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Total population by race/ethnicity (Number & Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
3,083,305
3,120,529
3,163,094
3,204,947
3,244,150
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
64.7%
64.7%
64.7%
64.6%
64.6%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,336,618
1,347,377
1,359,344
1,370,510
1,380,429
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
28.0%
27.9%
27.8%
27.6%
27.5%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
95,019
99,167
103,503
108,620
113,408
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.0%
2.1%
2.1%
2.2%
2.3%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
250,920
257,685
266,482
275,745
286,382
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
5.3%
5.3%
5.4%
5.6%
5.7%
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
4,765,862
4,824,758
4,892,423
4,959,822
5,024,369
South Carolina
Total Population
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
104,464
105,264
105,786
106,910
107,085
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
87.7%
87.4%
87.2%
87.0%
86.7%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
8,231
8,451
8,620
8,827
8,963
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
6.9%
7.0%
7.1%
7.2%
7.3%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
2,402
2,584
2,672
2,791
2,874
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.0%
2.1%
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
4,019
4,077
4,258
4,411
4,557
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
3.4%
3.4%
3.5%
3.6%
3.7%
Pickens
Total Population
Number
119,116
120,376
121,336
122,939
123,479
Pickens
Total Population
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
3,083,305
3,120,529
3,163,094
3,204,947
3,244,150
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
64.7%
64.7%
64.7%
64.6%
64.6%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,336,618
1,347,377
1,359,344
1,370,510
1,380,429
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
28.0%
27.9%
27.8%
27.6%
27.5%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
95,019
99,167
103,503
108,620
113,408
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.0%
2.1%
2.1%
2.2%
2.3%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
250,920
257,685
266,482
275,745
286,382
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
5.3%
5.3%
5.4%
5.6%
5.7%
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
4,765,862
4,824,758
4,892,423
4,959,822
5,024,369
South Carolina
Total Population
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
104,464
105,264
105,786
106,910
107,085
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
87.7%
87.4%
87.2%
87.0%
86.7%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
8,231
8,451
8,620
8,827
8,963
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
6.9%
7.0%
7.1%
7.2%
7.3%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
2,402
2,584
2,672
2,791
2,874
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.0%
2.1%
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
4,019
4,077
4,258
4,411
4,557
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
3.4%
3.4%
3.5%
3.6%
3.7%
Pickens
Total Population
Number
119,116
120,376
121,336
122,939
123,479
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 2017 are from Vintage 2017 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 2017 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (April 1, 2010, July 1, 2010-July 1, 2017), 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 August 2018.

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

Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
31,429
32,045
32,434
31,875
31,799
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.0%
56.3%
56.1%
55.5%
55.2%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
17,972
18,106
18,206
18,505
18,806
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.0%
31.8%
31.5%
32.2%
32.6%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
1,140
1,101
1,132
1,191
1,240
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.0%
1.9%
2.0%
2.1%
2.2%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
5,571
5,627
6,093
5,896
5,756
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
9.9%
9.9%
10.5%
10.3%
10.0%
South Carolina
Total under 1-year-old
Number
56,112
56,879
57,865
57,467
57,601
South Carolina
Total under 1-year-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
941
1,014
1,045
1,029
1,016
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
83.1%
83.2%
81.8%
82.8%
82.3%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
101
104
114
114
122
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.9%
8.5%
8.9%
9.2%
9.9%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
14
27
28
30
31
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.2%
2.2%
2.2%
2.4%
2.5%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
76
74
91
70
66
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
6.7%
6.1%
7.1%
5.6%
5.3%
Pickens
Total under 1-year-old
Number
1,132
1,219
1,278
1,243
1,235
Pickens
Total under 1-year-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
31,429
32,045
32,434
31,875
31,799
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.0%
56.3%
56.1%
55.5%
55.2%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
17,972
18,106
18,206
18,505
18,806
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.0%
31.8%
31.5%
32.2%
32.6%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
1,140
1,101
1,132
1,191
1,240
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.0%
1.9%
2.0%
2.1%
2.2%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
5,571
5,627
6,093
5,896
5,756
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
9.9%
9.9%
10.5%
10.3%
10.0%
South Carolina
Total under 1-year-old
Number
56,112
56,879
57,865
57,467
57,601
South Carolina
Total under 1-year-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
941
1,014
1,045
1,029
1,016
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
83.1%
83.2%
81.8%
82.8%
82.3%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
101
104
114
114
122
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.9%
8.5%
8.9%
9.2%
9.9%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
14
27
28
30
31
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.2%
2.2%
2.2%
2.4%
2.5%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
76
74
91
70
66
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
6.7%
6.1%
7.1%
5.6%
5.3%
Pickens
Total under 1-year-old
Number
1,132
1,219
1,278
1,243
1,235
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 2017 are from Vintage 2017 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 2017 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (April 1, 2010, July 1, 2010-July 1, 2017), 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 August 2018.

