Newberry County, SC

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2022 Population
37,918
0.201% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.6
0.709% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.5%
0.745% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$56,706
11.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$139,200
16.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
16,966
1.49% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Newberry County, SC had a population of 37.9k people with a median age of 42.6 and a median household income of $56,706. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Newberry County, SC grew from 37,842 to 37,918, a 0.201% increase and its median household income grew from $50,950 to $56,706, a 11.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Newberry County, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (30%), Other (Hispanic) (3.99%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.38%), and White (Hispanic) (1.6%).

None of the households in Newberry County, 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% of the residents in Newberry County, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Newberry County, SC are Newberry College (271 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Newberry County, SC was $139,200, and the homeownership rate was 74.3%.

Most people in Newberry County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26 minutes. The average car ownership in Newberry County, SC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Newberry County, SC is home to a population of 37.9k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.05% of Newberry County, SC residents were born outside of the country (1.92k people).

In 2022, there were 2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.8k people) in Newberry County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.51k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96%
2022 Citizenship
95.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96% of Newberry County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Newberry County, SC was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Newberry County, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    22.8k ± 147
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    11.4k ± 199
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.51k ± 358
8.13%
Hispanic Population
3.08k people

In 2022, there were 2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.8k people) in Newberry County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.51k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.13% of the people in Newberry County, SC are hispanic (3.08k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    58,419 ± 5,900 people
  2. India
    18,341 ± 3,319 people
  3. Honduras
    13,844 ± 2,885 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 58,419 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 18,341 and Honduras with 13,844.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.05%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.92k people
5.45%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.06k people

As of 2022, 5.05% of Newberry County, SC residents (1.92k 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 Newberry County, SC was 5.45%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    903 ± 214
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    446 ± 183
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    246 ± 122

Newberry County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Newberry County, SC employs 17k people. The largest industries in Newberry County, SC are Manufacturing (3,484 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,280 people), and Retail Trade (1,784 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,441), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,125), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,107).

Males in South Carolina have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,636. The income inequality in South Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

17k
2022 Value
± 1,047
−1.49%
1 Year decline
± 8.84%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Newberry County, SC declined at a rate of −1.49%, from 17.2k employees to 17k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Newberry County, SC, are Production Occupations (2,171 people), Management Occupations (1,466 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,452 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Newberry County, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

17k
2022 Value
± 1,047
−1.49%
1 Year decline
± 8.84%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Newberry County, SC declined at a rate of −1.49%, from 17.2k employees to 17k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Newberry County, SC, are Manufacturing (3,484 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,280 people), and Retail Trade (1,784 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Newberry County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Newberry County, 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

$41,557
Median earning men ± $2,275
$37,487
Median earning women ± $2,265

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,365), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,189), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($50,966).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,237), Wholesale Trade ($50,932), and Public Administration ($50,324).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 234
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 196
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 167
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Newberry County, SC went to Donald J. Trump with 61.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.816%).

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.

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US Representatives from South Carolina

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

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Education

In 2022, universities in Newberry County, SC awarded 271 degrees. The student population of Newberry County, SC in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 724 male students and 588 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Newberry County, SC are White (152 and 60.1%), followed by Black or African American (61 and 24.1%), Unknown (32 and 12.6%), and Hispanic or Latino (4 and 1.58%).

The largest universities in Newberry County, SC by number of degrees awarded are Newberry College (271 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Newberry County, SC are General Business Administration & Management (48 and 17.7%), Sport & Fitness Management (29 and 10.7%), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (22 and 8.12%).

The median tuition cost in Newberry County, SC for private four year colleges is $26,350.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Newberry County, SC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 75.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 16.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,312 (55.2% men and 44.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,312 students enrolled in Newberry County, SC, 55.2% men and 44.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 537 records, of which 54% were women and 46% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Newberry County, SC was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 22 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
271 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Newberry College with 271 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 153 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Newberry County, SC, which is 1.3 times more than the 118 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 152 degrees mean that there were 2.49 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 61 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($26,350) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,750) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($900) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.83% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.688% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Some college (892k), and Bachelors Degree (705k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Newberry County, SC was $139,200 in 2022, which is 0.494 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $119,300 to $139,200, a 16.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Newberry County, SC is 74.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Newberry County, SC have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Newberry County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Newberry County, SC is $56,706. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Newberry County, SC was Census Tract 9507 with a value of $64,342, followed by Census Tract 9506.01 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $56,731 and $54,659.

In 2022, 12.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Newberry County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.45%.

Property

$139,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,325
$11,167
Median Property Taxes
±$749

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 Newberry County, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

74.3%
Homeownership
2022
64.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.3% of the housing units in Newberry County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9507
  2. Census Tract 9506.01
  3. Census Tract 9501

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Newberry County, SC was Census Tract 9507 with a value of $64,342, followed by Census Tract 9506.01 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $56,731 and $54,659.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Newberry County, SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$56,706
Median Household Income
± $2,943
15k
Number of Households
± 943

In 2022, the median household income of the 15k households in Newberry County, SC grew to $56,706 from the previous year's value of $50,950.

The following chart displays the households in Newberry County, 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

The closest comparable wage GINI for Newberry County, SC is from South Carolina.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.334% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (85.6%)
  2. Carpooled (7.76%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.44%)

In 2022, 85.6% of workers in Newberry County, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.76%) and those who worked at home (3.44%).

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Commute Time

26 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Newberry County, SC have a shorter commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.65% of the workforce in Newberry County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Newberry County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.45%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Newberry County, SC (5.7k out of 36.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Newberry County, SC is Black, followed by White 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 23.7% of the children was living in poverty in Newberry County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 290 in Newberry County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 64.4 per 100,000 population.

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Health

90.7% of the population of Newberry County, SC has health coverage, with 42.3% on employee plans, 18.8% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 1.51% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Newberry County, SC see 1538 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.195% decrease from the previous year (1541 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3204 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1672 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,538 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Newberry County, SC

Primary care physicians in Newberry County, SC see an average of 1,538 patients per year. This represents a 0.195% decrease from the previous year (1,541 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.3% under 18 years, 19.6% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.32%
Uninsured
42.3%
Employer Coverage
18.8%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
14.1%
Non-Group
1.51%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Newberry County, SC declined by 1.06% from 9.42% to 9.32%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 78.1 in Newberry County, SC.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.2% in Newberry County, SC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14.9% in Newberry County, SC.

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