Edgefield County, SC

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Population

26,620

0.879% growth

Median Age

42.6


Median Household Income

$47,500

1.28% decline

Poverty Rate

15.5%


Number of Employees

10,410

2.45% decline

Median Property Value

$123,000

3.1% growth

About

In 2017, Edgefield County, SC had a population of 26.6k people with a median age of 42.6 and a median household income of $47,500. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Edgefield County, SC grew from 26,388 to 26,620, a 0.879% increase and its median household income declined from $48,114 to $47,500, a -1.28% decrease.

The population of Edgefield County, SC is 56.5% White Alone, 36.4% Black or African American Alone, and 5.65% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Edgefield County, SC speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Edgefield County, SC is $123,000, and the homeownership rate is 74.8%. Most people in Edgefield County, SC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Edgefield County, SC is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Downtown Augusta Skyline from the Walton Way Bridge over Sixth Street and the Augusta & Summerville Railroad.

Economy

The economy of Edgefield County, SC employs 10.4k people. The largest industries in Edgefield County, SC are Manufacturing (1,666 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,279 people), and Retail Trade (1,225 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($67,692), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,639), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,536).

Median household income in Edgefield County, SC is $47,500. Males in Edgefield 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 Edgefield County, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,500

2017 value

± $2,412

-1.28%

1 Year Growth

± 6.72%

Households in Edgefield County, SC have a median annual income of $47,500, 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 $48,114 in 2016, which represents a -1.28% 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 Edgefield 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 9705.02

  2. Census Tract 9705.01

  3. Census Tract 9702.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Edgefield County, SC was Census Tract 9705.02 with a value of $82,375, followed by Census Tract 9705.01 and Census Tract 9702.01, with respective values of $51,161 and $49,900.

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 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Edgefield County, SC (3.72k out of 24k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    1,999 ± 297

  2. White

    1,590 ± 256

  3. Hispanic

    160 ± 114

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

10.4k

2017 Value

± 714

-2.45%

1 Year decline

± 9.79%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Edgefield County, SC declined at a rate of -2.45%, from 10.7k employees to 10.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Edgefield County, SC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,381 people), Production Occupations (1,201 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (945 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 (1,381 people), Production Occupations (1,201 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (945 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 (5.76 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.99 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.87 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Edgefield County, SC, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($69,257), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($66,643), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($65,930).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.4k

2017 Value

± 714

-2.45%

1 Year decline

± 9.79%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Edgefield County, SC declined at a rate of -2.45%, from 10.7k employees to 10.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Edgefield County, SC, are Manufacturing (1,666 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,279 people), and Retail Trade (1,225 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 (1,666 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,279 people), and Retail Trade (1,225 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Edgefield County, SC has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.88 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.47 times), and Manufacturing (1.58 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Edgefield County, SC, by median earnings, are Utilities ($67,692), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,639), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,536).

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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. $17.8B

  2. $17.1B

  3. $12.6B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Plastics/rubber with $17.8B, followed by Machinery ($17.1B) and Electronics ($12.6B).

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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$178B

2020 Value

$244B

Projected 2045 Value

37% growth

In 2020, total outbound South Carolina trade was $178B. This is expected to increase 37% 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. $24.2B

  2. $14.4B

  3. $6.22B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $24.2B, followed by Georgia with $14.4B and Tennessee and $6.22B.

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

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Health

90% of the population of Edgefield County, SC has health coverage, with 46.5% on employee plans, 13.7% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 2.4% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Edgefield County, SC 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

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 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%).

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 

$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

10%

Uninsured

46.5%

Employer Coverage

13.7%

Medicaid

14.3%

Medicare

13.1%

Non-Group

2.4%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Edgefield County, SC declined by 8.52% from 11% to 10%.

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

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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

Edgefield County, SC is home to a population of 26.6k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.96% of Edgefield County, SC residents were born outside of the country (1.05k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Edgefield County, SC is composed of 15k White Alone residents (56.5%), 9.7k Black or African American Alone residents (36.4%), 1.51k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.65%), 186 Two or More Races residents (0.699%), 106 Asian Alone residents (0.398%), 74 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.278%), 13 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0488%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Edgefield County, SC was 42.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Edgefield County, SC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Edgefield County, SC residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.96%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.05k people

4.11%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.08k people

As of 2017, 3.96% of Edgefield County, SC residents (1.05k 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 Edgefield County, SC was 4.11%, 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

97%

2017 Citizenship

96.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97% of Edgefield County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Edgefield County, SC was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    15k ± 23

  2. Black or African American Alone

    9.7k ± 100

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.51k ± 410

In 2017, there were 1.55 times more White Alone residents (15k people) in Edgefield County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.7k Black or African American Alone and 1.51k 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 Edgefield County, SC as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    791 ± 125

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    434 ± 129

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    287 ± 99

Edgefield County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Edgefield County, SC was $123,000 in 2017, which is 0.535 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $119,300 to $123,000, a 3.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Edgefield County, SC is 74.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Edgefield County, SC have an average commute time of 24.6 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

$123,000

2017 Median

± $7,027

$119,300

2016 Median

± $5,880

In 2017, the median property value in Edgefield County, SC grew to to $123,000 from the previous year's value of $119,300.

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 $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$47,500

Median Household Income

± $2,412

9.05k

Number of Households

± 559

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.05k households in Edgefield County, SC declined from $47,500 from the previous year's value of $48,114.

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

74.8%

2017 Homeownership

75.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.8% of the housing units in Edgefield County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.9%.

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

24.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Edgefield County, SC have a shorter commute time (24.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.16% 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

    81.9%

  2. Carpooled

    12%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Edgefield County, SC was Drove Alone (81.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (12%) and those who Worked At Home (2.3%).

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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