McCormick County, SC

County

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Population
9,606
0.908% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
Median Age
53.9

Poverty Rate
19.1%

Median Household Income
$42,262
4.04% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$117,700
0.943% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
2,633
3.2% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, McCormick County, SC had a population of 9.61k people with a median age of 53.9 and a median household income of $42,262. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of McCormick County, SC declined from 9,694 to 9,606, a -0.908% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,622 to $42,262, a 4.04% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in McCormick County, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (50%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (46.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.68%), White (Hispanic) (0.489%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.448%). NaNk% of the people in McCormick County, SC speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in McCormick County, SC is $117,700, and the homeownership rate is 76.6%. Most people in McCormick County, SC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in McCormick County, SC is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in South Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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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 South Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 50.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (47.5%), followed by Other (1.63%). 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.

McCormick County, SC 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 South Carolina
50.8% 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 McCormick County, SC have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

McCormick County, SC is home to a population of 9.61k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.3% of McCormick County, SC residents were born outside of the country (221 people).

In 2018, there were 1.07 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.8k people) in McCormick County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.48k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 161 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in McCormick County, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.8k ± 17
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.48k ± 112
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    161 ± 75.9
0.656%
Hispanic Population
63 people

In 2018, there were 1.07 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.8k people) in McCormick County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.48k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 161 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.656% of the people in McCormick County, SC are hispanic (63 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.3%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
221 people
1.6%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
155 people

As of 2018, 2.3% of McCormick County, SC residents (221 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 McCormick County, SC was 1.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

54
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
65
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 5.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in McCormick County, SC was 53.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 54, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 65. But people in McCormick County, SC are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all McCormick County, SC residents was 53.

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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

99.5%
2018 Citizenship
99.8%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.5% of McCormick County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in McCormick County, SC was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    431 ± 91
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    178 ± 67
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    124 ± 74

McCormick County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in McCormick County, SC is $42,262. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in McCormick County, SC was Census Tract 9201 with a value of $57,455, followed by Census Tract 9203 and Census Tract 9202, with respective values of $48,750 and $35,039.

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 McCormick County, SC employs 2.63k people. The largest industries in McCormick County, SC are Health Care & Social Assistance (502 people), Manufacturing (435 people), and Retail Trade (276 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($62,625), Utilities ($52,917), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($44,500).

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,262
2018 value
± $4,551
4.04%
1 Year Growth
± 12.2%

Households in McCormick County, SC have a median annual income of $42,262, 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 $40,622 in 2017, which represents a 4.04% 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in South Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for McCormick 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 9201
  2. Census Tract 9203
  3. Census Tract 9202

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in McCormick County, SC was Census Tract 9201 with a value of $57,455, followed by Census Tract 9203 and Census Tract 9202, with respective values of $48,750 and $35,039.

The following map shows all of the tracts in McCormick 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

19.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in McCormick County, SC (1.6k out of 8.38k 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 Females 55 - 64 and then Females 75+.

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
    1,140 ± 217
  2. White
    347 ± 115
  3. Two Or More
    88 ± 90

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in McCormick County, SC is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

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

2.63k
2018 Value
± 307
-3.2%
1 Year decline
± 17.1%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in McCormick County, SC declined at a rate of -3.2%, from 2.72k employees to 2.63k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in McCormick County, SC, are Production Occupations (355 people), Sales & Related Occupations (289 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (205 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of McCormick County, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of McCormick County, SC, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (355 people), Sales & Related Occupations (289 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (205 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, McCormick County, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (5.12 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.35 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.88 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of McCormick County, SC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($93,125), Management Occupations ($85,357), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($68,958).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.63k
2018 Value
± 307
-3.2%
1 Year decline
± 17.1%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in McCormick County, SC declined at a rate of -3.2%, from 2.72k employees to 2.63k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in McCormick County, SC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (502 people), Manufacturing (435 people), and Retail Trade (276 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of McCormick County, SC, though some of these residents may live in McCormick 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 McCormick County, SC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (502 people), Manufacturing (435 people), and Retail Trade (276 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, McCormick County, SC has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.3 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.79 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.74 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in McCormick County, SC, by median earnings, are Construction ($62,625), Utilities ($52,917), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($44,500).

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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 McCormick County, SC was $117,700 in 2018, which is 0.512 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $116,600 to $117,700, a 0.943% increase. The homeownership rate in McCormick County, SC is 76.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in McCormick County, SC have an average commute time of 25.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in McCormick County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$117,700
2018 Median
± $11,597
$116,600
2017 Median
± $14,466

In 2018, the median property value in McCormick County, SC grew to to $117,700 from the previous year's value of $116,600.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$42,262
Median Household Income
± $4,551
3.97k
Number of Households
± 344

In 2018, the median household income of the 3.97k households in McCormick County, SC grew to $42,262 from the previous year's value of $40,622.

The following chart displays the households in McCormick 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

76.6%
2018 Homeownership
76.1%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 76.6% of the housing units in McCormick County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.1%.

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

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Commute Time

25.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in McCormick County, SC have a longer commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.92% of the workforce in McCormick County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    86.3%
  2. Carpooled
    8.72%
  3. Worked At Home
    2.24%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in McCormick County, SC was Drove Alone (86.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.72%) and those who Worked At Home (2.24%).

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

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Health

92% of the population of McCormick County, SC has health coverage, with 26.9% on employee plans, 20.4% on Medicaid, 27.6% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 2.58% 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 McCormick County, SC see 1941 patients per year on average, which represents a 21.2% decrease from the previous year (2462 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 9643 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1607 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

1,941 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in McCormick County, SC

Primary care physicians in McCormick County, SC see an average of 1,941 patients per year. This represents a 21.2% decrease from the previous year (2,462 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in McCormick 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

8.05%
Uninsured
26.9%
Employer Coverage
20.4%
Medicaid
27.6%
Medicare
14.4%
Non-Group
2.58%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in McCormick County, SC declined by 9.88% from 8.93% to 8.05%.

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