Marion County, SC

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2020 Population
30,954
1.13% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
40.7
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
22.9%
1.09% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$30,791
3.97% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$81,800
6.65% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Marion County, SC had a population of 31k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $30,791. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Marion County, SC declined from 31,308 to 30,954, a −1.13% decrease and its median household income declined from $32,063 to $30,791, a −3.97% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Marion County, SC are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (56.7%), White (Non-Hispanic) (38.3%), White (Hispanic) (1.45%), Other (Hispanic) (1.21%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.727%).

None of the households in Marion 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.

98.8% of the residents in Marion County, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Marion County, SC are Academy for Careers and Technology (19 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Marion County, SC was $81,800, and the homeownership rate was 63.6%.

Most people in Marion County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Marion County, SC was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Marion County, SC is home to a population of 31k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.86% of Marion County, SC residents were born outside of the country (577 people).

In 2020, there were 1.48 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.5k people) in Marion County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.9k White (Non-Hispanic) and 450 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2020 Citizenship
98.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.8% of Marion County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Marion County, SC was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Marion County, SC
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    17.5k ± 123
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11.9k ± 10
  3. White (Hispanic)
    450 ± 227
2.9%
Hispanic Population
897 people

In 2020, there were 1.48 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.5k people) in Marion County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.9k White (Non-Hispanic) and 450 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.9% of the people in Marion County, SC are hispanic (897 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.86%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
577 people
2.18%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
684 people

As of 2020, 1.86% of Marion County, SC residents (577 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 Marion County, SC was 2.18%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    578 ± 145
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    93 ± 56
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    76 ± 59

Marion County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 6.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Marion County, SC employs 11.2k people. The largest industries in Marion County, SC are Manufacturing (2,063 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,419 people), and Retail Trade (1,325 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($51,408), Finance & Insurance ($43,679), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($39,750).

Occupations

11.2k
2020 Value
± 943
−2.95%
1 Year decline
± 11.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Marion County, SC declined at a rate of −2.95%, from 11.6k employees to 11.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Marion County, SC, are Production Occupations (1,453 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,191 people), and Transportation Occupations (941 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Marion County, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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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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Employment by Industries

11.2k
2020 Value
± 943
−2.95%
1 Year decline
± 11.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Marion County, SC declined at a rate of −2.95%, from 11.6k employees to 11.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Marion County, SC, are Manufacturing (2,063 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,419 people), and Retail Trade (1,325 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Marion County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Marion 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

$29,487
Median earning men ± $2,680
$25,229
Median earning women ± $2,548

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($48,250), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($45,172), and Public Administration ($38,854).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,579), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($35,758), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($33,929).

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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. 176
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 158
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 127
    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 Marion County, SC went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 60.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.428%).

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 Marion County, SC awarded 19 degrees. The student population of Marion County, SC in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1 male students and 57 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Marion County, SC are Black or African American (14 and 73.7%), followed by White (4 and 21.1%), Hispanic or Latino (1 and 5.26%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Marion County, SC by number of degrees awarded are Academy for Careers and Technology (19 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Marion County, SC are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (19 and 100%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

The graph shows the evolution of awarded degrees by degrees. Under the paragraphs, the average number of awarded degrees by university in each degree is shown.

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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 Marion County, SC was $81,800 in 2020, which is 0.356 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $76,700 to $81,800, a 6.65% increase. The homeownership rate in Marion County, SC is 63.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Marion County, SC have an average commute time of 31.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Marion County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Marion County, SC is $30,791. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Marion County, SC was Census Tract 9507 with a value of $35,893, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $35,568 and $35,543.

Property

$81,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$7,038
$7,174
Median Property Taxes
±$622

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

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

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Rent vs Own

63.6%
Homeownership
2020
62.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 63.6% of the housing units in Marion County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Marion County, SC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9507
  2. Census Tract 9501
  3. Census Tract 9505

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Marion County, SC was Census Tract 9507 with a value of $35,893, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $35,568 and $35,543.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Marion 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.
$30,791
Median Household Income
± $3,822
11.3k
Number of Households
± 840

In 2020, the median household income of the 11.3k households in Marion County, SC declined from $30,791 from the previous year's value of $32,063.

The following chart displays the households in Marion 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 Marion 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 (85.3%)
  2. Carpooled (10%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.43%)

In 2020, 85.3% of workers in Marion County, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10%) and those who worked at home (2.43%).

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

31.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Marion County, SC have a longer commute time (31.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 5.79% of the workforce in Marion 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 Marion County, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Marion County, SC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Marion County, SC (6.99k out of 30.5k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females < 5 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Marion 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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86.2% of the population of Marion County, SC has health coverage, with 31.4% on employee plans, 29% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 10.2% on non-group plans, and 1.53% 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 Marion County, SC see 2388 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.789% decrease from the previous year (2407 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5110 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1022 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.1% were men and 53.9% 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

2,388 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Marion County, SC

Primary care physicians in Marion County, SC see an average of 2,388 patients per year. This represents a 0.789% decrease from the previous year (2,407 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Marion 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 24.7% under 18 years, 17.3% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.1% were men and 53.9% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

13.8%
Uninsured
31.4%
Employer Coverage
29%
Medicaid
14.2%
Medicare
10.2%
Non-Group
1.53%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Marion County, SC grew by 7.64% from 12.8% to 13.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Marion 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 73.1 in Marion 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 40.9% in Marion County, SC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.7% in Marion County, SC.

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