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Total population by race/ethnicity (Number & Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
3,120,131
3,162,994
3,204,802
3,243,587
3,281,366
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
64.7%
64.7%
64.6%
64.6%
64.5%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,347,141
1,359,153
1,369,991
1,379,008
1,388,472
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
27.9%
27.8%
27.6%
27.5%
27.3%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
99,163
103,793
108,649
113,570
118,243
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.1%
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
257,358
266,313
274,793
285,054
296,046
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
5.3%
5.4%
5.5%
5.7%
5.8%
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
4,823,793
4,892,253
4,958,235
5,021,219
5,084,127
South Carolina
Total Population
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
105,385
105,905
106,997
107,290
108,146
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
87.4%
87.1%
87.0%
86.7%
86.6%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
8,461
8,640
8,802
8,949
9,117
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
7.0%
7.1%
7.2%
7.2%
7.3%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
2,634
2,746
2,856
2,938
2,979
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
2.4%
2.4%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
4,062
4,230
4,387
4,510
4,695
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
3.4%
3.5%
3.6%
3.6%
3.8%
Pickens
Total Population
Number
120,542
121,521
123,042
123,687
124,937
Pickens
Total Population
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
3,120,131
3,162,994
3,204,802
3,243,587
3,281,366
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
64.7%
64.7%
64.6%
64.6%
64.5%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,347,141
1,359,153
1,369,991
1,379,008
1,388,472
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
27.9%
27.8%
27.6%
27.5%
27.3%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
99,163
103,793
108,649
113,570
118,243
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.1%
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
257,358
266,313
274,793
285,054
296,046
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
5.3%
5.4%
5.5%
5.7%
5.8%
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
4,823,793
4,892,253
4,958,235
5,021,219
5,084,127
South Carolina
Total Population
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
105,385
105,905
106,997
107,290
108,146
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
87.4%
87.1%
87.0%
86.7%
86.6%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
8,461
8,640
8,802
8,949
9,117
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
7.0%
7.1%
7.2%
7.2%
7.3%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
2,634
2,746
2,856
2,938
2,979
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
2.4%
2.4%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
4,062
4,230
4,387
4,510
4,695
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
3.4%
3.5%
3.6%
3.6%
3.8%
Pickens
Total Population
Number
120,542
121,521
123,042
123,687
124,937
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 2018 are from Vintage 2018 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 2018 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (April 1, 2010, July 1, 2010-July 1, 2018), 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 2019.

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

Location Race Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
32,037
32,447
32,151
31,471
31,037
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.3%
56.0%
56.1%
55.9%
55.5%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
18,107
18,213
17,919
17,886
17,960
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
31.8%
31.4%
31.2%
31.7%
32.1%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
1,107
1,124
1,098
1,163
1,201
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.9%
1.9%
1.9%
2.1%
2.1%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
5,638
6,157
6,189
5,829
5,734
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
9.9%
10.6%
10.8%
10.3%
10.3%
South Carolina
Total under 1-year-old
Number
56,889
57,941
57,357
56,349
55,932
South Carolina
Total under 1-year-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
1,014
1,045
1,011
997
975
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
83.2%
81.8%
82.1%
82.7%
81.7%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
104
114
107
112
121
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.5%
8.9%
8.7%
9.3%
10.1%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
27
28
28
29
31
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.2%
2.2%
2.3%
2.4%
2.6%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
74
91
85
68
67
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
6.1%
7.1%
6.9%
5.6%
5.6%
Pickens
Total under 1-year-old
Number
1,219
1,278
1,231
1,206
1,194
Pickens
Total under 1-year-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
32,037
32,447
32,151
31,471
31,037
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.3%
56.0%
56.1%
55.9%
55.5%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
18,107
18,213
17,919
17,886
17,960
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
31.8%
31.4%
31.2%
31.7%
32.1%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
1,107
1,124
1,098
1,163
1,201
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.9%
1.9%
1.9%
2.1%
2.1%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
5,638
6,157
6,189
5,829
5,734
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
9.9%
10.6%
10.8%
10.3%
10.3%
South Carolina
Total under 1-year-old
Number
56,889
57,941
57,357
56,349
55,932
South Carolina
Total under 1-year-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
1,014
1,045
1,011
997
975
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
83.2%
81.8%
82.1%
82.7%
81.7%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
104
114
107
112
121
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.5%
8.9%
8.7%
9.3%
10.1%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
27
28
28
29
31
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.2%
2.2%
2.3%
2.4%
2.6%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
74
91
85
68
67
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
6.1%
7.1%
6.9%
5.6%
5.6%
Pickens
Total under 1-year-old
Number
1,219
1,278
1,231
1,206
1,194
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 2018 are from Vintage 2018 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 2018 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (April 1, 2010, July 1, 2010-July 1, 2018), 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 2019.

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

Location Race Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
161,475
162,802
163,878
164,260
164,023
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
55.8%
56.0%
56.2%
56.2%
56.1%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
93,128
92,369
91,824
91,421
91,447
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.2%
31.8%
31.5%
31.3%
31.3%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
5,976
6,077
6,327
6,491
6,532
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.1%
2.2%
2.2%
2.2%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
28,970
29,360
29,721
30,134
30,389
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
10.0%
10.1%
10.2%
10.3%
10.4%
South Carolina
Total under 5-years-old
Number
289,549
290,608
291,750
292,306
292,391
South Carolina
Total under 5-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
4,931
5,034
5,148
5,230
5,286
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
82.5%
82.6%
83.1%
82.8%
82.7%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
520
534
512
561
580
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.7%
8.8%
8.3%
8.9%
9.1%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
106
110
116
126
128
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.8%
1.8%
1.9%
2.0%
2.0%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
423
416
418
398
398
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
7.1%
6.8%
6.7%
6.3%
6.2%
Pickens
Total under 5-years-old
Number
5,980
6,094
6,194
6,315
6,392
Pickens
Total under 5-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
161,475
162,802
163,878
164,260
164,023
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
55.8%
56.0%
56.2%
56.2%
56.1%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
93,128
92,369
91,824
91,421
91,447
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.2%
31.8%
31.5%
31.3%
31.3%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
5,976
6,077
6,327
6,491
6,532
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.1%
2.2%
2.2%
2.2%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
28,970
29,360
29,721
30,134
30,389
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
10.0%
10.1%
10.2%
10.3%
10.4%
South Carolina
Total under 5-years-old
Number
289,549
290,608
291,750
292,306
292,391
South Carolina
Total under 5-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
4,931
5,034
5,148
5,230
5,286
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
82.5%
82.6%
83.1%
82.8%
82.7%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
520
534
512
561
580
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.7%
8.8%
8.3%
8.9%
9.1%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
106
110
116
126
128
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.8%
1.8%
1.9%
2.0%
2.0%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
423
416
418
398
398
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
7.1%
6.8%
6.7%
6.3%
6.2%
Pickens
Total under 5-years-old
Number
5,980
6,094
6,194
6,315
6,392
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 2018 are from Vintage 2018 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 2018 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (April 1, 2010, July 1, 2010-July 1, 2018), 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 2019.

