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Total population by race/ethnicity (Number & Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
3,163,925
3,205,797
3,245,182
3,282,929
3,321,716
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
64.7%
64.7%
64.6%
64.6%
64.5%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,358,781
1,369,539
1,378,322
1,387,338
1,396,913
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
27.8%
27.6%
27.4%
27.3%
27.1%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
103,650
108,426
113,085
117,941
122,967
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
2.4%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
265,582
274,206
284,679
295,948
307,118
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
5.4%
5.5%
5.7%
5.8%
6.0%
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
4,891,938
4,957,968
5,021,268
5,084,156
5,148,714
South Carolina
Total Population
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
105,946
107,077
107,290
108,527
109,393
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
87.2%
87.0%
86.9%
86.7%
86.2%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
8,629
8,794
8,901
9,126
9,512
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
7.1%
7.1%
7.2%
7.3%
7.5%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
2,701
2,777
2,834
2,881
2,979
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
2.3%
2.3%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
4,224
4,372
4,493
4,691
5,000
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
3.5%
3.6%
3.6%
3.7%
3.9%
Pickens
Total Population
Number
121,500
123,020
123,518
125,225
126,884
Pickens
Total Population
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
3,163,925
3,205,797
3,245,182
3,282,929
3,321,716
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
64.7%
64.7%
64.6%
64.6%
64.5%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,358,781
1,369,539
1,378,322
1,387,338
1,396,913
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
27.8%
27.6%
27.4%
27.3%
27.1%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
103,650
108,426
113,085
117,941
122,967
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
2.4%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
265,582
274,206
284,679
295,948
307,118
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
5.4%
5.5%
5.7%
5.8%
6.0%
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
4,891,938
4,957,968
5,021,268
5,084,156
5,148,714
South Carolina
Total Population
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
105,946
107,077
107,290
108,527
109,393
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
87.2%
87.0%
86.9%
86.7%
86.2%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
8,629
8,794
8,901
9,126
9,512
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
7.1%
7.1%
7.2%
7.3%
7.5%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
2,701
2,777
2,834
2,881
2,979
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
2.3%
2.3%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
4,224
4,372
4,493
4,691
5,000
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
3.5%
3.6%
3.6%
3.7%
3.9%
Pickens
Total Population
Number
121,500
123,020
123,518
125,225
126,884
Pickens
Total Population
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
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Definitions: Estimated population by race and ethnicity.

Data presented for 2010 through 2019 are from Vintage 2019 Bridged-Race Postcensal Population Estimates, which are produced under a collaborative arrangement between the Center for Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics and the U. S. Census Bureau. With each annual release of the Bridged-Race Estimates, the estimates for each year beginning with 2010 are revised, which means that previously published estimates for the same years will be slightly different from the most current estimates presented here.  Values for 1990, 2000, and 2010 represent revised population estimates for July 1, 1990, July 1, 2000, and July 1, 2010 - not actual Census counts from April 1, 1990, April 1, 2000, and April 1, 2010.

Data Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Vintage 2019 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (July 1, 2010-July 1, 2019), by year, county, single-year of age (0, 1, 2, .., 85 years and over), bridged race, Hispanic origin, and sex. Prepared under a collaborative arrangement with the U.S. Census Bureau.

Footnotes: S=Indicates suppressed data (less than 10 cases).

Last updated July 2020.

Children under 1 year of age by race/ethnicity (Number & Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
32,612
32,318
32,200
31,710
31,182
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.3%
56.3%
56.8%
56.1%
55.6%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
18,142
17,851
17,343
17,504
17,674
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
31.3%
31.1%
30.6%
31.0%
31.5%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
1,107
1,092
1,108
1,244
1,228
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.9%
1.9%
2.0%
2.2%
2.2%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
6,069
6,106
6,001
6,043
6,038
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
10.5%
10.6%
10.6%
10.7%
10.8%
South Carolina
Total under 1-year-old
Number
57,930
57,367
56,652
56,501
56,122
South Carolina
Total under 1-year-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
1,048
1,015
973
934
928
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
82.0%
82.5%
83.1%
80.7%
80.6%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
114
106
101
113
110
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.9%
8.6%
8.6%
9.8%
9.6%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
27
26
23
27
27
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.1%
2.0%
2.3%
2.3%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
89
83
74
83
86
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
7.0%
6.7%
6.3%
7.2%
7.5%
Pickens
Total under 1-year-old
Number
1,278
1,230
1,171
1,157
1,151
Pickens
Total under 1-year-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
32,612
32,318
32,200
31,710
31,182
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.3%
56.3%
56.8%
56.1%
55.6%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
18,142
17,851
17,343
17,504
17,674
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
31.3%
31.1%
30.6%
31.0%
31.5%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
1,107
1,092
1,108
1,244
1,228
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.9%
1.9%
2.0%
2.2%
2.2%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
6,069
6,106
6,001
6,043
6,038
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
10.5%
10.6%
10.6%
10.7%
10.8%
South Carolina
Total under 1-year-old
Number
57,930
57,367
56,652
56,501
56,122
South Carolina
Total under 1-year-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
1,048
1,015
973
934
928
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
82.0%
82.5%
83.1%
80.7%
80.6%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
114
106
101
113
110
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.9%
8.6%
8.6%
9.8%
9.6%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
27
26
23
27
27
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.1%
2.0%
2.3%
2.3%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
89
83
74
83
86
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
7.0%
6.7%
6.3%
7.2%
7.5%
Pickens
Total under 1-year-old
Number
1,278
1,230
1,171
1,157
1,151
Pickens
Total under 1-year-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
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Definitions: Estimated number of the children younger than age one by race and ethnicity.

Data presented for 2010 through 2019 are from Vintage 2019 Bridged-Race Postcensal Population Estimates, which are produced under a collaborative arrangement between the Center for Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics and the U. S. Census Bureau. With each annual release of the Bridged-Race Estimates, the estimates for each year beginning with 2010 are revised, which means that previously published estimates for the same years will be slightly different from the most current estimates presented here.  Values for 1990, 2000, and 2010 represent revised population estimates for July 1, 1990, July 1, 2000, and July 1, 2010 - not actual Census counts from April 1, 1990, April 1, 2000, and April 1, 2010.

Data Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Vintage 2019 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (July 1, 2010-July 1, 2019), by year, county, single-year of age (0, 1, 2, .., 85 years and over), bridged race, Hispanic origin, and sex. Prepared under a collaborative arrangement with the U.S. Census Bureau.

Footnotes: S=Indicates suppressed data (less than 10 cases).

Last updated July 2020.

Children under 5 years of age by race/ethnicity (Number & Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
163,659
164,753
165,687
165,939
164,825
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.3%
56.5%
56.6%
56.6%
56.4%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
92,029
91,453
90,564
90,195
89,687
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
31.7%
31.3%
30.9%
30.8%
30.7%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
6,039
6,311
6,422
6,544
6,759
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.2%
2.2%
2.2%
2.3%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
28,954
29,304
29,953
30,563
31,193
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
10.0%
10.0%
10.2%
10.4%
10.7%
South Carolina
Total under 5-years-old
Number
290,681
291,821
292,626
293,241
292,464
South Carolina
Total under 5-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
5,048
5,165
5,220
5,238
5,075
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
82.8%
83.4%
83.1%
82.8%
82.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
532
510
547
560
576
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.7%
8.2%
8.7%
8.8%
9.3%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
109
111
117
117
107
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.8%
1.8%
1.9%
1.8%
1.7%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
407
407
397
413
433
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
6.7%
6.6%
6.3%
6.5%
7.0%
Pickens
Total under 5-years-old
Number
6,096
6,193
6,281
6,328
6,191
Pickens
Total under 5-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
163,659
164,753
165,687
165,939
164,825
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.3%
56.5%
56.6%
56.6%
56.4%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
92,029
91,453
90,564
90,195
89,687
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
31.7%
31.3%
30.9%
30.8%
30.7%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
6,039
6,311
6,422
6,544
6,759
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.2%
2.2%
2.2%
2.3%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
28,954
29,304
29,953
30,563
31,193
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
10.0%
10.0%
10.2%
10.4%
10.7%
South Carolina
Total under 5-years-old
Number
290,681
291,821
292,626
293,241
292,464
South Carolina
Total under 5-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
5,048
5,165
5,220
5,238
5,075
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
82.8%
83.4%
83.1%
82.8%
82.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
532
510
547
560
576
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.7%
8.2%
8.7%
8.8%
9.3%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
109
111
117
117
107
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.8%
1.8%
1.9%
1.8%
1.7%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
407
407
397
413
433
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
6.7%
6.6%
6.3%
6.5%
7.0%
Pickens
Total under 5-years-old
Number
6,096
6,193
6,281
6,328
6,191
Pickens
Total under 5-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
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Definitions: Estimated number of children younger than age five by race and ethnicity.

Data presented for 2010 through 2019 are from Vintage 2019 Bridged-Race Postcensal Population Estimates, which are produced under a collaborative arrangement between the Center for Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics and the U. S. Census Bureau. With each annual release of the Bridged-Race Estimates, the estimates for each year beginning with 2010 are revised, which means that previously published estimates for the same years will be slightly different from the most current estimates presented here.  Values for 1990, 2000, and 2010 represent revised population estimates for July 1, 1990, July 1, 2000, and July 1, 2010 - not actual Census counts from April 1, 1990, April 1, 2000, and April 1, 2010.

Data Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Vintage 2019 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (July 1, 2010-July 1, 2019), by year, county, single-year of age (0, 1, 2, .., 85 years and over), bridged race, Hispanic origin, and sex. Prepared under a collaborative arrangement with the U.S. Census Bureau.

Footnotes: S=Indicates suppressed data (less than 10 cases).

Last updated July 2020.

Children under 10 years of age by race/ethnicity (Number & Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
334,209
336,260
337,050
337,535
337,883
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
55.6%
55.9%
56.1%
56.3%
56.4%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
194,441
192,548
189,455
187,029
185,130
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.4%
32.0%
31.5%
31.2%
30.9%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
12,958
13,318
13,657
14,041
14,472
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.2%
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
2.4%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
59,037
59,889
60,544
61,155
61,755
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
9.8%
9.9%
10.1%
10.2%
10.3%
South Carolina
Total under 10-years-old
Number
600,645
602,015
600,706
599,760
599,240
South Carolina
Total under 10-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
10,500
10,552
10,449
10,398
10,292
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
83.1%
83.1%
82.6%
82.7%
82.1%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,080
1,073
1,113
1,120
1,141
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.6%
8.5%
8.8%
8.9%
9.1%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
211
225
233
218
215
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.7%
1.8%
1.8%
1.7%
1.7%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
838
847
851
836
892
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
6.6%
6.7%
6.7%
6.6%
7.1%
Pickens
Total under 10-years-old
Number
12,629
12,697
12,646
12,572
12,540
Pickens
Total under 10-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
334,209
336,260
337,050
337,535
337,883
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
55.6%
55.9%
56.1%
56.3%
56.4%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
194,441
192,548
189,455
187,029
185,130
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.4%
32.0%
31.5%
31.2%
30.9%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
12,958
13,318
13,657
14,041
14,472
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.2%
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
2.4%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
59,037
59,889
60,544
61,155
61,755
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
9.8%
9.9%
10.1%
10.2%
10.3%
South Carolina
Total under 10-years-old
Number
600,645
602,015
600,706
599,760
599,240
South Carolina
Total under 10-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
10,500
10,552
10,449
10,398
10,292
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
83.1%
83.1%
82.6%
82.7%
82.1%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,080
1,073
1,113
1,120
1,141
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.6%
8.5%
8.8%
8.9%
9.1%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
211
225
233
218
215
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.7%
1.8%
1.8%
1.7%
1.7%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
838
847
851
836
892
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
6.6%
6.7%
6.7%
6.6%
7.1%
Pickens
Total under 10-years-old
Number
12,629
12,697
12,646
12,572
12,540
Pickens
Total under 10-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
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Definitions: Estimated number of children from younger than age 10 by race and ethnicity.

