Anderson County, SC

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2022 Population
204,592
1.17% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.6
0.246% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
14.3%
2.25% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$62,347
9.77% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$189,400
17.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
92,914
1.51% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Anderson County, SC had a population of 205k people with a median age of 40.6 and a median household income of $62,347. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Anderson County, SC grew from 202,223 to 204,592, a 1.17% increase and its median household income grew from $56,796 to $62,347, a 9.77% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Anderson County, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.26%), White (Hispanic) (1.73%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.21%).

None of the households in Anderson County, SC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.1% of the residents in Anderson County, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Anderson County, SC are Tri-County Technical College (2,449 degrees awarded in 2022), Anderson University (217633) (1,006 degrees), and Arclabs (458 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Anderson County, SC was $189,400, and the homeownership rate was 74.7%.

Most people in Anderson County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26 minutes. The average car ownership in Anderson County, SC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Anderson County, SC is home to a population of 205k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.55% of Anderson County, SC residents were born outside of the country (7.27k people).

In 2022, there were 5.14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (156k people) in Anderson County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 30.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.67k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.1%
2022 Citizenship
98.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.1% of Anderson County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Anderson County, SC was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Anderson County, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    156k ± 343
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    30.4k ± 776
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    6.67k ± 903
4.19%
Hispanic Population
8.57k people

In 2022, there were 5.14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (156k people) in Anderson County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 30.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.67k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.19% of the people in Anderson County, SC are hispanic (8.57k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Anderson 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

3.55%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
7.27k people
3.34%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.76k people

As of 2022, 3.55% of Anderson County, SC residents (7.27k 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 Anderson County, SC was 3.34%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,271 ± 467
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,432 ± 499
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,090 ± 410

Anderson County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.76 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Anderson County, SC employs 92.9k people. The largest industries in Anderson County, SC are Manufacturing (18,443 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (14,487 people), and Retail Trade (10,649 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($83,906), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($69,137), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($66,021).

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

92.9k
2022 Value
± 2,635
1.51%
1 Year growth
± 3.98%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Anderson County, SC grew at a rate of 1.51%, from 91.5k employees to 92.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Anderson County, SC, are Production Occupations (10,259 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,245 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (8,777 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Anderson County, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

92.9k
2022 Value
± 2,635
1.51%
1 Year growth
± 3.98%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Anderson County, SC grew at a rate of 1.51%, from 91.5k employees to 92.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Anderson County, SC, are Manufacturing (18,443 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (14,487 people), and Retail Trade (10,649 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Anderson County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Anderson 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

$49,084
Median earning men ± $2,585
$32,279
Median earning women ± $1,323

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($106,653), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,500), and Manufacturing ($59,421).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,799), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($46,029), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,340).

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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%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in South Carolina.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,266
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 980
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 875
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Anderson County, SC went to Donald J. Trump with 70.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (28.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.17%).

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.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for South Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Anderson County, SC awarded 3,976 degrees. The student population of Anderson County, SC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,535 male students and 5,864 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Anderson County, SC are White (2,938 and 74.1%), followed by Black or African American (391 and 9.86%), Hispanic or Latino (288 and 7.26%), and Unknown (195 and 4.92%).

The largest universities in Anderson County, SC by number of degrees awarded are Tri-County Technical College (2,449 and 61.6%), Anderson University (217633) (1,006 and 25.3%), and Arclabs (458 and 11.5%).

The most popular majors in Anderson County, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,227 and 30.9%), Welding Technology (566 and 14.2%), and Industrial Electronics Technology (243 and 6.11%).

The median tuition cost in Anderson County, SC for private four year colleges is $30,860.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Anderson County, SC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 45.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 34.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 10,399 (43.6% men and 56.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 10,399 students enrolled in Anderson County, SC, 43.6% men and 56.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 7,904 records, of which 57.7% were women and 42.3% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Anderson County, SC was Registered Nursing with 101 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,449 degrees awarded
  2. 1,006 degrees awarded
  3. 458 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tri-County Technical College with 2,449 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,950 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Anderson County, SC, which is 0.962 times less than the 2,026 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 2,938 degrees mean that there were 7.51 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 391 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($30,860) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($860) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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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 Anderson County, SC was $189,400 in 2022, which is 0.672 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $160,700 to $189,400, a 17.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Anderson County, SC is 74.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Anderson County, SC have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Anderson County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Anderson County, SC is $62,347. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Anderson County, SC was Census Tract 112.01 with a value of $103,070, followed by Census Tract 101.03 and Census Tract 110.02, with respective values of $91,982 and $83,571.

In 2022, 13% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Anderson County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.09%.

Property

$189,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,551
$60,020
Median Property Taxes
±$1,939

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

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Rent vs Own

74.7%
Homeownership
2022
66.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.7% of the housing units in Anderson County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 112.01
  2. Census Tract 101.03
  3. Census Tract 110.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Anderson County, SC was Census Tract 112.01 with a value of $103,070, followed by Census Tract 101.03 and Census Tract 110.02, with respective values of $91,982 and $83,571.

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

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Household Income

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$62,347
Median Household Income
± $2,220
80.3k
Number of Households
± 2,357

In 2022, the median household income of the 80.3k households in Anderson County, SC grew to $62,347 from the previous year's value of $56,796.

The following chart displays the households in Anderson 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 Anderson 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 (83.3%)
  2. Carpooled (8.97%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.26%)

In 2022, 83.3% of workers in Anderson County, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.97%) and those who worked at home (5.26%).

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Commute Time

26 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Anderson County, SC have a shorter commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.74% of the workforce in Anderson County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Anderson County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.09%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Anderson County, SC (28.8k out of 202k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Anderson 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, 18.7% of the children was living in poverty in Anderson County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 600 in Anderson County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 11.6 per 100,000 population.

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Health

89.6% of the population of Anderson County, SC has health coverage, with 44.8% on employee plans, 15.3% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 1.76% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Anderson County, SC see 1500 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.02% increase from the previous year (1442 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2322 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 586 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,500 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Anderson County, SC

Primary care physicians in Anderson County, SC see an average of 1,500 patients per year. This represents a 4.02% increase from the previous year (1,442 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.9% under 18 years, 19.6% between 18 and 34 years, 38.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.4%
Uninsured
44.8%
Employer Coverage
15.3%
Medicaid
13.7%
Medicare
14.1%
Non-Group
1.76%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Anderson County, SC declined by 4.03% from 10.8% to 10.4%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 46.9 in Anderson 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 37.4% in Anderson County, SC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.1% in Anderson County, SC.

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