E.g., 10/01/2014
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State Income Data - SC

South Carolina

Income & Poverty
2012
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, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

215,756
Below 100% of the poverty level 21.1%
100-199% of the poverty level 26.2%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 52.7%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2012 107.2%
% change: 1990-2000 320.3%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 20.9%
With related children under age 18
30.7%
With related children under age 5
31.5%
Married-couple families 16.1%
With related children under age 18
23.6%
With related children under age 5
29.3%
Families with female householder, no husband present 44.8%
With related children under age 18
57.4%
With related children under age 5
33.8%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 80,294
Below 100% of the poverty level
10.1%
100-199% of the poverty level
19.4%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
70.5%
Noncitizens 135,462
Below 100% of the poverty level
27.6%
100-199% of the poverty level
30.2%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
42.2%
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 39,211
Below 100% of the poverty level
11.5%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 117,106
Below 100% of the poverty level
29.0%
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) (%) 4,369,698
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.1%
100-199% of the poverty level 22.1%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 59.8%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 50.7%
% 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
22.2%
With related children under age 5
24.4%
Married-couple families 5.1%
With related children under age 18
6.9%
With related children under age 5
4.8%
Families with female householder, no husband present 36.6%
With related children under age 18
46.6%
With related children under age 5
55.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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) 4,293,278
Below 100% of the poverty level 744,903
Speaks only English
3,996,557
Below 100% of the poverty level 680,709
Speaks Spanish
188,610
Below 100% of the poverty level 50,714
Speaks other Indo-European languages
62,399
Below 100% of the poverty level 7,539
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
37,627
Below 100% of the poverty level 4,401
Speaks other languages
8,085
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,540
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.4%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.0%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 26.9%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 12.1%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 11.7%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.0%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 89,122
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.3%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 8.8%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 29.7%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 17.9%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 15.5%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 13.4%
Earned $75,000 or more 13.4%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenshi  
Naturalized citizens (%) 34,337
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
0.7%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
6.0%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
19.1%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
17.2%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
18.3%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
18.4%
Earned $75,000 or more
20.3%
Noncitizens (%) 54,785
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.6%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
10.6%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
36.3%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
18.3%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
13.8%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
10.3%
Earned $75,000 or more
9.0%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $30,785
Female $28,824
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
$42,266
Female
$35,322
Noncitizens  
Male
$26,388
Female
$22,819
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 1,339,129
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.2%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 4.7%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 16.4%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 20.1%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 22.8%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 19.1%
Earned $75,000 or more 14.5%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $42,176
Female $32,548
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $42,473
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $52,082
Noncitizens $35,600
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $43,135
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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 53.2%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 74.9%
Noncitizens 36.8%
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 (%) 217,694
With health insurance 54.3%
With private health insurance
47.4%
With public coverage
13.8%
No health insurance coverage 45.7%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 80,520
With health insurance 79.9%
With private health insurance
67.1%
With public coverage
27.5%
No health insurance coverage 20.1%
Noncitizens (%) 137,174
With health insurance 39.3%
With private health insurance
35.8%
With public coverage
5.8%
No health insurance coverage 60.7%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 4,405,477
With health insurance 84.6%
With private health insurance
62.7%
With public coverage
34.6%
No health insurance coverage 15.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2012 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, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and North Dakota and Wyoming data are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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.