Demographics and Literacy Data by County

Literacy 2030 focuses on all South Carolinians being literate by 2030 yet there are many factors and conditions that have an impact on literacy and literacy rates. The data below is a sample of key indicators related to literacy by using a heat map to present data from each county in South Carolina. The data can be used to inform the decisions for building capacity in individual counties and communities. Our goal is to help public libraries build capacity to transform communities through collaboration with community partners to act on literacy-related outcomes and this is just a starting point for county-wide conversations.

To explore the data, select an indicator from the drop-down menu to view county comparisons related to the selected indicator. Counties were ranked into quartiles (4 groups) ranging from top to lower for each indicator. The lighter shade of green indicates counties with the most favorable results and the darker green represents less favorable results when compared among all counties in South Carolina. For county-specific data, click on the county of interest and scroll below the map for additional in multiple counties can be selected and viewed simultaneously.

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Abbeville

Population

Hispanic 325 / 1.30%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 7,148 / 28.70%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 180 / 0.70%
Non-Hispanic White alone 17,279 / 69.30%
Under 5 1,344
Under 18 5,332
Total Population 24,932

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $44,130
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 9.00%
Under age 18 in poverty 26.20%
Annual unemployment rate 6.90%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 10.90%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 68.60%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 39.30%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 9.60%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 3.60%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 11.20%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 17.30%
Mean ACT Score 2016 17.7
2016 ACT Reading Score 17.6
2016 ACT English Score 15.6
2016 ACT Writing Score 14.9

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 11.20%
Live births to single mothers 45.50%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 25.20%

Aiken

Population

Hispanic 9,068 / 5.50%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 42,152 / 25.40%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 2,462 / 1.50%
Non-Hispanic White alone 112,147 / 67.60%
Under 5 9,350
Under 18 36,383
Total Population 165,829

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $49,106
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 10.50%
Under age 18 in poverty 27.10%
Annual unemployment rate 5.90%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 8.80%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 71.30%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 55.70%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 6.50%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 5.90%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 17.20%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 11.10%
Mean ACT Score 2016 18.1
2016 ACT Reading Score 18.4
2016 ACT English Score 16.5
2016 ACT Writing Score 14.7

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 17.20%
Live births to single mothers 47.60%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 30.90%

Allendale

Population

Hispanic 281 / 3.00%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 6,887 / 73.00%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 72 / 0.80%
Non-Hispanic White alone 2,193 / 23.20%
Under 5 493
Under 18 1,795
Total Population 9,433

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $27,003
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 18.50%
Under age 18 in poverty 50.60%
Annual unemployment rate 11.40%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 10.00%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 81.70%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 85.90%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 3.20%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 12.70%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 15.80%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 29.20%
Mean ACT Score 2016 13.2
2016 ACT Reading Score 13.5
2016 ACT English Score 11.1
2016 ACT Writing Score 8.9

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 15.80%
Live births to single mothers 83.10%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 44.20%

Anderson

Population

Hispanic 6,972 / 3.60%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 32,559 / 16.70%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 2,519 / 1.30%
Non-Hispanic White alone 152,642 / 78.40%
Under 5 11,589
Under 18 45,054
Total Population 194,692

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $54,726
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 11.10%
Under age 18 in poverty 25.10%
Annual unemployment rate 5.40%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 9.50%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 63.90%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 45.40%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 4.70%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 7.60%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 20.90%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 13.50%
Mean ACT Score 2016 18.3
2016 ACT Reading Score 16.9
2016 ACT English Score 18.7
2016 ACT Writing Score 15.5

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 20.90%
Live births to single mothers 45.90%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 31.10%

Bamberg

Population

Hispanic 296 / 2.00%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 9,138 / 61.40%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 128 / 0.90%
Non-Hispanic White alone 5,318 / 35.70%
Under 5 749
Under 18 2,967
Total Population 14,880

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $34,196
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 11.40%
Under age 18 in poverty 43.90%
Annual unemployment rate 10.50%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 17.50%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 76.90%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 53.40%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 12.10%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 10.30%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 17.10%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 22.90%
Mean ACT Score 2016 17.8
2016 ACT Reading Score 16
2016 ACT English Score 17.7
2016 ACT Writing Score 15.3

