Williamsburg County, SC

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Population

32,256

1.71% decline

Median Age

41.7


Median Household Income

$30,976

8.71% growth

Poverty Rate

28.2%


Number of Employees

11,370

3.16% decline

Median Property Value

$68,400

0.441% growth

About

In 2017, Williamsburg County, SC had a population of 32.3k people with a median age of 41.7 and a median household income of $30,976. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Williamsburg County, SC declined from 32,816 to 32,256, a -1.71% decrease and its median household income grew from $28,494 to $30,976, a 8.71% increase.

The population of Williamsburg County, SC is 64.9% Black or African American Alone, 31.2% White Alone, and 2.33% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Williamsburg County, SC speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Williamsburg County, SC are Williamsburg Technical College (202 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Williamsburg County, SC is $68,400, and the homeownership rate is 73.7%. Most people in Williamsburg County, SC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Williamsburg County, SC is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Williamsburg County, SC employs 11.4k people. The largest industries in Williamsburg County, SC are Manufacturing (2,216 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,698 people), and Retail Trade (1,306 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($86,429), Information ($51,581), and Utilities ($40,625).

Median household income in Williamsburg County, SC is $30,976. Males in Williamsburg County, SC have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,985. The income inequality in Williamsburg County, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$30,976

2017 value

± $1,981

8.71%

1 Year Growth

± 10.2%

Households in Williamsburg County, SC have a median annual income of $30,976, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $28,494 in 2016, which represents a 8.71% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,080

Average Male Salary

± $1,419

$40,985

Average Female Salary

± $1,018

In 2017, full-time male employees in South Carolina made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,597 ± $53,271

  2. Asian

    $47,877 ± $7,789

  3. White

    $47,332 ± $1,044

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of South Carolina workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Williamsburg County, SC is from South Carolina.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.456

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.695% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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 9709

  2. Census Tract 9704

  3. Census Tract 9702

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Williamsburg County, SC was Census Tract 9709 with a value of $38,750, followed by Census Tract 9704 and Census Tract 9702, with respective values of $35,023 and $33,459.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

28.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Williamsburg County, SC (8.58k out of 30.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 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

    6,572 ± 511

  2. White

    1,879 ± 292

  3. Two Or More

    88 ± 139

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

11.4k

2017 Value

± 724

-3.16%

1 Year decline

± 9.17%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Williamsburg County, SC declined at a rate of -3.16%, from 11.7k employees to 11.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Williamsburg County, SC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,585 people), Production Occupations (1,400 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,056 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Williamsburg County, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Williamsburg County, SC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,585 people), Production Occupations (1,400 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,056 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Williamsburg County, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.15 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.12 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.04 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Williamsburg County, SC, by median earnings, are Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($62,778), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($52,582), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($51,094).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.4k

2017 Value

± 724

-3.16%

1 Year decline

± 9.17%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Williamsburg County, SC declined at a rate of -3.16%, from 11.7k employees to 11.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Williamsburg County, SC, are Manufacturing (2,216 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,698 people), and Retail Trade (1,306 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Williamsburg County, SC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,216 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,698 people), and Retail Trade (1,306 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Williamsburg County, SC has an unusually high number of Utilities (3.11 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.62 times), and Manufacturing (1.93 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Williamsburg County, SC, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($86,429), Information ($51,581), and Utilities ($40,625).

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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. $15.9B

  2. $15.2B

  3. $11.7B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Plastics/rubber with $15.9B, followed by Machinery ($15.2B) and Mixed freight ($11.7B).

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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$163B

2015 Value

$244B

Projected 2045 Value

49.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound South Carolina trade was $163B. This is expected to increase 49.4% to $244B 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. $22.2B

  2. $13.4B

  3. $5.71B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $22.2B, followed by Georgia with $13.4B and Tennessee and $5.71B.

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

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Health

88.3% of the population of Williamsburg County, SC has health coverage, with 34% on employee plans, 25.5% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 1.5% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Williamsburg County, SC was $7,311 in 2014. This is a 4.15% increase from the previous year ($7,020).

