Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC

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Population

176,710

2.28% growth

Median Age

38.2


Median Household Income

$57,472

3.47% growth

Poverty Rate

13.9%


Number of Employees

78,942

2.65% growth

Median Property Value

$146,800

3.16% growth

About

In 2017, Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC had a population of 177k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $57,472. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC grew from 172,764 to 176,710, a 2.28% increase and its median household income grew from $55,547 to $57,472, a 3.47% increase.

The population of Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC is 77.6% White Alone, 12.2% Black or African American Alone, and 6.41% Hispanic or Latino. 7.66% of the people in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC speak a non-English language, and 96.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC is $146,800, and the homeownership rate is 78.3%. Most people in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27 minutes. The average car ownership in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC employs 78.9k people. The largest industries in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC are Construction (6,003 people), Elementary & secondary schools (5,898 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (4,602 people), and the highest paying industries are Other motor vehicle dealers ($140,763), Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers ($121,289), and Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers ($108,890).

Median household income in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC is $57,472. Males in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,496. The income inequality in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,472

2017 value

± $1,454

3.47%

1 Year Growth

± 3.25%

Households in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC have a median annual income of $57,472, 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 $55,547 in 2016, which represents a 3.47% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$59,548

Average Male Salary

± $6,920

$43,496

Average Female Salary

± $5,634

In 2017, full-time male employees in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,974 ± $52,118

  2. White

    $48,384 ± $4,724

  3. American Indian

    $45,947 ± $40,127

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.36 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.443

2017 Wage GINI

0.439

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.992% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC was Mount Pleasant Town PUMA, SC with a value of $75,053, followed by Forest Acres City & Dentsville PUMA, SC and Charleston City PUMA, SC, with respective values of $65,835 and $62,819.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, 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

13.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC (24.2k out of 174k 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 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

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. White

    15,611 ± 872

  2. Black

    5,730 ± 551

  3. Hispanic

    3,752 ± 475

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC is White, followed by Black 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

78.9k

2017 Value

2.65%

1 Year growth

± 2.65%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC grew at a rate of 2.65%, from 76.9k employees to 78.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,583 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (2,557 people), and Miscellaneous managers (2,356 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,583 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (2,557 people), and Miscellaneous managers (2,356 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Tire builders (14.9 times higher than expected), Extruding & drawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic (13 times), and Religious workers, all other (5.14 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($208,945), Chief executives & legislators ($179,843), and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers ($136,589).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

78.9k

2017 Value

2.65%

1 Year growth

± 2.65%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC grew at a rate of 2.65%, from 76.9k employees to 78.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC, are Construction (6,003 people), Elementary & secondary schools (5,898 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (4,602 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC, though some of these residents may live in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, 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 Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC, by number of employees, are Construction (6,003 people), Elementary & secondary schools (5,898 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (4,602 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC has an unusually high number of Tire manufacturing (29.4 times higher than expected), Fabric mills, except knitting mills (4.92 times), and Electric & gas, and other combinations (4.81 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC, by average salary, are Other motor vehicle dealers ($140,763), Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers ($121,289), and Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers ($108,890).

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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

88% of the population of Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC has health coverage, with 50% on employee plans, 13.7% on Medicaid, 9.33% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 2.66% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC was $7,311 in 2014. This is a 4.15% increase from the previous year ($7,020).

Primary care physicians in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC see 1483 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (1488 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1891 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 639 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

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1,483 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see an average of 1,483 patients per year. This represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (1,488 patients).

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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

12%

Uninsured

50%

Employer Coverage

13.7%

Medicaid

9.33%

Medicare

12.2%

Non-Group

2.66%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 12%.

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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

Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC is home to a population of 177k people, from which 96.6% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC is composed of 137k White Alone residents (77.6%), 21.6k Black or African American Alone residents (12.2%), 11.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.41%), 3.48k Two or More Races residents (1.97%), 2.41k Asian Alone residents (1.36%), 481 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.272%), 170 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0962%), and 114 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0645%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC are Spanish (9,252 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (439 speakers), and German (384 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC was 38.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

4.83%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

8.34k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC was 4.83%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    3,037 ± 1,341 people

  2. Guatemala

    1,119 ± 819 people

  3. India

    682 ± 640 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC was Mexico, the natal country of 3,037 Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC residents, followed by Guatemala with 1,119 and India with 682.

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Citizenship

96.6%

2017 Citizenship

96.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.6% of Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    137k ± 1.42k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    21.6k ± 1.13k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    11.3k ± 1.17k

In 2017, there were 6.34 times more White Alone residents (137k people) in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.6k Black or African American Alone and 11.3k 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 Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    9,252 speakers (5.59%)

  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    439 speakers (0.265%)

  3. German

    384 speakers (0.232%)

7.66% of Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC was Spanish. 5.59% of the overall population of Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC are native Spanish speakers. 0.265% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 0.232% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,072 ± 333

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,950 ± 411

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,088 ± 308

Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC was $146,800 in 2017, which is 0.675 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $142,300 to $146,800, a 3.16% increase. The homeownership rate in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC is 78.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC have an average commute time of 27 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$57,472

Median Household Income

± $1,454

64.4k

Number of Households

± 1,581

In 2017, the median household income of the 64.4k households in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC grew to $57,472 from the previous year's value of $55,547.

The following chart displays the households in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, 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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Housing

Property Value

$146,800

2017 Median

± $3,129

$142,300

2016 Median

± $3,330

In 2017, the median property value in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC grew to to $146,800 from the previous year's value of $142,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, 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 Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

78.3%

2017 Homeownership

77.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.3% of the housing units in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, 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 Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

27 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC have a longer commute time (27 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.9% of the workforce in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.1%

  2. Carpooled

    10%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.8%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC was Drove Alone (83.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (10%) and those who Worked At Home (3.8%).

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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