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 17.10%
Live births to single mothers 58.20%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 36.10%

Barnwell

Population

Hispanic 543 / 2.50%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 9,637 / 44.40%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 254 / 1.20%
Non-Hispanic White alone 11,291 / 52.00%
Under 5 1,499
Under 18 5,441
Total Population 21,725

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $40,521
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 20.30%
Under age 18 in poverty 38.20%
Annual unemployment rate 8.90%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 14.70%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 71.30%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 54.30%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 15.60%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 8.50%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 19.50%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 20.10%
Mean ACT Score 2016 15.9
2016 ACT Reading Score 14.1
2016 ACT English Score 15.9
2016 ACT Writing Score 12.2

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 19.50%
Live births to single mothers 61.90%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 42.90%

Beaufort

Population

Hispanic 20,151 / 11.20%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 33,985 / 18.90%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 3,133 / 1.70%
Non-Hispanic White alone 122,320 / 68.10%
Under 5 10,040
Under 18 35,395
Total Population 179,589

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $49,982
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 7.30%
Under age 18 in poverty 21.30%
Annual unemployment rate 5.40%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 7.20%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 69.20%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 53.00%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 2.20%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 1.90%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 13.20%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 10.80%
Mean ACT Score 2016 18.3
2016 ACT Reading Score 18.7
2016 ACT English Score 16.9
2016 ACT Writing Score 16.3

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 13.20%
Live births to single mothers 37.40%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 34.90%

Berkeley

Population

Hispanic 12,525 / 6.20%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 51,381 / 25.30%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 7,039 / 3.50%
Non-Hispanic White alone 131,841 / 65.00%
Under 5 13,523
Under 18 49,143
Total Population 202,786

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $55,528
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 8.90%
Under age 18 in poverty 18.70%
Annual unemployment rate 5.50%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 7.60%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 63.80%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 49.60%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 6.90%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 3.70%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 15.60%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 14.70%
Mean ACT Score 2016 18
2016 ACT Reading Score 18.6
2016 ACT English Score 16.5
2016 ACT Writing Score 15.1

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 15.60%
Live births to single mothers 38.70%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 36.00%

Calhoun

Population

Hispanic 478 / 3.20%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 6,183 / 41.80%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 119 / 0.80%
Non-Hispanic White alone 8,001 / 54.10%
Under 5 750
Under 18 2,980
Total Population 14,781

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $60,184
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 5.60%
Under age 18 in poverty 29.40%
Annual unemployment rate 7.00%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 13.90%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 69.20%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 50.90%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 6.80%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 5.60%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 19.40%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 19.20%
Mean ACT Score 2016 18.1
2016 ACT Reading Score 18.2
2016 ACT English Score 17.5
2016 ACT Writing Score 15

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 19.40%
Live births to single mothers 50.70%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 28.70%

Charleston

Population

Hispanic 19,614 / 5.00%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 109,757 / 28.20%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 8,194 / 2.10%
Non-Hispanic White alone 251,697 / 64.70%
Under 5 23,418
Under 18 78,207
Total Population 389,262

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $65,383
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 7.10%
Under age 18 in poverty 22.90%
Annual unemployment rate 4.80%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 7.40%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 59.00%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 46.70%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 2.80%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 3.70%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 10.60%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 14.40%
Mean ACT Score 2016 19.4
2016 ACT Reading Score 19.9
2016 ACT English Score 18.4
2016 ACT Writing Score 16.9

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 10.60%
Live births to single mothers 38.60%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 36.50%

Cherokee

Population

Hispanic 2,367 / 4.20%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 11,842 / 21.10%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 571 / 1.00%
Non-Hispanic White alone 41,414 / 73.70%
Under 5 3,480
Under 18 13,378
Total Population 56,194

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $44,547
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 9.50%
Under age 18 in poverty 29.70%
Annual unemployment rate 7.20%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 17.00%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 72.30%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 59.40%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 5.30%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 7.40%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 22.70%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 17.50%
Mean ACT Score 2016 17.3
2016 ACT Reading Score 17.5
2016 ACT English Score 15.8
2016 ACT Writing Score 13.8

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 22.70%
Live births to single mothers 57.70%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 39.10%

