North Charleston City PUMA, SC

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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2020 Population
226,357
2.08% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
33.6
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
15.3%
6.48% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$56,746
3.51% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$193,200
6.5% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
109,257
2.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, North Charleston City PUMA, SC had a population of 226k people with a median age of 33.6 and a median household income of $56,746. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of North Charleston City PUMA, SC grew from 221,744 to 226,357, a 2.08% increase and its median household income grew from $54,824 to $56,746, a 3.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in North Charleston City PUMA, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (49.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (32.3%), White (Hispanic) (5.31%), Other (Hispanic) (4.15%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.75%).

13.7% of the households in North Charleston City PUMA, 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.

94% of the residents in North Charleston City PUMA, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Charleston, Berkeley & Dorchester Counties--North Charleston City PUMA, SC are Trident Technical College (2,138 degrees awarded in 2020), Charleston Southern University (770 degrees), and Platt College-Miller-Motte Technical-Charleston (195 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in North Charleston City PUMA, SC was $193,200, and the homeownership rate was 58%. Most people in North Charleston City PUMA, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in North Charleston City PUMA, SC was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

North Charleston City PUMA, SC is home to a population of 226k people, from which 94% are citizens. As of 2020, 9.57% of North Charleston City PUMA, SC residents were born outside of the country (21.7k people).

In 2020, there were 1.52 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (111k people) in North Charleston City PUMA, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 73.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 12k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in North Charleston City PUMA, SC are Spanish (18,807 households), Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (2,446 households), and Portuguese (1,408 households).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in North Charleston City PUMA, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    111k ± 2.4k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    73.1k ± 2.54k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    12k ± 1.17k
10.9%
Hispanic Population
24.6k people

In 2020, there were 1.52 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (111k people) in North Charleston City PUMA, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 73.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 12k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.9% of the people in North Charleston City PUMA, SC are hispanic (24.6k people).

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    18,807 households (8.93%)
  2. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    2,446 households (1.16%)
  3. Portuguese
    1,408 households (0.668%)

13.7% of the households in North Charleston City PUMA, SC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. 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.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in North Charleston City PUMA, SC was Spanish. 8.93% of the households in North Charleston City PUMA, SC reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.57%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
21.7k people
9.22%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
20.5k people

As of 2020, 9.57% of North Charleston City PUMA, SC residents (21.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in North Charleston City PUMA, SC was 9.22%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

33
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
37
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1

In 2020, the median age of all people in North Charleston City PUMA, SC was 33.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in North Charleston City PUMA, SC are getting staying the same age. In 2019, the average age of all North Charleston City PUMA, SC residents was 34.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    5,509 ± 1,800 people
  2. Philippines
    2,470 ± 1,214 people
  3. Honduras
    1,597 ± 978 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Charleston City PUMA, SC was Mexico, the natal country of 5,509 North Charleston City PUMA, SC residents, followed by Philippines with 2,470 and Honduras with 1,597.

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Citizenship

94%
2020 Citizenship
93.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94% of North Charleston City PUMA, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in North Charleston City PUMA, SC was 93.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    7,555 ± 837
  2. Vietnam
    4,866 ± 471
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    4,705 ± 579

North Charleston City PUMA, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.55 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 North Charleston City PUMA, SC is $56,746. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in North Charleston City PUMA, SC was Mount Pleasant Town PUMA, SC with a value of $80,467, followed by Charleston City PUMA, SC and York County (West & Outside Rock Hill City) PUMA, SC, with respective values of $72,562 and $72,224.

Males in North Charleston City PUMA, SC have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,655. The income inequality in North Charleston City PUMA, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.419, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of North Charleston City PUMA, SC employs 109k people. The largest industries in North Charleston City PUMA, SC are Construction (9,268 people), Restaurants & Food Services (7,942 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,863 people), and the highest paying industries are Cut and sew, and apparel accessories and other apparel manufacturing ($139,750), Software publishing ($112,013), and Offices of dentists ($107,060).