Data presented for 2010 through 2019 are from Vintage 2019 Bridged-Race Postcensal Population Estimates, which are produced under a collaborative arrangement between the Center for Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics and the U. S. Census Bureau. With each annual release of the Bridged-Race Estimates, the estimates for each year beginning with 2010 are revised, which means that previously published estimates for the same years will be slightly different from the most current estimates presented here.  Values for 1990, 2000, and 2010 represent revised population estimates for July 1, 1990, July 1, 2000, and July 1, 2010 - not actual Census counts from April 1, 1990, April 1, 2000, and April 1, 2010.

Data Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Vintage 2019 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (July 1, 2010-July 1, 2019), by year, county, single-year of age (0, 1, 2, .., 85 years and over), bridged race, Hispanic origin, and sex. Prepared under a collaborative arrangement with the U.S. Census Bureau.

Footnotes: S=Indicates suppressed data (less than 10 cases).

Last updated July 2020.

Children under 15 years of age by race/ethnicity (Number & Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
510,464
512,767
515,708
517,268
518,490
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.4%
56.4%
56.4%
56.3%
56.2%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
291,231
289,731
288,836
288,947
288,828
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.2%
31.9%
31.6%
31.4%
31.3%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
19,993
20,571
21,092
21,733
22,383
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
2.4%
2.4%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
83,923
86,348
89,032
91,555
93,479
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
9.3%
9.5%
9.7%
10.0%
10.1%
South Carolina
Total under 15-years-old
Number
905,611
909,417
914,668
919,503
923,180
South Carolina
Total under 15-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
16,220
16,228
16,120
16,225
16,035
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
83.6%
83.4%
83.2%
83.1%
82.4%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,623
1,604
1,638
1,659
1,715
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.4%
8.2%
8.5%
8.5%
8.8%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
328
343
345
334
334
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.7%
1.8%
1.8%
1.7%
1.7%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
1,236
1,275
1,270
1,302
1,371
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
6.4%
6.6%
6.6%
6.7%
7.0%
Pickens
Total under 15-years-old
Number
19,407
19,450
19,373
19,520
19,455
Pickens
Total under 15-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
510,464
512,767
515,708
517,268
518,490
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.4%
56.4%
56.4%
56.3%
56.2%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
291,231
289,731
288,836
288,947
288,828
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.2%
31.9%
31.6%
31.4%
31.3%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
19,993
20,571
21,092
21,733
22,383
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
2.4%
2.4%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
83,923
86,348
89,032
91,555
93,479
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
9.3%
9.5%
9.7%
10.0%
10.1%
South Carolina
Total under 15-years-old
Number
905,611
909,417
914,668
919,503
923,180
South Carolina
Total under 15-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
16,220
16,228
16,120
16,225
16,035
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
83.6%
83.4%
83.2%
83.1%
82.4%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,623
1,604
1,638
1,659
1,715
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.4%
8.2%
8.5%
8.5%
8.8%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
328
343
345
334
334
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.7%
1.8%
1.8%
1.7%
1.7%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
1,236
1,275
1,270
1,302
1,371
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
6.4%
6.6%
6.6%
6.7%
7.0%
Pickens
Total under 15-years-old
Number
19,407
19,450
19,373
19,520
19,455
Pickens
Total under 15-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
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Definitions: Estimated number of children younger than age 15 by race and ethnicity.

Data presented for 2010 through 2019 are from Vintage 2019 Bridged-Race Postcensal Population Estimates, which are produced under a collaborative arrangement between the Center for Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics and the U. S. Census Bureau. With each annual release of the Bridged-Race Estimates, the estimates for each year beginning with 2010 are revised, which means that previously published estimates for the same years will be slightly different from the most current estimates presented here.  Values for 1990, 2000, and 2010 represent revised population estimates for July 1, 1990, July 1, 2000, and July 1, 2010 - not actual Census counts from April 1, 1990, April 1, 2000, and April 1, 2010.

Data Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Vintage 2019 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (July 1, 2010-July 1, 2019), by year, county, single-year of age (0, 1, 2, .., 85 years and over), bridged race, Hispanic origin, and sex. Prepared under a collaborative arrangement with the U.S. Census Bureau.

Footnotes: S=Indicates suppressed data (less than 10 cases).

Last updated July 2020.

Children under 18 years of age by race/ethnicity (Number & Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
620,110
623,137
625,874
626,617
628,107
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.8%
56.8%
56.7%
56.6%
56.5%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
351,475
350,556
349,301
347,406
346,421
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.2%
31.9%
31.6%
31.4%
31.2%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
24,032
24,888
25,637
26,560
27,329
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
2.4%
2.5%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
95,898
99,227
102,968
106,467
109,326
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
8.8%
9.0%
9.3%
9.6%
9.8%
South Carolina
Total under 18-years-old
Number
1,091,515
1,097,808
1,103,780
1,107,050
1,111,183
South Carolina
Total under 18-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
19,932
19,875
19,691
19,688
19,511
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
84.0%
83.8%
83.6%
83.3%
82.6%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,951
1,935
1,958
1,982
2,057
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.2%
8.2%
8.3%
8.4%
8.7%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
388
416
425
418
410
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.6%
1.8%
1.8%
1.8%
1.7%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
1,457
1,482
1,490
1,540
1,648
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
6.1%
6.3%
6.3%
6.5%
7.0%
Pickens
Total under 18-years-old
Number
23,728
23,708
23,564
23,628
23,626
Pickens
Total under 18-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
620,110
623,137
625,874
626,617
628,107
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.8%
56.8%
56.7%
56.6%
56.5%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
351,475
350,556
349,301
347,406
346,421
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.2%
31.9%
31.6%
31.4%
31.2%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
24,032
24,888
25,637
26,560
27,329
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
2.4%
2.5%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
95,898
99,227
102,968
106,467
109,326
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
8.8%
9.0%
9.3%
9.6%
9.8%
South Carolina
Total under 18-years-old
Number
1,091,515
1,097,808
1,103,780
1,107,050
1,111,183
South Carolina
Total under 18-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
19,932
19,875
19,691
19,688
19,511
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
84.0%
83.8%
83.6%
83.3%
82.6%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,951
1,935
1,958
1,982
2,057
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.2%
8.2%
8.3%
8.4%
8.7%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
388
416
425
418
410
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.6%
1.8%
1.8%
1.8%
1.7%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
1,457
1,482
1,490
1,540
1,648
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
6.1%
6.3%
6.3%
6.5%
7.0%
Pickens
Total under 18-years-old
Number
23,728
23,708
23,564
23,628
23,626
Pickens
Total under 18-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
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Definitions: Estimated number of children younger than age 18 by race and ethnicity.

Data presented for 2010 through 2019 are from Vintage 2019 Bridged-Race Postcensal Population Estimates, which are produced under a collaborative arrangement between the Center for Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics and the U. S. Census Bureau. With each annual release of the Bridged-Race Estimates, the estimates for each year beginning with 2010 are revised, which means that previously published estimates for the same years will be slightly different from the most current estimates presented here.  Values for 1990, 2000, and 2010 represent revised population estimates for July 1, 1990, July 1, 2000, and July 1, 2010 - not actual Census counts from April 1, 1990, April 1, 2000, and April 1, 2010.

Data Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Vintage 2019 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (July 1, 2010-July 1, 2019), by year, county, single-year of age (0, 1, 2, .., 85 years and over), bridged race, Hispanic origin, and sex. Prepared under a collaborative arrangement with the U.S. Census Bureau.

Footnotes: S=Indicates suppressed data (less than 10 cases).

Last updated July 2020.

Children under 21 years of age by race/ethnicity (Number & Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
735,819
739,810
743,700
745,757
747,517
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
57.1%
57.1%
57.1%
57.0%
56.8%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
414,294
412,694
411,708
410,770
409,923
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.2%
31.9%
31.6%
31.4%
31.2%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
28,518
29,422
30,338
31,446
32,466
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
2.4%
2.5%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
109,182
112,726
117,096
121,298
125,082
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
8.5%
8.7%
9.0%
9.3%
9.5%
South Carolina
Total under 21-years-old
Number
1,287,813
1,294,652
1,302,842
1,309,271
1,314,988
South Carolina
Total under 21-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
28,818
29,041
28,836
29,318
29,509
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
84.9%
84.8%
84.5%
84.5%
84.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
2,752
2,745
2,779
2,819
2,932
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.1%
8.0%
8.1%
8.1%
8.3%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
564
610
619
624
629
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.7%
1.8%
1.8%
1.8%
1.8%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
1,798
1,841
1,875
1,948
2,076
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
5.3%
5.4%
5.5%
5.6%
5.9%
Pickens
Total under 21-years-old
Number
33,932
34,237
34,109
34,709
35,146
Pickens
Total under 21-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
735,819
739,810
743,700
745,757
747,517
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
57.1%
57.1%
57.1%
57.0%
56.8%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
414,294
412,694
411,708
410,770
409,923
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.2%
31.9%
31.6%
31.4%
31.2%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
28,518
29,422
30,338
31,446
32,466
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
2.4%
2.5%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
109,182
112,726
117,096
121,298
125,082
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
8.5%
8.7%
9.0%
9.3%
9.5%
South Carolina
Total under 21-years-old
Number
1,287,813
1,294,652
1,302,842
1,309,271
1,314,988
South Carolina
Total under 21-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
28,818
29,041
28,836
29,318
29,509
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
84.9%
84.8%
84.5%
84.5%
84.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
2,752
2,745
2,779
2,819
2,932
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.1%
8.0%
8.1%
8.1%
8.3%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
564
610
619
624
629
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.7%
1.8%
1.8%
1.8%
1.8%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
1,798
1,841
1,875
1,948
2,076
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
5.3%
5.4%
5.5%
5.6%
5.9%
Pickens
Total under 21-years-old
Number
33,932
34,237
34,109
34,709
35,146
Pickens
Total under 21-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
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Definitions: Estimated number of persons younger than age 21 by race and ethnicity.

Data presented for 2010 through 2019 are from Vintage 2019 Bridged-Race Postcensal Population Estimates, which are produced under a collaborative arrangement between the Center for Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics and the U. S. Census Bureau. With each annual release of the Bridged-Race Estimates, the estimates for each year beginning with 2010 are revised, which means that previously published estimates for the same years will be slightly different from the most current estimates presented here.  Values for 1990, 2000, and 2010 represent revised population estimates for July 1, 1990, July 1, 2000, and July 1, 2010 - not actual Census counts from April 1, 1990, April 1, 2000, and April 1, 2010.