Chester

Population

Hispanic 613 / 1.90%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 12,093 / 37.50%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 323 / 1.00%
Non-Hispanic White alone 19,238 / 59.60%
Under 5 1,982
Under 18 7,397
Total Population 32,267

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $31,627
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 12.70%
Under age 18 in poverty 38.00%
Annual unemployment rate 8.30%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 20.80%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 80.70%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 66.20%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 11.30%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 7.90%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 25.20%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 19.60%
Mean ACT Score 2016 17.5
2016 ACT Reading Score 17.5
2016 ACT English Score 16.4
2016 ACT Writing Score 13

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 25.20%
Live births to single mothers 61.40%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 55.60%

Chesterfield

Population

Hispanic 1,919 / 4.20%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 15,240 / 33.10%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 548 / 1.20%
Non-Hispanic White alone 28,310 / 61.50%
Under 5 2,655
Under 18 10,586
Total Population 46,017

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $39,056
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 13.90%
Under age 18 in poverty 33.70%
Annual unemployment rate 6.10%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 14.40%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 76.30%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 63.90%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 3.80%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 3.70%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 26.50%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 20.00%
Mean ACT Score 2016 17
2016 ACT Reading Score 17.5
2016 ACT English Score 15.2
2016 ACT Writing Score 13.1

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 26.50%
Live births to single mothers 62.00%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 33.40%

Clarendon

Population

Hispanic 1,005 / 3.00%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 16,260 / 48.10%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 304 / 0.90%
Non-Hispanic White alone 16,206 / 48.00%
Under 5 1,709
Under 18 6,891
Total Population 33,775

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $35,541
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 17.20%
Under age 18 in poverty 38.10%
Annual unemployment rate 7.80%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 14.50%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 80.00%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 62.80%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 12.50%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 11.90%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 34.00%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 23.50%
Mean ACT Score 2016 16.1
2016 ACT Reading Score 14.6
2016 ACT English Score 16.2
2016 ACT Writing Score 13.3

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 34.00%
Live births to single mothers 66.30%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 34.00%

Colleton

Population

Hispanic 1,191 / 3.20%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 14,505 / 38.40%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 477 / 1.30%
Non-Hispanic White alone 21,558 / 57.10%
Under 5 2,246
Under 18 8,550
Total Population 37,731

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $31,674
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 8.90%
Under age 18 in poverty 36.70%
Annual unemployment rate 7.00%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 8.40%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 79.30%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 70.30%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 4.50%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 6.80%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 31.70%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 20.40%
Mean ACT Score 2016 16.5
2016 ACT Reading Score 16.8
2016 ACT English Score 14.8
2016 ACT Writing Score 13.1

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 31.70%
Live births to single mothers 57.90%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 29.90%

Darlington

Population

Hispanic 1,406 / 2.10%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 27,959 / 41.40%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 662 / 1.00%
Non-Hispanic White alone 37,521 / 55.50%
Under 5 3,906
Under 18 15,405
Total Population 67,548

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $43,180
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 16.00%
Under age 18 in poverty 33.40%
Annual unemployment rate 7.40%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 10.30%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 71.90%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 64.00%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 11.60%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 6.60%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 21.30%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 18.30%
Mean ACT Score 2016 17.3
2016 ACT Reading Score 17.4
2016 ACT English Score 15.8
2016 ACT Writing Score 14.3

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 21.30%
Live births to single mothers 66.30%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 31.00%

Dillon

Population

Hispanic 802 / 2.60%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 14,771 / 47.30%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 933 / 3.00%
Non-Hispanic White alone 14,728 / 47.20%
Under 5 2,193
Under 18 8,060
Total Population 31,234

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $28,997
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 16.40%
Under age 18 in poverty 42.80%
Annual unemployment rate 8.70%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 27.40%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 77.80%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 60.90%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 8.50%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 6.10%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 29.60%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 23.50%
Mean ACT Score 2016 16.6
2016 ACT Reading Score 15.3
2016 ACT English Score 16.6
2016 ACT Writing Score 14.3

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 29.60%
Live births to single mothers 67.00%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 25.50%

Dorchester

Population

Hispanic 7,672 / 5.00%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 39,992 / 26.20%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 4,445 / 2.90%
Non-Hispanic White alone 100,369 / 65.80%
Under 5 9,726
Under 18 38,764
Total Population 152,478

