Clinton, SC

Census Place

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2022 Population
7,624
1.66% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.4
5.6% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
25.8%
3.52% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$38,350
8.14% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$152,300
18.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
2,961
5.55% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Clinton, SC had a population of 7.62k people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $38,350. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Clinton, SC declined from 7,753 to 7,624, a −1.66% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,462 to $38,350, a 8.14% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clinton, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (37.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.49%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.89%), and White (Hispanic) (0.931%).

None of the households in Clinton, 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.

98.1% of the residents in Clinton, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clinton, SC are Presbyterian College (295 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Clinton, SC was $152,300, and the homeownership rate was 47.8%.

Most people in Clinton, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Clinton, SC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Clinton, SC is home to a population of 7.62k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.4% of Clinton, SC residents were born outside of the country (183 people).

In 2022, there were 1.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.25k people) in Clinton, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.85k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 266 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.1%
2022 Citizenship
97.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.1% of Clinton, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Clinton, SC was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clinton, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.25k ± 576
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.85k ± 564
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    266 ± 195
1.48%
Hispanic Population
113 people

In 2022, there were 1.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.25k people) in Clinton, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.85k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 266 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.48% of the people in Clinton, SC are hispanic (113 people).

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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

2.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
183 people
2.89%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
224 people

As of 2022, 2.4% of Clinton, SC residents (183 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 Clinton, SC was 2.89%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Korea
    88 ± 63
  2. Vietnam
    74 ± 51
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    58 ± 54

Clinton, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Korea, 1.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Clinton, SC employs 2.96k people. The largest industries in Clinton, SC are Educational Services (711 people), Retail Trade (383 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (378 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($90,769), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($85,625), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,156).

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

2.96k
2022 Value
± 446
−5.55%
1 Year decline
± 22.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clinton, SC declined at a rate of −5.55%, from 3.14k employees to 2.96k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clinton, SC, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (466 people), Production Occupations (310 people), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (289 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clinton, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.96k
2022 Value
± 446
−5.55%
1 Year decline
± 22.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clinton, SC declined at a rate of −5.55%, from 3.14k employees to 2.96k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clinton, SC, are Educational Services (711 people), Retail Trade (383 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (378 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clinton, SC, though some of these residents may live in Clinton, 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

$23,036
Median earning men ± $11,083
$20,916
Median earning women ± $6,401

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($90,179), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,931), and Manufacturing ($34,205).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,313), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($31,923), and Manufacturing ($27,644).

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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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Civics

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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Education

In 2022, universities in Clinton, SC awarded 295 degrees. The student population of Clinton, SC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 510 male students and 689 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clinton, SC are White (211 and 72.8%), followed by Black or African American (37 and 12.8%), Hispanic or Latino (21 and 7.24%), and Asian (16 and 5.52%).

The largest universities in Clinton, SC by number of degrees awarded are Presbyterian College (295 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Clinton, SC are Pharmacy (52 and 17.6%), General Biological Sciences (44 and 14.9%), and General Psychology (37 and 12.5%).

The median tuition cost in Clinton, SC for private four year colleges is $38,990.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Clinton, SC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 59.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 13.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,199 (42.5% men and 57.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,199 students enrolled in Clinton, SC, 42.5% men and 57.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 799 records, of which 62.6% were women and 37.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 44 degrees awarded
  2. 37 degrees awarded
  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Clinton, SC was General Biological Sciences with 44 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
295 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Presbyterian College with 295 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 108 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clinton, SC, which is 0.578 times less than the 187 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 211 degrees mean that there were 5.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 37 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 ($38,990) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,910) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.83% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.688% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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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 Clinton, SC was $152,300 in 2022, which is 0.54 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $128,200 to $152,300, a 18.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Clinton, SC is 47.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Clinton, SC have an average commute time of 17.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Clinton, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Clinton, SC is $38,350. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Clinton, SC was Census Tract 9208 with a value of $59,903, followed by Census Tract 9206 and Census Tract 9207, with respective values of $43,250 and $39,650.

Property

$152,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$20,869
$1,124
Median Property Taxes
±$273

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Rent vs Own

47.8%
Homeownership
2022
56.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 47.8% of the housing units in Clinton, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 54.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9208
  2. Census Tract 9206
  3. Census Tract 9207

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clinton, SC was Census Tract 9208 with a value of $59,903, followed by Census Tract 9206 and Census Tract 9207, with respective values of $43,250 and $39,650.

The following map shows all of the places in Clinton, 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.
$38,350
Median Household Income
± $5,609
2.35k
Number of Households
± 367

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.35k households in Clinton, SC grew to $38,350 from the previous year's value of $35,462.

The following chart displays the households in Clinton, 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 Clinton, 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 (74.3%)
  2. Carpooled (12.1%)
  3. Walked (8.69%)

In 2022, 74.3% of workers in Clinton, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.1%) and those who walked to work (8.69%).

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Commute Time

17.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clinton, SC have a shorter commute time (17.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.481% of the workforce in Clinton, 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 Clinton, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clinton, SC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

25.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clinton, SC (1.56k out of 6.06k 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 Males 55 - 64 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clinton, 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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Health

88% of the population of Clinton, SC has health coverage, with 31.7% on employee plans, 30.5% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 0.5% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Laurens County, SC see 2045 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.84% increase from the previous year (1914 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3771 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1476 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,045 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Laurens County, SC

Primary care physicians in Laurens County, SC see an average of 2,045 patients per year. This represents a 6.84% increase from the previous year (1,914 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Laurens 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 24.9% under 18 years, 27.7% between 18 and 34 years, 33.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 14% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 42.4% were men and 57.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

12%
Uninsured
31.7%
Employer Coverage
30.5%
Medicaid
11.7%
Medicare
13.6%
Non-Group
0.5%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clinton, SC declined by 1.24% from 12.1% to 12%.

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