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,746
2020 value
± $1,472
3.51%
1 Year Growth
± 3.37%

Households in North Charleston City PUMA, SC have a median annual income of $56,746, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $54,824 in 2019, which represents a 3.51% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$54,486
Average Male Salary in North Charleston City PUMA, SC
± $5,090
$42,655
Average Female Salary in North Charleston City PUMA, SC
± $3,733

In 2020, full-time male employees in North Charleston City PUMA, SC made 1.28 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in North Charleston City PUMA, SC
  1. Two or More Races
    $53,324 ± $19,313
  2. White
    $48,662 ± $4,114
  3. American Indian
    $45,892 ± $45,847

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Charleston City PUMA, SC workers was Two or More Races. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in North Charleston City PUMA, SC.

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Wage Distribution

0.419
2020 Wage GINI in North Charleston City PUMA, SC
0.414
2019 Wage GINI in North Charleston City PUMA, SC

In 2020, the income inequality in North Charleston City PUMA, SC was 0.419 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.25% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for North Charleston City PUMA, SC was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Charleston City PUMA, SC in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in North Charleston City PUMA, SC was Mount Pleasant Town PUMA, SC with a value of $80,467, followed by Charleston City PUMA, SC and York County (West & Outside Rock Hill City) PUMA, SC, with respective values of $72,562 and $72,224.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in North Charleston City PUMA, SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in North Charleston City PUMA, SC (33.4k out of 218k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    15,961 ± 1,247
  2. White
    12,973 ± 972
  3. Hispanic
    6,460 ± 685

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in North Charleston City PUMA, 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

109k
2020 Value
2.2%
1 Year growth
± 2.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in North Charleston City PUMA, SC grew at a rate of 2.2%, from 107k employees to 109k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in North Charleston City PUMA, SC, are Retail salespersons (3,262 people), Customer service representatives (2,758 people), and Cashiers (2,369 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of North Charleston City PUMA, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of North Charleston City PUMA, SC, by number of employees, are Retail salespersons (3,262 people), Customer service representatives (2,758 people), and Cashiers (2,369 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, North Charleston City PUMA, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Electrical & electronics repairers, transportation equipment, & industrial & utility (15.6 times higher than expected), Electric motor, power tool, & related repairers (13.9 times), and Military, rank not specified (9.47 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of North Charleston City PUMA, SC, by average salary, are Radiologic technologists and technicians ($204,598), Other Sales Workers ($146,105), and Personal financial advisors ($146,010).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

109k
2020 Value
2.2%
1 Year growth
± 2.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in North Charleston City PUMA, SC grew at a rate of 2.2%, from 107k employees to 109k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in North Charleston City PUMA, SC, are Construction (9,268 people), Restaurants & Food Services (7,942 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,863 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of North Charleston City PUMA, SC, though some of these residents may live in North Charleston City PUMA, 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 North Charleston City PUMA, SC, by number of employees, are Construction (9,268 people), Restaurants & Food Services (7,942 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,863 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, North Charleston City PUMA, SC has an unusually high number of U. S. Navy (23.2 times higher than expected), U. S. Air Force (11.2 times), and U. S. Armed Forces: Branch Not Specified (7.74 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in North Charleston City PUMA, SC, by average salary, are Cut and sew, and apparel accessories and other apparel manufacturing ($139,750), Software publishing ($112,013), and Offices of dentists ($107,060).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $38.2B
  2. $32.1B
  3. $26.9B

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

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound South Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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

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

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound South Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $30.1B
  2. $22.4B
  3. $13.2B

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

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

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Civics

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

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing the state of South Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for South Carolina
55.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in South Carolina
  1. 75.6% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 74.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 73% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in South Carolina was Allendale County, SC with 75.6% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in South Carolina colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from South Carolina

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Lindsey Graham
Senator from South Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2003
Tim Scott
Senator from South Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jim DeMint.

