Orangeburg, SC

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2022 Population
13,220
3.45% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.4
0.831% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
34%
5.81% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$29,340
2.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$134,800
18.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
5,000
0.969% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Orangeburg, SC had a population of 13.2k people with a median age of 36.4 and a median household income of $29,340. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Orangeburg, SC grew from 12,779 to 13,220, a 3.45% increase and its median household income grew from $28,597 to $29,340, a 2.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Orangeburg, SC are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (73.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (23.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.37%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.23%), and Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic) (0.93%).

None of the households in Orangeburg, SC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.4% of the residents in Orangeburg, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Orangeburg, SC are Claflin University (476 degrees awarded in 2022), South Carolina State University (420 degrees), and Barber Tech Academy (488022) (15 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Orangeburg, SC was $134,800, and the homeownership rate was 45.4%.

Most people in Orangeburg, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Orangeburg, SC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Orangeburg, SC is home to a population of 13.2k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.07% of Orangeburg, SC residents were born outside of the country (273 people).

In 2022, there were 3.16 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.66k people) in Orangeburg, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.06k White (Non-Hispanic) and 181 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of Orangeburg, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Orangeburg, SC was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Orangeburg, SC
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.66k ± 461
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.06k ± 456
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    181 ± 119
0.227%
Hispanic Population
30 people

In 2022, there were 3.16 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.66k people) in Orangeburg, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.06k White (Non-Hispanic) and 181 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.227% of the people in Orangeburg, SC are hispanic (30 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    58,419 ± 5,900 people
  2. India
    18,341 ± 3,319 people
  3. Honduras
    13,844 ± 2,885 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 58,419 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 18,341 and Honduras with 13,844.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.07%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
273 people
1.44%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
184 people

As of 2022, 2.07% of Orangeburg, SC residents (273 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Orangeburg, SC was 1.44%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    159 ± 169
  2. Korea
    66 ± 80
  3. Vietnam
    51 ± 42

Orangeburg, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Orangeburg, SC employs 5k people. The largest industries in Orangeburg, SC are Educational Services (942 people), Manufacturing (856 people), and Retail Trade (724 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($223,210), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($54,833), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,833).

Males in South Carolina have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,636. The income inequality in South Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

5k
2022 Value
± 597
0.969%
1 Year growth
± 16.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Orangeburg, SC grew at a rate of 0.969%, from 4.95k employees to 5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Orangeburg, SC, are Sales & Related Occupations (668 people), Production Occupations (615 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (548 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Orangeburg, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5k
2022 Value
± 597
0.969%
1 Year growth
± 16.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Orangeburg, SC grew at a rate of 0.969%, from 4.95k employees to 5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Orangeburg, SC, are Educational Services (942 people), Manufacturing (856 people), and Retail Trade (724 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Orangeburg, SC, though some of these residents may live in Orangeburg, SC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$26,658
Median earning men ± $10,615
$21,566
Median earning women ± $4,719

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($70,000), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($36,141), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($31,354).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($222,699), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($31,196), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($30,081).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.26M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a 2.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in South Carolina.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in South Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 55.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.11%).

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.

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
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jim DeMint.

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.

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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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Education

In 2022, universities in Orangeburg, SC awarded 911 degrees. The student population of Orangeburg, SC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,774 male students and 2,770 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Orangeburg, SC are Black or African American (830 and 93.5%), followed by White (35 and 3.94%), Hispanic or Latino (7 and 0.788%), and Two or More Races (5 and 0.563%).

The largest universities in Orangeburg, SC by number of degrees awarded are Claflin University (476 and 52.3%), South Carolina State University (420 and 46.1%), and Barber Tech Academy (488022) (15 and 1.65%).

The most popular majors in Orangeburg, SC are General Biological Sciences (91 and 9.99%), General Psychology (76 and 8.34%), and General Business Administration & Management (68 and 7.46%).

The median tuition costs in Orangeburg, SC are $16,476 for private four year colleges, and $9,528 and $20,218 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Orangeburg, SC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 80.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 11.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 4,544 (39% men and 61% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 4,544 students enrolled in Orangeburg, SC, 39% men and 61% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 4,055 records, of which 60.7% were women and 39.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 57 degrees awarded
  2. 91 degrees awarded
  3. 76 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Orangeburg, SC was General Business Administration & Management with 57 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 476 degrees awarded
  2. 420 degrees awarded
  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Claflin University with 476 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 294 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Orangeburg, SC, which is 0.476 times less than the 617 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 830 degrees mean that there were 23.7 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 35 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($16,476) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,532) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.83% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.688% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Some college (892k), and Bachelors Degree (705k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Orangeburg, SC was $134,800 in 2022, which is 0.478 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $113,700 to $134,800, a 18.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Orangeburg, SC is 45.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Orangeburg, SC have an average commute time of 21.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Orangeburg, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$134,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$18,123
$2,259
Median Property Taxes
±$360

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Orangeburg, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Orangeburg, SC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

45.4%
Homeownership
2022
68.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 45.4% of the housing units in Orangeburg, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 44.7%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 110
  2. Census Tract 114

The following map shows all of the places in Orangeburg, SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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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.
$29,340
Median Household Income
± $4,723
4.98k
Number of Households
± 596

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.98k households in Orangeburg, SC grew to $29,340 from the previous year's value of $28,597.

The following chart displays the households in Orangeburg, SC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Orangeburg, SC is from South Carolina.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.334% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.4%)
  2. Carpooled (11.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.04%)

In 2022, 76.4% of workers in Orangeburg, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.2%) and those who worked at home (9.04%).

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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Commute Time

21.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Orangeburg, SC have a shorter commute time (21.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.69% of the workforce in Orangeburg, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

34% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Orangeburg, SC (3.57k out of 10.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

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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Health

88.5% of the population of Orangeburg, SC has health coverage, with 33.5% on employee plans, 28.9% on Medicaid, 8.29% on Medicare, 17.1% on non-group plans, and 0.673% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Orangeburg County, SC see 2210 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.41% decrease from the previous year (2288 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2667 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 589 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,210 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Orangeburg County, SC

Primary care physicians in Orangeburg County, SC see an average of 2,210 patients per year. This represents a 3.41% decrease from the previous year (2,288 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.1% under 18 years, 32.2% between 18 and 34 years, 32.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.7% were men and 55.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.5%
Uninsured
33.5%
Employer Coverage
28.9%
Medicaid
8.29%
Medicare
17.1%
Non-Group
0.673%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Orangeburg, SC declined by 5.83% from 12.2% to 11.5%.

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