverty in Lexington County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 9.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 346 in Lexington County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 37.5 per 100,000 population.

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Health

90.7% of the population of Lexington County, SC has health coverage, with 48.5% on employee plans, 14.2% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 2.53% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lexington County, SC see 1598 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.96% decrease from the previous year (1630 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2140 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 591 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,598 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lexington County, SC

Primary care physicians in Lexington County, SC see an average of 1,598 patients per year. This represents a 1.96% decrease from the previous year (1,630 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.2% under 18 years, 19.8% between 18 and 34 years, 39.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.26%
Uninsured
48.5%
Employer Coverage
14.2%
Medicaid
11.9%
Medicare
13.6%
Non-Group
2.53%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lexington County, SC declined by 3.91% from 9.64% to 9.26%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 45.6 in Lexington County, SC.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 31.3% in Lexington County, SC.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.4% in Lexington County, SC.

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