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Income & Poverty Indicators

Income Estimates by County, South Carolina & United States 2013

 

Spartanburg

Greenville

Richland

Charleston

SC

US

Per Capita Income

$21,664

$25,436

$24,832

$31,056

$23,687

$28,184

Median Household Income

$42,103

$49,330

$47,491

$51,694

$44,163

$52,250

Median Family Income

$51,569

$62,355

$62,904

$73,112

$54,686

$64,030

Median Worker Earnings (FT or PT)

$26,547

$28,885

$26,121

$29,946

$26,559

$30,454

Median worker earnings – Male, full time

$40,616

$47,924

$42,422

$47,970

$41,559

$48,099

Median worker earnings – Female, full time

$36,214

34,954

$35,311

$37,553

$32,385

$38,097

Median Household Income and Median Family Income, 2013

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Comparison of 2007-09 & 2010-12 Median Household Income by Age of Householder in Spartanburg County, SC and US

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Poverty Measures, 2013

 

Spartanburg

Greenville

Richland

Charleston

SC

US

Residents below poverty

19.1%

16.6%

18.6%

17.4%

18.6%

15.8%

   - White

15.5%

13.0%

11.0%

12.6%

13.5%

13.0%

   - Black

27.1%

28.3%

25.1%

28.6%

29.9%

27.6%

   - Hispanic (any race)

31.4%

38.3%

19.8%

42.2%

29.8%

24.8%

   - Male

14.9%

14.3%

17.3%

15.6%

16.8%

14.5%

   - Female

22.9%

18.8%

19.7%

19.1%

20.2%

17.1%

Children Below Poverty

28.5%

26.8%

24.3%

25.3%

27.5%

22.2%

Families Below Poverty

14.8%

12.9%

13.8%

12.8%

14.1%

11.6%

   - with children under 18 

24.3%

21.2%

21.2%

21.0%

22.9%

18.5%

   - married couple families

9.5%

8.3%

6.2%

8.1%

9.8%

8.5%

   - female householder 

46.3%

53.6%

46.0%

24.4%

46.8%

41.0%

Residents & Children in Poverty, Annual Percentages Trend

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Food Stamp Recipients, 2010-2012

 

# Households Receiving Food Stamps

% of Total Households

% Households Receiving Food Stamps with Children under 18 years

Spartanburg

14,898

14.0%

58.4%

Greenville

20,880

11.9%

56.3%

Richland

19,182

13.4%

56.3%

Charleston

16,517

11.6%

51.4%

SC

273,427

15.4%

55.4%

US

14,777,276

12.8%

55.3%

Free & Reduced Meal Eligibility by Spartanburg County School District, 2013

 
Total Enrollment
% Free & Reduced Lunch
District 1
4,841
43.07%
District 2
9,775
44.53%
District 3
2,764
52.75%
District 4
2,634
56.91%
District 5
7,691
41.05%
District 6
10,833
49.71%
District 7
6,927
61.86%

Household Indicators

Family Households by Type, 2010-2012

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Child Welfare Indicators

Child Welfare Indicators by County, 2008-2012

 

Charleston

Greenville

Richland

Spartanburg

SC

Median income of families with children under 18

$56,663

$59,634

$57,051

$51,593

$51,363

Percent of owner-occupied housing units in which householders spend at least 30% of their income on housing

34.4%

22.9%

26.1%

22.0%

25.1%

Percent of children below poverty level (2013)

25.3%

26.8%

24.3%

28.5%

27.5%

Percent of children living in single parent families

42.9%

34.0%

45.2%

35.5%

40.8%

Percent of children living in families where no parent is in labor force

6.7%

6.8%

7.1%

8.4%

9.2%

Percent of teens age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not working

8.2%

7.1%

6.3%

8.1%

9.1%

Percent of children living in high-poverty area

18.1%

14.8%

11.0%

11.3%

13.6%

Births to Single Mothers by Percentage

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Charleston

46.2%

45.2%

42.7%

41.5%

41.1%

Greenville

40.2%

37.8%

39.4%

38.2%

39.0%

Richland

48.3%

48.0%

48.1%

47.4%

49.3%

Spartanburg

40.0%

38.8%

40.2%

42.6%

44.2%

SC

47.2%

46.9%

46.9%

46.9%

47.8%

Births to Mothers with less than a High School Education by Percentage

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Charleston

22.1%

20.7%

18.6%

16.3%

14.5%

Greenville

24.5%

22.3%

21.6%

19.3%

17.5%

Richland

15.6%

15.0%

15.1%

13.8%

13.3%

Spartanburg

25.9%

25.8%

22.5%

23.5%

20.6%

SC

23.0%

21.8%

20.7%

19.5%

18.2%

Cases of Child Abuse by County, 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Number of Child Abuse Referrals (Reports)

Charleston

1,454

1,368

1,740

1,700

1,594

Greenville

3,237

3,419

3,792

3,337

2,820

Richland

1,685

1,502

1,453

1,512

1,716

Spartanburg

1,107

1,718

1,730

1,826

1,988

SC

25,095

27,542

28,092

27,445

27,295

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Number of Referrals Accepted for Investigation

Charleston

1,238

1,070

1,349

1,318

754

Greenville

1,444

1,845

1,896

1,495

1,055

Richland

1,389

1,315

1,300

1,041

596

Spartanburg

609

741

686

695

738

SC

14,699

18,246

17,763

15,798

11,921

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Number of  Referrals Investigated & Substantiated

Charleston

680

549

630

663

440

Greenville

690

782

792

752

617

Richland

479

390

441

417

350

Spartanburg

351

384

347

401

424

SC

5,918

6,649

6,686

6,837

5,794

Child Death Rate, 2007 & 2012

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Foster Care Statistics by County, 2012-2013