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

Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
160,716
161,518
162,854
163,656
164,326
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
55.3%
55.8%
56.0%
56.1%
56.0%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
94,994
93,142
92,373
92,413
92,898
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.7%
32.2%
31.8%
31.7%
31.6%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
5,895
5,947
6,062
6,424
6,661
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.0%
2.1%
2.1%
2.2%
2.3%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
28,913
28,915
29,277
29,381
29,768
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
10.0%
10.0%
10.1%
10.1%
10.1%
South Carolina
Total under 5-years-old
Number
290,518
289,522
290,566
291,874
293,653
South Carolina
Total under 5-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
4,897
4,928
5,033
5,168
5,269
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
83.3%
82.5%
82.6%
83.3%
82.9%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
490
521
535
520
577
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.3%
8.7%
8.8%
8.4%
9.1%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
83
104
107
114
126
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.4%
1.7%
1.8%
1.8%
2.0%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
412
422
417
402
385
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
7.0%
7.1%
6.8%
6.5%
6.1%
Pickens
Total under 5-years-old
Number
5,882
5,975
6,092
6,204
6,357
Pickens
Total under 5-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
160,716
161,518
162,854
163,656
164,326
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
55.3%
55.8%
56.0%
56.1%
56.0%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
94,994
93,142
92,373
92,413
92,898
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.7%
32.2%
31.8%
31.7%
31.6%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
5,895
5,947
6,062
6,424
6,661
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.0%
2.1%
2.1%
2.2%
2.3%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
28,913
28,915
29,277
29,381
29,768
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
10.0%
10.0%
10.1%
10.1%
10.1%
South Carolina
Total under 5-years-old
Number
290,518
289,522
290,566
291,874
293,653
South Carolina
Total under 5-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
4,897
4,928
5,033
5,168
5,269
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
83.3%
82.5%
82.6%
83.3%
82.9%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
490
521
535
520
577
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.3%
8.7%
8.8%
8.4%
9.1%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
83
104
107
114
126
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.4%
1.7%
1.8%
1.8%
2.0%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
412
422
417
402
385
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
7.0%
7.1%
6.8%
6.5%
6.1%
Pickens
Total under 5-years-old
Number
5,882
5,975
6,092
6,204
6,357
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 2017 are from Vintage 2017 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 2017 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (April 1, 2010, July 1, 2010-July 1, 2017), 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 August 2018.

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

Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
330,503
331,463
333,421
334,921
335,163
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
55.5%
55.5%
55.5%
55.6%
55.7%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
195,316
194,988
194,841
193,605
191,938
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.8%
32.6%
32.4%
32.2%
31.9%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
12,436
12,660
12,952
13,401
13,824
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.1%
2.2%
2.2%
2.3%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
57,142
58,221
59,398
60,158
60,665
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
9.6%
9.7%
9.9%
10.0%
10.1%
South Carolina
Total under 10-years-old
Number
595,397
597,332
600,612
602,085
601,590
South Carolina
Total under 10-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
10,447
10,491
10,488
10,557
10,499
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
83.6%
83.3%
83.0%
83.0%
82.5%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,012
1,058
1,088
1,095
1,154
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.1%
8.4%
8.6%
8.6%
9.1%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
167
207
211
226
239
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.3%
1.6%
1.7%
1.8%
1.9%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
870
843
847
842
840
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
7.0%
6.7%
6.7%
6.6%
6.6%
Pickens
Total under 10-years-old
Number
12,496
12,599
12,634
12,720
12,732
Pickens
Total under 10-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
330,503
331,463
333,421
334,921
335,163
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
55.5%
55.5%
55.5%
55.6%
55.7%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
195,316
194,988
194,841
193,605
191,938
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.8%
32.6%
32.4%
32.2%
31.9%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
12,436
12,660
12,952
13,401
13,824
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.1%
2.2%
2.2%
2.3%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
57,142
58,221
59,398
60,158
60,665
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
9.6%
9.7%
9.9%
10.0%
10.1%
South Carolina
Total under 10-years-old
Number
595,397
597,332
600,612
602,085
601,590
South Carolina
Total under 10-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
10,447
10,491
10,488
10,557
10,499
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
83.6%
83.3%
83.0%
83.0%
82.5%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,012
1,058
1,088
1,095
1,154
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.1%
8.4%
8.6%
8.6%
9.1%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
167
207
211
226
239
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.3%
1.6%
1.7%
1.8%
1.9%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
870
843
847
842
840
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
7.0%
6.7%
6.7%
6.6%
6.6%
Pickens
Total under 10-years-old
Number
12,496
12,599
12,634
12,720
12,732
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 2017 are from Vintage 2017 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 2017 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (April 1, 2010, July 1, 2010-July 1, 2017), 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 August 2018.

