Cherokee County, SC

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2020 Population
57,110
0.378% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
39.3
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
17.9%
7.48% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$37,787
2.45% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$98,300
3.15% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
23,559
1.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Cherokee County, SC had a population of 57.1k people with a median age of 39.3 and a median household income of $37,787. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Cherokee County, SC grew from 56,895 to 57,110, a 0.378% increase and its median household income grew from $36,883 to $37,787, a 2.45% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cherokee County, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (20%), White (Hispanic) (2.74%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.13%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.24%).

None of the households in Cherokee 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.

98.3% of the residents in Cherokee County, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cherokee County, SC are Limestone University (488 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Cherokee County, SC was $98,300, and the homeownership rate was 70.9%.

Most people in Cherokee County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Cherokee County, SC was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Cherokee County, SC is home to a population of 57.1k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.66% of Cherokee County, SC residents were born outside of the country (1.52k people).

In 2020, there were 3.62 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (41.4k people) in Cherokee County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.56k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.3%
2020 Citizenship
98.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.3% of Cherokee County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Cherokee County, SC was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cherokee County, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    41.4k ± 32
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    11.5k ± 322
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.56k ± 405
4.52%
Hispanic Population
2.58k people

In 2020, there were 3.62 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (41.4k people) in Cherokee County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.56k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.52% of the people in Cherokee County, SC are hispanic (2.58k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    62,463 ± 6,098 people
  2. India
    16,261 ± 3,126 people
  3. Honduras
    12,981 ± 2,794 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 62,463 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 16,261 and Honduras with 12,981.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.66%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.52k people
2.4%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.37k people

As of 2020, 2.66% of Cherokee County, SC residents (1.52k 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 Cherokee County, SC was 2.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,065 ± 210
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    683 ± 222
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    677 ± 249

Cherokee County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Cherokee County, SC employs 23.6k people. The largest industries in Cherokee County, SC are Manufacturing (5,658 people), Retail Trade (3,167 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,365 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($53,750), Utilities ($41,726), and Public Administration ($40,614).

Males in South Carolina have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,267. The income inequality in South Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

23.6k
2020 Value
± 1,348
1.9%
1 Year growth
± 7.59%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Cherokee County, SC grew at a rate of 1.9%, from 23.1k employees to 23.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cherokee County, SC, are Production Occupations (3,646 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,113 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,958 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cherokee County, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

23.6k
2020 Value
± 1,348
1.9%
1 Year growth
± 7.59%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Cherokee County, SC grew at a rate of 1.9%, from 23.1k employees to 23.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cherokee County, SC, are Manufacturing (5,658 people), Retail Trade (3,167 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,365 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cherokee County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Cherokee 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

$33,427
Median earning men ± $2,530
$25,435
Median earning women ± $1,666

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($83,271), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($48,077), and Public Administration ($42,218).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Construction ($50,955), Information ($43,529), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($34,201).

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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. 269
    Retail Trade
  2. 244
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 225
    Manufacturing

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

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $942k
    Manufacturing
  2. $81.1k
    Retail Trade
  3. $68.4k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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 Cherokee County, SC went to Donald J. Trump with 71.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (27.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.736%).

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in South Carolina over time, excluding special elections, 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 South Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Cherokee County, SC awarded 488 degrees. The student population of Cherokee County, SC in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 896 male students and 1,047 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cherokee County, SC are White (254 and 54.9%), followed by Black or African American (184 and 39.7%), Hispanic or Latino (14 and 3.02%), and Asian (5 and 1.08%).

The largest universities in Cherokee County, SC by number of degrees awarded are Limestone University (488 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Cherokee County, SC are Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (125 and 25.6%), Social Work (79 and 16.2%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (37 and 7.58%).

The median tuition cost in Cherokee County, SC for private four year colleges is $25,200.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in Cherokee County, SC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 68.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 24.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 1,943 (46.1% men and 53.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 1,943 students enrolled in Cherokee County, SC, 46.1% men and 53.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 728 records, of which 54.1% were women and 45.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 116 degree-majors awarded
  2. 79 degree-majors awarded
  3. 26 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Cherokee County, SC was Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations with 116 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
488 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Limestone University with 488 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 201 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cherokee County, SC, which is 0.7 times less than the 287 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 254 degrees mean that there were 1.38 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 184 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 ($25,200) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,100) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,304) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Cherokee County, SC was $98,300 in 2020, which is 0.428 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $101,500 to $98,300, a 3.15% decrease. The homeownership rate in Cherokee County, SC is 70.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Cherokee County, SC have an average commute time of 24.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cherokee County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Cherokee County, SC is $37,787. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Cherokee County, SC was Census Tract 9706.02 with a value of $50,598, followed by Census Tract 9706.01 and Census Tract 9707, with respective values of $45,884 and $43,792.

In 2021, 10.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Cherokee County, SC. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.97%.

Property

$98,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,530
$14,722
Median Property Taxes
±$885

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

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

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Rent vs Own

70.9%
Homeownership
2020
68.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 70.9% of the housing units in Cherokee County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9706.02
  2. Census Tract 9706.01
  3. Census Tract 9707

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cherokee County, SC was Census Tract 9706.02 with a value of $50,598, followed by Census Tract 9706.01 and Census Tract 9707, with respective values of $45,884 and $43,792.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Cherokee 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.
$37,787
Median Household Income
± $3,294
20.4k
Number of Households
± 986

In 2020, the median household income of the 20.4k households in Cherokee County, SC grew to $37,787 from the previous year's value of $36,883.

The following chart displays the households in Cherokee 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 Cherokee 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (86.2%)
  2. Carpooled (11.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.27%)

In 2018, 86.2% of workers in Cherokee County, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.6%) and those who worked at home (1.27%).

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

24.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cherokee County, SC have a shorter commute time (24.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.32% of the workforce in Cherokee 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 Cherokee County, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cherokee County, SC have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 10.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Cherokee County, SC. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.97%.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cherokee County, SC (10.1k out of 56.2k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cherokee County, 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 22.6% of the children was living in poverty in Cherokee County, SC. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 10.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 390 in Cherokee County, SC. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.19 per 100,000 population.

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89% of the population of Cherokee County, SC has health coverage, with 39.7% on employee plans, 19.5% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 15.3% on non-group plans, and 1.63% 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 Cherokee County, SC see 2718 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.46% increase from the previous year (2483 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3820 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1848 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% 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

2,718 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cherokee County, SC

Primary care physicians in Cherokee County, SC see an average of 2,718 patients per year. This represents a 9.46% increase from the previous year (2,483 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cherokee 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 24.4% under 18 years, 20.7% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

11%
Uninsured
39.7%
Employer Coverage
19.5%
Medicaid
12.8%
Medicare
15.3%
Non-Group
1.63%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cherokee County, SC grew by 4.98% from 10.5% to 11%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cherokee County, SC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 51 in Cherokee 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 44.4% in Cherokee County, SC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.8% in Cherokee County, SC.

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