Edgefield County, SC

County

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Population
26,769
0.56% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
Median Age
42.7

Poverty Rate
15.5%

Median Household Income
$49,200
3.58% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$126,500
2.85% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
10,489
0.759% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Edgefield County, SC had a population of 26.8k people with a median age of 42.7 and a median household income of $49,200. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Edgefield County, SC grew from 26,620 to 26,769, a 0.56% increase and its median household income grew from $47,500 to $49,200, a 3.58% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Edgefield County, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (36.3%), White (Hispanic) (3.46%), Other (Hispanic) (1.81%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.964%). NaNk% of the people in Edgefield County, SC speak a non-English language, and 97.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Edgefield County, SC is $126,500, and the homeownership rate is 73%. Most people in Edgefield County, SC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Edgefield County, SC is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in South Carolina (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of South Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Edgefield County, SC went to Donald J. Trump with 58.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (38.6%), followed by Other (2.67%). The most partisan county was Allendale County, SC with 76.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Edgefield County, SC
58.8% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in South Carolina
  1. 76.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 73.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 71.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in South Carolina was Allendale County, SC with 76.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in South Carolina colored by their party leaning.

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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

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in South Carolina over time, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from South Carolina

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for South Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Edgefield County, SC is home to a population of 26.8k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.98% of Edgefield County, SC residents were born outside of the country (1.07k people).

In 2018, there were 1.56 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.1k people) in Edgefield County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.71k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 925 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Edgefield County, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.1k ± 23
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.71k ± 115
  3. White (Hispanic)
    925 ± 273
5.82%
Hispanic Population
1.56k people

In 2018, there were 1.56 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.1k people) in Edgefield County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.71k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 925 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.82% of the people in Edgefield County, SC are hispanic (1.56k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Edgefield County, SC as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.98%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.07k people
3.96%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
1.05k people

As of 2018, 3.98% of Edgefield County, SC residents (1.07k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Edgefield County, SC was 3.96%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
39
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Edgefield County, SC was 42.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Edgefield County, SC are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Edgefield County, SC residents was 43.

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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

97.1%
2018 Citizenship
97%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.1% of Edgefield County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Edgefield County, SC was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    776 ± 135
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    495 ± 140
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    296 ± 89

Edgefield County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Edgefield County, SC is $49,200. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Edgefield County, SC was Census Tract 9705.02 with a value of $84,621, followed by Census Tract 9705.01 and Census Tract 9702.01, with respective values of $57,370 and $47,417.

Males in South Carolina have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,985. The income inequality in South Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Edgefield County, SC employs 10.5k people. The largest industries in Edgefield County, SC are Manufacturing (1,604 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,419 people), and Retail Trade (1,221 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,750), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,710), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,450).

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,200
2018 value
± $3,629
3.58%
1 Year Growth
± 8.65%

Households in Edgefield County, SC have a median annual income of $49,200, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,500 in 2017, which represents a 3.58% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,080
Average Male Salary in South Carolina
± $1,419
$40,985
Average Female Salary in South Carolina
± $1,018

In 2017, full-time male employees in South Carolina made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in South Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in South Carolina
  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 in South Carolina.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Edgefield County, SC is from South Carolina.
0.46
2017 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.456
2016 Wage GINI in South Carolina

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 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 9705.02
  2. Census Tract 9705.01
  3. Census Tract 9702.01

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Edgefield County, SC was Census Tract 9705.02 with a value of $84,621, followed by Census Tract 9705.01 and Census Tract 9702.01, with respective values of $57,370 and $47,417.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Edgefield 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

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Edgefield County, SC (3.76k out of 24.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    2,114 ± 334
  2. White
    1,554 ± 251
  3. Hispanic
    214 ± 135

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Edgefield 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

10.5k
2018 Value
± 730
0.759%
1 Year growth
± 9.7%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Edgefield County, SC grew at a rate of 0.759%, from 10.4k employees to 10.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Edgefield County, SC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,298 people), Production Occupations (1,064 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (938 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Edgefield County, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Edgefield County, SC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,298 people), Production Occupations (1,064 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (938 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Edgefield County, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.45 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.12 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.92 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Edgefield County, SC, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($86,205), Legal Occupations ($84,125), and Community & Social Service Occupations ($72,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.5k
2018 Value
± 730
0.759%
1 Year growth
± 9.7%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Edgefield County, SC grew at a rate of 0.759%, from 10.4k employees to 10.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Edgefield County, SC, are Manufacturing (1,604 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,419 people), and Retail Trade (1,221 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Edgefield County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Edgefield 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 Edgefield County, SC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,604 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,419 people), and Retail Trade (1,221 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Edgefield County, SC has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.32 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.8 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.65 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Edgefield County, SC, by median earnings, are Utilities ($73,750), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,710), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,450).

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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 in South Carolina
$244B
Projected 2045 Value in South Carolina
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Edgefield County, SC was $126,500 in 2018, which is 0.551 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $123,000 to $126,500, a 2.85% increase. The homeownership rate in Edgefield County, SC is 73%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Edgefield County, SC have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Edgefield County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$126,500
2018 Median
± $10,898
$123,000
2017 Median
± $7,027

In 2018, the median property value in Edgefield County, SC grew to to $126,500 from the previous year's value of $123,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Edgefield 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 Edgefield County, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$49,200
Median Household Income
± $3,629
9.06k
Number of Households
± 586

In 2018, the median household income of the 9.06k households in Edgefield County, SC grew to $49,200 from the previous year's value of $47,500.

The following chart displays the households in Edgefield 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73%
2018 Homeownership
74.8%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 73% of the housing units in Edgefield County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.8%.

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

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Commute Time

23.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Edgefield County, SC have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 0.952% of the workforce in Edgefield County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    82.1%
  2. Carpooled
    10.5%
  3. Worked At Home
    3.24%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Edgefield County, SC was Drove Alone (82.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.5%) and those who Worked At Home (3.24%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

90.9% of the population of Edgefield County, SC has health coverage, with 45.5% on employee plans, 14.3% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 14.8% on non-group plans, and 2.41% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in South Carolina was $7,311 in 2014. This is a 4.15% increase from the previous year ($7,020).

Primary care physicians in Edgefield County, SC see 3788 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.132% decrease from the previous year (3793 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4393 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1883 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

3,788 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Edgefield County, SC

Primary care physicians in Edgefield County, SC see an average of 3,788 patients per year. This represents a 0.132% decrease from the previous year (3,793 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,311
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in South Carolina
$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

9.08%
Uninsured
45.5%
Employer Coverage
14.3%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
14.8%
Non-Group
2.41%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Edgefield County, SC declined by 9.39% from 10% to 9.08%.

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