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State Income Data - SC

South Carolina

Income & Poverty
2013
2000
1990
Poverty

Note: Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing.

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%)

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.

225,404
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.9%
100-199% of the poverty level 26.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 53.6%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2013 104.2%
% change: 1990-2000 320.3%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 21.3%
With related children under age 18
29.6%
With related children under age 5
23.7%
Married-couple families 16.6%
With related children under age 18
23.0%
With related children under age 5
20.1%
Families with female householder, no husband present 42.3%
With related children under age 18
49.9%
With related children under age 5
26.2%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 88,047
Below 100% of the poverty level
8.9%
100-199% of the poverty level
19.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
71.6%
Noncitizens 137,357
Below 100% of the poverty level
27.0%
100-199% of the poverty level
31.0%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
42.0%
Foreign Born Living in Poverty by Region of Birth

Note: The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

 
Born in Africa N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Asia N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Europe 35,290
Below 100% of the poverty level
5.6%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 122,766
Below 100% of the poverty level
26.9%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Oceania N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 4,406,397
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.5%
100-199% of the poverty level 21.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 60.2%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 55.3%
% change: 1990-2000 2.1%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 13.7%
With related children under age 18
22.4%
With related children under age 5
26.1%
Married-couple families 5.8%
With related children under age 18
8.4%
With related children under age 5
7.5%
Families with female householder, no husband present 35.8%
With related children under age 18
46.6%
With related children under age 5
57.3%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 115,624
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.0%
100-199% of the poverty level 21.2%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 59.8%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 3,775,428
Below 100% of the poverty level 13.9%
100-199% of the poverty level 19.1%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 67.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 45,852
Below 100% of the poverty level 11.4%
100-199% of the poverty level 17.6%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 71.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 3,315,579
Below 100% of the poverty level 15.5%
100-199% of the poverty level 21.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 62.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Population (age 5 and older)
 
 
Poverty by Language Spoken at Home Number
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 4,341,756
Below 100% of the poverty level 764,757
Speaks only English
4,044,523
Below 100% of the poverty level 693,809
Speaks Spanish
196,529
Below 100% of the poverty level 56,147
Speaks other Indo-European languages
56,335
Below 100% of the poverty level 5,044
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
35,760
Below 100% of the poverty level 6,277
Speaks other languages
8,609
Below 100% of the poverty level 3,480
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.6%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.2%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 28.6%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 9.0%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.6%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 40.4%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 96,822
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 3.2%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 7.3%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 32.9%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 16.7%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 14.2%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 13.3%
Earned $75,000 or more 12.5%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 36,205
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.4%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
4.8%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
18.8%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
15.4%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
17.7%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
19.8%
Earned $75,000 or more
22.1%
Noncitizens (%) 60,617
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
4.2%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
8.7%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
41.3%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
17.6%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
12.1%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
9.4%
Earned $75,000 or more
6.8%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $29,758
Female $25,431
Median Earnings of Foreign-Born Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by U.S. Citizenship Status and Gender  
Naturalized citizens  
Male
$45,350
Female
$34,434
Noncitizens  
Male
$24,593
Female
$21,685
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 1,378,504
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.5%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 4.3%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 17.5%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 19.7%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 22.1%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 19.5%
Earned $75,000 or more 14.3%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $42,225
Female $32,623
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $40,801
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $56,855
Noncitizens $32,737
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $44,325
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS. 3) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Home Ownership Rate 54.4%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 77.6%
Noncitizens 36.1%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 68.9%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Health Insurance Coverage

Note: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with public health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.

Foreign Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 227,090
With health insurance 55.1%
With private health insurance
47.2%
With public coverage
15.8%
No health insurance coverage 44.9%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 88,068
With health insurance 79.1%
With private health insurance
68.5%
With public coverage
26.0%
No health insurance coverage 20.9%
Noncitizens (%) 139,022
With health insurance 39.9%
With private health insurance
33.8%
With public coverage
9.4%
No health insurance coverage 60.1%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 4,451,032
With health insurance 85.7%
With private health insurance
63.0%
With public coverage
35.5%
No health insurance coverage 14.3%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2013 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from the 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing. 
  • The term “home ownership rate” refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Poverty,” “Earnings,” “Median Household Income,” and “Home Ownership Rate”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.
  • “Health Insurance Coverage”: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with public health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.