McCormick County, SC

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2019 Population
9,531
0.781% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
55.2
2.41% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
15.4%
19.2% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$43,633
3.24% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$116,500
1.02% 1-year decline
2019 Employed Population
2,803
6.46% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, McCormick County, SC had a population of 9.53k people with a median age of 55.2 and a median household income of $43,633. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of McCormick County, SC declined from 9,606 to 9,531, a −0.781% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,262 to $43,633, a 3.24% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in McCormick County, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (50.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (44.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.7%), White (Hispanic) (0.661%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.346%). 0% of the households in McCormick County, SC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

99.4% of the residents in McCormick County, SC are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in McCormick County, SC was $116,500, and the homeownership rate was 76.6%. Most people in McCormick County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.3 minutes. The average car ownership in McCormick County, SC was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

McCormick County, SC is home to a population of 9.53k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2019, 3.47% of McCormick County, SC residents were born outside of the country (331 people).

In 2019, there were 1.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.85k people) in McCormick County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.27k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 257 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in McCormick County, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.85k ± 18
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.27k ± 145
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    257 ± 115
0.829%
Hispanic Population
79 people

In 2019, there were 1.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.85k people) in McCormick County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.27k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 257 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.829% of the people in McCormick County, SC are hispanic (79 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.47%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
331 people
2.3%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
221 people

As of 2019, 3.47% of McCormick County, SC residents (331 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 McCormick County, SC was 2.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

55
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
67
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 8.8

In 2019, the median age of all people in McCormick County, SC was 55.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 55, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 67. But people in McCormick County, SC are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all McCormick County, SC residents was 54.

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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

99.4%
2019 Citizenship
99.5%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.4% of McCormick County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in McCormick County, SC was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    436 ± 84
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    168 ± 75
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    109 ± 85

McCormick County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.6 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 McCormick County, SC is $43,633. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in McCormick County, SC was Census Tract 9201 with a value of $63,819, followed by Census Tract 9203 and Census Tract 9202, with respective values of $47,083 and $38,465.

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 McCormick County, SC employs 2.8k people. The largest industries in McCormick County, SC are Manufacturing (524 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (504 people), and Public Administration (257 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($53,063), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($41,196), and Manufacturing ($40,179).

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,633
2019 value
± $6,834
3.24%
1 Year Growth
± 18.4%

Households in McCormick County, SC have a median annual income of $43,633, 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 $42,262 in 2018, which represents a 3.24% 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 McCormick 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 9201
  2. Census Tract 9203
  3. Census Tract 9202

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in McCormick County, SC was Census Tract 9201 with a value of $63,819, followed by Census Tract 9203 and Census Tract 9202, with respective values of $47,083 and $38,465.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in McCormick County, SC (1.28k out of 8.31k 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 55 - 64, 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
    649 ± 163
  2. White
    448 ± 126
  3. Two Or More
    179 ± 108

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in McCormick County, SC is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

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

2.8k
2019 Value
± 333
6.46%
1 Year growth
± 15.6%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in McCormick County, SC grew at a rate of 6.46%, from 2.63k employees to 2.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in McCormick County, SC, are Production Occupations (452 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (280 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (225 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of McCormick County, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of McCormick County, SC, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (452 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (280 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (225 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, McCormick County, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.75 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.85 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.65 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of McCormick County, SC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($128,472), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($62,727), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($55,855).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.8k
2019 Value
± 333
6.46%
1 Year growth
± 15.6%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in McCormick County, SC grew at a rate of 6.46%, from 2.63k employees to 2.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in McCormick County, SC, are Manufacturing (524 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (504 people), and Public Administration (257 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of McCormick County, SC, though some of these residents may live in McCormick 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 McCormick County, SC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (524 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (504 people), and Public Administration (257 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, McCormick County, SC has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.99 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.87 times), and Utilities (1.82 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in McCormick County, SC, by median earnings, are Utilities ($53,063), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($41,196), and Manufacturing ($40,179).

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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 McCormick County, SC went to Donald J. Trump with 50.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (47.5%), followed by Other (1.63%). 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 McCormick County, SC
50.8% 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 McCormick County, SC was $116,500 in 2019, which is 0.484 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $117,700 to $116,500, a 1.02% decrease. The homeownership rate in McCormick County, SC is 76.6%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in McCormick County, SC have an average commute time of 29.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in McCormick County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$116,500
2019 Median
± $8,575
$117,700
2018 Median
± $11,597

In 2019, the median property value in McCormick County, SC declined from to $116,500 from the previous year's value of $117,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in McCormick 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 McCormick County, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k 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.
$43,633
Median Household Income
± $6,834
3.96k
Number of Households
± 365

In 2019, the median household income of the 3.96k households in McCormick County, SC grew to $43,633 from the previous year's value of $42,262.

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

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Rent vs Own

76.6%
2019 Homeownership
76.6%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 76.6% of the housing units in McCormick County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.6%.

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

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Commute Time

29.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in McCormick County, SC have a longer commute time (29.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 5.62% of the workforce in McCormick County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (87.3%)
  2. Carpooled (8.13%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.77%)

In 2019, 87.3% of workers in McCormick County, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.13%) and those who worked at home (2.77%).

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

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Health

93.7% of the population of McCormick County, SC has health coverage, with 29.6% on employee plans, 21.3% on Medicaid, 26.5% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 2.19% 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 McCormick County, SC see 3137 patients per year on average, which represents a 31.5% increase from the previous year (2386 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 9463 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1577 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

3,137 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in McCormick County, SC

Primary care physicians in McCormick County, SC see an average of 3,137 patients per year. This represents a 31.5% increase from the previous year (2,386 patients).

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

6.28%
Uninsured
29.6%
Employer Coverage
21.3%
Medicaid
26.5%
Medicare
14.1%
Non-Group
2.19%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in McCormick County, SC declined by 22% from 8.05% to 6.28%.

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