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $64,096
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 9.10%
Under age 18 in poverty 18.80%
Annual unemployment rate 5.40%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 8.30%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 58.90%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 41.60%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 4.70%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 6.10%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 18.20%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 12.80%
Mean ACT Score 2016 18.9
2016 ACT Reading Score 17.8
2016 ACT English Score 19.3
2016 ACT Writing Score 16.4

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 18.20%
Live births to single mothers 40.80%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 34.40%

Edgefield

Population

Hispanic 1,557 / 5.90%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 9,664 / 36.40%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 210 / 0.80%
Non-Hispanic White alone 15,083 / 56.90%
Under 5 1,065
Under 18 5,036
Total Population 26,514

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $60,193
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 7.00%
Under age 18 in poverty 27.10%
Annual unemployment rate 6.40%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 13.30%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 73.00%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 55.90%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 9.20%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 11.50%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 26.80%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 16.60%
Mean ACT Score 2016 18.5
2016 ACT Reading Score 18.9
2016 ACT English Score 17.2
2016 ACT Writing Score 16.1

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 26.80%
Live births to single mothers 53.30%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 30.50%

Fairfield

Population

Hispanic 434 / 1.90%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 13,315 / 58.50%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 153 / 0.70%
Non-Hispanic White alone 8,845 / 38.90%
Under 5 1,096
Under 18 4,634
Total Population 22,747

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $37,885
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 5.90%
Under age 18 in poverty 33.40%
Annual unemployment rate 8.00%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 23.50%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 76.00%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 71.00%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 2.10%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 5.90%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 14.00%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 23.40%
Mean ACT Score 2016 14.1
2016 ACT Reading Score 14.2
2016 ACT English Score 11.9
2016 ACT Writing Score 12.4

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 14.00%
Live births to single mothers 70.00%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 38.50%

Florence

Population

Hispanic 3,419 / 2.50%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 59,235 / 42.60%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 2,532 / 1.80%
Non-Hispanic White alone 73,714 / 53.10%
Under 5 8,885
Under 18 33,464
Total Population 138,900

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $50,801
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 8.80%
Under age 18 in poverty 28.70%
Annual unemployment rate 6.60%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 9.80%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 72.60%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 59.30%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 6.80%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 3.80%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 17.20%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 16.30%
Mean ACT Score 2016 17.2
2016 ACT Reading Score 15.5
2016 ACT English Score 17.6
2016 ACT Writing Score 14.8

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 17.20%
Live births to single mothers 57.50%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 32.80%

Georgetown

Population

Hispanic 1,969 / 3.20%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 19,728 / 32.20%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 524 / 0.90%
Non-Hispanic White alone 39,077 / 63.70%
Under 5 2,872
Under 18 12,107
Total Population 61,298

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $47,492
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 8.50%
Under age 18 in poverty 32.00%
Annual unemployment rate 8.40%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 14.50%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 71.00%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 62.50%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 6.10%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 3.00%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 15.10%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 15.60%
Mean ACT Score 2016 16.9
2016 ACT Reading Score 17
2016 ACT English Score 15.1
2016 ACT Writing Score 13.4

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 15.10%
Live births to single mothers 56.40%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 47.20%

Greenville

Population

Hispanic 43,479 / 8.80%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 91,329 / 18.60%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 12,979 / 2.60%
Non-Hispanic White alone 344,076 / 70.00%
Under 5 31,525
Under 18 115,082
Total Population 491,863

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $62,116
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 6.80%
Under age 18 in poverty 17.70%
Annual unemployment rate 5.00%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 7.10%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 59.50%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 43.50%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 4.20%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 5.50%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 15.00%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 12.10%
Mean ACT Score 2016 19.2
2016 ACT Reading Score 19.7
2016 ACT English Score 17.9
2016 ACT Writing Score 16.7

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 15.00%
Live births to single mothers 36.50%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 33.40%

Greenwood

Population

Hispanic 4,084 / 5.80%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 22,541 / 32.30%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 969 / 1.40%
Non-Hispanic White alone 42,244 / 60.50%
Under 5 4,393
Under 18 16,127
Total Population 69,838

