Union, SC

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Population
7,878
0.606% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
Median Age
40.5

Poverty Rate
36%

Median Household Income
$27,180
3.23% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$76,100
0.523% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
2,888
0.619% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Union, SC had a population of 7.88k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $27,180. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Union, SC declined from 7,926 to 7,878, a -0.606% decrease and its median household income declined from $28,087 to $27,180, a -3.23% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Union, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (47.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (46.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.73%), Black or African American (Hispanic) (1.78%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.774%). 0% of the households in Union, SC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.3% of the residents in Union, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Union, SC are University of South Carolina-Union (91 degrees awarded in 2019).

In 2018, the median property value in Union, SC was $76,100, and the homeownership rate was 50%. Most people in Union, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Union, SC was 2 cars per household.

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.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Union County, SC went to Donald J. Trump with 58.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (39.1%), followed by Other (2.5%). 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 Union County, SC
58.4% 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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Diversity

Union, SC is home to a population of 7.88k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.07% of Union, SC residents were born outside of the country (84 people).

In 2018, there were 1.03 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.78k people) in Union, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.67k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 215 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Union, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.78k ± 334
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.67k ± 340
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    215 ± 106
2.55%
Hispanic Population
201 people

In 2018, there were 1.03 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.78k people) in Union, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.67k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 215 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.55% of the people in Union, SC are hispanic (201 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.07%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
84 people
1.12%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
89 people

As of 2018, 1.07% of Union, SC residents (84 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Union, SC was 1.12%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 4.1
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Union, SC was 40.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Union, SC are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Union, SC residents was 38.

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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

99.3%
2018 Citizenship
99%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.3% of Union, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Union, SC was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    106 ± 44
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    104 ± 80
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    61 ± 47

Union, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Union, SC is $27,180. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Union, SC was Census Tract 305 with a value of $49,825, followed by Census Tract 301 and Census Tract 302, with respective values of $37,796 and $25,595.

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 Union, SC employs 2.89k people. The largest industries in Union, SC are Manufacturing (685 people), Retail Trade (612 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (311 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($48,393), Finance & Insurance ($40,893), and Educational Services ($39,896).

Wages

Median Household Income

$27,180
2018 value
± $4,994
-3.23%
1 Year Growth
± 26.8%

Households in Union, SC have a median annual income of $27,180, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $28,087 in 2017, which represents a -3.23% 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in South Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Union, 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 305
  2. Census Tract 301
  3. Census Tract 302

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Union, SC was Census Tract 305 with a value of $49,825, followed by Census Tract 301 and Census Tract 302, with respective values of $37,796 and $25,595.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

36% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Union, SC (2.8k out of 7.77k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Males 6 - 11.

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
    1,767 ± 247
  2. White
    915 ± 212
  3. Hispanic
    140 ± 103

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

2.89k
2018 Value
± 326
-0.619%
1 Year decline
± 15.9%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Union, SC declined at a rate of -0.619%, from 2.91k employees to 2.89k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Union, SC, are Production Occupations (472 people), Material Moving Occupations (365 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (300 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Union, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Union, SC, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (472 people), Material Moving Occupations (365 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (300 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Union, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (3.4 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.85 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.82 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Union, SC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,667), Management Occupations ($48,813), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($48,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.89k
2018 Value
± 326
-0.619%
1 Year decline
± 15.9%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Union, SC declined at a rate of -0.619%, from 2.91k employees to 2.89k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Union, SC, are Manufacturing (685 people), Retail Trade (612 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (311 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Union, SC, though some of these residents may live in Union, 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 Union, SC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (685 people), Retail Trade (612 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (311 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Union, SC has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.35 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (1.87 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.59 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Union, SC, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($48,393), Finance & Insurance ($40,893), and Educational Services ($39,896).

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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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Education

In 2019, universities in Union, SC awarded 91 degrees. The student population of Union, SC is skewed towards women, with 529 male students and 624 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Union, SC are White (61 and 68.5%), followed by Black or African American (21 and 23.6%), Hispanic or Latino (3 and 3.37%), and Unknown (3 and 3.37%).

The largest universities in Union, SC by number of degrees awarded are University of South Carolina-Union (91 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Union, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (91 and 100%) and General Studies (0 and 0%).

The median tuition costs in Union, SC are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 91 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 0 degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Union, SC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 91 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
91 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2019, the Union, SC institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of South Carolina-Union with 91 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

37
Degrees Awarded to Men
54
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 37 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Union, SC, which is 0.685 times less than the 54 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Union, SC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    61 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    21 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Union, SC was White students. These 61 degrees mean that there were 2.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 21 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Union, SC was $76,100 in 2018, which is 0.331 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $76,500 to $76,100, a 0.523% decrease. The homeownership rate in Union, SC is 50%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Union, SC have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Union, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$76,100
2018 Median
± $10,798
$76,500
2017 Median
± $8,153

In 2018, the median property value in Union, SC declined from to $76,100 from the previous year's value of $76,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Union, 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 Union, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k 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.
$27,180
Median Household Income
± $4,994
3.46k
Number of Households
± 343

In 2018, the median household income of the 3.46k households in Union, SC declined from $27,180 from the previous year's value of $28,087.

The following chart displays the households in Union, 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Union, SC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Union, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

50%
2018 Homeownership
51.1%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 50% of the housing units in Union, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 51.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Union, SC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Union, SC have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.45% of the workforce in Union, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (85.9%)
  2. Carpooled (8.54%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.13%)

In 2018, 85.9% of workers in Union, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.54%) and those who worked at home (2.13%).

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 Union, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Union, SC have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

90.7% of the population of Union, SC has health coverage, with 29.1% on employee plans, 36.7% on Medicaid, 14% on Medicare, 9.25% on non-group plans, and 1.66% 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 Union County, SC see 2284 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.75% decrease from the previous year (2503 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4553 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1093 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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2,284 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Union County, SC

Primary care physicians in Union County, SC see an average of 2,284 patients per year. This represents a 8.75% decrease from the previous year (2,503 patients).

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

9.29%
Uninsured
29.1%
Employer Coverage
36.7%
Medicaid
14%
Medicare
9.25%
Non-Group
1.66%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Union, SC declined by 1% from 9.38% to 9.29%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Union, 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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