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

Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
507,213
508,370
509,711
511,443
513,741
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.4%
56.4%
56.3%
56.2%
56.1%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
293,865
292,855
291,678
290,852
291,346
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.7%
32.5%
32.2%
32.0%
31.8%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
18,821
19,395
19,942
20,601
21,228
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.1%
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
78,840
81,476
84,266
86,582
89,057
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
8.8%
9.0%
9.3%
9.5%
9.7%
South Carolina
Total under 15-years-old
Number
898,739
902,096
905,597
909,478
915,372
South Carolina
Total under 15-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
16,250
16,243
16,206
16,241
16,190
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
84.4%
83.9%
83.5%
83.3%
83.1%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,526
1,585
1,630
1,629
1,683
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
7.9%
8.2%
8.4%
8.4%
8.6%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
269
319
328
344
353
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.4%
1.6%
1.7%
1.8%
1.8%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
1,219
1,210
1,244
1,273
1,264
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
6.3%
6.3%
6.4%
6.5%
6.5%
Pickens
Total under 15-years-old
Number
19,264
19,357
19,408
19,487
19,490
Pickens
Total under 15-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
507,213
508,370
509,711
511,443
513,741
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.4%
56.4%
56.3%
56.2%
56.1%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
293,865
292,855
291,678
290,852
291,346
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.7%
32.5%
32.2%
32.0%
31.8%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
18,821
19,395
19,942
20,601
21,228
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.1%
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
78,840
81,476
84,266
86,582
89,057
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
8.8%
9.0%
9.3%
9.5%
9.7%
South Carolina
Total under 15-years-old
Number
898,739
902,096
905,597
909,478
915,372
South Carolina
Total under 15-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
16,250
16,243
16,206
16,241
16,190
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
84.4%
83.9%
83.5%
83.3%
83.1%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,526
1,585
1,630
1,629
1,683
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
7.9%
8.2%
8.4%
8.4%
8.6%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
269
319
328
344
353
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.4%
1.6%
1.7%
1.8%
1.8%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
1,219
1,210
1,244
1,273
1,264
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
6.3%
6.3%
6.4%
6.5%
6.5%
Pickens
Total under 15-years-old
Number
19,264
19,357
19,408
19,487
19,490
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 2017 are from Vintage 2017 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 2017 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (April 1, 2010, July 1, 2010-July 1, 2017), 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 August 2018.

