York County, SC

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Population

251,664

2.47% growth

Median Age

38.3


Median Household Income

$59,394

5.16% growth

Poverty Rate

12.3%


Number of Employees

121,792

3.84% growth

Median Property Value

$173,600

4.14% growth

About

In 2017, York County, SC had a population of 252k people with a median age of 38.3 and a median household income of $59,394. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of York County, SC grew from 245,606 to 251,664, a 2.47% increase and its median household income grew from $56,482 to $59,394, a 5.16% increase.

The population of York County, SC is 71.2% White Alone, 18.9% Black or African American Alone, and 5.15% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in York County, SC speak a non-English language, and 97.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in York County, SC are Winthrop University (1,324 degrees awarded in 2016), York Technical College (934 degrees), and Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Rock Hill (45 degrees).

The median property value in York County, SC is $173,600, and the homeownership rate is 71%. Most people in York County, SC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.6 minutes. The average car ownership in York County, SC is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of York County, SC employs 122k people. The largest industries in York County, SC are Manufacturing (18,620 people), Retail Trade (14,896 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (12,525 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($108,487), Utilities ($77,953), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,252).

Median household income in York County, SC is $59,394. Males in York 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 York County, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,394

2017 value

± $1,406

5.16%

1 Year Growth

± 3.31%

Households in York County, SC have a median annual income of $59,394, 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 $56,482 in 2016, which represents a 5.16% 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 York 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 610.06

  2. Census Tract 610.03

  3. Census Tract 617.08

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in York County, SC was Census Tract 610.06 with a value of $125,532, followed by Census Tract 610.03 and Census Tract 617.08, with respective values of $111,340 and $90,966.

The following map shows all of the tracts in York County, 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

12.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in York County, SC (30.4k out of 247k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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. White

    17,132 ± 957

  2. Black

    10,568 ± 764

  3. Hispanic

    2,336 ± 365

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

122k

2017 Value

± 2,533

3.84%

1 Year growth

± 2.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in York County, SC grew at a rate of 3.84%, from 117k employees to 122k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in York County, SC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,512 people), Sales & Related Occupations (14,516 people), and Management Occupations (13,210 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of York County, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of York County, SC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,512 people), Sales & Related Occupations (14,516 people), and Management Occupations (13,210 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, York County, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.34 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.3 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of York County, SC, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($84,350), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($82,975), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($79,411).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

122k

2017 Value

± 2,533

3.84%

1 Year growth

± 2.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in York County, SC grew at a rate of 3.84%, from 117k employees to 122k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in York County, SC, are Manufacturing (18,620 people), Retail Trade (14,896 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (12,525 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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Most Common

The most common industries in York County, SC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (18,620 people), Retail Trade (14,896 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (12,525 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, York County, SC has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.24 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.51 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.45 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in York County, SC, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($108,487), Utilities ($77,953), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,252).

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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

90.5% of the population of York County, SC has health coverage, with 55.2% on employee plans, 11.4% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1.53% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in York County, SC see 2203 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.548% increase from the previous year (2191 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2248 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 642 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

2,203 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in York County, SC see an average of 2,203 patients per year. This represents a 0.548% increase from the previous year (2,191 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 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%).

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 

$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

9.55%

Uninsured

55.2%

Employer Coverage

11.4%

Medicaid

10.1%

Medicare

12.2%

Non-Group

1.53%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in York County, SC declined by 11.7% from 10.8% to 9.55%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in York 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

York County, SC is home to a population of 252k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.95% of York County, SC residents were born outside of the country (12.4k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of York County, SC is composed of 179k White Alone residents (71.2%), 47.6k Black or African American Alone residents (18.9%), 13k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.15%), 4.76k Two or More Races residents (1.89%), 4.7k Asian Alone residents (1.87%), 1.57k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.624%), 779 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.31%), and 131 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0521%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in York County, SC was 38.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in York County, SC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all York County, SC residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.95%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

12.4k people

4.79%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

11.8k people

As of 2017, 4.95% of York County, SC residents (12.4k 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 York County, SC was 4.79%, 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

97.4%

2017 Citizenship

97.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.4% of York County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in York County, SC was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    179k ± 272

  2. Black or African American Alone

    47.6k ± 706

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    13k ± 982

In 2017, there were 3.76 times more White Alone residents (179k people) in York County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 47.6k Black or African American Alone and 13k 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 York 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 York 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 York County, SC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of York 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

    5,843 ± 395

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,994 ± 496

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,911 ± 368

York County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.95 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in York County, SC awarded 2,347 degrees. The student population of York County, SC is skewed towards women, with 3,877 male students and 7,142 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in York County, SC are White (1,500 and 66%), followed by Black or African American (526 and 23.1%), Two or More Races (127 and 5.59%), and Hispanic or Latino (78 and 3.43%).

The largest universities in York County, SC by number of degrees awarded are Winthrop University (1,324 and 56.4%), York Technical College (934 and 39.8%), and Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Rock Hill (45 and 1.92%).

The most popular majors in York County, SC are General Business Administration & Management (318 and 13.5%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (151 and 6.43%), and General Psychology (95 and 4.05%).

The median tuition costs in York County, SC are $5,094 for private four year colleges, and $14,510 and $28,090 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 199 degrees awarded

  2. 95 degrees awarded

  3. 64 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in York County, SC was General Business Administration & Management with 199 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,324 degrees awarded

  2. 934 degrees awarded

  3. 45 degrees awarded

$14,510

Median In-State Public

$5,094

Median Private

In 2016, the York County, SC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Winthrop University with 1,324 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

899

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,448

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 899 men were awarded degrees from institutions in York County, SC, which is 0.621 times less than the 1,448 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,500 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    526 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    127 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in York County, SC were to White students. These 1,500 degrees mean that there were 2.85 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 526 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in York County, SC was $173,600 in 2017, which is 0.798 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $166,700 to $173,600, a 4.14% increase. The homeownership rate in York County, SC is 71%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in York County, SC have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in York 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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$59,394

Median Household Income

± $1,406

95.5k

Number of Households

± 2,047

In 2017, the median household income of the 95.5k households in York County, SC grew to $59,394 from the previous year's value of $56,482.

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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Housing

Property Value

$173,600

2017 Median

± $2,496

$166,700

2016 Median

± $2,580

In 2017, the median property value in York County, SC grew to to $173,600 from the previous year's value of $166,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in York 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 York County, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in York County, SC 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

71%

2017 Homeownership

70.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71% of the housing units in York County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in York 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 York County, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in York County, SC have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

25.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in York County, SC have a longer commute time (25.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.58% of the workforce in York County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.7%

  2. Carpooled

    9.28%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.91%

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

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