Barnwell County, SC

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2020 Population
21,170
0.825% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
41.6
0.726% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
27.8%
1.08% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$37,572
4.94% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$87,600
6.96% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Barnwell County, SC had a population of 21.2k people with a median age of 41.6 and a median household income of $37,572. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Barnwell County, SC declined from 21,346 to 21,170, a −0.825% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,803 to $37,572, a 4.94% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Barnwell County, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (50.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (44.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.48%), White (Hispanic) (1.12%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (0.666%).

None of the households in Barnwell County, 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.

98.6% of the residents in Barnwell County, SC are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Barnwell County, SC was $87,600, and the homeownership rate was 72.5%.

Most people in Barnwell County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Barnwell County, SC was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Barnwell County, SC is home to a population of 21.2k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.13% of Barnwell County, SC residents were born outside of the country (450 people).

In 2020, there were 1.14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.7k people) in Barnwell County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.43k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 313 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.6%
2020 Citizenship
99%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.6% of Barnwell County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Barnwell County, SC was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Barnwell County, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    10.7k ± 120
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.43k ± 123
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    313 ± 135
2.54%
Hispanic Population
538 people

In 2020, there were 1.14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.7k people) in Barnwell County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.43k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 313 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.54% of the people in Barnwell County, SC are hispanic (538 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.13%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
450 people
1.56%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
332 people

As of 2020, 2.13% of Barnwell County, SC residents (450 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Barnwell County, SC was 1.56%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    436 ± 131
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    219 ± 125
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    176 ± 107

Barnwell County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.99 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Barnwell County, SC employs 8.5k people. The largest industries in Barnwell County, SC are Manufacturing (1,466 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,113 people), and Educational Services (796 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,385), Finance & Insurance ($69,387), and Public Administration ($55,972).

Occupations

8.5k
2020 Value
± 717
6.18%
1 Year growth
± 10.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Barnwell County, SC grew at a rate of 6.18%, from 8k employees to 8.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Barnwell County, SC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (962 people), Production Occupations (939 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (783 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Barnwell County, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.5k
2020 Value
± 717
6.18%
1 Year growth
± 10.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Barnwell County, SC grew at a rate of 6.18%, from 8k employees to 8.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Barnwell County, SC, are Manufacturing (1,466 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,113 people), and Educational Services (796 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Barnwell County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Barnwell County, 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

$42,235
Median earning men ± $3,953
$26,160
Median earning women ± $3,603

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($80,827), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,146), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($56,207).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($63,327), Construction ($55,938), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($46,469).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 107
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 90
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 84
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $38.2B
  2. $32.1B
  3. $26.9B

In 2020, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $38.2B, followed by Plastics/rubber ($32.1B) and Machinery ($26.9B).

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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$285B
2020 Value in South Carolina
$613B
Projected 2050 Value in South Carolina
115% growth

In 2020, total outbound South Carolina trade was $285B. This is expected to increase 115% to $613B by 2050.

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. $30.1B
  2. $22.4B
  3. $13.2B

In 2020, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $30.1B, followed by Georgia with $22.4B and Texas and $13.2B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Barnwell County, SC went to Donald J. Trump with 53.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.756%).

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 3, 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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.763% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.689% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.19M), Some college (911k), and Bachelors Degree (677k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Barnwell County, SC was $87,600 in 2020, which is 0.381 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $81,900 to $87,600, a 6.96% increase. The homeownership rate in Barnwell County, SC is 72.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Barnwell County, SC have an average commute time of 30.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Barnwell County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Barnwell County, SC is $37,572. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Barnwell County, SC was Census Tract 9705 with a value of $35,833, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9703, with respective values of $28,214 and $24,625.

Property

$87,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$7,159
$6,285
Median Property Taxes
±$584

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 Barnwell County, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

72.5%
Homeownership
2020
66.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 72.5% of the housing units in Barnwell County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9705
  2. Census Tract 9702
  3. Census Tract 9703

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Barnwell County, SC was Census Tract 9705 with a value of $35,833, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9703, with respective values of $28,214 and $24,625.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Barnwell County, 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.
$37,572
Median Household Income
± $7,873
8.67k
Number of Households
± 688

In 2020, the median household income of the 8.67k households in Barnwell County, SC grew to $37,572 from the previous year's value of $35,803.

The following chart displays the households in Barnwell 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Barnwell County, SC is from South Carolina.
0.462
2020 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2020, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.305% growth from 2019 to 2020, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in South Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (85%)
  2. Carpooled (8.97%)
  3. Public Transit (2.24%)

In 2020, 85% of workers in Barnwell County, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.97%) and those who used public transit to get to work (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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Commute Time

30.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Barnwell County, SC have a longer commute time (30.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 6.43% of the workforce in Barnwell County, 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 Barnwell County, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Barnwell County, SC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

27.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Barnwell County, SC (5.81k out of 20.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Barnwell 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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88.6% of the population of Barnwell County, SC has health coverage, with 33.4% on employee plans, 27.9% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 0.579% 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 Barnwell County, SC see 5278 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.09% decrease from the previous year (5336 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3478 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 614 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

5,278 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Barnwell County, SC

Primary care physicians in Barnwell County, SC see an average of 5,278 patients per year. This represents a 1.09% decrease from the previous year (5,336 patients).

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

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.8% under 18 years, 18.3% between 18 and 34 years, 38% between 35 and 64 years, and 18% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

11.4%
Uninsured
33.4%
Employer Coverage
27.9%
Medicaid
12.9%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
0.579%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Barnwell County, SC declined by 2.73% from 11.7% to 11.4%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 78.7 in Barnwell County, SC.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 41.3% in Barnwell County, SC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.9% in Barnwell County, SC.

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