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1.33% growth
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4.79% growth
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4.07% growth
Median Property Value
3.57% growth

About the photo: Sunset over The Battery and a row of Palmetto Trees, Charleston, South Carolina.


The economy of South Carolina employs 2.17M people. The economy of South Carolina is specialized in Tire manufacturing; Fabric mills, except knitting mills; and Textile & fabric finishing & coating mills, which employ respectively 10.78; 10.43; and 6.78 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in South Carolina are Restaurants & Food Services (156,370), Elementary & secondary schools (126,608), and Construction (117,602), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($91,961), Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers ($90,468), and Management of companies & enterprises ($89,769).

Median household income in South Carolina is $49,501. Males in South Carolina have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,808. The income inequality of South Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462 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 South Carolina. In South Carolina 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 67 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,310. Jasper County, SC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in South Carolina.


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South Carolina is home to a population of 4.96M people, from which 97.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of South Carolina is composed of 3.16M White residents (63.7%), 1.33M Black residents (26.8%), 272,791 Hispanic residents (5.5%), 94,440 Two+ residents (1.9%), and 75,511 Asian residents (1.52%). The most common foreign languages in South Carolina are Spanish (197,358 speakers), German (12,140 speakers), and French (10,706 speakers), but compared to other places, South Carolina has a relative high number of Gujarati (4,954 speakers), German (12,140 speakers), and Other Slavic (3,417 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in South Carolina awarded 57,552 degrees. The student population of South Carolina is skewed towards females, with 22,709 male students and 34,843 female students. Most students in South Carolina are White (37,442 and 65.1%), followed by Black or African American (13,093 and 22.7%), Hispanic or Latino (1,893 and 3.29%), and Unknown (1,452 and 2.52%). The largest universities in South Carolina by number of graduates are University of South Carolina-Columbia (8,802 and 15.3%), Clemson University (5,600 and 9.7%), and Trident Technical College (3,331 and 5.79%). The most popular majors in South Carolina are General Business Administration & Management (2,516 and 4.37%), General Biological Sciences (1,534 and 2.67%), and Registered Nursing (1,329 and 2.31%). The median tuition costs in South Carolina are $23,660 for private four year colleges, and $11,054 and $28,090 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in South Carolina is $153,900, which is 0.75 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $148,600 to $153,900, a 3.57% increase. The homeownership rate of South Carolina is 68.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in South Carolina have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in South Carolina is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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