Williamsburg County, SC

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2022 Population
30,879
1.28% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43.2
0.231% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
23.5%
4.91% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$40,848
1.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$86,900
13.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
12,034
3.21% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Williamsburg County, SC had a population of 30.9k people with a median age of 43.2 and a median household income of $40,848. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Williamsburg County, SC declined from 31,279 to 30,879, a −1.28% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,124 to $40,848, a 1.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Williamsburg County, SC are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (63.5%), White (Non-Hispanic) (31.4%), Other (Hispanic) (1.88%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.79%), and White (Hispanic) (0.619%).

None of the households in Williamsburg 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.

97.2% of the residents in Williamsburg County, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Williamsburg County, SC are Williamsburg Technical College (154 degrees awarded in 2022) and Personal Touch Beauty and Barber College (5 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Williamsburg County, SC was $86,900, and the homeownership rate was 74%.

Most people in Williamsburg County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Williamsburg County, SC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Williamsburg County, SC is home to a population of 30.9k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.24% of Williamsburg County, SC residents were born outside of the country (1k people).

In 2022, there were 2.02 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.6k people) in Williamsburg County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.7k White (Non-Hispanic) and 581 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.2%
2022 Citizenship
98.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.2% of Williamsburg County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Williamsburg County, SC was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Williamsburg County, SC
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    19.6k ± 143
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.7k ± 61
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    581 ± 139
2.95%
Hispanic Population
912 people

In 2022, there were 2.02 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.6k people) in Williamsburg County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.7k White (Non-Hispanic) and 581 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.95% of the people in Williamsburg County, SC are hispanic (912 people).

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

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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

3.24%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1k people
1.98%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
620 people

As of 2022, 3.24% of Williamsburg County, SC residents (1k 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 Williamsburg County, SC was 1.98%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    501 ± 122
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    314 ± 146
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    181 ± 104

Williamsburg County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Williamsburg County, SC employs 12k people. The largest industries in Williamsburg County, SC are Manufacturing (1,997 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,780 people), and Construction (1,196 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($51,250), Information ($49,492), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,482).

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

12k
2022 Value
± 894
3.21%
1 Year growth
± 9.95%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Williamsburg County, SC grew at a rate of 3.21%, from 11.7k employees to 12k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Williamsburg County, SC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,984 people), Production Occupations (1,282 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (984 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Williamsburg County, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12k
2022 Value
± 894
3.21%
1 Year growth
± 9.95%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Williamsburg County, SC grew at a rate of 3.21%, from 11.7k employees to 12k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Williamsburg County, SC, are Manufacturing (1,997 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,780 people), and Construction (1,196 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Williamsburg County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Williamsburg 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

$37,251
Median earning men ± $3,946
$30,801
Median earning women ± $4,004

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($67,679), Public Administration ($55,100), and Manufacturing ($47,337).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($39,917), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($35,681), and Public Administration ($33,599).

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 134
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 131
    Retail Trade
  3. 123
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Williamsburg County, SC went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 64.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.6%), followed by Other (0.519%).

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 Williamsburg County, SC awarded 159 degrees. The student population of Williamsburg County, SC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 225 male students and 456 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Williamsburg County, SC are Black or African American (101 and 63.5%), followed by White (54 and 34%), Unknown (4 and 2.52%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Williamsburg County, SC by number of degrees awarded are Williamsburg Technical College (154 and 96.9%) and Personal Touch Beauty and Barber College (5 and 3.14%).

The most popular majors in Williamsburg County, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (27 and 17%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (23 and 14.5%), and Welding Technology (15 and 9.43%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 681 students enrolled in Williamsburg County, SC, 33% men and 67% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 455 records, of which 64.2% were women and 35.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 27 degrees awarded
  2. 11 degrees awarded
  3. 10 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Williamsburg County, SC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 27 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 154 degrees awarded
  2. 5 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Williamsburg Technical College with 154 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 41 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Williamsburg County, SC, which is 0.347 times less than the 118 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 101 degrees mean that there were 1.87 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 54 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,608) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($192) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,000) 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.

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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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 Williamsburg County, SC was $86,900 in 2022, which is 0.308 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $76,500 to $86,900, a 13.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Williamsburg County, SC is 74%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Williamsburg County, SC have an average commute time of 31.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Williamsburg County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Williamsburg County, SC is $40,848. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Williamsburg County, SC was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $52,692, followed by Census Tract 9707 and Census Tract 9709, with respective values of $50,714 and $46,288.

In 2022, 17.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Williamsburg County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 3.08%.

Property

$86,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,044
$8,874
Median Property Taxes
±$598

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

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Rent vs Own

74%
Homeownership
2022
64.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74% of the housing units in Williamsburg County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9701
  2. Census Tract 9707
  3. Census Tract 9709

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Williamsburg County, SC was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $52,692, followed by Census Tract 9707 and Census Tract 9709, with respective values of $50,714 and $46,288.

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

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Household Income

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$40,848
Median Household Income
± $3,255
12k
Number of Households
± 801

In 2022, the median household income of the 12k households in Williamsburg County, SC grew to $40,848 from the previous year's value of $40,124.

The following chart displays the households in Williamsburg 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 Williamsburg County, 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 (83%)
  2. Carpooled (8.65%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.46%)

In 2022, 83% of workers in Williamsburg County, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.65%) and those who worked at home (5.46%).

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Commute Time

31.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Williamsburg County, SC have a longer commute time (31.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.84% of the workforce in Williamsburg 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 Williamsburg County, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Williamsburg County, SC have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 17.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Williamsburg County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 3.08%.

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Poverty & Diversity

23.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Williamsburg County, SC (6.9k out of 29.3k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Williamsburg County, SC is Black, followed by White and Asian.

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 2022, 34.5% of the children was living in poverty in Williamsburg County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 531 in Williamsburg County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 87.4 per 100,000 population.

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Health

88.7% of the population of Williamsburg County, SC has health coverage, with 33.5% on employee plans, 27.6% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.08% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Williamsburg County, SC see 5061 patients per year on average, which represents a 17.3% decrease from the previous year (6121 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5965 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 785 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.8% were men and 55.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

5,061 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Williamsburg County, SC

Primary care physicians in Williamsburg County, SC see an average of 5,061 patients per year. This represents a 17.3% decrease from the previous year (6,121 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Williamsburg 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 21.7% under 18 years, 18.6% between 18 and 34 years, 37.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.8% were men and 55.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.3%
Uninsured
33.5%
Employer Coverage
27.6%
Medicaid
14.4%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
1.08%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Williamsburg County, SC grew by 16% from 9.79% to 11.3%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 104 in Williamsburg County, SC.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, 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 45.7% in Williamsburg County, SC.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.9% in Williamsburg County, SC.

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