Data Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Vintage 2019 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (July 1, 2010-July 1, 2019), by year, county, single-year of age (0, 1, 2, .., 85 years and over), bridged race, Hispanic origin, and sex. Prepared under a collaborative arrangement with the U.S. Census Bureau.

Footnotes: S=Indicates suppressed data (less than 10 cases).

Last updated July 2020.

Median family (with child) income (Currency)

Location Data Type 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
South Carolina
Currency
$51,388
$52,241
$53,808
$55,975
$59,514
Pickens
Currency
$52,605
$51,581
$54,044
$54,814
$58,855
Location Data Type 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
South Carolina
Currency
$51,388
$52,241
$53,808
$55,975
$59,514
Pickens
Currency
$52,605
$51,581
$54,044
$54,814
$58,855
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Definitions: Median annual income for families with own children under age 18 living in the household.  "Own children" include the householder's (head of the household) children by birth, marriage, or adoption.  The median income is the dollar amount that divides the income distribution into two equal groups--half with income above the median, half with income below it.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates, 2006-2010 through 2014-2018, Table B19125.

Footnotes: Although overlapping 5-year time periods are shown for this indicator, the Census Bureau suggests comparing periods that do not overlap—for example, comparing 2009–2013 estimates with 2014–2018 estimates. This means waiting longer to identify a trend. However, in areas undergoing fundamental shifts in the size or composition of the population, change may be so substantial that it will be obvious after only a few years. For more information on making comparisons with ACS multi-year estimates, see Appendix 1 of ACS General Handbook.

Last updated June 2020.

Annual unemployment rates in SC by county (Percent)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Percent
6.0%
4.8%
4.3%
3.4%
2.8%
Pickens
Percent
5.8%
4.8%
4.1%
3.4%
2.8%
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Percent
6.0%
4.8%
4.3%
3.4%
2.8%
Pickens
Percent
5.8%
4.8%
4.1%
3.4%
2.8%
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Definitions:

Annual average unemployment rates by county. Rates shown are percentage in the labor force who are unemployed.

Data Source: U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics - Local Area Unemployment Statistics for 2007-2019.

Footnotes: Data is not seasonally adjusted.

Last updated June 2020.

Children under age 18 with no parent in the labor force (Percent)

Location Data Type 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
South Carolina
Percent
9.4%
9.2%
9.2%
8.9%
8.6%
Pickens
Percent
8.3%
9.4%
9.2%
8.6%
7.0%
Location Data Type 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
South Carolina
Percent
9.4%
9.2%
9.2%
8.9%
8.6%
Pickens
Percent
8.3%
9.4%
9.2%
8.6%
7.0%
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Definitions: The percentage of children under age 18 whose resident parents are not in the labor force.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates, 2006-2010 through 2014-2018, Table B23008.

Footnotes: Although overlapping 5-year time periods are shown for this indicator, the Census Bureau suggests comparing periods that do not overlap—for example, comparing 2009–2013 estimates with 2014–2018 estimates. This means waiting longer to identify a trend. However, in areas undergoing fundamental shifts in the size or composition of the population, change may be so substantial that it will be obvious after only a few years. For more information on making comparisons with ACS multi-year estimates, see Appendix 1 of ACS General Handbook

Last updated June 2020.

Teens age 16-19 not attending school and not working (Percent)

Location Data Type 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
South Carolina
Percent
8.7%
8.5%
7.8%
7.1%
6.9%
Pickens
Percent
5.0%
3.9%
5.1%
5.8%
5.0%
Location Data Type 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
South Carolina
Percent
8.7%
8.5%
7.8%
7.1%
6.9%
Pickens
Percent
5.0%
3.9%
5.1%
5.8%
5.0%
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Definitions: Teenagers between age 16 and 19 who are not enrolled in school (full- or part-time) and not employed (full- or part-time).

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates, 2006-2010 through 2014-2018, Table B14005.

Footnotes: Although overlapping 5-year time periods are shown for this indicator, the Census Bureau suggests comparing periods that do not overlap—for example, comparing 2009–2013 estimates with 2014–2018 estimates. This means waiting longer to identify a trend. However, in areas undergoing fundamental shifts in the size or composition of the population, change may be so substantial that it will be obvious after only a few years. For more information on making comparisons with ACS multi-year estimates, see Appendix 1 of ACS General Handbook

Last updated June 2020.

Percent of housing units where householders spend at least 30% of income on housing (Percent)

Location Data Type 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
South Carolina
Percent
24.2%
23.1%
21.9%
21.1%
20.4%
Pickens
Percent
20.2%
20.6%
18.6%
17.9%
17.4%
Location Data Type 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
South Carolina
Percent
24.2%
23.1%
21.9%
21.1%
20.4%
Pickens
Percent
20.2%
20.6%
18.6%
17.9%
17.4%
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Definitions: Percent of owner-occupied housing units in which householders spend at least 30% of their income on housing.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates, 2006-2010 through 2014-2018, Table B25093.

Footnotes: Although overlapping 5-year time periods are shown for this indicator, the Census Bureau suggests comparing periods that do not overlap—for example, comparing 2009–2013 estimates with 2014–2018 estimates. This means waiting longer to identify a trend. However, in areas undergoing fundamental shifts in the size or composition of the population, change may be so substantial that it will be obvious after only a few years. For more information on making comparisons with ACS multi-year estimates, see Appendix 1 of ACS General Handbook

Last updated June 2020.

Children in poverty (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Number
281,738
260,646
249,108
242,819
241,192
South Carolina
Percent
26.4%
24.4%
23.0%
22.3%
22.1%
Pickens
Number
5,072
4,506
4,201
3,669
4,024
Pickens
Percent
21.9%
19.4%
17.9%
15.8%
17.3%
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Number
281,738
260,646
249,108
242,819
241,192
South Carolina
Percent
26.4%
24.4%
23.0%
22.3%
22.1%
Pickens
Number
5,072
4,506
4,201
3,669
4,024
Pickens
Percent
21.9%
19.4%
17.9%
15.8%
17.3%
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Definitions: Poverty Thresholds - The income cutoffs used by the Census Bureau to determine the poverty status of families and unrelated individuals include a set of 48 thresholds arranged in a two dimensional matrix consisting of family size (from one person to nine or more persons) cross-classified by presence and number of family members under 18 years old (from no children present to 8 or more children present). The total income of each family or unrelated individual in the sample was tested against the appropriate poverty threshold to determine the poverty status of that family or unrelated individual.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) 1993-2018, Census 1980 and Census 1990.

Footnotes: Last updated July 2020.

Percentage of 3rd graders testing below state standards in math-BSAP (1981 and 1990 data) (Percent)

Location Data Type 1981 1990
South Carolina
Percent
38.7%
15.3%
Pickens
Percent
30.1%
10.3%
Location Data Type 1981 1990
South Carolina
Percent
38.7%
15.3%
Pickens
Percent
30.1%
10.3%
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Definitions: The 1981 and 1990 data are based upon the BSAP (Basic Skills Assessment Program), which was administered from 1981 through 1998 to students in the third, sixth, eighth, and tenth grades to determine student skills in reading, mathematics, writing, and science.

Due to differences between the assessments, the BSAP results are not comparable to the PACT, the SCPASS, the ACT Aspire results, or the SC READY results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.


Percentage of 3rd graders testing below state standards in math-PACT (2000-2008 data) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
South Carolina
Percent
17.3%
16.6%
19.1%
21.8%
22.8%
Pickens
Percent
10.0%
10.5%
13.2%
15.3%
16.6%
Location Data Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
South Carolina
Percent
17.3%
16.6%
19.1%
21.8%
22.8%
Pickens
Percent
10.0%
10.5%
13.2%
15.3%
16.6%
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Definitions: The 2000 through 2008 data are based on the PACT (Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test), which was designed to be more challenging than the Basic Skills Assessment Program (BSAP) test which it replaced in 1999. The PACT was administered from 1999 through 2008 to students in the grades 3 through 8 in an effort to measure student improvement in mastering more rigorous classroom curriculum in the areas of math and language arts.

Due to differences between the assessments, the PACT results are not comparable to the BSAP, the SCPASS, the ACT Aspire results, or the SC READY results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.

Percentage of 3rd graders testing below state standards in math-SCPASS (2009-2014 data) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
South Carolina
Percent
30.0%
29.6%
27.4%
30.2%
28.4%
Pickens
Percent
20.2%
21.2%
20.8%
22.9%
26.4%
Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
South Carolina
Percent
30.0%
29.6%
27.4%
30.2%
28.4%
Pickens
Percent
20.2%
21.2%
20.8%
22.9%
26.4%
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Definitions: The data for 2009 through 2014 are based on the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) test, which replaced the PACT in 2009. The SCPASS was administered to students in grades 3 through 8 to measure academic performance in writing, English language arts, and mathematics.

Due to differences between the assessments, the SCPASS results are not comparable to the BSAP, the PACT, the ACT Aspire, or the SC READY results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.

Percentage of 3rd graders testing below state standards in math-ACT® Aspire® (SY2014-15) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2015
South Carolina
Percent
42.0%
Pickens
Percent
39.5%
Location Data Type 2015
South Carolina
Percent
42.0%
Pickens
Percent
39.5%
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Definitions: The data for SY2014-15 is based on students scoring Not Ready on ACT® Aspire®’s ELA composite (English, Reading, and Writing assessments) and students scoring In Need of Support or Close on ACT Aspire’s  mathematics assessments. 

Due to differences between the assessments, the ACT Aspire results are not comparable to the SCPASS, the PACT, the BSAP results, or the SC READY results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.

Percentage of 3rd graders testing below state standards in math-SC READY beginning SY2015-16 (Percent)

Location Data Type 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
46.4%
47.4%
44.3%
42.3%
Pickens
Percent
39.1%
40.6%
39.6%
33.8%
Location Data Type 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
46.4%
47.4%
44.3%
42.3%
Pickens
Percent
39.1%
40.6%
39.6%
33.8%
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Definitions: The data beginning with SY2015-16 are based on students scoring "Does Not Meet" or "Approaches" on the mathematics assessment of the SC READY.  

Due to differences between the assessments, the ACT Aspire results are not comparable to the SCPASS, the PACT, the BSAP results, or the ACT® Aspire® results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education.

Footnotes: Last updated June 2020.

Percentage of 3rd graders testing below state standards in reading-BSAP (1981 and 1990 data) (Percent)

Location Data Type 1981 1990
South Carolina
Percent
32.5%
11.5%
Pickens
Percent
20.3%
5.6%
Location Data Type 1981 1990
South Carolina
Percent
32.5%
11.5%
Pickens
Percent
20.3%
5.6%
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Definitions: The 1981 and 1990 data are based upon the BSAP (Basic Skills Assessment Program), which was administered from 1981 through 1998 to students in the third, sixth, eighth, and tenth grades to determine student skills in reading, mathematics, writing, and science. 