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

Location Race Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
331,338
333,294
335,116
335,120
334,902
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
55.5%
55.5%
55.7%
55.8%
55.9%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
194,956
194,796
192,972
190,449
188,482
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.6%
32.4%
32.1%
31.7%
31.5%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
12,699
13,006
13,365
13,756
14,072
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.2%
2.2%
2.3%
2.4%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
58,292
59,464
60,381
60,868
61,190
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
9.8%
9.9%
10.0%
10.1%
10.2%
South Carolina
Total under 10-years-old
Number
597,285
600,560
601,834
600,193
598,646
South Carolina
Total under 10-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
10,499
10,483
10,527
10,447
10,437
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
83.3%
83.0%
83.0%
82.5%
82.7%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,057
1,082
1,076
1,131
1,145
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.4%
8.6%
8.5%
8.9%
9.1%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
210
216
228
236
223
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.7%
1.7%
1.8%
1.9%
1.8%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
844
846
857
851
822
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
6.7%
6.7%
6.8%
6.7%
6.5%
Pickens
Total under 10-years-old
Number
12,610
12,627
12,688
12,665
12,627
Pickens
Total under 10-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
331,338
333,294
335,116
335,120
334,902
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
55.5%
55.5%
55.7%
55.8%
55.9%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
194,956
194,796
192,972
190,449
188,482
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.6%
32.4%
32.1%
31.7%
31.5%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
12,699
13,006
13,365
13,756
14,072
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.2%
2.2%
2.3%
2.4%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
58,292
59,464
60,381
60,868
61,190
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
9.8%
9.9%
10.0%
10.1%
10.2%
South Carolina
Total under 10-years-old
Number
597,285
600,560
601,834
600,193
598,646
South Carolina
Total under 10-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
10,499
10,483
10,527
10,447
10,437
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
83.3%
83.0%
83.0%
82.5%
82.7%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,057
1,082
1,076
1,131
1,145
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.4%
8.6%
8.5%
8.9%
9.1%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
210
216
228
236
223
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.7%
1.7%
1.8%
1.9%
1.8%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
844
846
857
851
822
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
6.7%
6.7%
6.8%
6.7%
6.5%
Pickens
Total under 10-years-old
Number
12,610
12,627
12,688
12,665
12,627
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 2018 are from Vintage 2018 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 2018 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (April 1, 2010, July 1, 2010-July 1, 2018), 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 2019.

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

Location Race Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
508,184
509,548
511,623
513,747
514,554
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.3%
56.3%
56.3%
56.2%
56.0%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
292,806
291,591
290,175
289,848
290,410
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.5%
32.2%
31.9%
31.7%
31.6%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
19,421
20,053
20,647
21,253
21,795
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.2%
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
2.4%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
81,559
84,353
86,799
89,269
91,441
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
9.0%
9.3%
9.5%
9.8%
10.0%
South Carolina
Total under 15-years-old
Number
901,970
905,545
909,244
914,117
918,200
South Carolina
Total under 15-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
16,257
16,205
16,205
16,125
16,270
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
83.9%
83.5%
83.3%
83.1%
83.1%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,585
1,624
1,607
1,655
1,685
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.2%
8.4%
8.3%
8.5%
8.6%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
323
333
348
349
336
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.7%
1.7%
1.8%
1.8%
1.7%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
1,212
1,243
1,289
1,276
1,294
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
6.3%
6.4%
6.6%
6.6%
6.6%
Pickens
Total under 15-years-old
Number
19,377
19,405
19,449
19,405
19,585
Pickens
Total under 15-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
508,184
509,548
511,623
513,747
514,554
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.3%
56.3%
56.3%
56.2%
56.0%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
292,806
291,591
290,175
289,848
290,410
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.5%
32.2%
31.9%
31.7%
31.6%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
19,421
20,053
20,647
21,253
21,795
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.2%
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
2.4%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
81,559
84,353
86,799
89,269
91,441
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
9.0%
9.3%
9.5%
9.8%
10.0%
South Carolina
Total under 15-years-old
Number
901,970
905,545
909,244
914,117
918,200
South Carolina
Total under 15-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
16,257
16,205
16,205
16,125
16,270
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
83.9%
83.5%
83.3%
83.1%
83.1%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,585
1,624
1,607
1,655
1,685
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.2%
8.4%
8.3%
8.5%
8.6%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
323
333
348
349
336
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.7%
1.7%
1.8%
1.8%
1.7%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
1,212
1,243
1,289
1,276
1,294
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
6.3%
6.4%
6.6%
6.6%
6.6%
Pickens
Total under 15-years-old
Number
19,377
19,405
19,449
19,405
19,585
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 2018 are from Vintage 2018 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 2018 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (April 1, 2010, July 1, 2010-July 1, 2018), 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 2019.

