Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC

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2021 Population
165,220
1.41% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
42.2
0% 1-year change
2021 Poverty Rate
16.9%
5.12% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$54,695
6.18% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$153,400
5.36% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
65,843
0.698% 1-year decline

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In 2021, Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC had a population of 165k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $54,695. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC declined from 167,587 to 165,220, a −1.41% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,514 to $54,695, a 6.18% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (62%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (27.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.15%), White (Hispanic) (2.83%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.16%).

5.48% of the households in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro 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.

97.8% of the residents in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC are Northeastern Technical College (374 degrees awarded in 2021) and University of South Carolina-Lancaster (135 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC was $153,400, and the homeownership rate was 74.7%.

Most people in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC is home to a population of 165k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2021, 3.89% of Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC residents were born outside of the country (6.43k people).

In 2021, there were 2.24 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (103k people) in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 45.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.2k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC are Spanish (6,609 households), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (265 households), and German (257 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
83,464
Women
50.5%
81,773
Men
49.5%

The resident population of United States in 2021 was 165,237 inhabitants, with 49.5% men, and 50.5% women.

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Citizenship

97.8%
2021 Citizenship
97.7%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 97.8% of Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    103k ± 69
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    45.8k ± 835
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    5.2k ± 834
5.17%
Hispanic Population
8.54k people

In 2021, there were 2.24 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (103k people) in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 45.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.2k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.17% of the people in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC are hispanic (8.54k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    1,665 ± 997 people
  2. India
    806 ± 695 people
  3. Cuba
    487 ± 541 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC was Mexico, the natal country of 1,665 Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC residents, followed by India with 806 and Cuba with 487.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.89%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.43k people
3.94%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
6.61k people

As of 2021, 3.89% of Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC residents (6.43k 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 Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC was 3.94%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    6,609 households (4.24%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    265 households (0.17%)
  3. German
    257 households (0.165%)

5.48% of the households in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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 2021, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC was Spanish. 4.24% of the households in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro 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
    3,610 ± 428
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,886 ± 474
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,414 ± 278

Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.91 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC employs 65.8k people. The largest industries in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC are Elementary & secondary schools (4,632 people), Construction (3,810 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,687 people), and the highest paying industries are Services incidental to transportation ($175,088), Wired telecommunications carriers ($138,148), and Commercial, industrial & other intangible assets rental & leasing ($123,906).

Males in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,327. The income inequality in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
31,781
Women
47.9%
34,525
Men
52.1%

The workforce of Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC in 2020 was 66,306 people, with 47.9% woman, and 52.1% men.

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Occupations

65.8k
2021 Value
−0.698%
1 Year decline
± −0.698%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC declined at a rate of −0.698%, from 66.3k employees to 65.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC, are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,958 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,895 people), and Customer service representatives (1,659 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

65.8k
2021 Value
−0.698%
1 Year decline
± −0.698%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC declined at a rate of −0.698%, from 66.3k employees to 65.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,632 people), Construction (3,810 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,687 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC, though some of these residents may live in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro 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

$43,697
Median earning men ± $1,595
$30,312
Median earning women ± $1,708

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Information ($96,233), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,480), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($54,434).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Information ($67,000), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,489), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,394).

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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.

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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.

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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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In 2021, universities in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC awarded 509 degrees. The student population of Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 1,257 male students and 2,269 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC are White (301 and 59.3%), followed by Black or African American (162 and 31.9%), Two or More Races (18 and 3.54%), and Hispanic or Latino (10 and 1.97%).

The largest universities in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC by number of degrees awarded are Northeastern Technical College (374 and 73.5%) and University of South Carolina-Lancaster (135 and 26.5%).

The most popular majors in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (164 and 32.2%), Pre-Nursing Studies (91 and 17.9%), and General Business (55 and 10.8%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2021 in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 87.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 59.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 3,526 (35.6% men and 64.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 3,526 students enrolled in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC, 35.6% men and 64.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,954 records, of which 62.3% were women and 37.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 131 degree-majors awarded
  2. 55 degree-majors awarded
  3. 33 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 131 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 374 degrees awarded
  2. 135 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northeastern Technical College with 374 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 143 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC, which is 0.391 times less than the 366 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 301 degrees mean that there were 1.86 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 162 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 2-year ($5,809) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($563) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($1,650) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2021, 1.28% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.646% 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 Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (45.2k), Some college (26.1k), and Secondary Education (23.4k).

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The median property value in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC was $153,400 in 2021, which is 0.626 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $145,600 to $153,400, a 5.36% increase. The homeownership rate in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC is 74.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

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

Median household income in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC is $54,695. In 2021, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC was Mount Pleasant Town PUMA, SC with a value of $82,343, followed by Charleston City PUMA, SC and York County (West & Outside Rock Hill City) PUMA, SC, with respective values of $77,240 and $74,702.

Property

$153,400
Median Property Value 2021
±$7,082
$47,116
Median Property Taxes
±$1,935

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Rent vs Own

74.7%
Homeownership
2021
66.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 74.7% of the housing units in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75%.

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Income by Location

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In 2021, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC was Mount Pleasant Town PUMA, SC with a value of $82,343, followed by Charleston City PUMA, SC and York County (West & Outside Rock Hill City) PUMA, SC, with respective values of $77,240 and $74,702.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro 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.
$54,695
Median Household Income
± $1,767
63.1k
Number of Households
± 2,209

In 2021, the median household income of the 63.1k households in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC grew to $54,695 from the previous year's value of $51,514.

The following chart displays the households in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, 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

0.44
2021 Wage GINI in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC
0.454
2020 Wage GINI in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC

In 2021, the income inequality in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC was 0.44 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 3.17% decline from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (81.8%)
  2. Carpooled (7.69%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.26%)

In 2021, 81.8% of workers in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.69%) and those who worked at home (7.26%).

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Commute Time

28.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC have a longer commute time (28.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 2.38% of the workforce in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro 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 Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro 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 Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC (27k out of 160k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro 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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89.8% of the population of Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC has health coverage, with 42.8% on employee plans, 18.6% on Medicaid, 15.6% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 1.49% on military or VA plans.

Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.1% under 18 years, 17.9% between 18 and 34 years, 39% between 35 and 64 years, and 20% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.2%
Uninsured
42.8%
Employer Coverage
18.6%
Medicaid
15.6%
Medicare
11.4%
Non-Group
1.49%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC declined by 1.48% from 10.3% to 10.2%.

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