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State Income Data - SC

South Carolina

Income & Poverty
2014
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, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.

222,957
Below 100% of the poverty level 21.8%
100-199% of the poverty level 25.8%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 52.4%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2014 121.2%
% change: 1990-2000 320.3%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 23.6%
With related children under age 18
32.8%
With related children under age 5
26.4%
Married-couple families 18.2%
With related children under age 18
25.4%
With related children under age 5
17.6%
Families with female householder, no husband present 48.0%
With related children under age 18
54.0%
With related children under age 5
61.4%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 85,364
Below 100% of the poverty level
9.7%
100-199% of the poverty level
16.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
73.8%
Noncitizens 137,593
Below 100% of the poverty level
29.2%
100-199% of the poverty level
31.6%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
39.2%
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 36,297
Below 100% of the poverty level
15.9%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 113,949
Below 100% of the poverty level
29.3%
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) (%) 4,468,632
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.8%
100-199% of the poverty level 21.0%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 61.2%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 51.6%
% change: 1990-2000 2.1%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 12.6%
With related children under age 18
21.3%
With related children under age 5
21.5%
Married-couple families 4.6%
With related children under age 18
6.4%
With related children under age 5
4.1%
Families with female householder, no husband present 35.1%
With related children under age 18
46.2%
With related children under age 5
54.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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) 4,409,232
Below 100% of the poverty level 760,422
Speaks only English
4,109,317
Below 100% of the poverty level 681,150
Speaks Spanish
191,158
Below 100% of the poverty level 61,787
Speaks other Indo-European languages
57,605
Below 100% of the poverty level 11,371
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
37,894
Below 100% of the poverty level 3,348
Speaks other languages
13,258
Below 100% of the poverty level 2,766
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.2%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 16.6%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 32.3%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.7%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 8.8%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 20.9%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 95,309
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.5%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 8.1%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 31.2%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 18.5%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 14.1%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 11.9%
Earned $75,000 or more 13.7%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 36,671
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
2.0%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
3.6%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
18.6%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
17.2%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
19.2%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
19.0%
Earned $75,000 or more
20.4%
Noncitizens (%) 58,638
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
2.7%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
11.0%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
39.1%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
19.2%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
10.9%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
7.5%
Earned $75,000 or more
9.5%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $27,276
Female $30,220
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
$46,808
Female
$35,208
Noncitizens  
Male
$23,923
Female
$22,597
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 1,421,216
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.9%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 4.7%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 17.2%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 19.2%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 22.1%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 19.6%
Earned $75,000 or more 15.2%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $43,112
Female $33,946
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $39,329
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $50,303
Noncitizens $31,248
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $45,508
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2014 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 54.9%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 74.7%
Noncitizens 37.6%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 68.8%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
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 (%) 224,300
With health insurance 58.7%
With private health insurance
50.3%
With public coverage
15.6%
No health insurance coverage 41.3%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 85,204
With health insurance 85.7%
With private health insurance
71.5%
With public coverage
29.5%
No health insurance coverage 14.3%
Noncitizens (%) 139,096
With health insurance 42.2%
With private health insurance
37.2%
With public coverage
7.1%
No health insurance coverage 57.8%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 4,509,442
With health insurance 87.8%
With private health insurance
64.1%
With public coverage
37.2%
No health insurance coverage 12.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2014 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 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, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2014 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.