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

Location Race Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
615,372
619,195
622,043
624,015
624,039
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.8%
56.7%
56.7%
56.6%
56.4%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
351,753
351,834
350,989
350,286
348,814
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.5%
32.2%
32.0%
31.7%
31.5%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
23,209
24,102
25,016
25,903
26,739
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
2.4%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
92,750
96,342
99,703
103,226
106,353
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
8.6%
8.8%
9.1%
9.4%
9.6%
South Carolina
Total under 18-years-old
Number
1,083,084
1,091,473
1,097,751
1,103,430
1,105,945
South Carolina
Total under 18-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
19,927
19,915
19,850
19,695
19,733
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
84.3%
83.9%
83.7%
83.4%
83.2%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,926
1,953
1,937
1,976
2,011
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.1%
8.2%
8.2%
8.4%
8.5%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
382
393
421
428
415
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.6%
1.7%
1.8%
1.8%
1.8%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
1,417
1,464
1,502
1,511
1,553
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
6.0%
6.2%
6.3%
6.4%
6.5%
Pickens
Total under 18-years-old
Number
23,652
23,725
23,710
23,610
23,712
Pickens
Total under 18-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
615,372
619,195
622,043
624,015
624,039
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.8%
56.7%
56.7%
56.6%
56.4%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
351,753
351,834
350,989
350,286
348,814
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.5%
32.2%
32.0%
31.7%
31.5%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
23,209
24,102
25,016
25,903
26,739
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
2.4%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
92,750
96,342
99,703
103,226
106,353
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
8.6%
8.8%
9.1%
9.4%
9.6%
South Carolina
Total under 18-years-old
Number
1,083,084
1,091,473
1,097,751
1,103,430
1,105,945
South Carolina
Total under 18-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
19,927
19,915
19,850
19,695
19,733
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
84.3%
83.9%
83.7%
83.4%
83.2%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,926
1,953
1,937
1,976
2,011
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.1%
8.2%
8.2%
8.4%
8.5%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
382
393
421
428
415
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.6%
1.7%
1.8%
1.8%
1.8%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
1,417
1,464
1,502
1,511
1,553
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
6.0%
6.2%
6.3%
6.4%
6.5%
Pickens
Total under 18-years-old
Number
23,652
23,725
23,710
23,610
23,712
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 2018 are from Vintage 2018 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 2018 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (April 1, 2010, July 1, 2010-July 1, 2018), 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 2019.

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

Location Race Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
730,413
734,903
738,760
741,983
743,494
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
57.1%
57.1%
57.1%
57.0%
56.8%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
416,669
414,660
413,140
412,739
412,374
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.5%
32.2%
31.9%
31.7%
31.5%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
27,598
28,588
29,617
30,670
31,707
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.2%
2.2%
2.3%
2.4%
2.4%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
105,603
109,621
113,239
117,461
121,383
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
8.2%
8.5%
8.7%
9.0%
9.3%
South Carolina
Total under 21-years-old
Number
1,280,283
1,287,772
1,294,756
1,302,853
1,308,958
South Carolina
Total under 21-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
28,881
28,803
29,023
28,847
28,940
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
85.1%
84.9%
84.7%
84.4%
84.3%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
2,711
2,757
2,746
2,798
2,806
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.0%
8.1%
8.0%
8.2%
8.2%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
579
572
620
624
617
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.7%
1.7%
1.8%
1.8%
1.8%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
1,750
1,805
1,860
1,896
1,956
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
5.2%
5.3%
5.4%
5.5%
5.7%
Pickens
Total under 21-years-old
Number
33,921
33,937
34,249
34,165
34,319
Pickens
Total under 21-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
730,413
734,903
738,760
741,983
743,494
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
57.1%
57.1%
57.1%
57.0%
56.8%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
416,669
414,660
413,140
412,739
412,374
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.5%
32.2%
31.9%
31.7%
31.5%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
27,598
28,588
29,617
30,670
31,707
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.2%
2.2%
2.3%
2.4%
2.4%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
105,603
109,621
113,239
117,461
121,383
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
8.2%
8.5%
8.7%
9.0%
9.3%
South Carolina
Total under 21-years-old
Number
1,280,283
1,287,772
1,294,756
1,302,853
1,308,958
South Carolina
Total under 21-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
28,881
28,803
29,023
28,847
28,940
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
85.1%
84.9%
84.7%
84.4%
84.3%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
2,711
2,757
2,746
2,798
2,806
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.0%
8.1%
8.0%
8.2%
8.2%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
579
572
620
624
617
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.7%
1.7%
1.8%
1.8%
1.8%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
1,750
1,805
1,860
1,896
1,956
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
5.2%
5.3%
5.4%
5.5%
5.7%
Pickens
Total under 21-years-old
Number
33,921
33,937
34,249
34,165
34,319
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 2018 are from Vintage 2018 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 2018 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (April 1, 2010, July 1, 2010-July 1, 2018), 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 2019.

Median family (with child) income (Currency)

Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Currency
$50,967
$51,388
$52,241
$53,808
$55,975
Pickens
Currency
$54,151
$52,605
$51,581
$54,044
$54,814
Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Currency
$50,967
$51,388
$52,241
$53,808
$55,975
Pickens
Currency
$54,151
$52,605
$51,581
$54,044
$54,814
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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 2013-2017, 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 2006–2010 estimates with 2011–2015 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 January 2019.

Annual unemployment rates in SC by county (Percent)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Percent
6.4%
6.0%
4.8%
4.3%
3.4%
Pickens
Percent
6.2%
5.8%
4.8%
4.1%
3.4%
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Percent
6.4%
6.0%
4.8%
4.3%
3.4%
Pickens
Percent
6.2%
5.8%
4.8%
4.1%
3.4%
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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 2007-2018.

Footnotes: Data is not seasonally adjusted.

Last updated July 2019.

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

Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Percent
9.2%
9.4%
9.2%
9.2%
8.9%
Pickens
Percent
8.9%
8.3%
9.4%
9.2%
8.6%
Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Percent
9.2%
9.4%
9.2%
9.2%
8.9%
Pickens
Percent
8.9%
8.3%
9.4%
9.2%
8.6%
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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 2013-2017, 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 2006–2010 estimates with 2011–2015 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 January 2019.

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

Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Percent
9.3%
8.7%
8.5%
7.8%
7.1%
Pickens
Percent
4.5%
5.0%
3.9%
5.1%
5.8%
Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Percent
9.3%
8.7%
8.5%
7.8%
7.1%
Pickens
Percent
4.5%
5.0%
3.9%
5.1%
5.8%
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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 2013-2017, 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 2006–2010 estimates with 2011–2015 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 January 2019.

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

Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Percent
24.8%
24.2%
23.1%
21.9%
21.1%
Pickens
Percent
19.9%
20.2%
20.6%
18.6%
17.9%
Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Percent
24.8%
24.2%
23.1%
21.9%
21.1%
Pickens
Percent
19.9%
20.2%
20.6%
18.6%
17.9%
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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 2013-2017, 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 2006–2010 estimates with 2011–2015 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 January 2019.

Children in poverty (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Number
290,346
281,738
260,646
249,108
242,819
South Carolina
Percent
27.3%
26.4%
24.4%
23.0%
22.3%
Pickens
Number
5,025
5,072
4,506
4,201
3,669
Pickens
Percent
21.7%
21.9%
19.4%
17.9%
15.8%
Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Number
290,346
281,738
260,646
249,108
242,819
South Carolina
Percent
27.3%
26.4%
24.4%
23.0%
22.3%
Pickens
Number
5,025
5,072
4,506
4,201
3,669
Pickens
Percent
21.7%
21.9%
19.4%
17.9%
15.8%
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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) 1993-2017, Census 1980 and Census 1990.

