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York County, SC&

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2.92% growth
Median Age
Median Household Income
7.82% growth
Poverty Rate
Number of Employees
3.21% growth
Median Property Value
5.55% growth

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The economy of York County, SC employs 126,648 people. The economy of York County, SC is specialized in Utilities; Manufacturing; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 2.4; 1.69; and 1.59 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in York County, SC are Manufacturing (20,178), Retail trade (16,381), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (12,121), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,000), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($60,694), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($58,125).

Median household income in York County, SC is $60,767. Males in York County, SC have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,808. The income inequality of York County, SC (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 York County, SC. In York County, SC 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 46 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,250. Jasper County, SC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in South Carolina.


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York County, SC is home to a population of 258,526 people, from which 96.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of York County, SC is composed of 182,116 White residents (70.4%), 48,267 Black residents (18.7%), 13,699 Hispanic residents (5.3%), 5,070 Two+ residents (1.96%), and 4,675 Asian residents (1.81%). The most common foreign languages in York County, SC are Spanish (9,281 speakers), German (713 speakers), and Vietnamese (624 speakers), but compared to other places, York County, SC has a relative high number of Gujarati (576 speakers), Hmong (239 speakers), and German (713 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in York County, SC awarded 2,212 degrees. The student population of York County, SC is skewed towards females, with 801 male students and 1,411 female students. Most students in York County, SC are White (1,365 and 61.7%), followed by Black or African American (544 and 24.6%), Two or more races (100 and 4.52%), and Hispanic or Latino (69 and 3.12%). The largest universities in York County, SC by number of graduates are Winthrop University (1,262 and 57.1%), York Technical College (840 and 38%), and Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Rock Hill (59 and 2.67%). The most popular majors in York County, SC are General Business Administration & Management (191 and 8.63%), General Psychology (76 and 3.44%), and General Biological Sciences (57 and 2.58%). The median tuition costs in York County, SC are $5,094 for private four year colleges, and $14,510 and $28,090 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 York County, SC is $180,700, which is 0.88 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $171,200 to $180,700, a 5.55% increase. The homeownership rate of York County, SC is 70.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in York County, SC have an average commute time of 26.1 minutes, and they commute by Taxi. Car ownership in York County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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