Due to differences between the assessments, the BSAP results are not comparable to the PACT, the SCPASS, the ACT Aspire results, or the SC READY results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.

Percentage of 3rd graders testing below state standards in reading-PACT (2000-2008 data) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
South Carolina
Percent
14.2%
12.9%
13.6%
14.1%
13.3%
Pickens
Percent
8.5%
8.0%
9.9%
9.5%
9.6%
Location Data Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
South Carolina
Percent
14.2%
12.9%
13.6%
14.1%
13.3%
Pickens
Percent
8.5%
8.0%
9.9%
9.5%
9.6%
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Definitions: The 2000 through 2008 data are based on the PACT (Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test), which was designed to be more challenging than the Basic Skills Assessment Program (BSAP) test which it replaced in 1999. The PACT was administered from 1999 through 2008 to students in the grades 3 through 8 in an effort to measure student improvement in mastering more rigorous classroom curriculum in the areas of math and language arts. 

Due to differences between the assessments, the PACT results are not comparable to the BSAP, the SCPASS, the ACT Aspire results, or the SC READY results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.

Percentage of 3rd graders testing below state standards in reading-SCPASS (2009-2014 data) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
South Carolina
Percent
19.3%
20.0%
19.7%
17.1%
21.1%
Pickens
Percent
13.4%
13.7%
12.0%
12.5%
20.2%
Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
South Carolina
Percent
19.3%
20.0%
19.7%
17.1%
21.1%
Pickens
Percent
13.4%
13.7%
12.0%
12.5%
20.2%
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Definitions: The data for 2009 through 2014 are based on the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) test, which replaced the PACT in 2009. The SCPASS was administered to students in grades 3 through 8 to measure academic performance in writing, English language arts, and mathematics. 

Due to differences between the assessments, the SCPASS results are not comparable to the BSAP, the PACT, the ACT Aspire, or the SC READY results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.

Percentage of 3rd graders testing below state standards in English/Language Arts-ACT® Aspire® (SY2014-15) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2015
South Carolina
Percent
66.7%
Pickens
Percent
70.7%
Location Data Type 2015
South Carolina
Percent
66.7%
Pickens
Percent
70.7%
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Definitions: The data for SY2014-15 is based on students scoring Not Ready on ACT® Aspire®’s ELA composite (English, Reading, and Writing assessments) and students scoring In Need of Support or Close on ACT Aspire’s  mathematics assessments.  

Due to differences between the assessments, the ACT Aspire results are not comparable to the SCPASS, the PACT, the BSAP results, or the SC READY results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.

Percentage of 3rd graders testing below state standards in English/Language Arts-SC READY beginning SY2015-16 (Percent)

Location Data Type 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
56.3%
57.9%
54.9%
50.2%
Pickens
Percent
54.6%
58.9%
50.1%
42.7%
Location Data Type 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
56.3%
57.9%
54.9%
50.2%
Pickens
Percent
54.6%
58.9%
50.1%
42.7%
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Definitions: The data beginning with SY2015-16 are based on students scoring "Does Not Meet" or "Approaches" on the English/Language Arts assessment of the SC READY.  

Due to differences between the assessments, the ACT Aspire results are not comparable to the SCPASS, the PACT, the BSAP results, or the ACT® Aspire® results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education.

Footnotes: Last updated June 2020.

Percent of 8th graders testing below state standards in math-BSAP (1981 and 1990 data) (Percent)

Location Data Type 1981 1990
South Carolina
Percent
57.4%
27.5%
Pickens
Percent
46.1%
23.0%
Location Data Type 1981 1990
South Carolina
Percent
57.4%
27.5%
Pickens
Percent
46.1%
23.0%
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Definitions: The 1981 and 1990 data are based upon the BSAP (Basic Skills Assessment Program), which was administered from 1981 through 1998 to students in the third, sixth, eighth, and tenth grades to determine student skills in reading, mathematics, writing, and science. 

Due to differences between the assessments, the BSAP results are not comparable to the PACT, the SCPASS, the ACT Aspire results, or the SC READY results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.

Percent of 8th graders testing below state standards in math-PACT (2000-2008 data) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
South Carolina
Percent
26.7%
25.3%
27.3%
28.6%
29.0%
Pickens
Percent
21.6%
19.1%
23.2%
22.8%
24.1%
Location Data Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
South Carolina
Percent
26.7%
25.3%
27.3%
28.6%
29.0%
Pickens
Percent
21.6%
19.1%
23.2%
22.8%
24.1%
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Definitions: The 2000 through 2008 data are based on the PACT (Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test), which was designed to be more challenging than the Basic Skills Assessment Program (BSAP) test which it replaced in 1999. The PACT was administered from 1999 through 2008 to students in the grades 3 through 8 in an effort to measure student improvement in mastering more rigorous classroom curriculum in the areas of math and language arts. 

Due to differences between the assessments, the PACT results are not comparable to the BSAP, the SCPASS, the ACT Aspire results, or the SC READY results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.

Percent of 8th graders testing below state standards in math-SCPASS (2009-2014 data) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
South Carolina
Percent
36.6%
30.5%
31.4%
29.8%
30.4%
Pickens
Percent
33.8%
29.3%
28.5%
32.7%
30.9%
Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
South Carolina
Percent
36.6%
30.5%
31.4%
29.8%
30.4%
Pickens
Percent
33.8%
29.3%
28.5%
32.7%
30.9%
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Definitions: The data for 2009 through 2014 are based on the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) test, which replaced the PACT in 2009. The SCPASS was administered to students in grades 3 through 8 to measure academic performance in writing, English language arts, and mathematics. 

Due to differences between the assessments, the SCPASS results are not comparable to the BSAP, the PACT, the ACT Aspire, or the SC READY results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.

Percent of 8th graders testing below state standards in math-ACT® Aspire® (SY2014-15) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2015
South Carolina
Percent
67.9%
Pickens
Percent
59.9%
Location Data Type 2015
South Carolina
Percent
67.9%
Pickens
Percent
59.9%
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Definitions: The data for SY2014-15 is based on students scoring Not Ready on ACT® Aspire®’s ELA composite (English, Reading, and Writing assessments) and students scoring In Need of Support or Close on ACT Aspire’s  mathematics assessments.  

Due to differences between the assessments, the ACT Aspire results are not comparable to the SCPASS, the PACT, the BSAP results, or the SC READY results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.

Percentage of 8th graders testing below state standards in math- beginning SY2015-16 (Percent)

Location Data Type 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
67.6%
65.5%
63.4%
63.4%
Pickens
Percent
65.9%
62.6%
57.6%
60.9%
Location Data Type 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
67.6%
65.5%
63.4%
63.4%
Pickens
Percent
65.9%
62.6%
57.6%
60.9%
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Definitions: The data beginning with SY2015-16 are based on students scoring "Does Not Meet" or "Approaches" on the mathematics assessment of the SC READY.  

Due to differences between the assessments, the ACT Aspire results are not comparable to the SCPASS, the PACT, the BSAP results, or the ACT® Aspire® results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education.

Footnotes: Last updated June 2020.

Percentage of 8th graders testing below state standards in reading-BSAP (1981 and 1990 data) (Percent)

Location Data Type 1981 1990
South Carolina
Percent
49.1%
23.0%
Pickens
Percent
32.6%
18.0%
Location Data Type 1981 1990
South Carolina
Percent
49.1%
23.0%
Pickens
Percent
32.6%
18.0%
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Definitions: The 1981 and 1990 data are based upon the BSAP (Basic Skills Assessment Program), which was administered from 1981 through 1998 to students in the third, sixth, eighth, and tenth grades to determine student skills in reading, mathematics, writing, and science.

Due to differences between the assessments, the BSAP results are not comparable to the PACT, the SCPASS, or the ACT Aspire results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.

Percentage of 8th graders testing below state standards in reading-PACT (2000-2008 data) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
South Carolina
Percent
26.7%
25.3%
27.3%
28.6%
29.0%
Pickens
Percent
21.6%
19.1%
23.2%
22.8%
24.1%
Location Data Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
South Carolina
Percent
26.7%
25.3%
27.3%
28.6%
29.0%
Pickens
Percent
21.6%
19.1%
23.2%
22.8%
24.1%
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Definitions: The 2000 through 2008 data are based on the PACT (Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test), which was designed to be more challenging than the Basic Skills Assessment Program (BSAP) test which it replaced in 1999. The PACT was administered from 1999 through 2008 to students in the grades 3 through 8 in an effort to measure student improvement in mastering more rigorous classroom curriculum in the areas of math and language arts. 

Due to differences between the assessments, the PACT results are not comparable to the BSAP, the SCPASS, the ACT Aspire results, or the SC READY results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.

Percentage of 8th graders testing below state standards in reading-SCPASS (2009-2014 data) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
South Carolina
Percent
36.3%
32.2%
30.2%
32.6%
32.7%
Pickens
Percent
31.3%
26.9%
28.6%
35.0%
31.9%
Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
South Carolina
Percent
36.3%
32.2%
30.2%
32.6%
32.7%
Pickens
Percent
31.3%
26.9%
28.6%
35.0%
31.9%
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Definitions: The data for 2009 through 2014 are based on the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) test, which replaced the PACT in 2009. The SCPASS was administered to students in grades 3 through 8 to measure academic performance in writing, English language arts, and mathematics. 

Due to differences between the assessments, the SCPASS results are not comparable to the BSAP, the PACT, the ACT Aspire, or the SC READY results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.

Percentage of 8th graders testing below state standards in English/Language Arts-ACT® Aspire® (SY2014-15) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2015
South Carolina
Percent
51.2%
Pickens
Percent
44.5%
Location Data Type 2015
South Carolina
Percent
51.2%
Pickens
Percent
44.5%
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Definitions: The data for SY2014-15 is based on students scoring Not Ready on ACT® Aspire®’s ELA composite (English, Reading, and Writing assessments) and students scoring In Need of Support or Close on ACT Aspire’s  mathematics assessments.  

Due to differences between the assessments, the ACT Aspire results are not comparable to the SCPASS, the PACT, the BSAP results, or the SC READY results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.

Percentage of 8th graders testing below state standards in English/Language Arts- beginning SY2015-16 (Percent)

Location Data Type 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
55.3%
59.9%
60.7%
55.4%
Pickens
Percent
52.2%
56.2%
56.7%
53.9%
Location Data Type 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
55.3%
59.9%
60.7%
55.4%
Pickens
Percent
52.2%
56.2%
56.7%
53.9%
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Definitions: The data beginning with SY2015-16 are based on students scoring "Does Not Meet" or "Approaches" on the English/Language Arts assessment of the SC READY.  

Due to differences between the assessments, the ACT Aspire results are not comparable to the SCPASS, the PACT, the BSAP results, or the ACT® Aspire® results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education.

Footnotes: Last updated June 2020.

Cumulative percentage of children failing grades 1, 2, or 3 (Percent)

Location Data Type 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
4.7%
4.2%
3.8%
3.3%
1.4%
Pickens
Percent
7.0%
3.2%
3.8%
3.6%
0.5%
Location Data Type 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
4.7%
4.2%
3.8%
3.3%
1.4%
Pickens
Percent
7.0%
3.2%
3.8%
3.6%
0.5%
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Definitions: Number of students who were designated as "not passing" their grade and required to repeat that grade. Failures for grades one to three is calculated as the sum of failures in grades one, two, and three in a given year.

