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Economic Statistics

South Carolina

Number

Percent

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over3,114,016100.0
In labor force1,974,22263.4
Civilian labor force
1,938,19562.2
Employed
1,824,70058.6
Unemployed
113,4953.6
Percent of civilian labor force
5.9(X)
Armed Forces
36,0271.2
Not in labor force1,139,79436.6
Females 16 years and over1,626,362100.0
In labor force935,65657.5
Civilian labor force
928,77257.1
Employed
868,93653.4
Own children under 6 years297,176100.0
All parents in family in labor force186,01362.6
COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over1,822,969100.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone1,447,33879.4
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled255,85714.0
Public transportation (including taxicab)15,4680.8
Walked42,5672.3
Other means23,5041.3
Worked at home38,2352.1
Mean travel time to work (minutes)24.3(X)
Employed civilian population 16 years and over1,824,700100.0
OCCUPATION
Management, professional, and related occupations530,11729.1
Service occupations268,66114.7
Sales and office occupations459,72425.2
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations10,6790.6
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations209,04811.5
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations346,47119.0
INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining20,7851.1
Construction150,6088.3
Manufacturing354,38619.4
Wholesale trade60,5033.3
Retail trade217,60411.9
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities91,6985.0
Information38,5542.1
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing102,7645.6
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services125,5146.9
Educational, health and social services339,70818.6
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services151,0998.3
Other services (except public administration)85,7944.7
Public administration85,6834.7
CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary workers1,425,33378.1
Government workers289,86715.9
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business104,6495.7
Unpaid family workers4,8510.3
INCOME IN 1999
Households1,534,334100.0
Less than $10,000181,77711.8
$10,000 to $14,999106,6937.0
$15,000 to $24,999220,06514.3
$25,000 to $34,999213,50413.9
$35,000 to $49,999269,55917.6
$50,000 to $74,999288,75718.8
$75,000 to $99,999129,5188.4
$100,000 to $149,99981,6245.3
$150,000 to $199,99919,8731.3
$200,000 or more22,9641.5
Median household income (dollars)37,082(X)
With earnings1,225,85979.9
Mean earnings (dollars)
47,936(X)
With Social Security income406,77726.5
Mean Social Security income (dollars)
10,686(X)
With Supplemental Security Income71,7204.7
Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
5,726(X)
With public assistance income37,8642.5
Mean public assistance income (dollars)
2,145(X)
With retirement income274,21617.9
Mean retirement income (dollars)
16,933(X)
Families1,078,736100.0
Less than $10,00076,6397.1
$10,000 to $14,99955,2475.1
$15,000 to $24,999135,33012.5
$25,000 to $34,999143,20113.3
$35,000 to $49,999201,37018.7
$50,000 to $74,999241,24322.4
$75,000 to $99,999114,77510.6
$100,000 to $149,99973,1866.8
$150,000 to $199,99917,7521.6
$200,000 or more19,9931.9
Median family income (dollars)44,227(X)
Per capita income (dollars)18,795(X)

Median earnings (dollars):

Male full-time, year-round workers32,027(X)
Female full-time, year-round workers23,329(X)
POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)
Families115,899(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)10.7
With related children under 18 years87,631(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)15.7
With related children under 5 years
39,142(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)18.4
Families with female householder, no husband present67,249(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)30.6
With related children under 18 years58,503(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)37.7
With related children under 5 years
25,796(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)48.2
Individuals547,869(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)14.1
18 years and over360,594(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)12.5
65 years and over
64,688(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)13.9
Related children under 18 years182,757(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)18.5
Related children 5 to 17 years
130,304(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)17.9
Unrelated individuals 15 years and over164,484(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)26.5
(X) Not applicable.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P30, P32, P33, P43, P46, P49, P50, P51, P52, P53, P58, P62, P63, P64, P65, P67, P71, P72, P73, P74, P76, P77, P82, P87, P90, PCT47, PCT52, and PCT53

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