Footnotes: Last updated January 2019.

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
South Carolina
Percent
46.4%
47.4%
44.3%
Pickens
Percent
39.1%
40.6%
39.6%
Location Data Type 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018
South Carolina
Percent
46.4%
47.4%
44.3%
Pickens
Percent
39.1%
40.6%
39.6%
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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 September 2019.

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 8th 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
South Carolina
Percent
56.3%
57.9%
54.9%
Pickens
Percent
54.6%
58.9%
50.1%
Location Data Type 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018
South Carolina
Percent
56.3%
57.9%
54.9%
Pickens
Percent
54.6%
58.9%
50.1%
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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 September 2019.

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
South Carolina
Percent
67.6%
65.5%
63.4%
Pickens
Percent
65.9%
62.6%
57.6%
Location Data Type 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018
South Carolina
Percent
67.6%
65.5%
63.4%
Pickens
Percent
65.9%
62.6%
57.6%
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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 September 2019.

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
South Carolina
Percent
55.3%
59.9%
60.7%
Pickens
Percent
52.2%
56.2%
56.7%
Location Data Type 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018
South Carolina
Percent
55.3%
59.9%
60.7%
Pickens
Percent
52.2%
56.2%
56.7%
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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 September 2019.

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

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Percent
4.8%
4.7%
4.2%
3.8%
3.3%
Pickens
Percent
4.7%
7.0%
3.2%
3.8%
3.6%
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Percent
4.8%
4.7%
4.2%
3.8%
3.3%
Pickens
Percent
4.7%
7.0%
3.2%
3.8%
3.6%
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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 September 2019.

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

Location Data Type 2013 - 14 2014 - 15 2015 - 16 2016 - 17 2017 - 18
South Carolina
Percent
2.2%
2.3%
2.1%
2.2%
2.1%
Pickens
Percent
3.6%
2.7%
2.5%
3.3%
2.5%
Location Data Type 2013 - 14 2014 - 15 2015 - 16 2016 - 17 2017 - 18
South Carolina
Percent
2.2%
2.3%
2.1%
2.2%
2.1%
Pickens
Percent
3.6%
2.7%
2.5%
3.3%
2.5%
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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 2017-2018, South Carolina Department of Education, August 2019.

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 October 2019.

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

Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Percent
5.8%
5.4%
5.0%
4.4%
4.1%
Pickens
Percent
3.2%
3.0%
3.2%
3.9%
4.2%
Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Percent
5.8%
5.4%
5.0%
4.4%
4.1%
Pickens
Percent
3.2%
3.0%
3.2%
3.9%
4.2%
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Definitions: Universe: Population age 16-19.
Numerator: Number of youth ages 16 to 19 who are not enrolled in school and not high school graduates;
Denominator: Number of youth ages 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 2013-2017, 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 2006–2010 estimates with 2011–2015 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 January 2019.

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

Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Percent
17.3%
16.5%
15.3%
14.3%
13.9%
Pickens
Percent
8.5%
8.8%
8.3%
7.0%
7.6%
Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Percent
17.3%
16.5%
15.3%
14.3%
13.9%
Pickens
Percent
8.5%
8.8%
8.3%
7.0%
7.6%
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Definitions: Percentage of persons ages 18-24 who reported that they had neither attained a high school diploma nor GED.

The American Community Survey is now used as the main source of educational attainment data because it has a larger sample and provide more reliable statistics on smaller geographical areas.The latest data represents 5-year estimates.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates, 2006-2010 through 2013-2017, 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 2006–2010 estimates with 2011–2015 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 January 2019.

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

Location Race Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
White Non-Hispanic
Percent
6.9%
6.9%
6.2%
5.5%
5.1%
South Carolina
White Non-Hispanic
Number
40,879
41,037
37,101
32,650
30,376
South Carolina
Black or African American
Percent
28.0%
29.5%
27.1%
24.8%
23.1%
South Carolina
Black or African American
Number
96,506
100,310
91,786
82,964
76,908
South Carolina
Some Other Race
Percent
15.7%
15.1%
14.0%
11.5%
11.3%
South Carolina
Some Other Race
Number
13,672
13,712
13,023
11,084
11,180
South Carolina
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
21.0%
23.0%
19.8%
18.7%
18.9%
South Carolina
Hispanic or Latino
Number
17,748
20,205
17,886
17,316
18,203
South Carolina
Total Population
Percent
14.9%
15.5%
14.1%
12.7%
11.9%
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
161,113
167,857
152,665
137,943
130,065
Pickens
White Non-Hispanic
Percent
5.4%
5.4%
5.5%
5.4%
5.1%
Pickens
White Non-Hispanic
Number
1,069
1,057
1,060
1,041
987
Pickens
Black or African American
Percent
11.3%
7.8%
5.8%
6.1%
6.3%
Pickens
Black or African American
Number
164
118
97
87
87
Pickens
Some Other Race
Percent
17.4%
16.6%
14.3%
13.1%
12.9%
Pickens
Some Other Race
Number
366
302
248
248
251
Pickens
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
4.9%
16.0%
16.6%
16.2%
16.7%
Pickens
Hispanic or Latino
Number
65
218
227
231
243
Pickens
Total Population
Percent
6.7%
7.1%
6.9%
6.8%
6.6%
Pickens
Total Population
Number
1,611
1,695
1,632
1,607
1,568
Location Race Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
White Non-Hispanic
Percent
6.9%
6.9%
6.2%
5.5%
5.1%
South Carolina
White Non-Hispanic
Number
40,879
41,037
37,101
32,650
30,376
South Carolina
Black or African American
Percent
28.0%
29.5%
27.1%
24.8%
23.1%
South Carolina
Black or African American
Number
96,506
100,310
91,786
82,964
76,908
South Carolina
Some Other Race
Percent
15.7%
15.1%
14.0%
11.5%
11.3%
South Carolina
Some Other Race
Number
13,672
13,712
13,023
11,084
11,180
South Carolina
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
21.0%
23.0%
19.8%
18.7%
18.9%
South Carolina
Hispanic or Latino
Number
17,748
20,205
17,886
17,316
18,203
South Carolina
Total Population
Percent
14.9%
15.5%
14.1%
12.7%
11.9%
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
161,113
167,857
152,665
137,943
130,065
Pickens
White Non-Hispanic
Percent
5.4%
5.4%
5.5%
5.4%
5.1%
Pickens
White Non-Hispanic
Number
1,069
1,057
1,060
1,041
987
Pickens
Black or African American
Percent
11.3%
7.8%
5.8%
6.1%
6.3%
Pickens
Black or African American
Number
164
118
97
87
87
Pickens
Some Other Race
Percent
17.4%
16.6%
14.3%
13.1%
12.9%
Pickens
Some Other Race
Number
366
302
248
248
251
Pickens
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
4.9%
16.0%
16.6%
16.2%
16.7%
Pickens
Hispanic or Latino
Number
65
218
227
231
243
Pickens
Total Population
Percent
6.7%
7.1%
6.9%
6.8%
6.6%
Pickens
Total Population
Number
1,611
1,695
1,632
1,607
1,568
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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 2013-2017 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 2006–2010 estimates with 2011–2015 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 the 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 February 2019.

