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2.55% growth
Median Property Value
1.54% growth

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The economy of Pickens County, SC employs 52,111 people. The economy of Pickens County, SC is specialized in Utilities; Educational Services; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 2.88; 1.61; and 1.57 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Pickens County, SC are Manufacturing (8,473), Educational Services (7,809), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (6,123), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($79,333), Utilities ($67,500), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($38,862).

Median household income in Pickens County, SC is $43,531. Males in Pickens County, SC have an average income that is 1.62 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,688. The income inequality of Pickens County, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Pickens County, SC. In Pickens County, SC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 70 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,639. Jasper County, SC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in South Carolina.


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Pickens County, SC is home to a population of 120,722 people, from which 97.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Pickens County, SC is composed of 104,294 White residents (86.4%), 7,814 Black residents (6.47%), 4,124 Hispanic residents (3.42%), 2,109 Asian residents (1.75%), and 1,597 Two+ residents (1.32%). The most common foreign languages in Pickens County, SC are Spanish (2,752 speakers), Chinese (470 speakers), and Arabic (181 speakers), but compared to other places, Pickens County, SC has a relative high number of Hungarian (44 speakers), Thai (80 speakers), and Other Slavic (150 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Pickens County, SC awarded 6,137 degrees. The student population of Pickens County, SC is skewed towards females, with 3,036 male students and 3,101 female students. Most students in Pickens County, SC are White (4,503 and 73.4%), followed by Black or African American (415 and 6.76%), Unknown (365 and 5.95%), and Hispanic or Latino (141 and 2.3%). The largest universities in Pickens County, SC by number of graduates are Clemson University (5,600 and 91.2%), Southern Wesleyan University (537 and 8.75%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Pickens County, SC are General Business Administration & Management (429 and 6.99%), General Biological Sciences (254 and 4.14%), and General Psychology (204 and 3.32%). The median tuition costs in Pickens County, SC are $23,660 for private four year colleges, and $13,418 and $33,300 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pickens County, SC is $124,900, which is 0.61 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $123,000 to $124,900, a 1.54% increase. The homeownership rate of Pickens County, SC is 68.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Pickens County, SC have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pickens County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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