Orangeburg County, SC

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Population

89,116

0.685% decline

Median Age

39.5


Median Household Income

$34,943

0.518% growth

Poverty Rate

23.2%


Number of Employees

34,712

0.431% growth

Median Property Value

$92,700

1.64% growth

About

In 2017, Orangeburg County, SC had a population of 89.1k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $34,943. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Orangeburg County, SC declined from 89,731 to 89,116, a -0.685% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,763 to $34,943, a 0.518% increase.

The population of Orangeburg County, SC is 61.7% Black or African American Alone, 33.3% White Alone, and 2.1% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Orangeburg County, SC speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Orangeburg County, SC are Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (1,007 degrees awarded in 2016), South Carolina State University (579 degrees), and Claflin University (381 degrees).

The median property value in Orangeburg County, SC is $92,700, and the homeownership rate is 68.6%. Most people in Orangeburg County, SC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Orangeburg County, SC is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Orangeburg County, SC employs 34.7k people. The largest industries in Orangeburg County, SC are Manufacturing (6,733 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,595 people), and Educational Services (4,200 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,895), Utilities ($48,988), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($37,368).

Median household income in Orangeburg County, SC is $34,943. Males in Orangeburg 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 Orangeburg County, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,943

2017 value

± $1,752

0.518%

1 Year Growth

± 6.38%

Households in Orangeburg County, SC have a median annual income of $34,943, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $34,763 in 2016, which represents a 0.518% 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.

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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 Orangeburg 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 109

  2. Census Tract 116

  3. Census Tract 107

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Orangeburg County, SC was Census Tract 109 with a value of $54,980, followed by Census Tract 116 and Census Tract 107, with respective values of $47,468 and $42,953.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Orangeburg 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

23.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Orangeburg County, SC (20.1k out of 86.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 6 - 11.

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. Black

    14,457 ± 884

  2. White

    4,508 ± 448

  3. Hispanic

    716 ± 256

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

34.7k

2017 Value

± 1,378

0.431%

1 Year growth

± 5.63%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Orangeburg County, SC grew at a rate of 0.431%, from 34.6k employees to 34.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Orangeburg County, SC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,752 people), Production Occupations (4,494 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,742 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Orangeburg County, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Orangeburg County, SC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,752 people), Production Occupations (4,494 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,742 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Orangeburg County, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.23 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.59 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Orangeburg County, SC, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($53,661), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($52,037), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($48,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

34.7k

2017 Value

± 1,378

0.431%

1 Year growth

± 5.63%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Orangeburg County, SC grew at a rate of 0.431%, from 34.6k employees to 34.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Orangeburg County, SC, are Manufacturing (6,733 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,595 people), and Educational Services (4,200 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Orangeburg County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Orangeburg 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 Orangeburg County, SC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (6,733 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,595 people), and Educational Services (4,200 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Orangeburg County, SC has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.92 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.8 times), and Educational Services (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Orangeburg County, SC, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,895), Utilities ($48,988), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($37,368).

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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. $15.9B

  2. $15.2B

  3. $11.7B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Plastics/rubber with $15.9B, followed by Machinery ($15.2B) and Mixed freight ($11.7B).

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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$163B

2015 Value

$244B

Projected 2045 Value

49.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound South Carolina trade was $163B. This is expected to increase 49.4% 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. $22.2B

  2. $13.4B

  3. $5.71B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $22.2B, followed by Georgia with $13.4B and Tennessee and $5.71B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that South Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86.1% of the population of Orangeburg County, SC has health coverage, with 35.2% on employee plans, 24.9% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.72% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Orangeburg County, SC see 2176 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.87% increase from the previous year (2095 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2930 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 733 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

2,176 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Orangeburg County, SC see an average of 2,176 patients per year. This represents a 3.87% increase from the previous year (2,095 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Orangeburg County, SC in comparison to neighboring states.

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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

13.9%

Uninsured

35.2%

Employer Coverage

24.9%

Medicaid

11.5%

Medicare

12.8%

Non-Group

1.72%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Orangeburg County, SC declined by 11.7% from 15.7% to 13.9%.

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

Orangeburg County, SC is home to a population of 89.1k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.06% of Orangeburg County, SC residents were born outside of the country (1.83k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Orangeburg County, SC is composed of 54.9k Black or African American Alone residents (61.7%), 29.7k White Alone residents (33.3%), 1.87k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.1%), 1.44k Two or More Races residents (1.62%), 846 Asian Alone residents (0.949%), 311 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.349%), 49 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.055%), and 7 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00785%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Orangeburg County, SC are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Orangeburg County, SC was 39.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Orangeburg County, SC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Orangeburg County, SC residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.06%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.83k people

2.25%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.02k people

As of 2017, 2.06% of Orangeburg County, SC residents (1.83k 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 Orangeburg County, SC was 2.25%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Orangeburg County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Orangeburg County, SC was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    54.9k ± 433

  2. White Alone

    29.7k ± 45

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.87k ± 523

In 2017, there were 1.85 times more Black or African American Alone residents (54.9k people) in Orangeburg County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 29.7k White Alone and 1.87k 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 Orangeburg County, SC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Orangeburg County, SC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Orangeburg County, SC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Orangeburg County, SC are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,226 ± 250

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    729 ± 237

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    678 ± 187

Orangeburg County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Orangeburg County, SC awarded 1,969 degrees. The student population of Orangeburg County, SC is skewed towards women, with 3,016 male students and 4,548 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Orangeburg County, SC are Black or African American (1,380 and 71%), followed by White (495 and 25.5%), Hispanic or Latino (21 and 1.08%), and Unknown (19 and 0.978%).

The largest universities in Orangeburg County, SC by number of degrees awarded are Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (1,007 and 51.1%), South Carolina State University (579 and 29.4%), and Claflin University (381 and 19.3%).

The most popular majors in Orangeburg County, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (477 and 24.2%), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (69 and 3.5%), and General Biological Sciences (67 and 3.4%).

The median tuition costs in Orangeburg County, SC are $15,528 for private four year colleges, and $8,938 and $19,018 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Orangeburg County, SC was Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration with 69 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,007 degrees awarded

  2. 579 degrees awarded

  3. 381 degrees awarded

$8,938

Median In-State Public

$15,528

Median Private

In 2016, the Orangeburg County, SC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College with 1,007 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

747

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,222

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 747 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Orangeburg County, SC, which is 0.611 times less than the 1,222 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Orangeburg County, SC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    1,380 degrees awarded

  2. White

    495 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    21 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Orangeburg County, SC were to Black or African American students. These 1,380 degrees mean that there were 2.79 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 495 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Orangeburg County, SC was $92,700 in 2017, which is 0.426 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $91,200 to $92,700, a 1.64% increase. The homeownership rate in Orangeburg County, SC is 68.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Orangeburg County, SC have an average commute time of 27.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Orangeburg County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$34,943

Median Household Income

± $1,752

33k

Number of Households

± 1,248

In 2017, the median household income of the 33k households in Orangeburg County, SC grew to $34,943 from the previous year's value of $34,763.

The following chart displays the households in Orangeburg 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$92,700

2017 Median

± $4,350

$91,200

2016 Median

± $3,507

In 2017, the median property value in Orangeburg County, SC grew to to $92,700 from the previous year's value of $91,200.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.6%

2017 Homeownership

68.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.6% of the housing units in Orangeburg County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.6%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

27.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Orangeburg County, SC have a longer commute time (27.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.16% of the workforce in Orangeburg County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.7%

  2. Carpooled

    9.61%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.9%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Orangeburg County, SC was Drove Alone (84.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.61%) and those who Worked At Home (2.9%).

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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