Williamsburg County, SC

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2021 Population
31,279
1.52% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
43.3
0% 1-year change
2021 Poverty Rate
22.4%
6.9% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$40,124
12.5% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$76,500
3.52% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
11,660
1.07% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Williamsburg County, SC had a population of 31.3k people with a median age of 43.3 and a median household income of $40,124. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Williamsburg County, SC grew from 30,810 to 31,279, a 1.52% increase and its median household income grew from $35,681 to $40,124, a 12.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Williamsburg County, SC are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (64.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (31.5%), Other (Hispanic) (1.36%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.639%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.62%).

None of the households in Williamsburg 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.

98.5% of the residents in Williamsburg County, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Williamsburg County, SC are Williamsburg Technical College (87 degrees awarded in 2021).

In 2021, the median property value in Williamsburg County, SC was $76,500, and the homeownership rate was 73.3%.

Most people in Williamsburg County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32 minutes. The average car ownership in Williamsburg County, SC was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Williamsburg County, SC is home to a population of 31.3k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2021, 1.98% of Williamsburg County, SC residents were born outside of the country (620 people).

In 2021, there were 2.03 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.1k people) in Williamsburg County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.86k White (Non-Hispanic) and 426 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2021 Citizenship
98.8%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 98.5% of Williamsburg County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Williamsburg County, SC was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Williamsburg County, SC
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    20.1k ± 110
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.86k ± 74
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    426 ± 130
2.3%
Hispanic Population
718 people

In 2021, there were 2.03 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.1k people) in Williamsburg County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.86k White (Non-Hispanic) and 426 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.3% of the people in Williamsburg County, SC are hispanic (718 people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    59,828 ± 5,970 people
  2. India
    16,728 ± 3,170 people
  3. Honduras
    13,020 ± 2,798 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 59,828 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 16,728 and Honduras with 13,020.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.98%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
620 people
1.8%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
555 people

As of 2021, 1.98% of Williamsburg County, SC residents (620 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Williamsburg County, SC was 1.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    594 ± 129
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    361 ± 135
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    315 ± 131

Williamsburg County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.65 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Williamsburg County, SC employs 11.7k people. The largest industries in Williamsburg County, SC are Manufacturing (1,977 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,742 people), and Construction (1,110 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($43,333), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($43,333), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($42,788).

Males in South Carolina have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,907. The income inequality in South Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

11.7k
2021 Value
± 826
1.07%
1 Year growth
± 9.98%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Williamsburg County, SC grew at a rate of 1.07%, from 11.5k employees to 11.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Williamsburg County, SC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,867 people), Production Occupations (1,283 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (959 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Williamsburg County, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

11.7k
2021 Value
± 826
1.07%
1 Year growth
± 9.98%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Williamsburg County, SC grew at a rate of 1.07%, from 11.5k employees to 11.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Williamsburg County, SC, are Manufacturing (1,977 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,742 people), and Construction (1,110 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Williamsburg County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Williamsburg 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

$34,461
Median earning men ± $2,416
$28,599
Median earning women ± $2,218

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Information ($63,047), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,217), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($44,500).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,570), Public Administration ($35,214), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($32,351).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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. 134
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 131
    Retail Trade
  3. 123
    Manufacturing

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. $443k
    Manufacturing
  2. $40.8k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $28.3k
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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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. $39.9B
  2. $29.5B
  3. $26.9B

In 2020, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $39.9B, followed by Plastics/rubber ($29.5B) 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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$273B
2020 Value in South Carolina
$613B
Projected 2050 Value in South Carolina
124% growth

In 2020, total outbound South Carolina trade was $273B. This is expected to increase 124% 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. $28.9B
  2. $21.4B
  3. $10.9B

In 2020, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $28.9B, followed by Georgia with $21.4B and Texas and $10.9B.

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 Williamsburg County, SC went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 64.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.6%), followed by Other (0.519%).