Data Source: SC Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated June 2020.

Student dropouts as a percentage of the total enrollment for grades 9-12 (Percent)

Location Data Type 2014 - 15 2015 - 16 2016 - 17 2017 - 18 2018 - 19
South Carolina
Percent
2.3%
2.1%
2.2%
2.1%
1.9%
Pickens
Percent
2.7%
2.5%
3.3%
2.5%
2.4%
Location Data Type 2014 - 15 2015 - 16 2016 - 17 2017 - 18 2018 - 19
South Carolina
Percent
2.3%
2.1%
2.2%
2.1%
1.9%
Pickens
Percent
2.7%
2.5%
3.3%
2.5%
2.4%
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Definitions: Percentage of the total enrollment for grades 9-12 that dropped out of school during a twelve-month period, including those students who leave during the summer. Students who re-enroll during the collection period and remain in school are excluded from the count.

Data Source: Report on Student Dropout Rates 2018-2019, South Carolina Department of Education, June 2020.

Footnotes: Data reported for each school district are aggregated to the county level. State totals represent the sum of the county totals and exclude schools not associated with a specific school district.

Last updated July 2020.

Teens age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a high school graduate (Percent)

Location Data Type 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
South Carolina
Percent
5.4%
5.0%
4.4%
4.1%
3.9%
Pickens
Percent
3.0%
3.2%
3.9%
4.2%
3.5%
Location Data Type 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
South Carolina
Percent
5.4%
5.0%
4.4%
4.1%
3.9%
Pickens
Percent
3.0%
3.2%
3.9%
4.2%
3.5%
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Definitions: Universe: Population age 16-19.
Numerator: Population age 16 to 19 who are not enrolled in school and not high school graduates;
Denominator: Population age 16 to 19;
Rate calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates, 2006-2010 through 2014-2018, Table B14005.

Footnotes: Although overlapping 5-year time periods are shown for this indicator, the Census Bureau suggests comparing periods that do not overlap—for example, comparing 2009–2013 estimates with 2014–2018 estimates. This means waiting longer to identify a trend. However, in areas undergoing fundamental shifts in the size or composition of the population, change may be so substantial that it will be obvious after only a few years. For more information on making comparisons with ACS multi-year estimates, see Appendix 1 of ACS General Handbook

Last updated June 2020.

Percentage of persons 18-24 who have not completed high school (Percent)

Location Data Type 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
South Carolina
Percent
16.5%
15.3%
14.3%
13.9%
13.4%
Pickens
Percent
8.8%
8.3%
7.0%
7.6%
7.3%
Location Data Type 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
South Carolina
Percent
16.5%
15.3%
14.3%
13.9%
13.4%
Pickens
Percent
8.8%
8.3%
7.0%
7.6%
7.3%
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Definitions: Percentage of persons ages 18-24 who reported that they had neither attained a high school diploma or GED.

The American Community Survey is now used as the main source of educational attainment data from the Census Bureau because it has a larger sample and provide more reliable statistics on smaller geographical areas. The numbers reflect and average over the five-year period.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates, 2006-2010 through 2014-2018, Table S1501.

Footnotes: Although overlapping 5-year time periods are shown for this indicator, the Census Bureau suggests comparing periods that do not overlap—for example, comparing 2009–2013 estimates with 2014–2018 estimates. This means waiting longer to identify a trend. However, in areas undergoing fundamental shifts in the size or composition of the population, change may be so substantial that it will be obvious after only a few years. For more information on making comparisons with ACS multi-year estimates, see Appendix 1 of ACS General Handbook.
 
Last updated June 2020.

Children living in areas of concentrated poverty by race and ethnicity (Percent & Number)

Location Race Data Type 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
South Carolina
White Non-Hispanic
Number
41,037
37,101
32,650
30,376
26,880
South Carolina
White Non-Hispanic
Percent
6.9%
6.2%
5.5%
5.1%
4.5%
South Carolina
Black or African-American
Number
100,310
91,786
82,964
76,908
71,660
South Carolina
Black or African-American
Percent
29.5%
27.1%
24.8%
23.1%
21.7%
South Carolina
Some Other Race
Number
13,712
13,023
11,084
11,180
10,543
South Carolina
Some Other Race
Percent
15.1%
14.0%
11.5%
11.3%
10.1%
South Carolina
Hispanic or Latino
Number
20,205
17,886
17,316
18,203
17,071
South Carolina
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
23.0%
19.8%
18.7%
18.9%
17.1%
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
167,857
152,665
137,943
130,065
120,285
South Carolina
Total Population
Percent
15.5%
14.1%
12.7%
11.9%
11.0%
Pickens
White Non-Hispanic
Number
1,057
1,060
1,041
987
937
Pickens
White Non-Hispanic
Percent
5.4%
5.5%
5.4%
5.1%
4.9%
Pickens
Black or African-American
Number
118
97
87
87
289
Pickens
Black or African-American
Percent
7.8%
5.8%
6.1%
6.3%
19.8%
Pickens
Some Other Race
Number
302
248
248
251
177
Pickens
Some Other Race
Percent
16.6%
14.3%
13.1%
12.9%
9.2%
Pickens
Hispanic or Latino
Number
218
227
231
243
169
Pickens
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
16.0%
16.6%
16.2%
16.7%
11.3%
Pickens
Total Population
Number
1,695
1,632
1,607
1,568
1,572
Pickens
Total Population
Percent
7.1%
6.9%
6.8%
6.6%
6.6%
Location Race Data Type 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
South Carolina
White Non-Hispanic
Number
41,037
37,101
32,650
30,376
26,880
South Carolina
White Non-Hispanic
Percent
6.9%
6.2%
5.5%
5.1%
4.5%
South Carolina
Black or African-American
Number
100,310
91,786
82,964
76,908
71,660
South Carolina
Black or African-American
Percent
29.5%
27.1%
24.8%
23.1%
21.7%
South Carolina
Some Other Race
Number
13,712
13,023
11,084
11,180
10,543
South Carolina
Some Other Race
Percent
15.1%
14.0%
11.5%
11.3%
10.1%
South Carolina
Hispanic or Latino
Number
20,205
17,886
17,316
18,203
17,071
South Carolina
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
23.0%
19.8%
18.7%
18.9%
17.1%
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
167,857
152,665
137,943
130,065
120,285
South Carolina
Total Population
Percent
15.5%
14.1%
12.7%
11.9%
11.0%
Pickens
White Non-Hispanic
Number
1,057
1,060
1,041
987
937
Pickens
White Non-Hispanic
Percent
5.4%
5.5%
5.4%
5.1%
4.9%
Pickens
Black or African-American
Number
118
97
87
87
289
Pickens
Black or African-American
Percent
7.8%
5.8%
6.1%
6.3%
19.8%
Pickens
Some Other Race
Number
302
248
248
251
177
Pickens
Some Other Race
Percent
16.6%
14.3%
13.1%
12.9%
9.2%
Pickens
Hispanic or Latino
Number
218
227
231
243
169
Pickens
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
16.0%
16.6%
16.2%
16.7%
11.3%
Pickens
Total Population
Number
1,695
1,632
1,607
1,568
1,572
Pickens
Total Population
Percent
7.1%
6.9%
6.8%
6.6%
6.6%
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Definitions: The estimated number and percentage of children under age 18 by race/ethnicity living in a census tract with an estimated poverty level of 30% or greater, as determined using American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.

Using Table B17001 of the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey Estimates, an estimated percent below 100% poverty is determined for each census tract. For the census tracts with an estimated poverty level of 30% or greater, the B01001-series of tables are used to estimate the population under age 18 by race and ethnicity for each tract with a poverty level of at least 30 percent. The census tract data is then aggregated to the county and state level for each race/ethnicity cohort.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006-2010 through 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Tables B01001, B01001B-B01001H, and B17001.

Footnotes: Although overlapping 5-year time periods are shown for this indicator, the Census Bureau suggests comparing periods that do not overlap—for example, comparing 2009–2013 estimates with 2014–2018 estimates. This means waiting longer to identify a trend. However, in areas undergoing fundamental shifts in the size or composition of the population, change may be so substantial that it will be obvious after only a few years. For more information on making comparisons with ACS multi-year estimates, see Appendix 1 of ACS General Handbook.

Non-Hispanic Black and African American is not available from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey Summary tables. Therefore, race/ethnic groups represented in this table are not mutually exclusive. The category of white includes only non-Hispanic white. The categories "Black or African American" and "Some Other Race" include both Hispanic and non-Hispanic.

S=Indicates suppressed data (less than 10 cases).

A zero value indicates that the county had no census tracts with an estimated poverty rate of at least 30%, or that estimates reflect that no one under age 18 resided in the census tract for the given race/ethnicity cohort during the time period.

Smaller numbers reflect less reliable estimates and should be used with caution.

Last updated June 2020.

Live births to mothers under 18 (Percent)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Percent
2.1%
1.9%
1.7%
1.6%
1.6%
Pickens
Percent
2.4%
2.2%
1.9%
1.5%
2.2%
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Percent
2.1%
1.9%
1.7%
1.6%
1.6%
Pickens
Percent
2.4%
2.2%
1.9%
1.5%
2.2%
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Definitions: Percent of births where birth certificate indicates that the mother was under the age of 18.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control - Division of Biostatistics and Health GIS: South Carolina Community Assessment Network (SCAN) Birth Tables.

Footnotes: Last updated June 2020.

Live births to mothers with less than a high school education (Percent)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Percent
15.7%
15.0%
14.2%
13.6%
13.0%
Pickens
Percent
18.4%
15.9%
16.7%
17.2%
15.6%
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Percent
15.7%
15.0%
14.2%
13.6%
13.0%
Pickens
Percent
18.4%
15.9%
16.7%
17.2%
15.6%
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Definitions: Mothers who had not completed the 12th grade at the time of a live birth delivery.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control - Division of Biostatistics and Health GIS: South Carolina Community Assessment Network (SCAN) Birth Tables.

Footnotes: Last updated June 2020.

Live births to single mothers (includes paternity acknowleged) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Percent
47.3%
46.4%
45.1%
46.0%
46.0%
Pickens
Percent
37.8%
39.6%
36.2%
39.3%
38.2%
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Percent
47.3%
46.4%
45.1%
46.0%
46.0%
Pickens
Percent
37.8%
39.6%
36.2%
39.3%
38.2%
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Definitions: Percent live births in which marital status on birth certificate is listed as single, including birth certificates indicating a single mother with information on paternity.

Marital status indicator on S.C. Birth Certificate:
1. Unmarried - Mother has never married, or is widowed, or is legally divorced for longer than 280 days.
2. Married - Mother is married or was married within 280 days following conception.
3. Paternity Acknowledgement - Father's name is listed on the birth certificate of a child born to an unmarried mother, with written consent of the father and mother as stipulated in SC Code § 44-63-165.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control - Division of Biostatistics and Health GIS: South Carolina Community Assessment Network (SCAN) Birth Tables.