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $40,592
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 8.80%
Under age 18 in poverty 26.20%
Annual unemployment rate 6.30%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 7.50%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 74.60%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 56.60%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 4.60%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 6.80%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 19.60%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 15.80%
Mean ACT Score 2016 17.5
2016 ACT Reading Score 15.7
2016 ACT English Score 18
2016 ACT Writing Score 14.3

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 19.60%
Live births to single mothers 55.90%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 27.90%

Hampton

Population

Hispanic 803 / 4.00%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 10,711 / 53.40%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 193 / 1.00%
Non-Hispanic White alone 8,342 / 41.60%
Under 5 1,139
Under 18 4,447
Total Population 20,049

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $37,061
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 18.60%
Under age 18 in poverty 35.10%
Annual unemployment rate 8.50%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 17.60%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 84.80%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 71.60%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 12.50%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 10.50%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 24.40%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 24.30%
Mean ACT Score 2016 15.7
2016 ACT Reading Score 14
2016 ACT English Score 15.9
2016 ACT Writing Score 11.9

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 24.40%
Live births to single mothers 66.20%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 38.00%

Horry

Population

Hispanic 18,730 / 6.10%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 42,807 / 13.80%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 5,787 / 1.90%
Non-Hispanic White alone 241,875 / 78.20%
Under 5 15,730
Under 18 58,904
Total Population 309,199

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $43,516
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 7.70%
Under age 18 in poverty 29.60%
Annual unemployment rate 7.00%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 10.20%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 63.40%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 48.90%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 2.60%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 5.30%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 15.70%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 12.20%
Mean ACT Score 2016 18.6
2016 ACT Reading Score 18.9
2016 ACT English Score 17.2
2016 ACT Writing Score 15.8

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 15.70%
Live births to single mothers 52.70%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 40.70%

Jasper

Population

Hispanic 3,839 / 13.80%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 11,895 / 42.80%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 303 / 1.10%
Non-Hispanic White alone 11,787 / 42.40%
Under 5 1,644
Under 18 5,922
Total Population 27,824

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $33,947
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 21.00%
Under age 18 in poverty 40.10%
Annual unemployment rate 5.10%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 5.60%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 89.60%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 83.30%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 1.70%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 23.20%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 25.60%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 27.10%
Mean ACT Score 2016 14.2
2016 ACT Reading Score 14.4
2016 ACT English Score 12.5
2016 ACT Writing Score 11.4

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 25.60%
Live births to single mothers 64.60%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 50.30%

Kershaw

Population

Hispanic 2,667 / 4.20%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 16,186 / 25.40%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 769 / 1.20%
Non-Hispanic White alone 43,981 / 69.10%
Under 5 3,769
Under 18 14,919
Total Population 63,603

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $49,511
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 19.60%
Under age 18 in poverty 23.30%
Annual unemployment rate 6.00%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 5.50%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 66.50%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 48.00%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 6.00%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 8.10%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 17.90%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 14.90%
Mean ACT Score 2016 17.7
2016 ACT Reading Score 18.2
2016 ACT English Score 16.2
2016 ACT Writing Score 15

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 17.90%
Live births to single mothers 48.90%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 29.00%

Lancaster

Population

Hispanic 4,414 / 5.10%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 19,442 / 22.60%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 1,233 / 1.40%
Non-Hispanic White alone 60,753 / 70.80%
Under 5 4,882
Under 18 18,749
Total Population 85,842

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $57,022
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 7.40%
Under age 18 in poverty 21.00%
Annual unemployment rate 6.30%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 9.20%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 70.20%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 53.90%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 5.30%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 3.70%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 22.10%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 17.00%
Mean ACT Score 2016 17.4
2016 ACT Reading Score 17.9
2016 ACT English Score 15.8
2016 ACT Writing Score 14.4

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 22.10%
Live births to single mothers 44.00%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 33.90%

Laurens

Population

Hispanic 2,991 / 4.50%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 17,343 / 26.00%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 491 / 0.70%
Non-Hispanic White alone 45,798 / 68.70%
Under 5 3,778
Under 18 14,781
Total Population 66,623

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $34,671
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 11.70%
Under age 18 in poverty 30.70%
Annual unemployment rate 6.50%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 15.20%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 78.10%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 57.70%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 10.10%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 9.50%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 23.00%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 17.60%
Mean ACT Score 2016 16.4
2016 ACT Reading Score 14.6
2016 ACT English Score 16.5
2016 ACT Writing Score 13.4