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

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

US Senators from South Carolina

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Lindsey Graham
Senator from South Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2003
Tim Scott
Senator from South Carolina3
Assumed office on January 2, 2013
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jim DeMint.

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

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

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 2021, universities in Williamsburg County, SC awarded 87 degrees. The student population of Williamsburg County, SC in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 116 male students and 414 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Williamsburg County, SC are Black or African American (60 and 69%), followed by White (26 and 29.9%), Asian (1 and 1.15%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Williamsburg County, SC by number of degrees awarded are Williamsburg Technical College (87 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Williamsburg County, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (12 and 13.8%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (11 and 12.6%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (10 and 11.5%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2021 there were 530 students enrolled in Williamsburg County, SC, 21.9% men and 78.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 322 records, of which 79.8% were women and 20.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 12 degree-majors awarded
  2. 9 degree-majors awarded
  3. 7 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Williamsburg County, SC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 12 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
87 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Williamsburg Technical College with 87 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2021, 18 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Williamsburg County, SC, which is 0.261 times less than the 69 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 60 degrees mean that there were 2.31 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 26 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,608) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($192) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.829% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.722% 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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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Some college (890k), and Bachelors Degree (688k).

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 Williamsburg County, SC was $76,500 in 2021, which is 0.312 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $73,900 to $76,500, a 3.52% increase. The homeownership rate in Williamsburg County, SC is 73.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Williamsburg County, SC have an average commute time of 32 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Williamsburg County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Williamsburg County, SC is $40,124. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Williamsburg County, SC was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $51,328, followed by Census Tract 9707 and Census Tract 9709, with respective values of $42,500 and $41,523.

In 2022, 17.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Williamsburg County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 3.08%.

Property

$76,500
Median Property Value 2021
±$5,048
$8,819
Median Property Taxes
±$626

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

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

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Rent vs Own

73.3%
Homeownership
2021
62.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 73.3% of the housing units in Williamsburg County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9701
  2. Census Tract 9707
  3. Census Tract 9709

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Williamsburg County, SC was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $51,328, followed by Census Tract 9707 and Census Tract 9709, with respective values of $42,500 and $41,523.

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

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Household Income

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$40,124
Median Household Income
± $3,449
12k
Number of Households
± 777

In 2021, the median household income of the 12k households in Williamsburg County, SC grew to $40,124 from the previous year's value of $35,681.

The following chart displays the households in Williamsburg 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 Williamsburg County, SC is from South Carolina.
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.462
2020 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2021, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.122% growth from 2020 to 2021, 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 2021
  1. Drove Alone (85.1%)
  2. Carpooled (7.29%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.15%)

In 2021, 85.1% of workers in Williamsburg County, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.29%) and those who worked at home (4.15%).

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

32 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Williamsburg County, SC have a longer commute time (32 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 4.83% of the workforce in Williamsburg 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 Williamsburg County, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Williamsburg County, SC have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 17.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Williamsburg County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 3.08%.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Williamsburg County, SC (6.67k out of 29.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

In 2022, 34.5% of the children was living in poverty in Williamsburg County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 531 in Williamsburg County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 87.4 per 100,000 population.

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90.2% of the population of Williamsburg County, SC has health coverage, with 33.3% on employee plans, 28.6% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 0.965% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Williamsburg County, SC see 5061 patients per year on average, which represents a 17.3% decrease from the previous year (6121 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5965 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 785 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.6% were men and 55.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

5,061 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Williamsburg County, SC

Primary care physicians in Williamsburg County, SC see an average of 5,061 patients per year. This represents a 17.3% decrease from the previous year (6,121 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.8% under 18 years, 18% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.6% were men and 55.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.79%
Uninsured
33.3%
Employer Coverage
28.6%
Medicaid
13.7%
Medicare
13.7%
Non-Group
0.965%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Williamsburg County, SC declined by 2.59% from 10% to 9.79%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 104 in Williamsburg County, SC.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 45.7% in Williamsburg County, SC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.9% in Williamsburg County, SC.

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