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing South Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in South Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from South Carolina

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

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for South Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2020, universities in Charleston, Berkeley & Dorchester Counties--North Charleston City PUMA, SC awarded 3,616 degrees. The student population of Charleston, Berkeley & Dorchester Counties--North Charleston City PUMA, SC is skewed towards women, with 5,851 male students and 10,225 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Charleston, Berkeley & Dorchester Counties--North Charleston City PUMA, SC are White (2,143 and 59.4%), followed by Black or African American (916 and 25.4%), Unknown (192 and 5.32%), and Hispanic or Latino (124 and 3.44%).

The largest universities in Charleston, Berkeley & Dorchester Counties--North Charleston City PUMA, SC by number of degrees awarded are Trident Technical College (2,138 and 59.1%), Charleston Southern University (770 and 21.3%), and Platt College-Miller-Motte Technical-Charleston (195 and 5.39%).

The most popular majors in Charleston, Berkeley & Dorchester Counties--North Charleston City PUMA, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (527 and 14.6%), Registered Nursing (296 and 8.19%), and General Cosmetology (158 and 4.37%).

The median tuition cost in Charleston, Berkeley & Dorchester Counties--North Charleston City PUMA, SC for private four year colleges is $27,800.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 109 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 447 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 208 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Charleston, Berkeley & Dorchester Counties--North Charleston City PUMA, SC was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 109 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Charleston, Berkeley & Dorchester Counties--North Charleston City PUMA, SC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,138 degrees awarded
  2. 770 degrees awarded
  3. 195 degrees awarded
$27,800
Median Private

In 2020, the Charleston, Berkeley & Dorchester Counties--North Charleston City PUMA, SC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Trident Technical College with 2,138 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

1,258
Degrees Awarded to Men
2,358
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 1,258 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Charleston, Berkeley & Dorchester Counties--North Charleston City PUMA, SC, which is 0.534 times less than the 2,358 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in Charleston, Berkeley & Dorchester Counties--North Charleston City PUMA, SC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,143 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    916 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    192 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Charleston, Berkeley & Dorchester Counties--North Charleston City PUMA, SC was White students. These 2,143 degrees mean that there were 2.34 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 916 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in North Charleston City PUMA, SC was $193,200 in 2020, which is 0.841 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $181,400 to $193,200, a 6.5% increase. The homeownership rate in North Charleston City PUMA, SC is 58%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in North Charleston City PUMA, SC have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in North Charleston City PUMA, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$193,200
2020 Median
± $4,009
$181,400
2019 Median
± $2,961

In 2020, the median property value in North Charleston City PUMA, SC grew to to $193,200 from the previous year's value of $181,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in North Charleston City PUMA, 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 North Charleston City PUMA, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$56,746
Median Household Income
± $1,472
83k
Number of Households
± 2,394

In 2020, the median household income of the 83k households in North Charleston City PUMA, SC grew to $56,746 from the previous year's value of $54,824.

The following chart displays the households in North Charleston City PUMA, SC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

58%
2020 Homeownership
56.5%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 58% of the housing units in North Charleston City PUMA, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.5%.

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

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in North Charleston City PUMA, SC have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.09% of the workforce in North Charleston City PUMA, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (80.4%)
  2. Carpooled (9.11%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.95%)

In 2020, 80.4% of workers in North Charleston City PUMA, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.11%) and those who worked at home (4.95%).

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

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Health

84.9% of the population of North Charleston City PUMA, SC has health coverage, with 41% on employee plans, 15.9% on Medicaid, 7.68% on Medicare, 15.2% on non-group plans, and 5.15% 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 South Carolina see 1494 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.267% decrease from the previous year (1498 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1767 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 546 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Williamsburg County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (23.4%). Additionally, Union County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,494 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in South Carolina

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see an average of 1,494 patients per year. This represents a 0.267% decrease from the previous year (1,498 patients).

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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for South Carolina.
$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

15.1%
Uninsured
41%
Employer Coverage
15.9%
Medicaid
7.68%
Medicare
15.2%
Non-Group
5.15%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in North Charleston City PUMA, SC grew by 0.0697% from 15% to 15.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in North Charleston City PUMA, 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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