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

Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
613,030
615,608
619,404
621,876
623,942
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.9%
56.8%
56.7%
56.6%
56.5%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
352,663
351,825
351,944
351,726
351,842
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.7%
32.5%
32.2%
32.0%
31.9%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
22,430
23,166
23,966
24,947
25,816
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.1%
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
89,530
92,623
96,222
99,521
103,074
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
8.3%
8.6%
8.8%
9.1%
9.3%
South Carolina
Total under 18-years-old
Number
1,077,653
1,083,222
1,091,536
1,098,070
1,104,674
South Carolina
Total under 18-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
19,935
19,913
19,917
19,894
19,769
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
84.6%
84.3%
83.9%
83.7%
83.4%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,888
1,925
1,958
1,960
2,004
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.0%
8.1%
8.3%
8.3%
8.5%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
326
376
386
415
432
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.4%
1.6%
1.6%
1.7%
1.8%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
1,405
1,414
1,465
1,486
1,498
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
6.0%
6.0%
6.2%
6.3%
6.3%
Pickens
Total under 18-years-old
Number
23,554
23,628
23,726
23,755
23,703
Pickens
Total under 18-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
613,030
615,608
619,404
621,876
623,942
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.9%
56.8%
56.7%
56.6%
56.5%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
352,663
351,825
351,944
351,726
351,842
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.7%
32.5%
32.2%
32.0%
31.9%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
22,430
23,166
23,966
24,947
25,816
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.1%
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
89,530
92,623
96,222
99,521
103,074
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
8.3%
8.6%
8.8%
9.1%
9.3%
South Carolina
Total under 18-years-old
Number
1,077,653
1,083,222
1,091,536
1,098,070
1,104,674
South Carolina
Total under 18-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
19,935
19,913
19,917
19,894
19,769
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
84.6%
84.3%
83.9%
83.7%
83.4%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,888
1,925
1,958
1,960
2,004
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
8.0%
8.1%
8.3%
8.3%
8.5%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
326
376
386
415
432
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.4%
1.6%
1.6%
1.7%
1.8%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
1,405
1,414
1,465
1,486
1,498
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
6.0%
6.0%
6.2%
6.3%
6.3%
Pickens
Total under 18-years-old
Number
23,554
23,628
23,726
23,755
23,703
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 2017 are from Vintage 2017 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 2017 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (April 1, 2010, July 1, 2010-July 1, 2017), 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 August 2018.

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

Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
728,425
730,663
735,096
738,770
741,640
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
57.0%
57.1%
57.1%
57.0%
56.9%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
420,826
416,790
414,811
414,010
414,264
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.9%
32.5%
32.2%
32.0%
31.8%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
26,693
27,530
28,432
29,573
30,601
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.1%
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
102,293
105,494
109,473
113,091
117,309
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
8.0%
8.2%
8.5%
8.7%
9.0%
South Carolina
Total under 21-years-old
Number
1,278,237
1,280,477
1,287,812
1,295,444
1,303,814
South Carolina
Total under 21-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
28,780
28,859
28,795
29,056
28,881
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
85.4%
85.1%
84.8%
84.7%
84.4%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
2,660
2,711
2,762
2,772
2,828
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
7.9%
8.0%
8.1%
8.1%
8.3%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
514
577
577
630
644
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.5%
1.7%
1.7%
1.8%
1.9%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
1,728
1,748
1,805
1,844
1,882
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
5.1%
5.2%
5.3%
5.4%
5.5%
Pickens
Total under 21-years-old
Number
33,682
33,895
33,939
34,302
34,235
Pickens
Total under 21-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
728,425
730,663
735,096
738,770
741,640
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
57.0%
57.1%
57.1%
57.0%
56.9%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
420,826
416,790
414,811
414,010
414,264
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.9%
32.5%
32.2%
32.0%
31.8%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
26,693
27,530
28,432
29,573
30,601
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.1%
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
102,293
105,494
109,473
113,091
117,309
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
8.0%
8.2%
8.5%
8.7%
9.0%
South Carolina
Total under 21-years-old
Number
1,278,237
1,280,477
1,287,812
1,295,444
1,303,814
South Carolina
Total under 21-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
28,780
28,859
28,795
29,056
28,881
Pickens
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
85.4%
85.1%
84.8%
84.7%
84.4%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
2,660
2,711
2,762
2,772
2,828
Pickens
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
7.9%
8.0%
8.1%
8.1%
8.3%
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
514
577
577
630
644
Pickens
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.5%
1.7%
1.7%
1.8%
1.9%
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
1,728
1,748
1,805
1,844
1,882
Pickens
Hispanic
Percent
5.1%
5.2%
5.3%
5.4%
5.5%
Pickens
Total under 21-years-old
Number
33,682
33,895
33,939
34,302
34,235
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 2017 are from Vintage 2017 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 2017 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (April 1, 2010, July 1, 2010-July 1, 2017), 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 August 2018.

Median family (with child) income (Currency)

Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
South Carolina
Currency
$51,363
$50,967
$51,388
$52,241
$53,808
Pickens
Currency
$54,444
$54,151
$52,605
$51,581
$54,044
Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
South Carolina
Currency
$51,363
$50,967
$51,388
$52,241
$53,808
Pickens
Currency
$54,444
$54,151
$52,605
$51,581
$54,044
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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, 2007-2011, 2008-2012, 2009-2013, 2010-2014, 2011-2015, and 2012-2016, 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 February 2018.