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 23.00%
Live births to single mothers 56.60%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 35.60%

Lee

Population

Hispanic 411 / 2.30%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 11,318 / 63.20%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 134 / 0.70%
Non-Hispanic White alone 6,033 / 33.70%
Under 5 886
Under 18 3,718
Total Population 17,896

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $30,181
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 11.30%
Under age 18 in poverty 38.60%
Annual unemployment rate 8.50%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 14.80%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 86.00%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 83.20%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 2.00%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 4.40%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 24.20%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 28.20%
Mean ACT Score 2016 13.3
2016 ACT Reading Score 14
2016 ACT English Score 10.6
2016 ACT Writing Score 10.2

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 24.20%
Live births to single mothers 73.40%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 34.20%

Lexington

Population

Hispanic 16,254 / 5.80%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 43,301 / 15.40%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 6,849 / 2.40%
Non-Hispanic White alone 215,429 / 76.40%
Under 5 16,854
Under 18 66,209
Total Population 281,833

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $64,011
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 9.60%
Under age 18 in poverty 19.10%
Annual unemployment rate 4.80%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 7.90%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 63.20%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 44.50%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 1.80%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 4.80%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 14.90%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 10.30%
Mean ACT Score 2016 19.3
2016 ACT Reading Score 17.8
2016 ACT English Score 19.9
2016 ACT Writing Score 16.6

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 14.90%
Live births to single mothers 38.40%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 30.30%

Marion

Population

Hispanic 861 / 2.70%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 17,911 / 56.40%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 389 / 1.20%
Non-Hispanic White alone 12,586 / 39.60%
Under 5 1,960
Under 18 7,473
Total Population 31,747

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $27,778
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 12.40%
Under age 18 in poverty 41.10%
Annual unemployment rate 10.00%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 13.50%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 81.10%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 66.20%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 7.50%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 8.00%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 20.50%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 25.00%
Mean ACT Score 2016 15.6
2016 ACT Reading Score 15.7
2016 ACT English Score 13.8
2016 ACT Writing Score 11.7

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 20.50%
Live births to single mothers 73.00%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 34.30%

Marlboro

Population

Hispanic 893 / 3.20%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 14,131 / 51.40%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 1,378 / 5.00%
Non-Hispanic White alone 11,092 / 40.30%
Under 5 1,468
Under 18 5,594
Total Population 27,494

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $25,330
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 8.60%
Under age 18 in poverty 37.90%
Annual unemployment rate 10.10%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 12.10%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 86.50%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 71.70%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 10.80%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 4.20%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 25.10%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 24.40%
Mean ACT Score 2016 14.8
2016 ACT Reading Score 14.8
2016 ACT English Score 12.6
2016 ACT Writing Score 12.4

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 25.10%
Live births to single mothers 74.60%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 37.40%

McCormick

Population

Hispanic 124 / 1.30%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 4,678 / 48.20%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 63 / 0.60%
Non-Hispanic White alone 4,841 / 49.90%
Under 5 310
Under 18 1,213
Total Population 9,706

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $38,551
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 14.10%
Under age 18 in poverty 35.20%
Annual unemployment rate 7.20%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 14.50%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 85.50%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 76.10%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 27.20%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 12.20%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 20.30%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 20.50%
Mean ACT Score 2016 14.2
2016 ACT Reading Score 14
2016 ACT English Score 12.5
2016 ACT Writing Score 13.7

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 20.30%
Live births to single mothers 66.10%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 35.70%

Newberry

Population

Hispanic 2,836 / 7.50%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 11,693 / 30.80%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 409 / 1.10%
Non-Hispanic White alone 23,074 / 60.70%
Under 5 2,214
Under 18 8,378
Total Population 38,012

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $36,837
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 8.00%
Under age 18 in poverty 28.50%
Annual unemployment rate 5.30%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 8.90%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 71.20%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 55.20%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 5.10%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 3.40%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 18.60%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 19.50%
Mean ACT Score 2016 16.9
2016 ACT Reading Score 17
2016 ACT English Score 15
2016 ACT Writing Score 14.4

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 18.60%
Live births to single mothers 58.90%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 27.00%

