Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC

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2020 Population
155,024
0.0865% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
41.7
0.725% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
18.3%
5.86% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$41,873
2.81% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$96,300
2020 Employed Population
61,493
1.07% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC had a population of 155k people with a median age of 41.7 and a median household income of $41,873. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC grew from 154,890 to 155,024, a 0.0865% increase and its median household income grew from $40,730 to $41,873, a 2.81% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (65%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (28%), White (Hispanic) (2.31%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.03%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.29%).

4.64% of the households in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, 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.

98.3% of the residents in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC are Limestone University (473 degrees awarded in 2021), Newberry College (278 degrees), and University of South Carolina-Union (117 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC was $96,300, and the homeownership rate was 72.8%.

Most people in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26 minutes. The average car ownership in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC is home to a population of 155k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.7% of Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC residents were born outside of the country (4.19k people).

In 2020, there were 2.32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (101k people) in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 43.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.58k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC are Spanish (5,080 households), Portuguese (257 households), and Arabic (248 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
80,213
Women
51.7%
74,788
Men
48.3%

The resident population of United States in 2020 was 155,001 inhabitants, with 48.3% men, and 51.7% women.

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Citizenship

98.3%
2020 Citizenship
98.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.3% of Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    101k ± 98
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    43.4k ± 555
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3.58k ± 626
4.28%
Hispanic Population
6.63k people

In 2020, there were 2.32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (101k people) in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 43.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.58k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.28% of the people in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC are hispanic (6.63k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    1,984 ± 1,087 people
  2. Guatemala
    376 ± 475 people
  3. Egypt
    279 ± 410 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC was Mexico, the natal country of 1,984 Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC residents, followed by Guatemala with 376 and Egypt with 279.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.7%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
4.19k people
2.54%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
3.93k people

As of 2020, 2.7% of Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC residents (4.19k 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 Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC was 2.54%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    5,080 households (3.48%)
  2. Portuguese
    257 households (0.176%)
  3. Arabic
    248 households (0.17%)

4.64% of the households in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. 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.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC was Spanish. 3.48% of the households in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,198 ± 354
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,821 ± 404
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,492 ± 314

Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.76 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC employs 61.5k people. The largest industries in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC are Elementary & secondary schools (4,283 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,635 people), and Construction (3,368 people), and the highest paying industries are Computer Systems Design ($201,525), Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers ($137,136), and Air transportation ($99,395).

Males in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,929. The income inequality in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.428, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
30,406
Women
49.4%
31,087
Men
50.6%

The workforce of Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC in 2020 was 61,493 people, with 49.4% woman, and 50.6% men.

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Occupations

61.5k
2020 Value
1.07%
1 Year growth
± 1.07%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC grew at a rate of 1.07%, from 60.8k employees to 61.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC, are Cashiers (1,945 people), Janitors & building cleaners (1,653 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,597 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

61.5k
2020 Value
1.07%
1 Year growth
± 1.07%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC grew at a rate of 1.07%, from 60.8k employees to 61.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,283 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,635 people), and Construction (3,368 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC, though some of these residents may live in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, 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

$34,906
Median earning men ± $1,714
$26,154
Median earning women ± $1,030

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($45,095), Public Administration ($42,390), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($41,216).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Construction ($50,660), Information ($37,717), and Public Administration ($34,800).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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.

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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).

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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.

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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 South Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 55.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.11%).

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 Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC awarded 868 degrees. The student population of Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 4,294 male students and 4,358 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC are White (483 and 59%), followed by Black or African American (265 and 32.4%), Unknown (30 and 3.66%), and Hispanic or Latino (20 and 2.44%).

The largest universities in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC by number of degrees awarded are Limestone University (473 and 54.5%), Newberry College (278 and 32%), and University of South Carolina-Union (117 and 13.5%).

The most popular majors in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (147 and 16.9%), Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (124 and 14.3%), and Social Work (61 and 7.03%).

The median tuition cost in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC for private four year colleges is $25,425.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2021 in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 72.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 24.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 8,652 (49.6% men and 50.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 8,652 students enrolled in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC, 49.6% men and 50.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,422 records, of which 52.4% were women and 47.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 94 degree-majors awarded
  2. 61 degree-majors awarded
  3. 57 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC was Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations with 94 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 473 degrees awarded
  2. 278 degrees awarded
  3. 117 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Limestone University with 473 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 400 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC, which is 0.855 times less than the 468 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 483 degrees mean that there were 1.82 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 265 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 ($25,425) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,850) 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

Measure

In 2020, 1.16% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.85% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (45.1k), Some college (25.9k), and Secondary Education (23.9k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC was $96,300 in 2020, which is 0.419 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $96,300 to $96,300, a 0% change. The homeownership rate in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC is 72.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC is $41,873. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC was Mount Pleasant Town PUMA, SC with a value of $80,467, followed by Charleston City PUMA, SC and York County (West & Outside Rock Hill City) PUMA, SC, with respective values of $72,562 and $72,224.

Property

$96,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,912
$43,899
Median Property Taxes
±$1,419

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 Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

72.8%
Homeownership
2020
68.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 72.8% of the housing units in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.4%.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC was Mount Pleasant Town PUMA, SC with a value of $80,467, followed by Charleston City PUMA, SC and York County (West & Outside Rock Hill City) PUMA, SC, with respective values of $72,562 and $72,224.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, 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.
$41,873
Median Household Income
± $1,414
60.3k
Number of Households
± 1,773

In 2020, the median household income of the 60.3k households in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC grew to $41,873 from the previous year's value of $40,730.

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Wage Distribution

0.428
2020 Wage GINI in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC
0.43
2019 Wage GINI in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC

In 2020, the income inequality in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC was 0.428 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.408% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (84.7%)
  2. Carpooled (10.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.71%)

In 2020, 84.7% of workers in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.3%) and those who worked at home (2.71%).

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

26 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC have a shorter commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.07% of the workforce in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, 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 Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC (27.8k out of 152k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC is White, followed by Black 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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89.6% of the population of Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC has health coverage, with 40.8% on employee plans, 19.4% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.58% 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 South Carolina see 1485 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.602% decrease from the previous year (1494 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1768 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 524 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,485 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in South Carolina

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see an average of 1,485 patients per year. This represents a 0.602% decrease from the previous year (1,494 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.8% under 18 years, 19.1% between 18 and 34 years, 39% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.9% were men and 53.1% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

10.4%
Uninsured
40.8%
Employer Coverage
19.4%
Medicaid
14.7%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
1.58%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC grew by 3.12% from 10.1% to 10.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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