Kershaw County, SC

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Population

63,734

1.02% growth

Poverty Rate

16.4%


Median Age

41.8


Median Household Income

$46,565

0.512% growth

Number of Employees

26,909

1.36% growth

Median Property Value

$121,200

0.498% growth

About

In 2017, Kershaw County, SC had a population of 63.7k people with a median age of 41.8 and a median household income of $46,565. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Kershaw County, SC grew from 63,090 to 63,734, a 1.02% increase and its median household income grew from $46,328 to $46,565, a 0.512% increase.

The population of Kershaw County, SC is 69.1% White Alone, 23.9% Black or African American Alone, and 4.08% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Kershaw County, SC speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kershaw County, SC are LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology Inc (14 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Kershaw County, SC is $121,200, and the homeownership rate is 81.4%. Most people in Kershaw County, SC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Kershaw County, SC is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Kershaw County, SC employs 26.9k people. The largest industries in Kershaw County, SC are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,531 people), Retail Trade (3,230 people), and Manufacturing (3,063 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,875), Wholesale Trade ($47,148), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,454).

Median household income in Kershaw County, SC is $46,565. Males in Kershaw 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 Kershaw County, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,565

2017 value

± $2,217

0.512%

1 Year Growth

± 8%

Households in Kershaw County, SC have a median annual income of $46,565, 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 $46,328 in 2016, which represents a 0.512% 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kershaw 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 9709.05

  2. Census Tract 9704.01

  3. Census Tract 9709.03

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kershaw County, SC was Census Tract 9709.05 with a value of $75,640, followed by Census Tract 9704.01 and Census Tract 9709.03, with respective values of $62,431 and $60,600.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Kershaw 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

16.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kershaw County, SC (10.4k out of 63.3k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

    5,399 ± 519

  2. Black

    4,284 ± 549

  3. Hispanic

    501 ± 213

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kershaw 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

26.9k

2017 Value

± 1,189

1.36%

1 Year growth

± 6.07%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kershaw County, SC grew at a rate of 1.36%, from 26.5k employees to 26.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kershaw County, SC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,771 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,715 people), and Production Occupations (2,030 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kershaw County, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kershaw County, SC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,771 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,715 people), and Production Occupations (2,030 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kershaw County, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.77 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.74 times), and Production Occupations (1.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kershaw County, SC, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($66,616), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($61,810), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($57,917).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

26.9k

2017 Value

± 1,189

1.36%

1 Year growth

± 6.07%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kershaw County, SC grew at a rate of 1.36%, from 26.5k employees to 26.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kershaw County, SC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,531 people), Retail Trade (3,230 people), and Manufacturing (3,063 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kershaw County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Kershaw 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 Kershaw County, SC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,531 people), Retail Trade (3,230 people), and Manufacturing (3,063 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kershaw County, SC has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.76 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.42 times), and Construction (1.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kershaw County, SC, by median earnings, are Utilities ($61,875), Wholesale Trade ($47,148), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,454).

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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

88.1% of the population of Kershaw County, SC has health coverage, with 42.6% on employee plans, 16.5% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 4.15% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Kershaw County, SC see 1719 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.6% increase from the previous year (1541 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3561 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 916 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

1,719 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kershaw County, SC see an average of 1,719 patients per year. This represents a 11.6% increase from the previous year (1,541 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kershaw 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%).

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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

11.9%

Uninsured

42.6%

Employer Coverage

16.5%

Medicaid

11.3%

Medicare

13.6%

Non-Group

4.15%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kershaw County, SC declined by 3.52% from 12.3% to 11.9%.

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

Kershaw County, SC is home to a population of 63.7k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.16% of Kershaw County, SC residents were born outside of the country (1.37k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Kershaw County, SC is composed of 44k White Alone residents (69.1%), 15.3k Black or African American Alone residents (23.9%), 2.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.08%), 1.27k Two or More Races residents (1.99%), 319 Asian Alone residents (0.501%), 138 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.217%), 105 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.165%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Kershaw County, SC was 41.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Kershaw County, SC are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Kershaw County, SC residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.16%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.37k people

1.84%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.16k people

As of 2017, 2.16% of Kershaw County, SC residents (1.37k 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 Kershaw County, SC was 1.84%, 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

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Kershaw County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Kershaw County, SC was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    44k ± 28

  2. Black or African American Alone

    15.3k ± 229

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.6k ± 515

In 2017, there were 2.89 times more White Alone residents (44k people) in Kershaw County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.3k Black or African American Alone and 2.6k 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 Kershaw County, SC as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,066 ± 283

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,363 ± 301

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    959 ± 231

Kershaw County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Kershaw County, SC awarded 14 degrees. The student population of Kershaw County, SC is skewed towards women, with 0 male students and 23 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kershaw County, SC are White (12 and 85.7%), followed by Black or African American (2 and 14.3%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Kershaw County, SC by number of degrees awarded are LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology Inc (14 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Kershaw County, SC are General Cosmetology (14 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Kershaw County, 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. 14 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Kershaw County, SC was General Cosmetology with 14 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Kershaw County, SC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

14 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Kershaw County, SC institution with the largest number of graduating students was LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology Inc with 14 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

0

Degrees Awarded to Men

14

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 0 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kershaw County, SC, which is 0 times less than the 14 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

    12 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    2 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Kershaw County, SC were to White students. These 12 degrees mean that there were 6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kershaw County, SC was $121,200 in 2017, which is 0.528 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $120,600 to $121,200, a 0.498% increase. The homeownership rate in Kershaw County, SC is 81.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kershaw County, SC have an average commute time of 26.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kershaw County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$121,200

2017 Median

± $4,434

$120,600

2016 Median

± $3,884

In 2017, the median property value in Kershaw County, SC grew to to $121,200 from the previous year's value of $120,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kershaw 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 Kershaw County, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$46,565

Median Household Income

± $2,217

24.7k

Number of Households

± 1,095

In 2017, the median household income of the 24.7k households in Kershaw County, SC grew to $46,565 from the previous year's value of $46,328.

The following chart displays the households in Kershaw 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

81.4%

2017 Homeownership

80.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81.4% of the housing units in Kershaw County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.7%.

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

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Commute Time

26.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kershaw County, SC have a longer commute time (26.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.05% of the workforce in Kershaw County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.1%

  2. Carpooled

    9.35%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.47%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Kershaw County, SC was Drove Alone (86.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.35%) and those who Worked At Home (2.47%).

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 Kershaw County, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kershaw County, SC have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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