Primary care physicians in Williamsburg County, SC see 10845 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.486% decrease from the previous year (10898 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 7989 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 864 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dillon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (20.1%). Additionally, Lee County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

10,845 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Williamsburg County, SC see an average of 10,845 patients per year. This represents a 0.486% decrease from the previous year (10,898 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 neighboring states.

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,311

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

11.7%

Uninsured

34%

Employer Coverage

25.5%

Medicaid

13.4%

Medicare

13.9%

Non-Group

1.5%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Williamsburg County, SC declined by 19% from 14.5% to 11.7%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 20.1% prevalence

  2. 19.6% prevalence

  3. 18.7% prevalence

Dillon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina, at 20.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Williamsburg County, SC is home to a population of 32.3k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.78% of Williamsburg County, SC residents were born outside of the country (575 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Williamsburg County, SC is composed of 20.9k Black or African American Alone residents (64.9%), 10.1k White Alone residents (31.2%), 751 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.33%), 271 Two or More Races residents (0.84%), 152 Asian Alone residents (0.471%), 89 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.276%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Williamsburg County, SC are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Williamsburg County, SC was 41.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Williamsburg County, SC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Williamsburg County, SC residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.78%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

575 people

1.66%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

544 people

As of 2017, 1.78% of Williamsburg County, SC residents (575 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Williamsburg County, SC was 1.66%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    68,828 ± 6,396 people

  2. India

    11,778 ± 2,661 people

  3. Philippines

    9,880 ± 2,438 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 68,828 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 11,778 and Philippines with 9,880.

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Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Williamsburg County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Williamsburg County, SC was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    20.9k ± 91

  2. White Alone

    10.1k ± 27

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    751 ± 240

In 2017, there were 2.08 times more Black or African American Alone residents (20.9k people) in Williamsburg County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.1k White Alone and 751 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Williamsburg County, SC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Williamsburg County, SC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Williamsburg County, SC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Williamsburg County, SC are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    676 ± 157

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    345 ± 104

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    293 ± 146

Williamsburg County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Williamsburg County, SC awarded 202 degrees. The student population of Williamsburg County, SC is skewed towards women, with 276 male students and 400 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Williamsburg County, SC are Black or African American (145 and 71.8%), followed by White (50 and 24.8%), Hispanic or Latino (4 and 1.98%), and Asian (1 and 0.495%).

The largest universities in Williamsburg County, SC by number of degrees awarded are Williamsburg Technical College (202 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Williamsburg County, SC are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (38 and 18.8%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (34 and 16.8%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (23 and 11.4%).

The median tuition costs in Williamsburg County, 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. 38 degrees awarded

  2. 21 degrees awarded

  3. 16 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Williamsburg County, SC was Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant with 38 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Williamsburg County, SC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

202 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Williamsburg County, SC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Williamsburg Technical College with 202 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

73

Degrees Awarded to Men

129

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 73 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Williamsburg County, SC, which is 0.566 times less than the 129 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    145 degrees awarded

  2. White

    50 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Williamsburg County, SC were to Black or African American students. These 145 degrees mean that there were 2.9 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 50 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Williamsburg County, SC was $68,400 in 2017, which is 0.314 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $68,100 to $68,400, a 0.441% increase. The homeownership rate in Williamsburg County, SC is 73.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Williamsburg County, SC have an average commute time of 29.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Williamsburg County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$30,976

Median Household Income

± $1,981

12.3k

Number of Households

± 702

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.3k households in Williamsburg County, SC grew to $30,976 from the previous year's value of $28,494.

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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Housing

Property Value

$68,400

2017 Median

± $3,822

$68,100

2016 Median

± $3,558

In 2017, the median property value in Williamsburg County, SC grew to to $68,400 from the previous year's value of $68,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Williamsburg County, SC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Williamsburg County, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Williamsburg County, SC 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.

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Rent vs Own

73.7%

2017 Homeownership

74.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.7% of the housing units in Williamsburg County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.9%.

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

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Transportation

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, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

29.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Williamsburg County, SC have a longer commute time (29.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.1% of the workforce in Williamsburg County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.2%

  2. Carpooled

    8.92%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.92%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Williamsburg County, SC was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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