Live births to mothers under 18 (Percent)

Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Percent
2.3%
2.1%
1.9%
1.7%
1.6%
Pickens
Percent
3.2%
2.4%
2.2%
1.9%
1.5%
Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Percent
2.3%
2.1%
1.9%
1.7%
1.6%
Pickens
Percent
3.2%
2.4%
2.2%
1.9%
1.5%
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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 February 2019.

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

Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Percent
16.6%
15.7%
15.0%
14.2%
13.6%
Pickens
Percent
19.8%
18.4%
15.9%
16.7%
17.2%
Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Percent
16.6%
15.7%
15.0%
14.2%
13.6%
Pickens
Percent
19.8%
18.4%
15.9%
16.7%
17.2%
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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 February 2019.

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

Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Percent
47.1%
47.3%
46.4%
45.1%
46.0%
Pickens
Percent
37.2%
37.8%
39.6%
36.2%
39.3%
Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Percent
47.1%
47.3%
46.4%
45.1%
46.0%
Pickens
Percent
37.2%
37.8%
39.6%
36.2%
39.3%
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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 February 2019.

Children living in single parent families (Decennial Census Series) (Percent)

Location Data Type 1980 1990 2000 2010
South Carolina
Percent
18.9%
25.1%
31.3%
35.8%
Pickens
Percent
12.2%
16.2%
21.4%
26.2%
Location Data Type 1980 1990 2000 2010
South Carolina
Percent
18.9%
25.1%
31.3%
35.8%
Pickens
Percent
12.2%
16.2%
21.4%
26.2%
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Definitions: A family is a group of two people or more (one of whom is designated as the householder) related by birth, marriage, or adoption and residing together; all such people (including related subfamily members) are considered as members of one family.
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, Census 2010, Table P40.

Footnotes:  This measure is presented separately using two different sources.  The decennial census, which reflects an population count every ten years, and the American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year Estimates, which are updated annually and reflect an average over a five-year period.  Therefore, it is not recommended that the decennial census data be compared to the ACS 5-year Estimates data for this indicator.

Last updated September 2013.

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

Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Percent
41.4%
41.9%
41.5%
41.0%
40.5%
Pickens
Percent
29.7%
31.6%
32.5%
31.7%
33.8%
Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Percent
41.4%
41.9%
41.5%
41.0%
40.5%
Pickens
Percent
29.7%
31.6%
32.5%
31.7%
33.8%
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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 2013-2017, Table B23008.

Footnotes: This measure is presented separately using two different sources.  The decennial census, which reflects an population count every ten years, and the American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year Estimates, which are updated annually and reflect an average over a five-year period.  Therefore, it is not recommended that the decennial census data be compared to the ACS 5-year Estimates data for this indicator. In addition, the Census Bureau suggests comparing ACS periods that do not overlap—for example, comparing 2006–2010 estimates with 2011–2015 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 January 2019.

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

Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Percent
12.8%
12.4%
11.8%
11.3%
10.8%
Pickens
Percent
14.7%
14.1%
13.1%
12.6%
12.5%
Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Percent
12.8%
12.4%
11.8%
11.3%
10.8%
Pickens
Percent
14.7%
14.1%
13.1%
12.6%
12.5%
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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 2013-2017, 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 2006–2010 estimates with 2011–2015 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 January 2019.

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.

Please contact mstrompolis@scchildren.org if you are interested in receiving a copy of the full data set.
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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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Total
Percent
9.7%
9.4%
9.5%
9.6%
9.7%
South Carolina
White
Percent
7.5%
7.2%
7.2%
7.3%
7.2%
South Carolina
Black
Percent
14.3%
14.3%
14.6%
14.6%
15.1%
Pickens
Total
Percent
8.2%
8.6%
8.2%
6.7%
8.6%
Pickens
White
Percent
8.0%
8.8%
7.0%
6.7%
8.4%
Pickens
Black
Percent
11.4%
6.8%
25.9%
7.2%
9.1%
Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Total
Percent
9.7%
9.4%
9.5%
9.6%
9.7%
South Carolina
White
Percent
7.5%
7.2%
7.2%
7.3%
7.2%
South Carolina
Black
Percent
14.3%
14.3%
14.6%
14.6%
15.1%
Pickens
Total
Percent
8.2%
8.6%
8.2%
6.7%
8.6%
Pickens
White
Percent
8.0%
8.8%
7.0%
6.7%
8.4%
Pickens
Black
Percent
11.4%
6.8%
25.9%
7.2%
9.1%
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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 February 2019.

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

Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
White
Percent
29.2%
29.5%
30.9%
30.0%
29.2%
South Carolina
Black
Percent
38.2%
39.5%
40.8%
39.2%
37.6%
South Carolina
Total
Percent
32.3%
32.9%
34.1%
33.0%
31.9%
Pickens
White
Percent
30.7%
30.0%
26.6%
26.8%
23.3%
Pickens
Black
Percent
36.7%
35.2%
42.0%
33.7%
30.7%
Pickens
Total
Percent
30.9%
30.3%
27.5%
27.3%
24.0%
Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
White
Percent
29.2%
29.5%
30.9%
30.0%
29.2%
South Carolina
Black
Percent
38.2%
39.5%
40.8%
39.2%
37.6%
South Carolina
Total
Percent
32.3%
32.9%
34.1%
33.0%
31.9%
Pickens
White
Percent
30.7%
30.0%
26.6%
26.8%
23.3%
Pickens
Black
Percent
36.7%
35.2%
42.0%
33.7%
30.7%
Pickens
Total
Percent
30.9%
30.3%
27.5%
27.3%
24.0%
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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 February 2019.


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 February 2019.

