Bennettsville, SC

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Population

27,505

0.711% decline

Median Age

39.9


Median Household Income

$33,921

4.05% growth

Poverty Rate

26.6%


Number of Employees

9,731

0.256% decline

Median Property Value

$60,500

4.42% decline

About

In 2017, Bennettsville, SC had a population of 27.5k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $33,921. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bennettsville, SC declined from 27,702 to 27,505, a -0.711% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,601 to $33,921, a 4.05% increase.

The population of Bennettsville, SC is 50.2% Black or African American Alone, 39.2% White Alone, and 3.62% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Bennettsville, SC speak a non-English language, and 98.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Bennettsville, SC is $60,500, and the homeownership rate is 66.3%. Most people in Bennettsville, SC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Bennettsville, SC is 2 cars per household.

Bennettsville, SC borders Florence, SC, Lumberton, NC, Rockingham, NC, and Laurinburg, NC.

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Economy

The economy of Bennettsville, SC employs 9.73k people. The largest industries in Bennettsville, SC are Manufacturing (2,738 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,377 people), and Retail Trade (1,340 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,357), Utilities ($47,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($36,276).

Median household income in Bennettsville, SC is $33,921. Males in Bennettsville, 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 Bennettsville, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,921

2017 value

± $1,434

4.05%

1 Year Growth

± 7.82%

Households in Bennettsville, SC have a median annual income of $33,921, 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 $32,601 in 2016, which represents a 4.05% 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 Bennettsville, 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)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bennettsville, SC was Dorchester County, SC with a value of $64,148, followed by York County, SC and Lancaster County, SC, with respective values of $62,217 and $61,914.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

26.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bennettsville, SC (6.48k out of 24.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females < 5 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. Black

    3,528 ± 405

  2. White

    2,205 ± 258

  3. Two Or More

    465 ± 178

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

9.73k

2017 Value

± 667

-0.256%

1 Year decline

± 9.38%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bennettsville, SC declined at a rate of -0.256%, from 9.76k employees to 9.73k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bennettsville, SC, are Production Occupations (1,681 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,113 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (940 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bennettsville, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bennettsville, SC, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,681 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,113 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (940 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Bennettsville, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.98 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.26 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.03 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bennettsville, SC, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,250), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($51,429), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($44,615).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.73k

2017 Value

± 667

-0.256%

1 Year decline

± 9.38%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bennettsville, SC declined at a rate of -0.256%, from 9.76k employees to 9.73k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bennettsville, SC, are Manufacturing (2,738 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,377 people), and Retail Trade (1,340 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bennettsville, SC, though some of these residents may live in Bennettsville, 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 Bennettsville, SC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,738 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,377 people), and Retail Trade (1,340 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Bennettsville, SC has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.78 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.89 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.69 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bennettsville, SC, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,357), Utilities ($47,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($36,276).

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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

87.7% of the population of Bennettsville, SC has health coverage, with 34.8% on employee plans, 27.5% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1.92% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Bennettsville, SC see 1483 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (1488 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1891 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 639 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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1,483 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see an average of 1,483 patients per year. This represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (1,488 patients).

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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%).

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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

12.3%

Uninsured

34.8%

Employer Coverage

27.5%

Medicaid

12.5%

Medicare

11%

Non-Group

1.92%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bennettsville, SC declined by 5.48% from 13% to 12.3%.

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

Bennettsville, SC is home to a population of 27.5k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.59% of Bennettsville, SC residents were born outside of the country (712 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Bennettsville, SC is composed of 13.8k Black or African American Alone residents (50.2%), 10.8k White Alone residents (39.2%), 995 Two or More Races residents (3.62%), 909 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.3%), 899 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (3.27%), 95 Asian Alone residents (0.345%), 18 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0654%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bennettsville, SC was 39.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Bennettsville, SC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bennettsville, SC residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.59%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

712 people

2.54%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

705 people

As of 2017, 2.59% of Bennettsville, SC residents (712 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 Bennettsville, SC was 2.54%, 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

98.1%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.1% of Bennettsville, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bennettsville, SC was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    13.8k ± 195

  2. White Alone

    10.8k ± 22

  3. Two or More Races

    995 ± 269

In 2017, there were 1.28 times more Black or African American Alone residents (13.8k people) in Bennettsville, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.8k White Alone and 995 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Bennettsville, 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 Bennettsville, 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 Bennettsville, SC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Bennettsville, 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

    730 ± 152

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    252 ± 101

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    153 ± 59

Bennettsville, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.9 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bennettsville, SC was $60,500 in 2017, which is 0.278 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $63,300 to $60,500, a 4.42% decrease. The homeownership rate in Bennettsville, SC is 66.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bennettsville, SC have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bennettsville, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$33,921

Median Household Income

± $1,434

9.7k

Number of Households

± 633

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.7k households in Bennettsville, SC grew to $33,921 from the previous year's value of $32,601.

The following chart displays the households in Bennettsville, 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 range.

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Housing

Property Value

$60,500

2017 Median

± $3,543

$63,300

2016 Median

± $3,360

In 2017, the median property value in Bennettsville, SC declined from to $60,500 from the previous year's value of $63,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bennettsville, 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 Bennettsville, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

66.3%

2017 Homeownership

67.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.3% of the housing units in Bennettsville, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bennettsville, 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 Bennettsville, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bennettsville, SC have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bennettsville, SC have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.91% of the workforce in Bennettsville, 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

    12.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.76%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bennettsville, SC was Drove Alone (83.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.9%) and those who Worked At Home (1.76%).

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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