Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC

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2022 Population
127,422
42.4% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.1
3.54% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.4%
28.7% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$80,017
32.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$252,400
20.7% 1-year growth

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In 2022, Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC had a population of 127k people with a median age of 35.1 and a median household income of $80,017. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC declined from 221,207 to 127,422, a −42.4% decrease and its median household income grew from $60,335 to $80,017, a 32.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (19.2%), Other (Hispanic) (4.32%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.1%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.3%).

12.4% of the households in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.2% of the residents in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC are Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Goose Creek (162 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC was $252,400, and the homeownership rate was 67.8%.

Most people in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC is home to a population of 127k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.58% of Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC residents were born outside of the country (9.66k people).

In 2022, there were 3.26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (79.7k people) in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.5k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC are Spanish (8,821 households), Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (1,986 households), and Portuguese (860 households).

Citizenship

96.2%
2022 Citizenship
93.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.2% of Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC was 93.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    79.7k ± 2.08k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    24.5k ± 1.83k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    5.5k ± 1.04k
9.84%
Hispanic Population
12.5k people

In 2022, there were 3.26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (79.7k people) in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.5k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.84% of the people in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC are hispanic (12.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.58%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
9.66k people
9.91%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
21.9k people

As of 2022, 7.58% of Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC residents (9.66k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC was 9.91%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    8,821 households (7.39%)
  2. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    1,986 households (1.66%)
  3. Portuguese
    860 households (0.72%)

12.4% of the households in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC was Spanish. 7.39% of the households in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,900 ± 599
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,320 ± 643
  3. Vietnam
    2,785 ± 398

Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC employs 68.7k people. The largest industries in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC are Construction (5,517 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,274 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,315 people), and the highest paying industries are Cut and sew, and apparel accessories and other apparel manufacturing ($250,516), Specialized design services ($138,966), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($138,117).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
50,290
Women
46%
58,967
Men
54%

The workforce of Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC in 2020 was 109,257 people, with 46% woman, and 54% men.

The visualization shows the distribution of the workforce by gender and age in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC.

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Occupations

68.7k
2022 Value
−37%
1 Year decline
± −37%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC declined at a rate of −37%, from 109k employees to 68.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC, are Retail salespersons (2,139 people), Other managers (1,796 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,597 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

68.7k
2022 Value
−37%
1 Year decline
± −37%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC declined at a rate of −37%, from 109k employees to 68.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC, are Construction (5,517 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,274 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,315 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC, though some of these residents may live in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$55,074
Median earning men ± $3,004
$37,884
Median earning women ± $2,704

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($97,857), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,528), and Manufacturing ($68,182).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($57,768), Information ($52,135), and Manufacturing ($51,356).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.26M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a 2.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in South Carolina.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in South Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 55.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.11%).

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing the state of South Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from South Carolina

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Lindsey Graham
Senator from South Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2003
Tim Scott
Senator from South Carolina3
Assumed office on January 2, 2013
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jim DeMint.

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing South Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in South Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from South Carolina

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for South Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC awarded 162 degrees. The student population of Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3 male students and 143 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC are Black or African American (83 and 51.2%), followed by White (68 and 42%), Hispanic or Latino (7 and 4.32%), and Asian (2 and 1.23%).

The largest universities in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC by number of degrees awarded are Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Goose Creek (162 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC are Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (122 and 75.3%), General Cosmetology (40 and 24.7%), and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (0 and 0%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.713% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.496% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (30.2k), Some college (25.6k), and Bachelors Degree (19.8k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC was $252,400 in 2022, which is 0.895 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $209,200 to $252,400, a 20.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC is 67.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC have an average commute time of 26.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC is $80,017. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC was York County (North & East)--Fort Mill Town PUMA, SC with a value of $111,579, followed by Charleston (Northeast) County--Mount Pleasant Town PUMA, SC and Greenville (South & East)--Outside Greenville & Greer (South) Cities PUMA, SC, with respective values of $110,978 and $94,075.

Property

$252,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,593
$32,351
Median Property Taxes
±$1,496

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

67.8%
Homeownership
2022
68.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.8% of the housing units in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.6%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC was York County (North & East)--Fort Mill Town PUMA, SC with a value of $111,579, followed by Charleston (Northeast) County--Mount Pleasant Town PUMA, SC and Greenville (South & East)--Outside Greenville & Greer (South) Cities PUMA, SC, with respective values of $110,978 and $94,075.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$80,017
Median Household Income
± $2,630
47.7k
Number of Households
± 1,861

In 2022, the median household income of the 47.7k households in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC grew to $80,017 from the previous year's value of $60,335.

The following chart displays the households in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

0.448
2022 Wage GINI in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC
0.425
2021 Wage GINI in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC

In 2022, the income inequality in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 5.59% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.48%)
  3. Carpooled (9.39%)

In 2022, 76% of workers in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.48%) and those who carpooled to work (9.39%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC have a shorter commute time (26.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.59% of the workforce in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC (12.9k out of 125k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

88.5% of the population of Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC has health coverage, with 44.9% on employee plans, 12.9% on Medicaid, 8.14% on Medicare, 18.2% on non-group plans, and 4.44% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see 1485 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.602% decrease from the previous year (1494 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1768 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 524 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,485 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in South Carolina

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see an average of 1,485 patients per year. This represents a 0.602% decrease from the previous year (1,494 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in South Carolina in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.9% under 18 years, 21.9% between 18 and 34 years, 39% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

11.5%
Uninsured
44.9%
Employer Coverage
12.9%
Medicaid
8.14%
Medicare
18.2%
Non-Group
4.44%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Berkeley (South) County--Goose Creek &portions of Charleston Cities PUMA, SC declined by 25% from 15.3% to 11.5%.

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