York County, SC

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2022 Population
282,987
2.32% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.2
0.513% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.44%
8.14% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$80,158
11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$287,600
20.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
141,825
3.88% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, York County, SC had a population of 283k people with a median age of 39.2 and a median household income of $80,158. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of York County, SC grew from 276,569 to 282,987, a 2.32% increase and its median household income grew from $72,234 to $80,158, a 11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in York County, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (18.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.94%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.68%), and White (Hispanic) (2.6%).

None of the households in York 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.

96.9% of the residents in York County, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in York County, SC are York Technical College (1,350 degrees awarded in 2022), Winthrop University (1,256 degrees), and Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Rock Hill (432117) (147 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in York County, SC was $287,600, and the homeownership rate was 72.7%.

Most people in York County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.4 minutes. The average car ownership in York County, SC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

York County, SC is home to a population of 283k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.73% of York County, SC residents were born outside of the country (16.2k people).

In 2022, there were 3.65 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (194k people) in York County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 53k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.31k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.9%
2022 Citizenship
96.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.9% of York County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in York County, SC was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in York County, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    194k ± 501
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    53k ± 743
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    8.31k ± 1.02k
6.3%
Hispanic Population
17.8k people

In 2022, there were 3.65 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (194k people) in York County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 53k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.31k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.3% of the people in York County, SC are hispanic (17.8k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    58,419 ± 5,900 people
  2. India
    18,341 ± 3,319 people
  3. Honduras
    13,844 ± 2,885 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 58,419 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 18,341 and Honduras with 13,844.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.73%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
16.2k people
5.77%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
15.9k people

As of 2022, 5.73% of York County, SC residents (16.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in York County, SC was 5.77%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,687 ± 487
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,061 ± 576
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,683 ± 494

York County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of York County, SC employs 142k people. The largest industries in York County, SC are Manufacturing (18,122 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (16,380 people), and Retail Trade (15,223 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($95,939), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($93,661), and Utilities ($91,155).

Males in South Carolina have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,636. The income inequality in South Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

142k
2022 Value
± 3,206
3.88%
1 Year growth
± 3.12%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in York County, SC grew at a rate of 3.88%, from 137k employees to 142k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in York County, SC, are Management Occupations (17,542 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (16,241 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (13,479 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of York County, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

142k
2022 Value
± 3,206
3.88%
1 Year growth
± 3.12%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in York County, SC grew at a rate of 3.88%, from 137k employees to 142k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in York County, SC, are Manufacturing (18,122 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (16,380 people), and Retail Trade (15,223 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of York County, SC, though some of these residents may live in York 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

$57,357
Median earning men ± $1,923
$40,470
Median earning women ± $1,059

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($140,047), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($103,750), and Information ($73,125).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,859), Information ($54,357), and Wholesale Trade ($49,781).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.26M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a 2.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.4%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,936
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,385
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,105
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in York County, SC went to Donald J. Trump with 57.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.25%).

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.

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US Representatives from South Carolina

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

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Education

In 2022, universities in York County, SC awarded 2,766 degrees. The student population of York County, SC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,403 male students and 6,201 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in York County, SC are White (1,630 and 59.1%), followed by Black or African American (706 and 25.6%), Hispanic or Latino (175 and 6.35%), and Two or More Races (165 and 5.99%).

The largest universities in York County, SC by number of degrees awarded are York Technical College (1,350 and 48.8%), Winthrop University (1,256 and 45.4%), and Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Rock Hill (432117) (147 and 5.31%).

The most popular majors in York County, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (446 and 16.1%), General Business Administration & Management (250 and 9.04%), and Social Work (160 and 5.78%).

The median tuition costs in York County, SC are $10,416 for private four year colleges, and $15,306 and $29,636 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in York County, SC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 69.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 9,604 (35.4% men and 64.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 9,604 students enrolled in York County, SC, 35.4% men and 64.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,137 records, of which 62.4% were women and 37.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 155 degrees awarded
  2. 68 degrees awarded
  3. 66 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in York County, SC was General Business Administration & Management with 155 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,350 degrees awarded
  2. 1,256 degrees awarded
  3. 147 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was York Technical College with 1,350 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 845 men were awarded degrees from institutions in York County, SC, which is 0.44 times less than the 1,921 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,630 degrees mean that there were 2.31 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 706 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($15,306) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,106) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.83% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.688% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Some college (892k), and Bachelors Degree (705k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in York County, SC was $287,600 in 2022, which is 1.02 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $238,700 to $287,600, a 20.5% increase. The homeownership rate in York County, SC is 72.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in York County, SC have an average commute time of 27.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in York County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in York County, SC is $80,158. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in York County, SC was Census Tract 610.06 with a value of $139,335, followed by Census Tract 611.03 and Census Tract 610.08, with respective values of $138,668 and $132,428.

In 2022, 11.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in York County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.93%.

Property

$287,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,315
$79,206
Median Property Taxes
±$2,213

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

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Rent vs Own

72.7%
Homeownership
2022
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.7% of the housing units in York 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 610.06
  2. Census Tract 611.03
  3. Census Tract 610.08

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in York County, SC was Census Tract 610.06 with a value of $139,335, followed by Census Tract 611.03 and Census Tract 610.08, with respective values of $138,668 and $132,428.

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

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Household Income

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$80,158
Median Household Income
± $2,289
109k
Number of Households
± 2,772

In 2022, the median household income of the 109k households in York County, SC grew to $80,158 from the previous year's value of $72,234.

The following chart displays the households in York 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for York County, SC is from South Carolina.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.334% growth from 2021 to 2022, 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.3%)
  3. Carpooled (7.88%)

In 2022, 75.6% of workers in York County, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.3%) and those who carpooled to work (7.88%).

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Commute Time

27.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in York County, SC have a longer commute time (27.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.04% of the workforce in York County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 11.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in York County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.93%.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.44% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in York County, SC (23.5k out of 278k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in York County, SC is White, followed by Black 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 2022, 10.5% of the children was living in poverty in York County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 384 in York County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 188 per 100,000 population.

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Health

91.9% of the population of York County, SC has health coverage, with 55.3% on employee plans, 11.4% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1.52% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in York County, SC see 2066 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.26% decrease from the previous year (2158 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2080 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 560 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,066 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in York County, SC

Primary care physicians in York County, SC see an average of 2,066 patients per year. This represents a 4.26% decrease from the previous year (2,158 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.3% under 18 years, 19.1% between 18 and 34 years, 41% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.12%
Uninsured
55.3%
Employer Coverage
11.4%
Medicaid
11.4%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
1.52%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in York County, SC declined by 4.61% from 8.51% to 8.12%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 40.3 in York 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 36.8% in York County, SC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.6% in York County, SC.

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