Footnotes: Last updated June 2020.

Children living in single parent families (American Community Survey Series) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
South Carolina
Percent
41.9%
41.5%
41.0%
40.5%
40.3%
Pickens
Percent
31.6%
32.5%
31.7%
33.8%
33.3%
Location Data Type 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
South Carolina
Percent
41.9%
41.5%
41.0%
40.5%
40.3%
Pickens
Percent
31.6%
32.5%
31.7%
33.8%
33.3%
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Definitions: Children under age 18 who live with their own single parent either in a family or subfamily.  Single-parent families may include cohabiting couples and do not include children living with married stepparents. Children who live in group quarters (for example, institutions, dormitories, or group homes) are not included in this calculation.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates, 2006-2010 through 2014-2018, Table B23008.

Footnotes: Although overlapping 5-year time periods are shown for this indicator, the Census Bureau suggests comparing periods that do not overlap—for example, comparing 2009–2013 estimates with 2014–2018 estimates. This means waiting longer to identify a trend. However, in areas undergoing fundamental shifts in the size or composition of the population, change may be so substantial that it will be obvious after only a few years. For more information on making comparisons with ACS multi-year estimates, see Appendix 1 of ACS General Handbook.
 
Last updated June 2020.

Families where household head lacks a high school diploma (Percent)

Location Data Type 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
South Carolina
Percent
12.4%
11.8%
11.3%
10.8%
10.3%
Pickens
Percent
14.1%
13.1%
12.6%
12.5%
12.2%
Location Data Type 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018
South Carolina
Percent
12.4%
11.8%
11.3%
10.8%
10.3%
Pickens
Percent
14.1%
13.1%
12.6%
12.5%
12.2%
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Definitions:

 Percent of families in which the household head does not have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates, 2006-2010 through 2014-2018, Table B17018.

Footnotes: Although overlapping 5-year time periods are shown for this indicator, the Census Bureau suggests comparing periods that do not overlap—for example, comparing 2009–2013 estimates with 2014–2018 estimates. This means waiting longer to identify a trend. However, in areas undergoing fundamental shifts in the size or composition of the population, change may be so substantial that it will be obvious after only a few years. For more information on making comparisons with ACS multi-year estimates, see Appendix 1 of ACS General Handbook.
 
Last updated June 2020.

ACE: Adverse Childhood Experience Prevalence (Percent)

Location Number of indicators present Data Type 2014 - 2016
South Carolina
At least one ACE
Percent
61.77%
South Carolina
No ACEs
Percent
37.08%
South Carolina
One ACE
Percent
25.72%
South Carolina
Two ACEs
Percent
14.31%
South Carolina
Three ACEs
Percent
14.14%
South Carolina
Four or more ACEs
Percent
6.00%
Pickens
At least one ACE
Percent
62.27%
Pickens
No ACEs
Percent
NA
Pickens
One ACE
Percent
NA
Pickens
Two ACEs
Percent
NA
Pickens
Three ACEs
Percent
NA
Pickens
Four or more ACEs
Percent
NA
Location Number of indicators present Data Type 2014 - 2016
South Carolina
At least one ACE
Percent
61.77%
South Carolina
No ACEs
Percent
37.08%
South Carolina
One ACE
Percent
25.72%
South Carolina
Two ACEs
Percent
14.31%
South Carolina
Three ACEs
Percent
14.14%
South Carolina
Four or more ACEs
Percent
6.00%
Pickens
At least one ACE
Percent
62.27%
Pickens
No ACEs
Percent
NA
Pickens
One ACE
Percent
NA
Pickens
Two ACEs
Percent
NA
Pickens
Three ACEs
Percent
NA
Pickens
Four or more ACEs
Percent
NA
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Why This Indicator Matters

Drs. Robert Anda and Vincent Felitti studied the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) on a number of health behaviors and found that higher ACE total scores were related to a greater occurrence of health problems (Felitti et al., 1998).

The good news is that what's predictable is preventable. The first step in preventing ACEs is understanding what they are.

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Definitions: ACE data are collected via the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) managed by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). The BRFSS is a cross-sectional, telephone-based survey of health-related risk behaviors, history of chronic health conditions, and preventative behaviors. Non-institutionalized adults 18 years or older are randomly selected to take part in the survey. The survey is conducted year-round using random digit dialing (RDD) techniques on both landlines and cell phones. Children’s Trust collected the data through the BRFSS with funds provided through the community-based child abuse prevention funds (2014 and 2015) and the BlueCross BlueShield Foundation of South Carolina (2016-2018.)

Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data. Atlanta, Georgia: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014-2016.

Footnotes: Note: All percentages may not total to 100% due to weighting. 

NA indicates data not available.

Last updated January 2019.

Babies born with low birthweight by race (Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Total
Percent
9.4%
9.5%
9.6%
9.7%
9.6%
South Carolina
White
Percent
7.2%
7.2%
7.3%
7.2%
7.0%
South Carolina
Black
Percent
14.3%
14.6%
14.6%
15.1%
15.0%
Pickens
Total
Percent
8.6%
8.2%
6.7%
8.6%
6.6%
Pickens
White
Percent
8.8%
7.0%
6.7%
8.4%
6.0%
Pickens
Black
Percent
6.8%
25.9%
7.2%
9.1%
14.6%
Location Race Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Total
Percent
9.4%
9.5%
9.6%
9.7%
9.6%
South Carolina
White
Percent
7.2%
7.2%
7.3%
7.2%
7.0%
South Carolina
Black
Percent
14.3%
14.6%
14.6%
15.1%
15.0%
Pickens
Total
Percent
8.6%
8.2%
6.7%
8.6%
6.6%
Pickens
White
Percent
8.8%
7.0%
6.7%
8.4%
6.0%
Pickens
Black
Percent
6.8%
25.9%
7.2%
9.1%
14.6%
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Definitions: Percent of live births where birth certificate indicates low birthweight.

Low birthweight is defined as a birth where the weight is less than 2,500 grams (5 pounds, 8 ounces) regardless of the period of gestation.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control - Division of Biostatistics and Health GIS: South Carolina Community Assessment Network (SCAN) Birth Tables.

Footnotes: Last updated June 2020.

Babies born to mothers with less than adequate prenatal care by race (Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
White
Percent
29.5%
30.9%
30.0%
29.2%
27.6%
South Carolina
Black
Percent
39.5%
40.8%
39.2%
37.6%
36.7%
South Carolina
Total
Percent
32.9%
34.1%
33.0%
31.9%
NA
South Carolina
Total Population
Percent
NA
NA
NA
NA
30.7%
Pickens
White
Percent
30.0%
26.6%
26.8%
23.3%
21.4%
Pickens
Black
Percent
35.2%
42.0%
33.7%
30.7%
34.8%
Pickens
Total
Percent
30.3%
27.5%
27.3%
24.0%
NA
Pickens
Total Population
Percent
NA
NA
NA
NA
22.6%
Location Race Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
White
Percent
29.5%
30.9%
30.0%
29.2%
27.6%
South Carolina
Black
Percent
39.5%
40.8%
39.2%
37.6%
36.7%
South Carolina
Total
Percent
32.9%
34.1%
33.0%
31.9%
NA
South Carolina
Total Population
Percent
NA
NA
NA
NA
30.7%
Pickens
White
Percent
30.0%
26.6%
26.8%
23.3%
21.4%
Pickens
Black
Percent
35.2%
42.0%
33.7%
30.7%
34.8%
Pickens
Total
Percent
30.3%
27.5%
27.3%
24.0%
NA
Pickens
Total Population
Percent
NA
NA
NA
NA
22.6%
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Definitions: Percent births where birth certificate indicates mother with less than adequate prenatal care as measured by the Kessner Index.

The Kessner Index measures levels of prenatal care as determined by the trimester that prenatal care begins, the number of prenatal care visits, and the period of gestation.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control - Division of Biostatistics and Health GIS: South Carolina Community Assessment Network (SCAN) Birth Tables.

Footnotes: Last updated June 2020.


Births to teens 15 to 19 years of age by race (rate)

Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Total
rate
31.6
28.5
26.1
23.8
21.7
South Carolina
White
rate
28.1
25.4
23.3
21.9
19.5
South Carolina
Black
rate
39.0
35.1
32.6
28.2
26.8
Pickens
Total
rate
24.0
26.5
20.8
18.2
15.9
Pickens
White
rate
24.1
27.0
20.7
19.1
16.4
Pickens
Black
rate
27.9
26.8
25.8
12.0
12.1
Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Total
rate
31.6
28.5
26.1
23.8
21.7
South Carolina
White
rate
28.1
25.4
23.3
21.9
19.5
South Carolina
Black
rate
39.0
35.1
32.6
28.2
26.8
Pickens
Total
rate
24.0
26.5
20.8
18.2
15.9
Pickens
White
rate
24.1
27.0
20.7
19.1
16.4
Pickens
Black
rate
27.9
26.8
25.8
12.0
12.1
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Definitions: Birth rate among teens age 15 to 19 by race.

Rate per 1,000 teenage girls 15-19.
[Number of live births where mother's age is 15-19 / Number of females age 15-19]*1,000

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control - Division of Biostatistics and Health GIS: South Carolina Community Assessment Network (SCAN) Birth Tables.

Footnotes: Last updated June 2020.

Live Births by Race/Ethnicity (Number)

Location Race Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Total
Number
57,631
58,135
57,337
57,030
56,668
South Carolina
White
Number
37,923
38,459
38,264
37,601
37,334
South Carolina
Black
Number
18,182
18,045
17,322
17,651
17,505
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
4,568
4,852
5,013
5,102
5,136
Pickens
Total
Number
1,295
1,254
1,225
1,169
1,147
Pickens
White
Number
1,180
1,143
1,110
1,052
1,023
Pickens
Black
Number
88
81
83
88
89
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
60
57
70
66
73
Location Race Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Total
Number
57,631
58,135
57,337
57,030
56,668
South Carolina
White
Number
37,923
38,459
38,264
37,601
37,334
South Carolina
Black
Number
18,182
18,045
17,322
17,651
17,505
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
4,568
4,852
5,013
5,102
5,136
Pickens
Total
Number
1,295
1,254
1,225
1,169
1,147
Pickens
White
Number
1,180
1,143
1,110
1,052
1,023
Pickens
Black
Number
88
81
83
88
89
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
60
57
70
66
73
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Child deaths (3-year data) (rate)

Location Data Type 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015 2014 - 2016 2015 - 2017 2016 - 2018
South Carolina
rate
18.5
19.7
19.8
20.8
20.3
Pickens
rate
23.6
27.4
20.1
25.6
20.1
Location Data Type 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015 2014 - 2016 2015 - 2017 2016 - 2018
South Carolina
rate
18.5
19.7
19.8
20.8
20.3
Pickens
rate
23.6
27.4
20.1
25.6
20.1
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Definitions: The average number of deaths among children between age 1 and 14 per 100,000 population in this age group. Rates are presented as a three-year average.
Deaths = Number of deaths among children age 1 to 14 during the three-year period.
Population = Total number of children age 1 to 14 during the three-year period.

Rate=[Deaths / Population]*100,000.

