Orangeburg County, SC

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2020 Population
86,953
0.837% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2018 Median Age
39.6
0.253% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
23.1%
2.15% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$36,802
3.04% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$91,700
1.08% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
34,616
1.18% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Orangeburg County, SC had a population of 87k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $36,802. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Orangeburg County, SC declined from 87,687 to 86,953, a −0.837% decrease and its median household income declined from $37,955 to $36,802, a −3.04% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Orangeburg County, SC are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (61.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (33.1%), White (Hispanic) (1.67%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.61%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.716%).

None of the households in Orangeburg 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.

99.5% of the residents in Orangeburg County, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Orangeburg County, SC are Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (523 degrees awarded in 2020), South Carolina State University (431 degrees), and Claflin University (348 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Orangeburg County, SC was $91,700, and the homeownership rate was 67.2%.

Most people in Orangeburg County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Orangeburg County, SC was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Orangeburg County, SC is home to a population of 87k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.23% of Orangeburg County, SC residents were born outside of the country (1.07k people).

In 2020, there were 1.85 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (53.4k people) in Orangeburg County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 28.8k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.45k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2020 Citizenship
99.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.5% of Orangeburg County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Orangeburg County, SC was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Orangeburg County, SC
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    53.4k ± 406
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    28.8k ± 149
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.45k ± 219
2.27%
Hispanic Population
1.97k people

In 2020, there were 1.85 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (53.4k people) in Orangeburg County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 28.8k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.45k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.27% of the people in Orangeburg County, SC are hispanic (1.97k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    62,463 ± 6,098 people
  2. India
    16,261 ± 3,126 people
  3. Honduras
    12,981 ± 2,794 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 62,463 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 16,261 and Honduras with 12,981.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.23%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.07k people
1.3%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.14k people

As of 2020, 1.23% of Orangeburg County, SC residents (1.07k 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 Orangeburg County, SC was 1.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,681 ± 254
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    760 ± 209
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    466 ± 193

Orangeburg County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Orangeburg County, SC employs 34.6k people. The largest industries in Orangeburg County, SC are Manufacturing (6,423 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,467 people), and Educational Services (4,125 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,269), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,972), and Transportation & Warehousing ($39,693).

Males in South Carolina have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,267. The income inequality in South Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

34.6k
2020 Value
± 1,578
−1.18%
1 Year decline
± 6.27%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Orangeburg County, SC declined at a rate of −1.18%, from 35k employees to 34.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Orangeburg County, SC, are Production Occupations (4,771 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,688 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,301 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Orangeburg County, SC.

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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.

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Employment by Industries

34.6k
2020 Value
± 1,578
−1.18%
1 Year decline
± 6.27%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Orangeburg County, SC declined at a rate of −1.18%, from 35k employees to 34.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Orangeburg County, SC, are Manufacturing (6,423 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,467 people), and Educational Services (4,125 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Orangeburg County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Orangeburg 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

$32,278
Median earning men ± $1,909
$24,251
Median earning women ± $1,853

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($57,000), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,434), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,199).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($33,883), Wholesale Trade ($32,159), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($31,850).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 603
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 418
    Retail Trade
  3. 399
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.14M
    Manufacturing
  2. $368k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $110k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Orangeburg County, SC went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 66.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (33%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.417%).

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 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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In 2020, universities in Orangeburg County, SC awarded 1,308 degrees. The student population of Orangeburg County, SC in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2,257 male students and 4,454 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Orangeburg County, SC are Black or African American (960 and 73.7%), followed by White (301 and 23.1%), Unknown (17 and 1.31%), and Asian (10 and 0.768%).

The largest universities in Orangeburg County, SC by number of degrees awarded are Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (523 and 40%), South Carolina State University (431 and 33%), and Claflin University (348 and 26.6%).

The most popular majors in Orangeburg County, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (87 and 6.65%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (82 and 6.27%), and General Biological Sciences (76 and 5.81%).

The median tuition costs in Orangeburg County, SC are $16,476 for private four year colleges, and $9,528 and $20,218 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Orangeburg County, SC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 72.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 11.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 6,711 (33.6% men and 66.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 6,711 students enrolled in Orangeburg County, SC, 33.6% men and 66.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 5,320 records, of which 67% were women and 33% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 45 degree-majors awarded
  2. 76 degree-majors awarded
  3. 60 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Orangeburg County, SC was General Business Administration & Management with 45 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 523 degrees awarded
  2. 431 degrees awarded
  3. 348 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College with 523 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 448 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Orangeburg County, SC, which is 0.521 times less than the 860 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 960 degrees mean that there were 3.19 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 301 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($16,476) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,532) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.763% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.689% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.19M), Some college (911k), and Bachelors Degree (677k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Orangeburg County, SC was $91,700 in 2020, which is 0.399 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $92,700 to $91,700, a 1.08% decrease. The homeownership rate in Orangeburg County, SC is 67.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Orangeburg County, SC have an average commute time of 29.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Orangeburg County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Orangeburg County, SC is $36,802. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Orangeburg County, SC was Census Tract 116 with a value of $54,297, followed by Census Tract 110 and Census Tract 119, with respective values of $41,932 and $41,757.

In 2021, 15.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Orangeburg County, SC. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.87%.

Property

$91,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,312
$22,585
Median Property Taxes
±$1,081

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 Orangeburg County, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Orangeburg County, SC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

67.2%
Homeownership
2020
66.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 67.2% of the housing units in Orangeburg County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 116
  2. Census Tract 110
  3. Census Tract 119

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Orangeburg County, SC was Census Tract 116 with a value of $54,297, followed by Census Tract 110 and Census Tract 119, with respective values of $41,932 and $41,757.

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

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Household Income

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$36,802
Median Household Income
± $2,453
33.6k
Number of Households
± 1,516

In 2020, the median household income of the 33.6k households in Orangeburg County, SC declined from $36,802 from the previous year's value of $37,955.

The following chart displays the households in Orangeburg County, SC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Orangeburg County, SC is from South Carolina.
0.462
2020 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2020, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.305% growth from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (86.5%)
  2. Carpooled (7.65%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.81%)

In 2020, 86.5% of workers in Orangeburg County, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.65%) and those who worked at home (3.81%).

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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Commute Time

29.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Orangeburg County, SC have a longer commute time (29.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.99% of the workforce in Orangeburg 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 Orangeburg County, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Orangeburg County, SC have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 15.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Orangeburg County, SC. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.87%.

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Poverty & Diversity

23.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Orangeburg County, SC (19.4k out of 84k 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 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Orangeburg 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 42.8% of the children was living in poverty in Orangeburg County, SC. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 4.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 501 in Orangeburg County, SC. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 108 per 100,000 population.

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pulseHealth

89.6% of the population of Orangeburg County, SC has health coverage, with 38.4% on employee plans, 27% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.24% 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 Orangeburg County, SC see 2288 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.608% decrease from the previous year (2302 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2693 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 620 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.7% were men and 55.3% were women.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,288 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Orangeburg County, SC

Primary care physicians in Orangeburg County, SC see an average of 2,288 patients per year. This represents a 0.608% decrease from the previous year (2,302 patients).

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

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.9% under 18 years, 20.4% between 18 and 34 years, 36.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.7% were men and 55.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

10.4%
Uninsured
38.4%
Employer Coverage
27%
Medicaid
10.7%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
1.24%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Orangeburg County, SC declined by 7.47% from 11.2% to 10.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Orangeburg County, SC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 81.9 in Orangeburg County, SC.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 41.4% in Orangeburg County, SC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.7% in Orangeburg County, SC.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Orangeburg County, SC.

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