E.g., 03/27/2017
E.g., 03/27/2017

State Income Data - SC

South Carolina

Income & Poverty
2015
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 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.

227,342
Below 100% of the poverty level 20.5%
100-199% of the poverty level 23.2%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 56.3%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2015 112.1%
% 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 2011-2015 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) 20.5%
With related children under age 18
28.8%
With related children under age 5
20.3%
Married-couple families 17.0%
With related children under age 18
23.1%
With related children under age 5
14.9%
Families with female householder, no husband present 36.5%
With related children under age 18
51.2%
With related children under age 5
62.8%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 90,781
Below 100% of the poverty level
9.1%
100-199% of the poverty level
17.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
73.6%
Noncitizens 136,561
Below 100% of the poverty level
28.0%
100-199% of the poverty level
27.1%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
44.9%
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 36,066
Below 100% of the poverty level
10.0%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 116,124
Below 100% of the poverty level
27.3%
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) (%) 4,522,802
Below 100% of the poverty level 16.5%
100-199% of the poverty level 20.6%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 62.9%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 42.2%
% change: 1990-2000 2.1%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 11.6%
With related children under age 18
19.5%
With related children under age 5
19.6%
Married-couple families 5.0%
With related children under age 18
7.1%
With related children under age 5
5.1%
Families with female householder, no husband present 31.0%
With related children under age 18
41.5%
With related children under age 5
48.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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) 4,469,113
Below 100% of the poverty level 718,794
Speaks only English
4,168,533
Below 100% of the poverty level 649,110
Speaks Spanish
190,553
Below 100% of the poverty level 53,089
Speaks other Indo-European languages
57,798
Below 100% of the poverty level 7,196
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
42,634
Below 100% of the poverty level 6,616
Speaks other languages
9,595
Below 100% of the poverty level 2,783
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 16.1%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 15.6%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 27.9%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 12.5%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 15.5%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 29.0%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 103,874
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.0%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 6.7%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 29.7%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 18.3%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 16.7%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 11.1%
Earned $75,000 or more 15.5%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 42,162
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.8%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
4.6%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
20.5%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
15.4%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
18.9%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
16.7%
Earned $75,000 or more
22.0%
Noncitizens (%) 61,712
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
2.1%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
8.2%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
35.9%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
20.3%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
15.2%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
7.2%
Earned $75,000 or more
11.0%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $30,832
Female $30,201
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
$42,496
Female
$35,685
Noncitizens  
Male
$26,351
Female
$25,550
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 1,458,702
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.8%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 4.5%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 16.3%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 19.7%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 22.0%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 20.0%
Earned $75,000 or more 15.7%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $43,988
Female $34,504
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $43,892
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $55,041
Noncitizens $39,234
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $47,473
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
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 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 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 55.9%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 74.0%
Noncitizens 40.4%
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 (%) 228,975
With health insurance 63.5%
With private health insurance
54.8%
With public coverage
15.9%
No health insurance coverage 36.5%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 90,908
With health insurance 86.0%
With private health insurance
73.2%
With public coverage
27.6%
No health insurance coverage 14.0%
Noncitizens (%) 138,067
With health insurance 48.7%
With private health insurance
42.7%
With public coverage
8.2%
No health insurance coverage 51.3%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 4,572,326
With health insurance 90.4%
With private health insurance
66.5%
With public coverage
37.5%
No health insurance coverage 9.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2015 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 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.
  • In the “% Families in Poverty by Family Type” section, “related children” refer to “related children of the householder.”
  • “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.