Abbeville County, SC

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2022 Population
24,368
0.0246% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
44.5
0.451% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.9%
7.51% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$49,759
8.86% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$118,400
13.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
10,114
0.837% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Abbeville County, SC had a population of 24.4k people with a median age of 44.5 and a median household income of $49,759. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Abbeville County, SC declined from 24,374 to 24,368, a −0.0246% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,710 to $49,759, a 8.86% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Abbeville County, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (26.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.76%), White (Hispanic) (1.05%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.685%).

None of the households in Abbeville 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.

99.3% of the residents in Abbeville County, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Abbeville County, SC are Erskine College (118 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Abbeville County, SC was $118,400, and the homeownership rate was 76%.

Most people in Abbeville County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Abbeville County, SC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Abbeville County, SC is home to a population of 24.4k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.59% of Abbeville County, SC residents were born outside of the country (631 people).

In 2022, there were 2.61 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.7k people) in Abbeville County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.37k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 673 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Abbeville County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Abbeville County, SC was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Abbeville County, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.7k ± 162
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.37k ± 167
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    673 ± 202
1.81%
Hispanic Population
441 people

In 2022, there were 2.61 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.7k people) in Abbeville County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.37k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 673 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.81% of the people in Abbeville County, SC are hispanic (441 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Abbeville 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

2.59%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
631 people
2.11%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
514 people

As of 2022, 2.59% of Abbeville County, SC residents (631 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 Abbeville County, SC was 2.11%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    733 ± 172
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    313 ± 146
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    147 ± 80

Abbeville County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Abbeville County, SC employs 10.1k people. The largest industries in Abbeville County, SC are Manufacturing (2,486 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,349 people), and Retail Trade (1,175 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($77,422), Information ($67,995), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,333).

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

10.1k
2022 Value
± 746
0.837%
1 Year growth
± 10.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Abbeville County, SC grew at a rate of 0.837%, from 10k employees to 10.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Abbeville County, SC, are Production Occupations (1,698 people), Management Occupations (1,163 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (992 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Abbeville County, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.1k
2022 Value
± 746
0.837%
1 Year growth
± 10.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Abbeville County, SC grew at a rate of 0.837%, from 10k employees to 10.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Abbeville County, SC, are Manufacturing (2,486 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,349 people), and Retail Trade (1,175 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Abbeville County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Abbeville 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

$41,461
Median earning men ± $2,466
$34,968
Median earning women ± $2,179

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($74,706), Information ($69,036), and Manufacturing ($49,057).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($56,875), Information ($55,536), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($42,214).

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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. 132
    Manufacturing
  2. 100
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 100
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Abbeville County, SC went to Donald J. Trump with 66.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (33%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.708%).

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 Abbeville County, SC awarded 118 degrees. The student population of Abbeville County, SC in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 643 male students and 313 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Abbeville County, SC are White (72 and 61%), followed by Black or African American (25 and 21.2%), Unknown (12 and 10.2%), and Hispanic or Latino (5 and 4.24%).

The largest universities in Abbeville County, SC by number of degrees awarded are Erskine College (118 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Abbeville County, SC are General Business Administration & Management (30 and 25.4%), Theological Studies (18 and 15.3%), and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (16 and 13.6%).

The median tuition cost in Abbeville County, SC for private four year colleges is $34,435.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Abbeville County, SC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 53.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 31.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 956 (67.3% men and 32.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 956 students enrolled in Abbeville County, SC, 67.3% men and 32.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 502 records, of which 35.7% were women and 64.3% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Abbeville County, SC was General Biological Sciences with 10 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
118 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Erskine College with 118 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 78 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Abbeville County, SC, which is 1.95 times more than the 40 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 72 degrees mean that there were 2.88 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 25 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 ($34,435) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,275) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,000) 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.

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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 Abbeville County, SC was $118,400 in 2022, which is 0.42 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $104,100 to $118,400, a 13.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Abbeville County, SC is 76%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Abbeville County, SC have an average commute time of 28.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Abbeville County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Abbeville County, SC is $49,759. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Abbeville County, SC was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $60,082, followed by Census Tract 9503 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $57,566 and $54,412.

In 2022, 14.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Abbeville County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.746%.

Property

$118,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,148
$7,313
Median Property Taxes
±$580

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

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Rent vs Own

76%
Homeownership
2022
66.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76% of the housing units in Abbeville County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9502
  2. Census Tract 9503
  3. Census Tract 9501

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Abbeville County, SC was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $60,082, followed by Census Tract 9503 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $57,566 and $54,412.

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

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Household Income

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$49,759
Median Household Income
± $4,901
9.62k
Number of Households
± 703

In 2022, the median household income of the 9.62k households in Abbeville County, SC grew to $49,759 from the previous year's value of $45,710.

The following chart displays the households in Abbeville 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 Abbeville 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 (82.9%)
  2. Carpooled (9.31%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.34%)

In 2022, 82.9% of workers in Abbeville County, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.31%) and those who worked at home (3.34%).

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Commute Time

28.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Abbeville County, SC have a longer commute time (28.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.65% of the workforce in Abbeville 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 Abbeville County, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Abbeville 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 Abbeville County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.746%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Abbeville County, SC (3.75k out of 23.6k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Abbeville County, SC is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

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, 20.6% of the children was living in poverty in Abbeville County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 341 in Abbeville County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 188 per 100,000 population.

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Health

89.5% of the population of Abbeville County, SC has health coverage, with 42.3% on employee plans, 16.8% on Medicaid, 17.2% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.54% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Abbeville County, SC see 1887 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.053% decrease from the previous year (1888 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 8135 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1627 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,887 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Abbeville County, SC

Primary care physicians in Abbeville County, SC see an average of 1,887 patients per year. This represents a 0.053% decrease from the previous year (1,888 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Abbeville 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 22.3% under 18 years, 17.6% between 18 and 34 years, 38.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.5%
Uninsured
42.3%
Employer Coverage
16.8%
Medicaid
17.2%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
1.54%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Abbeville County, SC declined by 9.09% from 11.6% 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 71.2 in Abbeville 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 38.3% in Abbeville County, SC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.7% in Abbeville County, SC.

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