Spartanburg

Greenville

Richland

Charleston

SC

# Children Entered Foster Care

181

280

274

221

2,748

# Children Left Foster Care

186

299

279

261

3,073

% Returned to Parent

5% (65)

1% (183)

6% (127)

1% (108)

40%

(1,356)

% Adopted

3% (42)

20% (60)

11% (32)

18% (48)

20%

(597)

% Relative Custody

31% (57)

10% (30)

30% (85)

29% (75)

26%

(801)

% Other

12% (22)

9% (26)

13% (35)

12% (30)

10%

(319)

Crime Indicators

Violent Crime Rates by County, 2012

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Property Crime Rates by County, 2012

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Juvenile Arrests by County, 2012-2013

 

All Juveniles Age 10-16

Detained

Rate Detained*

Commitments

Rate Committed*

Restitution Ordered

Spartanburg

27,340

186

7

26

1

$37,909

Greenville

42,120

1,069

25

126

3

$54,188

Richland

33,714

161

5

321

10

$20,729

Charleston

25,784

362

14

68

3

$27,511

Secondary Indicators

Population Age Distrbution, Spartanburg County, ,2013

Median age (years)

38.5


% of Population

Number

Under 5 years

6.4%

18,622

5 to 14 years

13.4%

38,989

15 to 19 years

6.8%

19,785

20 to 64 years 

58.8%

171,089

65 years and over

14.7%

42,772

Population by Race Alone or in Combination*, Spartanburg County, 2008 & 2013

 

2008 (Recorded)

2013 (Estimated)**


Number

% of Population

Number

% of Population

Non-Hispanic White

200,616

75.0%

201,672

73.93%

Non-Hispanic Black

57,301

20.4%

59,773

21.91%

Non-Hispanic American Indian

371

0.1%

576

0.21%

Non-Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander

4,761

1.7%

6,575

2.41%

Hispanic***

14,201

5.1%

18,166

6.24%


Median Age of Population

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Select Senior Age Demographics by % of Total Population, 2010-2012

 

Age 60 and Over

Age 75 and over

 

Total

Male

Female

Total

Male

Female

Spartanburg

20.0%

18.0%

21.8%

5.7%

4.4%

7.0%

SC

20.4%

18.7%

21.9%

5.8%

4.6%

6.9%

US

19.0%

17.3%

20.7%

6.1%

4.9%

7.2%

Seniors by Age as % of Total Spartanburg County Population

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Median Household Income by Age Group, 2013

 

Householder < age 25

Householder

age 25-44

Householder

age 45-64

Householder

age 65+

Spartanburg

$17,076

$43,740

$57,067

$32,680

Greenville

$22,436

$52,749

$60,979

$34,478

Richland

$16,703

$48,113

$60,408

$39,889

Charleston

$22,428

$59,009

$57,824

$44,780

SC

$21,161

$47,246

$51,935

$35,042

US

$25,391

$56,987

$63,474

$37,847

Adult Protective Services Clients Reported & Receiving Services

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Grandparents Responsible for Granchildren, 2010-2012

 

Total

White

Black

No Parent Present

Spartanburg

4,053

64.0%

26.8%

44.0%

Greenville

3,967

65.5%

32.2%

40.6%

Richland

3,995

27.7%

66.5%

36.5%

Charleston

3,489

33.6%

64.6%

34.8%

SC

57,744

54.2%

43.1%

38.6%

US

2,742,880

64.5%

22.3%

32.7%

Individuals in Institutional Group Quarters, 2014

(Total)

US
 (3,993,659)

SC

(63,765)

Charleston

(3,018)

Greenville

(4,047)

Richland

(9,551)

Spartanburg

(4,153)

Adult Correctional Facilities

56.68%

65.32%

58.91%

54.29%

75.41%

62.61%

Group Homes for Juveniles

0.94%

1.93%

1.26%

3.04%

1.66%

1.54%

Juvenile Treatment Centers

1.20%

0.96%

0.63%

1.24%

0.58%

0.75%

Nursing Facilities

37.62%

29.83%

37.57%

39.26%

17.80%

31.28%

Schools for People with Disabilities

0.24%

0.25%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

3.83%

Individuals in Non-Institutional Group Quarters, 2014

(Total)

US
(3,993,664)

SC
(75,389)

Charleston
(7,313)

Greenville
(7,807)

Richland
(22,451)

Spartanburg
(3,833)

College/
 Univ. Student Housing

63.13%

61.63%

80.34%

86.44%

44.02%

76.18%

Emergency and Transitional Shelters

5.24%

2.15%

2.38%

4.51%

1.69%

3.70%

Group Homes for Adults

7.63%

3.16%

2.95%

2.04%

0.88%

1.57%

Treatment Centers for Adults

3.49%

2.05%

0.94%

0.96%

0.76%

2.61%

Workers and Job Corps Centers

4.22%

1.52%

0.42%

0.55%

0.14%

1.67%

Other Non-Institutional Facilities*

7.76%

3.67%

3.10%

5.51%

0.99%

14.27%

Vehicle Availability for Workers 16+, 2010-2012

 

No

Vehicle Available

One

Vehicle Available

Two

Vehicles Available

Three+

 Vehicles Available

Spartanburg

1.9%

18.3%

42.7%

37.1%

Greenville

2.5%

22.4%

43.9%

31.2%

Richland

2.7%

25.8%

42.7%

28.8%

Charleston

4.4%

25.9%

46.2%

23.5%

SC

2.7%

21.7%

43.1%

32.5%

US

4.5%

21.6%

42.2%

31.7%

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