Oconee

Population

Hispanic 3,802 / 5.00%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 6,141 / 8.10%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 881 / 1.20%
Non-Hispanic White alone 64,889 / 85.70%
Under 5 3,971
Under 18 15,209
Total Population 75,713

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $42,039
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 6.40%
Under age 18 in poverty 25.10%
Annual unemployment rate 5.80%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 8.50%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 72.20%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 49.70%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 2.80%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 5.10%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 15.80%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 13.00%
Mean ACT Score 2016 17.9
2016 ACT Reading Score 18
2016 ACT English Score 16.8
2016 ACT Writing Score 14.7

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 15.80%
Live births to single mothers 42.70%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 28.80%

Orangeburg

Population

Hispanic 1,889 / 2.10%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 55,464 / 62.20%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 1,485 / 1.70%
Non-Hispanic White alone 30,370 / 34.00%
Under 5 5,441
Under 18 20,050
Total Population 89,208

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $36,165
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 13.60%
Under age 18 in poverty 36.80%
Annual unemployment rate 10.70%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 18.60%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 81.30%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 68.90%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 5.00%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 6.30%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 18.10%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 20.70%
Mean ACT Score 2016 15.8
2016 ACT Reading Score 14
2016 ACT English Score 15.8
2016 ACT Writing Score 12.6

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 18.10%
Live births to single mothers 67.60%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 33.50%

Pickens

Population

Hispanic 4,225 / 3.50%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 8,852 / 7.30%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 2,709 / 2.20%
Non-Hispanic White alone 105,905 / 87.00%
Under 5 6,074
Under 18 23,855
Total Population 121,691

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $51,581
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 3.90%
Under age 18 in poverty 19.40%
Annual unemployment rate 5.80%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 9.40%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 70.70%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 44.50%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 7.00%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 3.20%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 8.30%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 12.70%
Mean ACT Score 2016 18.8
2016 ACT Reading Score 19.3
2016 ACT English Score 17.5
2016 ACT Writing Score 15.6

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 8.30%
Live births to single mothers 39.60%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 27.50%

Richland

Population

Hispanic 20,831 / 5.10%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 191,961 / 47.20%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 13,517 / 3.30%
Non-Hispanic White alone 180,742 / 44.40%
Under 5 23,752
Under 18 88,453
Total Population 407,051

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $56,889
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 4.90%
Under age 18 in poverty 22.30%
Annual unemployment rate 5.70%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 7.60%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 68.30%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 53.80%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 2.30%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 2.50%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 8.40%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 12.30%
Mean ACT Score 2016 17.6
2016 ACT Reading Score 16
2016 ACT English Score 17.9
2016 ACT Writing Score 15.3

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 8.40%
Live births to single mothers 47.70%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 34.20%

Saluda

Population

Hispanic 3,010 / 15.00%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 5,119 / 25.50%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 122 / 0.60%
Non-Hispanic White alone 11,802 / 58.90%
Under 5 1,253
Under 18 4,441
Total Population 20,053

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $37,091
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 11.90%
Under age 18 in poverty 29.60%
Annual unemployment rate 5.20%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 10.50%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 78.80%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 48.10%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 13.60%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 6.90%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 25.30%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 22.80%
Mean ACT Score 2016 16.4
2016 ACT Reading Score 16.3
2016 ACT English Score 14.7
2016 ACT Writing Score 15.5

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 25.30%
Live births to single mothers 53.40%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 40.20%

South Carolina

Population

Hispanic 268,352 / 5.50%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 1,359,890 / 27.80%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 104,336 / 2.10%
Non-Hispanic White alone 3,163,568 / 64.60%
Under 5 289,990
Under 18 1,091,588
Total Population 4,896,146

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $52,241
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 8.50%
Under age 18 in poverty 24.40%
Annual unemployment rate 6.00%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 9.20%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 66.70%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 51.20%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 4.70%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 5.00%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 15.30%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 15%
Mean ACT Score 2016 18.2
2016 ACT Reading Score 18.5
2016 ACT English Score 16.7
2016 ACT Writing Score 15.4

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 15.30%
Live births to single mothers 46.40%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 34.10%