Live Births by Race/Ethnicity (Number)

Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Total
Number
56,743
57,631
58,135
57,337
57,030
South Carolina
White
Number
37,177
37,923
38,459
38,264
37,601
South Carolina
Black
Number
18,087
18,182
18,045
17,322
17,651
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
4,360
4,568
4,852
5,013
5,102
Pickens
Total
Number
1,160
1,295
1,254
1,225
1,169
Pickens
White
Number
1,056
1,180
1,143
1,110
1,052
Pickens
Black
Number
79
88
81
83
88
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
43
60
57
70
66
Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Total
Number
56,743
57,631
58,135
57,337
57,030
South Carolina
White
Number
37,177
37,923
38,459
38,264
37,601
South Carolina
Black
Number
18,087
18,182
18,045
17,322
17,651
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
4,360
4,568
4,852
5,013
5,102
Pickens
Total
Number
1,160
1,295
1,254
1,225
1,169
Pickens
White
Number
1,056
1,180
1,143
1,110
1,052
Pickens
Black
Number
79
88
81
83
88
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
43
60
57
70
66
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Definitions: Total number of live births by race/ethnicity.

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 February 2019.

Child deaths (3-year data) (rate)

Location Data Type 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015 2014 - 2016 2015 - 2017
South Carolina
rate
18.5
19.7
19.8
20.8
Pickens
rate
23.6
27.4
20.1
25.6
Location Data Type 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015 2014 - 2016 2015 - 2017
South Carolina
rate
18.5
19.7
19.8
20.8
Pickens
rate
23.6
27.4
20.1
25.6
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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: Observations in which county was unknown were omitted.

Rates calculated with 20 or fewer deaths are unreliable and should be used cautiously.

Last updated February 2019.

Child deaths (rate)

Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
rate
19.3
19.4
20.4
19.7
22.2
Pickens
rate
43.9
16.5
21.9
21.8
32.9
Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
rate
19.3
19.4
20.4
19.7
22.2
Pickens
rate
43.9
16.5
21.9
21.8
32.9
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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: Rates and percentages calculated from small numbers should be used with caution.

Last updated February 2019.

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

Location Data Type 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015 2014 - 2016 2015 - 2017
South Carolina
rate
54.7
57.0
64.6
64.8
Pickens
rate
39.8
27.6
36.8
33.5
Location Data Type 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015 2014 - 2016 2015 - 2017
South Carolina
rate
54.7
57.0
64.6
64.8
Pickens
rate
39.8
27.6
36.8
33.5
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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: Observations in which county was unknown were omitted.

Rates calculated with 20 or fewer deaths are unreliable and should be used cautiously.

Last updated February 2019.



Teen deaths from all causes (rate)

Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
rate
45.9
61.5
63.6
68.6
62.4
Pickens
rate
27.4
27.9
27.5
55.0
18.2
Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
rate
45.9
61.5
63.6
68.6
62.4
Pickens
rate
27.4
27.9
27.5
55.0
18.2
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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: Rates and percentages calculated from small numbers should be used with caution!

Last updated February 2019.

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

Location Race Data Type 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015 2014 - 2016 2015 - 2017
South Carolina
Black or other race
Number
632
614
619
608
South Carolina
Black or other race
Rate
10.7
10.9
10.6
10.5
South Carolina
White
Number
564
551
558
567
South Carolina
White
Rate
5.0
4.9
4.9
5.0
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
1,196
1,166
1,178
1,177
South Carolina
Total Population
Rate
7.0
6.8
6.8
6.8
Pickens
Black or other race
Number
1
1
2
3
Pickens
Black or other race
Rate
3.1
4.0
5.9
8.8
Pickens
White
Number
24
20
17
18
Pickens
White
Rate
7.3
5.9
5.0
5.4
Pickens
Total Population
Number
25
21
19
21
Pickens
Total Population
Rate
6.9
5.7
5.0
5.8
Location Race Data Type 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015 2014 - 2016 2015 - 2017
South Carolina
Black or other race
Number
632
614
619
608
South Carolina
Black or other race
Rate
10.7
10.9
10.6
10.5
South Carolina
White
Number
564
551
558
567
South Carolina
White
Rate
5.0
4.9
4.9
5.0
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
1,196
1,166
1,178
1,177
South Carolina
Total Population
Rate
7.0
6.8
6.8
6.8
Pickens
Black or other race
Number
1
1
2
3
Pickens
Black or other race
Rate
3.1
4.0
5.9
8.8
Pickens
White
Number
24
20
17
18
Pickens
White
Rate
7.3
5.9
5.0
5.4
Pickens
Total Population
Number
25
21
19
21
Pickens
Total Population
Rate
6.9
5.7
5.0
5.8
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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 Module:  http://scangis.dhec.sc.gov/scan

Footnotes: Observations in which county was unknown were omitted.

Rates calculated with 20 or fewer deaths are unreliable and should be used cautiously.

Last updated February 2019.

Infant mortality rate by race (Number & Rate)

Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Black or other race
Number
197
199
218
202
188
South Carolina
Black or other race
Rate
10.1
10.1
11.1
10.6
9.7
South Carolina
White
Number
192
173
186
199
182
South Carolina
White
Rate
5.2
4.6
4.8
5.2
4.8
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
389
372
405
401
371
South Carolina
Total Population
Rate
6.9
6.5
7.0
7.0
6.5
Pickens
Black or other race
Number
0
0
1
1
1
Pickens
Black or other race
Rate
0.0
0.0
9.2
8.7
8.5
Pickens
White
Number
9
6
5
6
7
Pickens
White
Rate
8.5
5.1
4.4
5.4
6.7
Pickens
Total Population
Number
9
6
6
7
8
Pickens
Total Population
Rate
7.8
4.6
4.8
5.7
6.8
Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Black or other race
Number
197
199
218
202
188
South Carolina
Black or other race
Rate
10.1
10.1
11.1
10.6
9.7
South Carolina
White
Number
192
173
186
199
182
South Carolina
White
Rate
5.2
4.6
4.8
5.2
4.8
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
389
372
405
401
371
South Carolina
Total Population
Rate
6.9
6.5
7.0
7.0
6.5
Pickens
Black or other race
Number
0
0
1
1
1
Pickens
Black or other race
Rate
0.0
0.0
9.2
8.7
8.5
Pickens
White
Number
9
6
5
6
7
Pickens
White
Rate
8.5
5.1
4.4
5.4
6.7
Pickens
Total Population
Number
9
6
6
7
8
Pickens
Total Population
Rate
7.8
4.6
4.8
5.7
6.8
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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 Module:  http://scangis.dhec.sc.gov/scan

Footnotes: Observations in which county was unknown were omitted.
Rates calculated with 20 or fewer deaths are unreliable and should be used cautiously.

