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2.43% decline
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Median Household Income
3.22% growth
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3.08% growth
Median Property Value
2.03% growth

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The economy of Bamberg County, SC employs 5,697 people. The economy of Bamberg County, SC is specialized in Manufacturing; Utilities; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 2.25; 2.08; and 1.84 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Bamberg County, SC are Manufacturing (1,324), Educational Services (936), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (889), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,813), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($29,671), and Finance & Insurance ($28,393).

Median household income in Bamberg County, SC is $32,321. Males in Bamberg County, SC have an average income that is 1.07 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,855. The income inequality of Bamberg County, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.428 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Bamberg County, SC. In Bamberg County, SC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 33 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,434. Jasper County, SC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in South Carolina.


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Bamberg County, SC is home to a population of 15,057 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Bamberg County, SC is composed of 9,419 Black residents (62.6%), 5,331 White residents (35.4%), 167 Hispanic residents (1.11%), 57 Two+ residents (0.38%), and 55 Asian residents (0.37%). The most common foreign languages in Bamberg County, SC are Spanish (163 speakers), Arabic (32 speakers), and German (23 speakers), but compared to other places, Bamberg County, SC has a relative high number of Japanese (14 speakers), Arabic (32 speakers), and Hindi (20 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Bamberg County, SC awarded 380 degrees. The student population of Bamberg County, SC is skewed towards females, with 128 male students and 252 female students. Most students in Bamberg County, SC are Black or African American (359 and 94.5%), followed by White (12 and 3.16%), Hispanic or Latino (5 and 1.32%), and Unknown (4 and 1.05%). The largest universities in Bamberg County, SC by number of graduates are Denmark Technical College (307 and 80.8%), Voorhees College (73 and 19.2%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Bamberg County, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (29 and 7.63%), Construction Engineering Technology (24 and 6.32%), and Building Construction Technology (23 and 6.05%). The median tuition costs in Bamberg County, SC are N/A for private four year colleges, and $11,630 and $11,630 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Bamberg County, SC is $65,200, which is 0.32 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $63,900 to $65,200, a 2.03% increase. The homeownership rate of Bamberg County, SC is 74.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Bamberg County, SC have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bamberg County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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