Data Source: S.C. Department of Health and Environment Control, S.C. Community Assessment Network (SCAN), Death Tables.

Footnotes: Last updated June 2020.

Child deaths (rate)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
rate
19.4
20.4
19.7
22.2
19.0
Pickens
rate
16.5
21.9
21.8
32.9
5.4
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
rate
19.4
20.4
19.7
22.2
19.0
Pickens
rate
16.5
21.9
21.8
32.9
5.4
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Definitions: Deaths to children between ages 1 and 14, from all causes, per 100,000 children in this age range.

Rate= [Number of Deaths (1-14) / Population (1-14) ]*100,000.

Data Source: S.C. Department of Health and Environment Control, S.C. Community Assessment Network (SCAN), Death Tables.

Footnotes: Last updated June 2020.

Teen deaths from all causes (3-year data) (rate)

Location Data Type 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015 2014 - 2016 2015 - 2017 2016 - 2018
South Carolina
rate
54.7
57.0
64.6
64.8
67.6
Pickens
rate
39.8
27.6
36.8
33.5
39.5
Location Data Type 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015 2014 - 2016 2015 - 2017 2016 - 2018
South Carolina
rate
54.7
57.0
64.6
64.8
67.6
Pickens
rate
39.8
27.6
36.8
33.5
39.5
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Definitions: The average number of deaths among teens between age 15 and 19 per 100,000 population in this age group. Rates are presented as a three-year average.

Deaths = Number of deaths among teens age 15 to 19 over the three-year period.
Population = Total number of teens age 15- to 19-years-old for the three-year period.

Rate=[Deaths / Population]*100000.

Data Source: S.C. Department of Health and Environment Control, S.C. Community Assessment Network (SCAN), Death Tables.

Footnotes: Last updated June 2020.



Teen deaths from all causes (rate)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
rate
61.5
63.6
68.6
62.4
71.9
Pickens
rate
27.9
27.5
55.0
18.2
45.9
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
rate
61.5
63.6
68.6
62.4
71.9
Pickens
rate
27.9
27.5
55.0
18.2
45.9
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Definitions: Deaths to teens between age 15 and 19 per 100,000 teens in this age group.

Rate=[Number of deaths (15-19) / Population (15-19)]*100000.

Data Source: S.C. Department of Health and Environment Control, S.C. Community Assessment Network (SCAN), Death Tables.

Footnotes: Last updated June 2020.

Infant mortality rate by race (3-year data) (Number & Rate)

Location Race Data Type 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015 2014 - 2016 2015 - 2017 2016 - 2018
South Carolina
Black or other race
Number
632
614
619
608
610
South Carolina
Black or other race
Rate
10.7
10.9
10.6
10.5
10.6
South Carolina
White
Number
564
551
558
567
567
South Carolina
White
Rate
5.0
4.9
4.9
5.0
5.0
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
1,196
1,166
1,178
1,177
1,178
South Carolina
Total Population
Rate
7.0
6.8
6.8
6.8
6.9
Pickens
Black or other race
Number
1
1
2
3
2
Pickens
Black or other race
Rate
3.1
4.0
5.9
8.8
5.6
Pickens
White
Number
24
20
17
18
17
Pickens
White
Rate
7.3
5.9
5.0
5.4
5.3
Pickens
Total Population
Number
25
21
19
21
19
Pickens
Total Population
Rate
6.9
5.7
5.0
5.8
5.4
Location Race Data Type 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015 2014 - 2016 2015 - 2017 2016 - 2018
South Carolina
Black or other race
Number
632
614
619
608
610
South Carolina
Black or other race
Rate
10.7
10.9
10.6
10.5
10.6
South Carolina
White
Number
564
551
558
567
567
South Carolina
White
Rate
5.0
4.9
4.9
5.0
5.0
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
1,196
1,166
1,178
1,177
1,178
South Carolina
Total Population
Rate
7.0
6.8
6.8
6.8
6.9
Pickens
Black or other race
Number
1
1
2
3
2
Pickens
Black or other race
Rate
3.1
4.0
5.9
8.8
5.6
Pickens
White
Number
24
20
17
18
17
Pickens
White
Rate
7.3
5.9
5.0
5.4
5.3
Pickens
Total Population
Number
25
21
19
21
19
Pickens
Total Population
Rate
6.9
5.7
5.0
5.8
5.4
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Definitions: The average number of infants who died before their first birthday per 1,000 annual live births by race. Rates are presented as three-year averages.
Deaths = Number of infants who died before their first birthday during the three-year period.
Population = Total number of infants under the age of one during the three-year period.

Rate=[Deaths / Population]*1000.

Data Source: S.C. Department of Health and Environment Control, S.C. Community Assessment Network (SCAN), Infant Mortality Tables.

Footnotes: Rates calculated with small numbers are unreliable and should be used with cautiously.

Last updated June 2020.

Infant mortality rate by race (Number & Rate)

Location Race Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Black or other race
Number
199
218
202
188
220
South Carolina
Black or other race
Rate
10.1
11.1
10.6
9.7
11.4
South Carolina
White
Number
173
186
199
182
186
South Carolina
White
Rate
4.6
4.8
5.2
4.8
5.0
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
372
405
401
371
406
South Carolina
Total Population
Rate
6.5
7.0
7.0
6.5
7.2
Pickens
Black or other race
Number
0
1
1
1
0
Pickens
Black or other race
Rate
0.0
9.2
8.7
8.5
0.0
Pickens
White
Number
6
5
6
7
4
Pickens
White
Rate
5.1
4.4
5.4
6.7
3.9
Pickens
Total Population
Number
6
6
7
8
4
Pickens
Total Population
Rate
4.6
4.8
5.7
6.8
3.5
Location Race Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Black or other race
Number
199
218
202
188
220
South Carolina
Black or other race
Rate
10.1
11.1
10.6
9.7
11.4
South Carolina
White
Number
173
186
199
182
186
South Carolina
White
Rate
4.6
4.8
5.2
4.8
5.0
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
372
405
401
371
406
South Carolina
Total Population
Rate
6.5
7.0
7.0
6.5
7.2
Pickens
Black or other race
Number
0
1
1
1
0
Pickens
Black or other race
Rate
0.0
9.2
8.7
8.5
0.0
Pickens
White
Number
6
5
6
7
4
Pickens
White
Rate
5.1
4.4
5.4
6.7
3.9
Pickens
Total Population
Number
6
6
7
8
4
Pickens
Total Population
Rate
4.6
4.8
5.7
6.8
3.5
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Definitions: Number of infants who died before their first birthday per 1,000 annual live births by race.

Data Source: S.C. Department of Health and Environment Control, S.C. Community Assessment Network (SCAN), Infant Mortality Tables.

Footnotes: Rates calculated with small numbers are unreliable and should be used with cautiously.

Last updated June 2020.

Total number of founded investigations for child abuse and neglect (Number)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Number
8,494
10,173
9,635
10,928
10,472
Pickens
Number
280
285
258
320
312
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Number
8,494
10,173
9,635
10,928
10,472
Pickens
Number
280
285
258
320
312
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Definitions: Total numbers of founded investigations for child abuse and neglect in South Carolina as reported by the S.C. Department of Social Services Child and Adult Protective Services System (CAPSS).

Data Source: S.C. Department of Social Services (most recent report): Children in Founded CPS Investigations During SFY 2018-2019.

Footnotes: Year 2018 means SFY 2018-2019.

State Office data from the S.C. Department of Social Services are included in the South Carolina totals.

Last updated July 2020.

Child abuse and neglect by maltreatment typology (Number)

Location Child Maltreatment Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Abandonment
Number
56
81
112
109
137
South Carolina
Educational neglect
Number
310
581
504
733
794
South Carolina
Medical abuse
Number
5
4
1
3
3
South Carolina
Medical neglect
Number
266
303
266
280
306
South Carolina
Mental injury
Number
32
43
28
48
32
South Carolina
Physical abuse
Number
1,761
3,160
3,037
2,824
2,621
South Carolina
Neglect
Number
5,807
9,032
8,464
9,914
10,230
South Carolina
Other
Number
164
118
78
28
22
Pickens
Abandonment
Number
2
0
1
1
2
Pickens
Educational neglect
Number
22
14
6
32
20
Pickens
Medical abuse
Number
0
0
0
0
0
Pickens
Medical neglect
Number
4
13
3
7
6
Pickens
Mental injury
Number
0
0
0
3
0
Pickens
Physical abuse
Number
22
63
87
45
74
Pickens
Neglect
Number
161
373
353
388
373
Pickens
Other
Number
0
0
0
0
0
Location Child Maltreatment Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Abandonment
Number
56
81
112
109
137
South Carolina
Educational neglect
Number
310
581
504
733
794
South Carolina
Medical abuse
Number
5
4
1
3
3
South Carolina
Medical neglect
Number
266
303
266
280
306
South Carolina
Mental injury
Number
32
43
28
48
32
South Carolina
Physical abuse
Number
1,761
3,160
3,037
2,824
2,621
South Carolina
Neglect
Number
5,807
9,032
8,464
9,914
10,230
South Carolina
Other
Number
164
118
78
28
22
Pickens
Abandonment
Number
2
0
1
1
2
Pickens
Educational neglect
Number
22
14
6
32
20
Pickens
Medical abuse
Number
0
0
0
0
0
Pickens
Medical neglect
Number
4
13
3
7
6
Pickens
Mental injury
Number
0
0
0
3
0
Pickens
Physical abuse
Number
22
63
87
45
74
Pickens
Neglect
Number
161
373
353
388
373
Pickens
Other
Number
0
0
0
0
0
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Definitions: Number of children referred for investigation of maltreatment for abandonment, educational neglect, medical abuse, medical neglect, mental injury, physical abuse, and other maltreatment as reported by the S.C. Department of Social Services Child and Adult Protective Services System (CAPSS).

Data Source: S.C. Department of Social Services (most recent report):  Maltreatment Types FOUNDED in CPS Investigations during SFY 2018-19.

Footnotes: Year 2018 means SFY 2018-2019.

State Office data from the S.C. Department of Social Services are included in the South Carolina totals.

Last updated July 2020.

Children with founded investigations for child abuse and neglect by age group (Number)

Location Age group Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
0 to 12
Number
12,632
15,312
14,746
16,669
16,211
South Carolina
13 to 17
Number
2,599
3,015
2,825
3,457
3,284
South Carolina
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
15,233
18,398
17,662
20,198
19,572
Pickens
0 to 12
Number
410
410
381
432
467
Pickens
13 to 17
Number
79
85
69
109
94
Pickens
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
489
496
451
542
563
Location Age group Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
0 to 12
Number
12,632
15,312
14,746
16,669
16,211
South Carolina
13 to 17
Number
2,599
3,015
2,825
3,457
3,284
South Carolina
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
15,233
18,398
17,662
20,198
19,572
Pickens
0 to 12
Number
410
410
381
432
467
Pickens
13 to 17
Number
79
85
69
109
94
Pickens
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
489
496
451
542
563
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Definitions: Number of children in founded investigations for child abuse and neglect by age group as reported by the S.C. Department of Social Services Child and Adult Protective Services System (CAPSS).

Data Source: S.C. Department of Social Services (most recent report): Children in Founded CPS Investigations During SFY 2018-2019.