Annual unemployment rates in SC by county (Percent)

Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Percent
7.6%
6.4%
6.0%
4.8%
4.3%
Pickens
Percent
6.5%
6.2%
5.8%
4.8%
4.1%
Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Percent
7.6%
6.4%
6.0%
4.8%
4.3%
Pickens
Percent
6.5%
6.2%
5.8%
4.8%
4.1%
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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 2007-2017.
http://www.bls.gov/lau/tables.htm

Footnotes: Data is not seasonally adjusted.

Last updated August 2018.

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

Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
South Carolina
Percent
9.2%
9.2%
9.4%
9.2%
9.2%
Pickens
Percent
8.2%
8.9%
8.3%
9.4%
9.2%
Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
South Carolina
Percent
9.2%
9.2%
9.4%
9.2%
9.2%
Pickens
Percent
8.2%
8.9%
8.3%
9.4%
9.2%
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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, 2007-2011, 2008-2012, 2009-2013, 2010-2014, 2011-2015, and 2012-2016, 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 February 2018.

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

Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
South Carolina
Percent
9.1%
9.3%
8.7%
8.5%
7.8%
Pickens
Percent
3.8%
4.5%
5.0%
3.9%
5.1%
Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
South Carolina
Percent
9.1%
9.3%
8.7%
8.5%
7.8%
Pickens
Percent
3.8%
4.5%
5.0%
3.9%
5.1%
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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, 2007-2011, 2008-2012, 2009-2013, 2010-2014, 2011-2015, and 2012-2016, 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 February 2018.

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

Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
South Carolina
Percent
25.1%
24.8%
24.2%
23.1%
21.9%
Pickens
Percent
20.2%
19.9%
20.2%
20.6%
18.6%
Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
South Carolina
Percent
25.1%
24.8%
24.2%
23.1%
21.9%
Pickens
Percent
20.2%
19.9%
20.2%
20.6%
18.6%
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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, 2007-2011, 2008-2012, 2009-2013, 2010-2014, 2011-2015, and 2012-2016, 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 February 2018.

Children in poverty (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
Number
285,674
290,346
281,738
260,646
249,108
South Carolina
Percent
26.8%
27.3%
26.4%
24.4%
23.0%
Pickens
Number
4,882
5,025
5,072
4,506
4,201
Pickens
Percent
20.8%
21.7%
21.9%
19.4%
17.9%
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
Number
285,674
290,346
281,738
260,646
249,108
South Carolina
Percent
26.8%
27.3%
26.4%
24.4%
23.0%
Pickens
Number
4,882
5,025
5,072
4,506
4,201
Pickens
Percent
20.8%
21.7%
21.9%
19.4%
17.9%
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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) 1993-2016, Census 1980, and Census 1990.

Footnotes: Last Updated February 2018.

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® (2015 data) (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 2015 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 (2016 data) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2016
South Carolina
Percent
46.4%
Pickens
Percent
39.1%
Location Data Type 2016
South Carolina
Percent
46.4%
Pickens
Percent
39.1%
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Definitions: The data for 2016 is 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 March 2018.

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® (2015 data) (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 2015 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 (2016 data). (Percent)

Location Data Type 2016
South Carolina
Percent
56.3%
Pickens
Percent
54.6%
Location Data Type 2016
South Carolina
Percent
56.3%
Pickens
Percent
54.6%
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Definitions: The data for 2016 is based on students scoring Does Not Meet or Approaches on the English/LanguageArts 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 March 2018.

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® (2015 data) (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 2015 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-SC READY (2016 data) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2016
South Carolina
Percent
67.6%
Pickens
Percent
65.9%
Location Data Type 2016
South Carolina
Percent
67.6%
Pickens
Percent
65.9%
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Definitions: The data for 2016 is 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 March 2018.

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® (2015 data) (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 2015 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-SC READY (2016 data). (Percent)

Location Data Type 2016
South Carolina
Percent
55.3%
Pickens
Percent
52.2%
Location Data Type 2016
South Carolina
Percent
55.3%
Pickens
Percent
52.2%
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Definitions: The data for 2016 is based on students scoring Does Not Meet or Approaches on the English/LanguageArts 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 update March 2018.

