Florence County, SC

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2022 Population
137,015
0.19% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39
1.02% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
17.8%
1.05% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$56,088
8.07% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$157,400
12.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
60,040
0.123% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Florence County, SC had a population of 137k people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $56,088. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Florence County, SC declined from 137,276 to 137,015, a −0.19% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,902 to $56,088, a 8.07% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Florence County, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (50.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (42.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.93%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.51%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.24%).

None of the households in Florence 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.

98.4% of the residents in Florence County, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Florence County, SC are Francis Marion University (666 degrees awarded in 2022), Florence-Darlington Technical College (651 degrees), and Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Florence (93 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Florence County, SC was $157,400, and the homeownership rate was 64.7%.

Most people in Florence County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Florence County, SC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Florence County, SC is home to a population of 137k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.62% of Florence County, SC residents were born outside of the country (3.59k people).

In 2022, there were 1.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (69.1k people) in Florence County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 58.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.65k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of Florence County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Florence 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 Florence County, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    69.1k ± 240
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    58.4k ± 491
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.65k ± 524
2.94%
Hispanic Population
4.02k people

In 2022, there were 1.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (69.1k people) in Florence County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 58.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.65k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.94% of the people in Florence County, SC are hispanic (4.02k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Florence 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

2.62%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.59k people
2.69%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.69k people

As of 2022, 2.62% of Florence County, SC residents (3.59k 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 Florence County, SC was 2.69%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,523 ± 303
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,689 ± 367
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,318 ± 250

Florence County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Florence County, SC employs 60k people. The largest industries in Florence County, SC are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,324 people), Manufacturing (8,512 people), and Retail Trade (7,166 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($118,385), Utilities ($85,631), and Wholesale Trade ($57,659).

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

60k
2022 Value
± 2,087
−0.123%
1 Year decline
± 5.03%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Florence County, SC declined at a rate of −0.123%, from 60.1k employees to 60k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Florence County, SC, are Sales & Related Occupations (6,936 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,831 people), and Management Occupations (4,746 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Florence County, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

60k
2022 Value
± 2,087
−0.123%
1 Year decline
± 5.03%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Florence County, SC declined at a rate of −0.123%, from 60.1k employees to 60k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Florence County, SC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,324 people), Manufacturing (8,512 people), and Retail Trade (7,166 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Florence County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Florence 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

$46,348
Median earning men ± $1,929
$33,280
Median earning women ± $1,256

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($65,035), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,080), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,159).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,988), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,783), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($41,088).

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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. 1,257
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 995
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 809
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Florence County, SC went to Donald J. Trump with 50.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.78%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Florence County, SC awarded 1,410 degrees. The student population of Florence County, SC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,429 male students and 4,738 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Florence County, SC are White (740 and 53.1%), followed by Black or African American (417 and 29.9%), Unknown (140 and 10.1%), and Hispanic or Latino (47 and 3.37%).

The largest universities in Florence County, SC by number of degrees awarded are Francis Marion University (666 and 47.2%), Florence-Darlington Technical College (651 and 46.2%), and Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Florence (93 and 6.6%).

The most popular majors in Florence County, SC are Registered Nursing (117 and 8.3%), General Business Administration & Management (92 and 6.52%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (81 and 5.74%).

The median tuition cost in Florence County, SC for a public four year colleges is $10,384 for in-state students and $20,768 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Florence County, SC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 82.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 7,167 (33.9% men and 66.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 7,167 students enrolled in Florence County, SC, 33.9% men and 66.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,494 records, of which 61.8% were women and 38.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 64 degrees awarded
  2. 62 degrees awarded
  3. 77 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Florence County, SC was General Biological Sciences with 64 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 666 degrees awarded
  2. 651 degrees awarded
  3. 93 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Francis Marion University with 666 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 527 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Florence County, SC, which is 0.597 times less than the 883 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 740 degrees mean that there were 1.77 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 417 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($10,384) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($776) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,248) 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.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

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 Florence County, SC was $157,400 in 2022, which is 0.558 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $139,900 to $157,400, a 12.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Florence County, SC is 64.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Florence County, SC have an average commute time of 22.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Florence County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Florence County, SC is $56,088. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Florence County, SC was Census Tract 1.01 with a value of $95,076, followed by Census Tract 2.01 and Census Tract 1.02, with respective values of $90,432 and $89,669.

In 2022, 14.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Florence County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.175%.

Property

$157,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,046
$33,791
Median Property Taxes
±$1,391

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

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Rent vs Own

64.7%
Homeownership
2022
67.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.7% of the housing units in Florence County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1.01
  2. Census Tract 2.01
  3. Census Tract 1.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Florence County, SC was Census Tract 1.01 with a value of $95,076, followed by Census Tract 2.01 and Census Tract 1.02, with respective values of $90,432 and $89,669.

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

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Household Income

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$56,088
Median Household Income
± $2,337
52.2k
Number of Households
± 1,841

In 2022, the median household income of the 52.2k households in Florence County, SC grew to $56,088 from the previous year's value of $51,902.

The following chart displays the households in Florence 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Florence 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 (81.2%)
  2. Carpooled (8.97%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.76%)

In 2022, 81.2% of workers in Florence County, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.97%) and those who worked at home (7.76%).

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Commute Time

22.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Florence County, SC have a shorter commute time (22.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.14% of the workforce in Florence County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Florence County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.175%.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Florence County, SC (23.8k out of 134k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Florence 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 20.8% of the children was living in poverty in Florence County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 560 in Florence County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 46.5 per 100,000 population.

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Health

89.5% of the population of Florence County, SC has health coverage, with 42.9% on employee plans, 19.4% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.6% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Florence County, SC see 1017 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.78% increase from the previous year (980 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1658 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 407 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.4% were men and 53.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,017 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Florence County, SC

Primary care physicians in Florence County, SC see an average of 1,017 patients per year. This represents a 3.78% increase from the previous year (980 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Florence 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 25.1% under 18 years, 20.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.4% were men and 53.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.5%
Uninsured
42.9%
Employer Coverage
19.4%
Medicaid
12.9%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
1.6%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Florence County, SC grew by 1.6% from 10.3% to 10.5%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 85.9 in Florence 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 35.5% in Florence County, SC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.5% in Florence County, SC.

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