Pickens County, SC

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2022 Population
131,106
1.15% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.1
0.824% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
16.9%
1.46% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$57,628
8.35% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$196,600
17.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
60,097
0.312% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Pickens County, SC had a population of 131k people with a median age of 36.1 and a median household income of $57,628. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pickens County, SC grew from 129,617 to 131,106, a 1.15% increase and its median household income grew from $53,188 to $57,628, a 8.35% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pickens County, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.18%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.75%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.79%), and White (Hispanic) (1.64%).

None of the households in Pickens 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.

97.7% of the residents in Pickens County, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pickens County, SC are Clemson University (7,469 degrees awarded in 2022) and Southern Wesleyan University (370 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Pickens County, SC was $196,600, and the homeownership rate was 69.5%.

Most people in Pickens County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Pickens County, SC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pickens County, SC is home to a population of 131k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.49% of Pickens County, SC residents were born outside of the country (4.58k people).

In 2022, there were 13.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (111k people) in Pickens County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.6k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.7%
2022 Citizenship
97.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.7% of Pickens County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pickens County, SC was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pickens County, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    111k ± 213
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.1k ± 364
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.6k ± 383
4.16%
Hispanic Population
5.45k people

In 2022, there were 13.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (111k people) in Pickens County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.6k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.16% of the people in Pickens County, SC are hispanic (5.45k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Pickens 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

3.49%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.58k people
3.42%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.44k people

As of 2022, 3.49% of Pickens County, SC residents (4.58k 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 Pickens County, SC was 3.42%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,238 ± 295
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,327 ± 287
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,015 ± 264

Pickens County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.69 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pickens County, SC employs 60.1k people. The largest industries in Pickens County, SC are Educational Services (8,599 people), Manufacturing (8,566 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (7,547 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,935), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,130), and Transportation & Warehousing ($55,357).

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

60.1k
2022 Value
± 2,153
0.312%
1 Year growth
± 5.03%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pickens County, SC grew at a rate of 0.312%, from 59.9k employees to 60.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pickens County, SC, are Management Occupations (6,055 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,898 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (5,531 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pickens County, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

60.1k
2022 Value
± 2,153
0.312%
1 Year growth
± 5.03%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pickens County, SC grew at a rate of 0.312%, from 59.9k employees to 60.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pickens County, SC, are Educational Services (8,599 people), Manufacturing (8,566 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (7,547 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pickens County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Pickens 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

$43,050
Median earning men ± $2,545
$30,772
Median earning women ± $1,846

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,466), Wholesale Trade ($58,306), and Information ($55,568).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($67,813), Wholesale Trade ($51,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,144).

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 691
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 513
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 456
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pickens County, SC went to Donald J. Trump with 74.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.38%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Pickens County, SC awarded 7,839 degrees. The student population of Pickens County, SC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 13,943 male students and 15,698 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pickens County, SC are White (6,065 and 81.3%), followed by Black or African American (466 and 6.24%), Hispanic or Latino (409 and 5.48%), and Two or More Races (259 and 3.47%).

The largest universities in Pickens County, SC by number of degrees awarded are Clemson University (7,469 and 95.3%) and Southern Wesleyan University (370 and 4.72%).

The most popular majors in Pickens County, SC are General Business Administration & Management (715 and 9.12%), General Biological Sciences (384 and 4.9%), and Industrial Engineering (352 and 4.49%).

The median tuition costs in Pickens County, SC are $26,520 for private four year colleges, and $14,118 and $38,062 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Pickens County, SC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 43.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 29,641 (47% men and 53% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 29,641 students enrolled in Pickens County, SC, 47% men and 53% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 21,601 records, of which 54% were women and 46% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 496 degrees awarded
  2. 338 degrees awarded
  3. 297 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Pickens County, SC was General Business Administration & Management with 496 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 7,469 degrees awarded
  2. 370 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Clemson University with 7,469 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 3,618 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pickens County, SC, which is 0.857 times less than the 4,221 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 6,065 degrees mean that there were 13 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 466 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 ($26,520) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,440) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,248) 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 Pickens County, SC was $196,600 in 2022, which is 0.697 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $166,800 to $196,600, a 17.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Pickens County, SC is 69.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pickens County, SC have an average commute time of 27.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pickens County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Pickens County, SC is $57,628. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Pickens County, SC was Census Tract 104.03 with a value of $81,023, followed by Census Tract 111.01 and Census Tract 107, with respective values of $77,031 and $65,750.

In 2022, 15.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Pickens County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.42%.

Property

$196,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,161
$35,004
Median Property Taxes
±$1,450

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

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Rent vs Own

69.5%
Homeownership
2022
67.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 69.5% of the housing units in Pickens County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 104.03
  2. Census Tract 111.01
  3. Census Tract 107

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pickens County, SC was Census Tract 104.03 with a value of $81,023, followed by Census Tract 111.01 and Census Tract 107, with respective values of $77,031 and $65,750.

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

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Household Income

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$57,628
Median Household Income
± $2,634
50.3k
Number of Households
± 1,938

In 2022, the median household income of the 50.3k households in Pickens County, SC grew to $57,628 from the previous year's value of $53,188.

The following chart displays the households in Pickens 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 Pickens 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 (79.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.24%)
  3. Carpooled (8.15%)

In 2022, 79.3% of workers in Pickens County, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.24%) and those who carpooled to work (8.15%).

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Commute Time

27.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pickens County, SC have a longer commute time (27.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.62% of the workforce in Pickens County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Pickens County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.42%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pickens County, SC (20.9k out of 123k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

In 2022, 14.5% of the children was living in poverty in Pickens County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 342 in Pickens County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.17 per 100,000 population.

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Health

91.2% of the population of Pickens County, SC has health coverage, with 47% on employee plans, 14.3% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 14.9% on non-group plans, and 1.74% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pickens County, SC see 1692 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.25% increase from the previous year (1623 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1910 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 771 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,692 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pickens County, SC

Primary care physicians in Pickens County, SC see an average of 1,692 patients per year. This represents a 4.25% increase from the previous year (1,623 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pickens 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 21.8% under 18 years, 27.3% between 18 and 34 years, 34.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.84%
Uninsured
47%
Employer Coverage
14.3%
Medicaid
13.2%
Medicare
14.9%
Non-Group
1.74%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pickens County, SC declined by 2.45% from 9.07% to 8.84%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 52.7 in Pickens 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 31.9% in Pickens County, SC.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.2% in Pickens County, SC.

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