Last updated February 2019.

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

Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Number
7,139
8,494
10,173
9,635
10,928
Pickens
Number
264
280
285
258
320
Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Number
7,139
8,494
10,173
9,635
10,928
Pickens
Number
264
280
285
258
320
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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 2017-2018 based on Accepted Date.

Footnotes: Year 2017 means SFY 2017-2018.

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

Last updated January 2019.

Child abuse and neglect by maltreatment typology (Number)

Location Child Maltreatment Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Abandonment
Number
64
56
81
112
109
South Carolina
Educational neglect
Number
324
310
581
504
733
South Carolina
Medical abuse
Number
7
5
4
1
3
South Carolina
Medical neglect
Number
313
266
303
266
280
South Carolina
Mental injury
Number
33
32
43
28
48
South Carolina
Physical abuse
Number
2,062
1,761
3,160
3,037
2,824
South Carolina
Neglect
Number
7,034
5,807
9,032
8,464
9,914
South Carolina
Other
Number
165
164
118
78
28
Pickens
Abandonment
Number
0
2
0
1
1
Pickens
Educational neglect
Number
30
22
14
6
32
Pickens
Medical abuse
Number
1
0
0
0
0
Pickens
Medical neglect
Number
20
4
13
3
7
Pickens
Mental injury
Number
0
0
0
0
3
Pickens
Physical abuse
Number
46
22
63
87
45
Pickens
Neglect
Number
315
161
373
353
388
Pickens
Other
Number
0
0
0
0
0
Location Child Maltreatment Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Abandonment
Number
64
56
81
112
109
South Carolina
Educational neglect
Number
324
310
581
504
733
South Carolina
Medical abuse
Number
7
5
4
1
3
South Carolina
Medical neglect
Number
313
266
303
266
280
South Carolina
Mental injury
Number
33
32
43
28
48
South Carolina
Physical abuse
Number
2,062
1,761
3,160
3,037
2,824
South Carolina
Neglect
Number
7,034
5,807
9,032
8,464
9,914
South Carolina
Other
Number
165
164
118
78
28
Pickens
Abandonment
Number
0
2
0
1
1
Pickens
Educational neglect
Number
30
22
14
6
32
Pickens
Medical abuse
Number
1
0
0
0
0
Pickens
Medical neglect
Number
20
4
13
3
7
Pickens
Mental injury
Number
0
0
0
0
3
Pickens
Physical abuse
Number
46
22
63
87
45
Pickens
Neglect
Number
315
161
373
353
388
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 Reports during SFY - 2018.

Footnotes: Year 2017 means SFY 2017-2018.

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

Last updated January 2019.

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

Location Age group Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
16,317
15,233
18,398
17,662
20,198
South Carolina
0 to 5
Number
7,675
7,229
8,662
8,389
9,237
South Carolina
6 to 12
Number
5,908
5,403
6,650
6,357
7,432
South Carolina
13 to 17
Number
2,734
2,599
3,015
2,825
3,457
Pickens
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
560
489
496
451
542
Pickens
0 to 5
Number
254
225
219
199
257
Pickens
6 to 12
Number
219
185
191
182
175
Pickens
13 to 17
Number
87
79
85
69
109
Location Age group Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
16,317
15,233
18,398
17,662
20,198
South Carolina
0 to 5
Number
7,675
7,229
8,662
8,389
9,237
South Carolina
6 to 12
Number
5,908
5,403
6,650
6,357
7,432
South Carolina
13 to 17
Number
2,734
2,599
3,015
2,825
3,457
Pickens
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
560
489
496
451
542
Pickens
0 to 5
Number
254
225
219
199
257
Pickens
6 to 12
Number
219
185
191
182
175
Pickens
13 to 17
Number
87
79
85
69
109
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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 2017-2018 based on Accepted Date.

Footnotes: Year 2017 means SFY 2017-2018.

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

Last updated January 2019.

Children with founded child maltreatment by age group (Number)

Location Age group Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
0 to 5
Number
6,433
7,145
8,588
8,301
9,149
South Carolina
6 to 12
Number
4,951
5,362
6,593
6,267
7,354
South Carolina
13 to 17
Number
2,238
2,558
2,961
2,756
3,390
South Carolina
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
13,624
15,067
18,208
17,412
19,959
Pickens
0 to 5
Number
215
223
218
196
257
Pickens
6 to 12
Number
179
185
190
181
175
Pickens
13 to 17
Number
71
78
84
69
109
Pickens
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
465
486
493
447
542
Location Age group Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
0 to 5
Number
6,433
7,145
8,588
8,301
9,149
South Carolina
6 to 12
Number
4,951
5,362
6,593
6,267
7,354
South Carolina
13 to 17
Number
2,238
2,558
2,961
2,756
3,390
South Carolina
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
13,624
15,067
18,208
17,412
19,959
Pickens
0 to 5
Number
215
223
218
196
257
Pickens
6 to 12
Number
179
185
190
181
175
Pickens
13 to 17
Number
71
78
84
69
109
Pickens
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
465
486
493
447
542
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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 2017-2018 based on Accepted Date.

Footnotes: Year 2017 means SFY 2017-2018.

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

Last updated January 2019.

Child abuse investigations referrals by type of decision (Number)

Location Type Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Total Referrals
Number
29,917
35,070
43,924
46,524
56,263
South Carolina
Accepted
Number
14,606
19,782
24,980
26,347
37,837
South Carolina
Indicated
Number
7,139
8,494
10,171
9,634
10,928
Pickens
Total Referrals
Number
1,058
1,162
1,341
1,374
1,655
Pickens
Accepted
Number
458
613
795
846
1,212
Pickens
Indicated
Number
264
279
284
255
320
Location Type Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Total Referrals
Number
29,917
35,070
43,924
46,524
56,263
South Carolina
Accepted
Number
14,606
19,782
24,980
26,347
37,837
South Carolina
Indicated
Number
7,139
8,494
10,171
9,634
10,928
Pickens
Total Referrals
Number
1,058
1,162
1,341
1,374
1,655
Pickens
Accepted
Number
458
613
795
846
1,212
Pickens
Indicated
Number
264
279
284
255
320
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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, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

Footnotes: Year 2017 means SFY 2017-2018.

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

Last updated January 2019.