Footnotes: Year 2018 means SFY 2018-2019.

State Office data from the S.C. Department of Social Services are included in the South Carolina totals.

Last updated July 2020.

Children with founded child maltreatment by age group (Number)

Location Age group Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
0 to 12
Number
12,507
15,181
14,568
16,503
15,982
South Carolina
13 to 17
Number
2,558
2,961
2,756
3,390
3,213
South Carolina
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
15,067
18,208
17,412
19,959
19,269
Pickens
0 to 12
Number
408
408
377
432
466
Pickens
13 to 17
Number
78
84
69
109
92
Pickens
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
486
493
447
542
560
Location Age group Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
0 to 12
Number
12,507
15,181
14,568
16,503
15,982
South Carolina
13 to 17
Number
2,558
2,961
2,756
3,390
3,213
South Carolina
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
15,067
18,208
17,412
19,959
19,269
Pickens
0 to 12
Number
408
408
377
432
466
Pickens
13 to 17
Number
78
84
69
109
92
Pickens
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
486
493
447
542
560
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Definitions: Number of children in founded investigations for child maltreatment by age group as reported by the S.C. Department of Social Services Child and Adult Protective Services System (CAPSS).

Data Source: S.C. Department of Social Services (most recent report): Children in Founded CPS Investigations During SFY 2018-2019.

Footnotes: Year 2018 means SFY 2018-2019.

State Office data from the S.C. Department of Social Services are included in the South Carolina totals.

Last updated July 2020.

Child abuse investigations referrals by type of decision (Number)

Location Type Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Total Referrals
Number
35,070
43,924
46,524
56,263
58,145
South Carolina
Accepted
Number
19,782
24,980
26,347
37,837
37,689
South Carolina
Indicated
Number
8,494
10,171
9,634
10,928
10,474
Pickens
Total Referrals
Number
1,162
1,341
1,374
1,655
1,689
Pickens
Accepted
Number
613
795
846
1,212
1,163
Pickens
Indicated
Number
279
284
255
320
314
Location Type Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Total Referrals
Number
35,070
43,924
46,524
56,263
58,145
South Carolina
Accepted
Number
19,782
24,980
26,347
37,837
37,689
South Carolina
Indicated
Number
8,494
10,171
9,634
10,928
10,474
Pickens
Total Referrals
Number
1,162
1,341
1,374
1,655
1,689
Pickens
Accepted
Number
613
795
846
1,212
1,163
Pickens
Indicated
Number
279
284
255
320
314
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Definitions: Total number of referrals for child abuse investigations categorized by type of decision (number that were accepted and number that were indicated) as reported by the S.C. Department of Social Services Child and Adult Protective Services System (CAPSS).

Data Source:  S.C. Department of Social Services (most recent report): Decisions for CPS Referrals Received between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

Footnotes: Year 2018 means SFY 2018-2019.

State Office data from the S.C. Department of Social Services are included in the South Carolina totals.

Last updated July 2020.

Children in foster care by age group (Number)

Location Age group Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
0 to 12
Number
1,347
1,461
1,485
1,639
3,099
South Carolina
13 to 17
Number
1,135
1,171
1,196
1,252
1,319
South Carolina
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
3,858
4,028
4,111
4,506
4,418
Pickens
0 to 12
Number
58
53
40
51
100
Pickens
13 to 17
Number
50
48
46
47
48
Pickens
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
178
168
147
154
148
Location Age group Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
0 to 12
Number
1,347
1,461
1,485
1,639
3,099
South Carolina
13 to 17
Number
1,135
1,171
1,196
1,252
1,319
South Carolina
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
3,858
4,028
4,111
4,506
4,418
Pickens
0 to 12
Number
58
53
40
51
100
Pickens
13 to 17
Number
50
48
46
47
48
Pickens
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
178
168
147
154
148
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Definitions: Total number of children in foster care by age group at the end of each state fiscal year as reported by the S.C. Department of Social Services Office of Case Management.

Data Source: S.C. Department of Social Services, Office of Case Management (most recent report): Total Children in Foster Care on June 30, 2019 - County of Origin.

Note: Regional totals in this table were assigned to the appropriate county through a special tabulation by the S.C. Department of Social Services, Statistical Design and Analysis Accountability, Data, and Research Division.

State totals in this table do not include persons over age 18.

Footnotes: Year 2017 means SFY 2018-2019.

Last updated July 2020.

Non-fatal injuries of children due to traffic motor vehicle accidents by age groups (Number)

Location Age group Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
All ages 0-21
Number
23,383
26,219
25,091
23,609
22,484
South Carolina
Less than 1
Number
541
626
531
514
482
South Carolina
1 to 4
Number
2,351
2,783
2,355
2,162
1,933
South Carolina
5 to 9
Number
3,177
3,830
3,788
3,344
3,203
South Carolina
10 to 14
Number
3,278
3,743
3,647
3,593
3,593
South Carolina
15 to 18
Number
6,478
7,214
7,208
6,855
6,553
South Carolina
19 to 21
Number
7,558
8,023
7,562
7,141
6,720
Pickens
All ages 0-21
Number
421
515
499
523
510
Pickens
Less than 1
Number
S
11
S
11
S
Pickens
1 to 4
Number
31
33
42
37
38
Pickens
5 to 9
Number
43
55
70
46
80
Pickens
10 to 14
Number
51
73
67
79
74
Pickens
15 to 18
Number
148
190
180
181
169
Pickens
19 to 21
Number
141
153
133
169
145
Location Age group Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
All ages 0-21
Number
23,383
26,219
25,091
23,609
22,484
South Carolina
Less than 1
Number
541
626
531
514
482
South Carolina
1 to 4
Number
2,351
2,783
2,355
2,162
1,933
South Carolina
5 to 9
Number
3,177
3,830
3,788
3,344
3,203
South Carolina
10 to 14
Number
3,278
3,743
3,647
3,593
3,593
South Carolina
15 to 18
Number
6,478
7,214
7,208
6,855
6,553
South Carolina
19 to 21
Number
7,558
8,023
7,562
7,141
6,720
Pickens
All ages 0-21
Number
421
515
499
523
510
Pickens
Less than 1
Number
S
11
S
11
S
Pickens
1 to 4
Number
31
33
42
37
38
Pickens
5 to 9
Number
43
55
70
46
80
Pickens
10 to 14
Number
51
73
67
79
74
Pickens
15 to 18
Number
148
190
180
181
169
Pickens
19 to 21
Number
141
153
133
169
145
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Definitions: Number of all non-fatal injuries counted as South Carolina inpatient and Emergency Department discharges for motor vehicle traffic related accidents. 

Data Source: Inpatient and Emergency Department data (S.C. Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office - Health and Demographics Section).

Footnotes:

  • Data elements up to and including Quarter 3 of 2015 use ICD-9-CM external cause codes in the range E810-E819.
  • Data elements beginning with Quarter 4 of 2015 use ICD-9-CM external cause codes defined in the CDC's external cause of injury matrix for ICD-10-CM: Cases in which the injury was considered to be of unintentional intent and had an external cause code with a seventh digit of “A” were used for the purposes of this report, indicating an initial encounter for that particular injury. For more information, please see the “Unintentional” tab of the CDC’s proposed External Cause of Injury Code Matrix in the file “FINAL 2019 ICD-10-CM_Non-Poisoning_Cause_Matrix  ALL codes 123019.xlsx” at:  ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/health_statistics/nchs/injury/tools/.

 S=Indicates suppressed data (less than 10 cases). 

Last updated July 2020.

Non-fatal injuries of children due to non-traffic motor vehicle accidents by age groups (Number)

Location Age group Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
All ages 0-21
Number
1,433
1,659
1,462
1,493
1,706
South Carolina
Less than 1
Number
S
13
14
21
25
South Carolina
1 to 4
Number
116
155
112
113
127
South Carolina
5 to 9
Number
264
256
171
198
247
South Carolina
10 to 14
Number
393
407
217
256
373
South Carolina
15 to 18
Number
360
469
485
469
495
South Carolina
19 to 21
Number
292
359
463
436
439
Pickens
All ages 0-21
Number
39
41
27
35
34
Pickens
Less than 1
Number
S
S
S
S
S
Pickens
1 to 4
Number
S
S
S
S
S
Pickens
5 to 9
Number
S
S
S
S
S
Pickens
10 to 14
Number
10
10
S
S
12
Pickens
15 to 18
Number
16
12
11
14
S
Pickens
19 to 21
Number
S
11
12
13
S
Location Age group Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
All ages 0-21
Number
1,433
1,659
1,462
1,493
1,706
South Carolina
Less than 1
Number
S
13
14
21
25
South Carolina
1 to 4
Number
116
155
112
113
127
South Carolina
5 to 9
Number
264
256
171
198
247
South Carolina
10 to 14
Number
393
407
217
256
373
South Carolina
15 to 18
Number
360
469
485
469
495
South Carolina
19 to 21
Number
292
359
463
436
439
Pickens
All ages 0-21
Number
39
41
27
35
34
Pickens
Less than 1
Number
S
S
S
S
S
Pickens
1 to 4
Number
S
S
S
S
S
Pickens
5 to 9
Number
S
S
S
S
S
Pickens
10 to 14
Number
10
10
S
S
12
Pickens
15 to 18
Number
16
12
11
14
S
Pickens
19 to 21
Number
S
11
12
13
S
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Definitions: Number of all non-fatal injuries counted as South Carolina inpatient and Emergency Department discharges for non-traffic motor vehicle accidents.

Data Source: Inpatient and Emergency Department data (S.C. Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office - Health and Demographics Section).


Footnotes:

  • Data elements up to and including Quarter 3 of 2015 use ICD-9-CM external cause codes in the range E820-E825.
  • Data elements beginning with Quarter 4 of 2015 use ICD-9-CM external cause codes defined in the CDC's external cause of injury matrix for ICD-10-CM: Cases in which the injury was considered to be of unintentional intent and had an external cause code with a seventh digit of “A” were used for the purposes of this report, indicating an initial encounter for that particular injury. For more information, please see the “Unintentional” tab of the CDC’s proposed External Cause of Injury Code Matrix in the file “FINAL 2019 ICD-10-CM_Non-Poisoning_Cause_Matrix  ALL codes 123019.xlsx” at:  ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/health_statistics/nchs/injury/tools/.

 S=Indicates suppressed data (less than 10 cases). 

Last updated July 2020.

Teen girls of age 14-17 who became pregnant (Percent)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Percent
1.3%
1.2%
1.1%
1.0%
1.0%
Pickens
Percent
0.9%
0.9%
0.7%
0.8%
1.0%
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Percent
1.3%
1.2%
1.1%
1.0%
1.0%
Pickens
Percent
0.9%
0.9%
0.7%
0.8%
1.0%
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Definitions: The number of births, abortions and fetal deaths to teenage girls 14-17 years old as a percentage on per 100 females in this age group. Source: SCAN DHEC; Pregnancy module: rates for 14-17 years old girls converted to percents.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control - Division of Biostatistics and Health GIS: South Carolina Community Assessment Network (SCAN) Pregnancy Tables.

Footnotes: Last updated June 2020.