Spartanburg

Population

Hispanic 19,412 / 6.50%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 63,132 / 21.20%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 8,034 / 2.70%
Non-Hispanic White alone 206,724 / 69.50%
Under 5 18,310
Under 18 69,835
Total Population 297,302

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $50,668
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 6.80%
Under age 18 in poverty 21.50%
Annual unemployment rate 5.70%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 8.10%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 65.50%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 48.80%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 3.60%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 4.80%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 14.50%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 14.40%
Mean ACT Score 2016 18
2016 ACT Reading Score 16.7
2016 ACT English Score 18
2016 ACT Writing Score 15.4

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 14.50%
Live births to single mothers 42.50%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 31.90%

Sumter

Population

Hispanic 4,320 / 4.00%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 50,917 / 47.40%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 2,133 / 2.00%
Non-Hispanic White alone 50,110 / 46.60%
Under 5 7,502
Under 18 26,388
Total Population 107,480

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $46,614
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 11.40%
Under age 18 in poverty 29.80%
Annual unemployment rate 6.90%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 10.20%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 77.90%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 65.10%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 6.10%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 4.30%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 15.60%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 16.90%
Mean ACT Score 2016 17.1
2016 ACT Reading Score 17.7
2016 ACT English Score 15.3
2016 ACT Writing Score 15.1

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 15.60%
Live births to single mothers 51.40%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 30.00%

Union

Population

Hispanic 368 / 1.30%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 8,969 / 32.30%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 170 / 0.60%
Non-Hispanic White alone 18,270 / 65.80%
Under 5 1,497
Under 18 5,990
Total Population 27,777

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $37,045
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 13.50%
Under age 18 in poverty 33.80%
Annual unemployment rate 7.80%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 12.10%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 65.80%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 59.40%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 11.10%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 8.00%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 20.70%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 18.40%
Mean ACT Score 2016 16.8
2016 ACT Reading Score 17.2
2016 ACT English Score 15
2016 ACT Writing Score 13.1

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 20.70%
Live births to single mothers 60.20%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 36.90%

Williamsburg

Population

Hispanic 758 / 2.30%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 21,198 / 65.20%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 288 / 0.90%
Non-Hispanic White alone 10,291 / 31.60%
Under 5 1,724
Under 18 7,046
Total Population 32,535

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $37,500
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 12.90%
Under age 18 in poverty 43.30%
Annual unemployment rate 9.20%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 13.50%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 79.40%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 69.40%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 20.40%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 4.90%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 23.10%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 25.90%
Mean ACT Score 2016 14.5
2016 ACT Reading Score 14.3
2016 ACT English Score 12.2
2016 ACT Writing Score 11

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 23.10%
Live births to single mothers 70.60%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 38.40%

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Population

Hispanic 12,744 / 5.10%
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 49,420 / 19.70%
Non-Hispanic other race alone 7,269 / 2.90%
Non-Hispanic White alone 181,762 / 72.40%
Under 5 15,344
Under 18 61,836
Total Population 251,195

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income $64,732
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working 6.30%
Under age 18 in poverty 17.10%
Annual unemployment rate 5.50%
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force 5.30%

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading 57.70%
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading 42.20%
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3 1.20%
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate 3.50%
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 13.60%
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census) 10.80%
Mean ACT Score 2016 19.2
2016 ACT Reading Score 17.7
2016 ACT English Score 19.7
2016 ACT Writing Score 16.8

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school 13.60%
Live births to single mothers 38.40%
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care 37.00%

Population

Hispanic 0 /
Non-Hispanic Black Alone 0 /
Non-Hispanic other race alone 0 /
Non-Hispanic White alone 0 /
Under 5 0
Under 18 0
Total Population 0

Economy

Median Family (with child) Income
Age 16-19 not attending school and not working
Under age 18 in poverty
Annual unemployment rate
Children under 18 with no parent in the labor force

Education

Percentage of 3rd graders below standards in reading
Percentage of 8th graders below standards in reading
Cumulative percentage of students failing grades 1,2,3
Age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a graduate
Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school
Percent of adults that lack basic prose literacy skills (Census)
Mean ACT Score 2016
2016 ACT Reading Score
2016 ACT English Score
2016 ACT Writing Score

Family Data

Percentage of age 18-24 have not completed high school
Live births to single mothers
Babies born to mothers without adequate prenatal care