Children in foster care by age group (Number)

Location Age group Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
0 to 5
Number
1,229
1,347
1,461
1,485
1,639
South Carolina
6 to 12
Number
1,089
1,207
1,242
1,280
1,456
South Carolina
13 to 17
Number
1,045
1,135
1,171
1,196
1,252
South Carolina
18 and over
Number
214
169
154
150
159
South Carolina
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
3,577
3,858
4,028
4,111
4,506
Pickens
0 to 5
Number
50
58
53
40
51
Pickens
6 to 12
Number
71
62
63
57
49
Pickens
13 to 17
Number
42
50
48
46
47
Pickens
18 and over
Number
9
8
4
4
7
Pickens
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
172
178
168
147
154
Location Age group Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
0 to 5
Number
1,229
1,347
1,461
1,485
1,639
South Carolina
6 to 12
Number
1,089
1,207
1,242
1,280
1,456
South Carolina
13 to 17
Number
1,045
1,135
1,171
1,196
1,252
South Carolina
18 and over
Number
214
169
154
150
159
South Carolina
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
3,577
3,858
4,028
4,111
4,506
Pickens
0 to 5
Number
50
58
53
40
51
Pickens
6 to 12
Number
71
62
63
57
49
Pickens
13 to 17
Number
42
50
48
46
47
Pickens
18 and over
Number
9
8
4
4
7
Pickens
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
172
178
168
147
154
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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, 2018 - County of Origin.

Footnotes: Year 2017 means SFY 2017-2018.

Last updated January 2019.

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

Location Age group Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
All ages 0-21
Number
22,435
23,383
26,218
25,056
23,545
South Carolina
Less than 1
Number
529
541
626
532
513
South Carolina
1 to 4
Number
2,319
2,351
2,783
2,354
2,158
South Carolina
5 to 9
Number
2,992
3,177
3,830
3,787
3,337
South Carolina
10 to 14
Number
3,184
3,278
3,742
3,645
3,583
South Carolina
15 to 18
Number
6,122
6,478
7,214
7,196
6,836
South Carolina
19 to 21
Number
7,289
7,558
8,023
7,542
7,118
Pickens
All ages 0-21
Number
486
421
515
495
522
Pickens
Less than 1
Number
10
7
11
7
11
Pickens
1 to 4
Number
35
31
33
42
37
Pickens
5 to 9
Number
39
43
55
70
46
Pickens
10 to 14
Number
53
51
73
67
79
Pickens
15 to 18
Number
185
148
190
178
181
Pickens
19 to 21
Number
164
141
153
131
168
Location Age group Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
All ages 0-21
Number
22,435
23,383
26,218
25,056
23,545
South Carolina
Less than 1
Number
529
541
626
532
513
South Carolina
1 to 4
Number
2,319
2,351
2,783
2,354
2,158
South Carolina
5 to 9
Number
2,992
3,177
3,830
3,787
3,337
South Carolina
10 to 14
Number
3,184
3,278
3,742
3,645
3,583
South Carolina
15 to 18
Number
6,122
6,478
7,214
7,196
6,836
South Carolina
19 to 21
Number
7,289
7,558
8,023
7,542
7,118
Pickens
All ages 0-21
Number
486
421
515
495
522
Pickens
Less than 1
Number
10
7
11
7
11
Pickens
1 to 4
Number
35
31
33
42
37
Pickens
5 to 9
Number
39
43
55
70
46
Pickens
10 to 14
Number
53
51
73
67
79
Pickens
15 to 18
Number
185
148
190
178
181
Pickens
19 to 21
Number
164
141
153
131
168
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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).

For the third quarter of 2015 and all prior years, data reflects ICD-9-CM external cause codes in the range E810-E825. Beginning with the fourth quarter of 2015, data reflects ICD-9-CM external cause codes defined in the CDC's proposed injury matrix for ICD-9-CM as outlined in the following file:  https://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/tbi/injury/icd10/icd-10-cm_non-poisoning_cause_matrix.xlsx (unintentional manner of intent codes and initial encounter only). Please see the 'codes' tab for more information.

Footnotes: Last updated December 2018.

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

Location Age group Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
All ages 0-21
Number
1,417
1,433
1,659
1,457
1,384
South Carolina
Less than 1
Number
5
8
13
14
21
South Carolina
1 to 4
Number
118
116
155
112
108
South Carolina
5 to 9
Number
244
264
256
171
180
South Carolina
10 to 14
Number
441
393
407
216
220
South Carolina
15 to 18
Number
336
360
469
483
443
South Carolina
19 to 21
Number
273
292
359
461
412
Pickens
All ages 0-21
Number
43
39
41
27
33
Pickens
Less than 1
Number
0
0
0
1
1
Pickens
1 to 4
Number
2
3
4
0
0
Pickens
5 to 9
Number
9
5
4
2
3
Pickens
10 to 14
Number
11
10
10
1
4
Pickens
15 to 18
Number
12
16
12
11
14
Pickens
19 to 21
Number
9
5
11
12
11
Location Age group Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
All ages 0-21
Number
1,417
1,433
1,659
1,457
1,384
South Carolina
Less than 1
Number
5
8
13
14
21
South Carolina
1 to 4
Number
118
116
155
112
108
South Carolina
5 to 9
Number
244
264
256
171
180
South Carolina
10 to 14
Number
441
393
407
216
220
South Carolina
15 to 18
Number
336
360
469
483
443
South Carolina
19 to 21
Number
273
292
359
461
412
Pickens
All ages 0-21
Number
43
39
41
27
33
Pickens
Less than 1
Number
0
0
0
1
1
Pickens
1 to 4
Number
2
3
4
0
0
Pickens
5 to 9
Number
9
5
4
2
3
Pickens
10 to 14
Number
11
10
10
1
4
Pickens
15 to 18
Number
12
16
12
11
14
Pickens
19 to 21
Number
9
5
11
12
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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).

For the third quarter of 2015 and all prior years, data reflects ICD-9-CM external cause codes in the range E810-E825. Beginning with the fourth quarter of 2015, data reflects ICD-9-CM external cause codes defined in the CDC's proposed injury matrix for ICD-9-CM as outlined in the following file:  https://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/tbi/injury/icd10/icd-10-cm_non-poisoning_cause_matrix.xlsx (unintentional manner of intent codes and initial encounter only). Please see the 'codes' tab for more information.

Footnotes: Last update December 2018.

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

Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Percent
1.4%
1.3%
1.2%
1.1%
1.0%
Pickens
Percent
1.1%
0.9%
0.9%
0.7%
0.8%
Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Percent
1.4%
1.3%
1.2%
1.1%
1.0%
Pickens
Percent
1.1%
0.9%
0.9%
0.7%
0.8%
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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 February 2019.