Allendale County, SC

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2021 Population
8,304
5.52% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
43.9
1.79% 1-year decrease
N/A Poverty Rate
29.6%
N/A 1-year N/A
2021 Median Household Income
$31,800
22% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$53,800
14.2% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
2,563
5.32% 1-year decline

About

In 2021, Allendale County, SC had a population of 8.3k people with a median age of 43.9 and a median household income of $31,800. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Allendale County, SC declined from 8,789 to 8,304, a −5.52% decrease and its median household income grew from $26,074 to $31,800, a 22% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Allendale County, SC are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (73.2%), White (Non-Hispanic) (22.1%), Other (Hispanic) (1.78%), White (Hispanic) (0.771%), and Asian (Hispanic) (0.698%).

None of the households in Allendale 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.

98.5% of the residents in Allendale County, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Allendale County, SC are University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie (91 degrees awarded in 2021).

In 2021, the median property value in Allendale County, SC was $53,800, and the homeownership rate was 67.5%.

Most people in Allendale County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Allendale County, SC was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Allendale County, SC is home to a population of 8.3k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2021, 1.54% of Allendale County, SC residents were born outside of the country (128 people).

In 2021, there were 3.31 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.08k people) in Allendale County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.84k White (Non-Hispanic) and 148 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2021 Citizenship
98.4%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 98.5% of Allendale County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Allendale 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 Allendale County, SC
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.08k ± 61
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.84k ± 19
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    148 ± 230
3.6%
Hispanic Population
299 people

In 2021, there were 3.31 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.08k people) in Allendale County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.84k White (Non-Hispanic) and 148 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.6% of the people in Allendale County, SC are hispanic (299 people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    59,828 ± 5,970 people
  2. India
    16,728 ± 3,170 people
  3. Honduras
    13,020 ± 2,798 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 59,828 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 16,728 and Honduras with 13,020.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.54%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
128 people
1.64%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
144 people

As of 2021, 1.54% of Allendale County, SC residents (128 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Allendale County, SC was 1.64%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    135 ± 100
  2. Vietnam
    75 ± 58
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    61 ± 45

Allendale County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Allendale County, SC employs 2.56k people. The largest industries in Allendale County, SC are Educational Services (398 people), Public Administration (331 people), and Manufacturing (317 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($42,740), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($36,638), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($36,638).

Males in South Carolina have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,907. The income inequality in South Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

2.56k
2021 Value
± 413
−5.32%
1 Year decline
± 23.5%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Allendale County, SC declined at a rate of −5.32%, from 2.71k employees to 2.56k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Allendale County, SC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (270 people), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (268 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (253 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Allendale County, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.56k
2021 Value
± 413
−5.32%
1 Year decline
± 23.5%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Allendale County, SC declined at a rate of −5.32%, from 2.71k employees to 2.56k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Allendale County, SC, are Educational Services (398 people), Public Administration (331 people), and Manufacturing (317 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Allendale County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Allendale 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

$33,523
Median earning men ± $18,207
$28,020
Median earning women ± $2,243

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Construction ($82,813), Public Administration ($48,873), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,104).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Manufacturing ($49,219), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($35,069), and Construction ($29,769).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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. 37
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 33
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 29
    Retail Trade

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. $135k
    Manufacturing
  2. $13k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $5.59k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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. $39.9B
  2. $29.5B
  3. $26.9B

In 2020, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $39.9B, followed by Plastics/rubber ($29.5B) 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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$273B
2020 Value in South Carolina
$613B
Projected 2050 Value in South Carolina
124% growth

In 2020, total outbound South Carolina trade was $273B. This is expected to increase 124% 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. $28.9B
  2. $21.4B
  3. $10.9B

In 2020, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $28.9B, followed by Georgia with $21.4B and Texas and $10.9B.

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 Allendale County, SC went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 75.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (23.2%), followed by Other (0.584%).

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.

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 2021, universities in Allendale County, SC awarded 91 degrees. The student population of Allendale County, SC in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 343 male students and 490 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Allendale County, SC are White (42 and 48.3%), followed by Black or African American (39 and 44.8%), Hispanic or Latino (5 and 5.75%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (1 and 1.15%).

The largest universities in Allendale County, SC by number of degrees awarded are University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie (91 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Allendale County, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (91 and 100%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2021 in Allendale County, SC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 72.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 49.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 833 (41.2% men and 58.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 833 students enrolled in Allendale County, SC, 41.2% men and 58.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 439 records, of which 56.9% were women and 43.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
91 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Allendale County, SC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 91 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
91 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie with 91 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 28 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Allendale County, SC, which is 0.444 times less than the 63 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 42 degrees mean that there were 1.08 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 39 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 2-year ($7,158) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($400) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.829% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.722% 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 2021 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Some college (890k), and Bachelors Degree (688k).

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 Allendale County, SC was $53,800 in 2021, which is 0.22 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $47,100 to $53,800, a 14.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Allendale County, SC is 67.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Allendale County, SC have an average commute time of 32.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Allendale County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2022, 14.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Allendale County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.72%.

Property

$53,800
Median Property Value 2021
±$7,870
$2,074
Median Property Taxes
±$333

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

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

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Rent vs Own

67.5%
Homeownership
2021
60.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 67.5% of the housing units in Allendale County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.5%.

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Income by Location

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

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Household Income

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$31,800
Median Household Income
± $11,272
3.07k
Number of Households
± 407

In 2021, the median household income of the 3.07k households in Allendale County, SC grew to $31,800 from the previous year's value of $26,074.

The following chart displays the households in Allendale 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 Allendale County, SC is from South Carolina.
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.462
2020 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2021, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.122% growth from 2020 to 2021, 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 2021
  1. Drove Alone (81.8%)
  2. Carpooled (10.2%)
  3. Walked (3.63%)

In 2021, 81.8% of workers in Allendale County, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.2%) and those who walked to work (3.63%).

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

32.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Allendale County, SC have a longer commute time (32.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 9.78% of the workforce in Allendale 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 Allendale County, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Allendale County, SC have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Allendale County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.72%.

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Poverty & Diversity

29.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Allendale County, SC (22.1k out of 74.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

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, 45.1% of the children was living in poverty in Allendale County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 482 in Allendale County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 621 per 100,000 population.

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pulseHealth

88.6% of the population of Allendale County, SC has health coverage, with 31.7% on employee plans, 27.1% on Medicaid, 15.6% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 2.8% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Allendale County, SC see 1738 patients per year on average, which represents a 36.6% increase from the previous year (1272 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2777 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 833 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,738 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Allendale County, SC

Primary care physicians in Allendale County, SC see an average of 1,738 patients per year. This represents a 36.6% increase from the previous year (1,272 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.7% under 18 years, 18.3% between 18 and 34 years, 36.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.4%
Uninsured
31.7%
Employer Coverage
27.1%
Medicaid
15.6%
Medicare
11.5%
Non-Group
2.8%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Allendale County, SC declined by 2.58% from 11.7% to 11.4%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Allendale County, SC.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 46.4% in Allendale County, SC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.8% in Allendale County, SC.

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