Pendleton, SC

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Population

3,135

0.901% growth

Poverty Rate

30.3%


Median Age

42.2


Median Household Income

$31,705

32.6% growth

Number of Employees

1,188

10.4% growth

Median Property Value

$116,100

3.09% decline

About

In 2017, Pendleton, SC had a population of 3.14k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $31,705. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pendleton, SC grew from 3,107 to 3,135, a 0.901% increase and its median household income grew from $23,910 to $31,705, a 32.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pendleton, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (17%), White (Hispanic) (7.18%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (6.09%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.58%). N/A% of the people in Pendleton, SC speak a non-English language, and 94% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pendleton, SC are Tri-County Technical College (1,912 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Pendleton, SC is $116,100, and the homeownership rate is 58.8%. Most people in Pendleton, SC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Pendleton, SC is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Bell Tower at Furman University in Greenville, SC

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for South Carolina. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in South Carolina (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Pendleton, SC employs 1.19k people. The largest industries in Pendleton, SC are Retail Trade (220 people), Educational Services (216 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (204 people), and the highest paying industries are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($60,078), Manufacturing ($52,813), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,723).

Median household income in Pendleton, SC is $31,705. Males in Pendleton, 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 Pendleton, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$31,705

2017 value

± $9,070

32.6%

1 Year Growth

± 27.3%

Households in Pendleton, SC have a median annual income of $31,705, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $23,910 in 2016, which represents a 32.6% 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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in South Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  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.

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pendleton, 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. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pendleton, SC was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

30.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pendleton, SC (942 out of 3.11k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    465 ± 264

  2. Black

    238 ± 171

  3. Two Or More

    191 ± 161

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pendleton, SC is White, followed by Black 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

1.19k

2017 Value

± 268

10.4%

1 Year growth

± 29.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pendleton, SC grew at a rate of 10.4%, from 1.08k employees to 1.19k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pendleton, SC, are Sales & Related Occupations (189 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (128 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (125 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pendleton, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pendleton, SC, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (189 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (128 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (125 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Pendleton, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (3.4 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (3.1 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (2.1 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pendleton, SC, by median earnings, are Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($77,663), Management Occupations ($69,250), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations ($46,553).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.19k

2017 Value

± 268

10.4%

1 Year growth

± 29.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pendleton, SC grew at a rate of 10.4%, from 1.08k employees to 1.19k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pendleton, SC, are Retail Trade (220 people), Educational Services (216 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (204 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pendleton, SC, though some of these residents may live in Pendleton, 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 Pendleton, SC, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (220 people), Educational Services (216 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (204 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Pendleton, SC has an unusually high number of Educational Services (1.96 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.95 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.92 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pendleton, SC, by median earnings, are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($60,078), Manufacturing ($52,813), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,723).

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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. $17.8B

  2. $17.1B

  3. $12.6B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Plastics/rubber with $17.8B, followed by Machinery ($17.1B) and Electronics ($12.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound South Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$178B

2020 Value

$244B

Projected 2045 Value

37% growth

In 2020, total outbound South Carolina trade was $178B. This is expected to increase 37% 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. $24.2B

  2. $14.4B

  3. $6.22B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $24.2B, followed by Georgia with $14.4B and Tennessee and $6.22B.

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

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Health

87.9% of the population of Pendleton, SC has health coverage, with 41.7% on employee plans, 14.5% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 4.55% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Pendleton, SC see 1498 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.67% decrease from the previous year (1555 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2368 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 620 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

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1,498 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Anderson County, SC see an average of 1,498 patients per year. This represents a 3.67% decrease from the previous year (1,555 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,311

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

12.1%

Uninsured

41.7%

Employer Coverage

14.5%

Medicaid

15.3%

Medicare

11.8%

Non-Group

4.55%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pendleton, SC declined by 11.4% from 13.7% to 12.1%.

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

Pendleton, SC is home to a population of 3.14k people, from which 94% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.96% of Pendleton, SC residents were born outside of the country (187 people).

In 2017, there were 3.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2k people) in Pendleton, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 532 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 225 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 12.5

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 18.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pendleton, SC was 42.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Pendleton, SC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Pendleton, SC residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.96%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

187 people

5.15%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

160 people

As of 2017, 5.96% of Pendleton, SC residents (187 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 Pendleton, SC was 5.15%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Pendleton, SC compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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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

94%

2017 Citizenship

95%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94% of Pendleton, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pendleton, SC was 95%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pendleton, SC

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    2k ± 303

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    532 ± 212

  3. White (Hispanic)

    225 ± 226

In 2017, there were 3.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2k people) in Pendleton, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 532 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 225 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    142 ± 126

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    91 ± 68

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    64 ± 50

Pendleton, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Pendleton, SC awarded 1,912 degrees. The student population of Pendleton, SC is skewed towards women, with 2,926 male students and 3,143 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pendleton, SC are White (1,671 and 87.4%), followed by Black or African American (115 and 6.01%), Hispanic or Latino (48 and 2.51%), and Two or More Races (37 and 1.94%).

The largest universities in Pendleton, SC by number of degrees awarded are Tri-County Technical College (1,912 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pendleton, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (932 and 48.7%), Welding Technology (134 and 7.01%), and Registered Nursing (97 and 5.07%).

The median tuition costs in Pendleton, 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. 641 degrees awarded

  2. 134 degrees awarded

  3. 49 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Pendleton, SC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 641 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,912 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Pendleton, SC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tri-County Technical College with 1,912 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

997

Degrees Awarded to Men

915

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 997 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pendleton, SC, which is 1.09 times more than the 915 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,671 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    115 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    48 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pendleton, SC were to White students. These 1,671 degrees mean that there were 14.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 115 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pendleton, SC was $116,100 in 2017, which is 0.505 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $119,800 to $116,100, a 3.09% decrease. The homeownership rate in Pendleton, SC is 58.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pendleton, SC have an average commute time of 18.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pendleton, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$116,100

2017 Median

± $26,891

$119,800

2016 Median

± $17,290

In 2017, the median property value in Pendleton, SC declined from to $116,100 from the previous year's value of $119,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pendleton, 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 Pendleton, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$31,705

Median Household Income

± $9,070

1.45k

Number of Households

± 288

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.45k households in Pendleton, SC grew to $31,705 from the previous year's value of $23,910.

The following chart displays the households in Pendleton, 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 - $15k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

58.8%

2017 Homeownership

56.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.8% of the housing units in Pendleton, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.2%.

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

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Commute Time

18.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pendleton, SC have a shorter commute time (18.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Pendleton, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.3%

  2. Carpooled

    10.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.34%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pendleton, SC was Drove Alone (86.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.4%) and those who Worked At Home (2.34%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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