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

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
Percent
4.7%
4.5%
4.8%
4.7%
4.2%
Pickens
Percent
4.7%
4.0%
4.7%
7.0%
3.2%
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
Percent
4.7%
4.5%
4.8%
4.7%
4.2%
Pickens
Percent
4.7%
4.0%
4.7%
7.0%
3.2%
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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 March 2018.

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

Location Data Type 2011 - 12 2012 - 13 2013 - 14 2014 - 15 2015 - 16
South Carolina
Percent
2.5%
2.3%
2.2%
2.3%
2.1%
Pickens
Percent
3.3%
4.0%
3.6%
2.7%
2.5%
Location Data Type 2011 - 12 2012 - 13 2013 - 14 2014 - 15 2015 - 16
South Carolina
Percent
2.5%
2.3%
2.2%
2.3%
2.1%
Pickens
Percent
3.3%
4.0%
3.6%
2.7%
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 2015-2016, South Carolina Department of Education, July 2017.

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 February 2018.


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

Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
South Carolina
Percent
6.0%
5.8%
5.4%
5.0%
4.4%
Pickens
Percent
3.5%
3.2%
3.0%
3.2%
3.9%
Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
South Carolina
Percent
6.0%
5.8%
5.4%
5.0%
4.4%
Pickens
Percent
3.5%
3.2%
3.0%
3.2%
3.9%
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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, 2007-2011, 2008-2012, 2009-2013, 2010-2014, 2011-2015, and 2012-2016, 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 February 2018.

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

Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
South Carolina
Percent
17.8%
17.3%
16.5%
15.3%
14.3%
Pickens
Percent
8.0%
8.5%
8.8%
8.3%
7.0%
Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
South Carolina
Percent
17.8%
17.3%
16.5%
15.3%
14.3%
Pickens
Percent
8.0%
8.5%
8.8%
8.3%
7.0%
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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, 2007-2011, 2008-2012, 2009-2013, 2010-2014, 2011-2015, and 2012-2016, 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 February 2018.

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

Location Race Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
South Carolina
White Non-Hispanic
Percent
5.9%
6.9%
6.9%
6.2%
5.5%
South Carolina
White Non-Hispanic
Number
35,111
40,879
41,037
37,101
32,650
South Carolina
Black or African American
Percent
26.3%
28.0%
29.5%
27.1%
24.8%
South Carolina
Black or African American
Number
91,511
96,506
100,310
91,786
82,964
South Carolina
Some Other Race
Percent
15.2%
15.7%
15.1%
14.0%
11.5%
South Carolina
Some Other Race
Number
12,950
13,672
13,712
13,023
11,084
South Carolina
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
19.1%
21.0%
23.0%
19.8%
18.7%
South Carolina
Hispanic or Latino
Number
15,427
17,748
20,205
17,886
17,316
South Carolina
Total Population
Percent
13.7%
14.9%
15.5%
14.1%
12.7%
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
147,667
161,113
167,857
152,665
137,943
Pickens
White Non-Hispanic
Percent
4.8%
5.4%
5.4%
5.5%
5.4%
Pickens
White Non-Hispanic
Number
974
1,069
1,057
1,060
1,041
Pickens
Black or African American
Percent
16.2%
11.3%
7.8%
5.8%
6.1%
Pickens
Black or African American
Number
248
164
118
97
87
Pickens
Some Other Race
Percent
13.8%
17.4%
16.6%
14.3%
13.1%
Pickens
Some Other Race
Number
262
366
302
248
248
Pickens
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
2.6%
4.9%
16.0%
16.6%
16.2%
Pickens
Hispanic or Latino
Number
34
65
218
227
231
Pickens
Total Population
Percent
6.1%
6.7%
7.1%
6.9%
6.8%
Pickens
Total Population
Number
1,484
1,611
1,695
1,632
1,607
Location Race Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
South Carolina
White Non-Hispanic
Percent
5.9%
6.9%
6.9%
6.2%
5.5%
South Carolina
White Non-Hispanic
Number
35,111
40,879
41,037
37,101
32,650
South Carolina
Black or African American
Percent
26.3%
28.0%
29.5%
27.1%
24.8%
South Carolina
Black or African American
Number
91,511
96,506
100,310
91,786
82,964
South Carolina
Some Other Race
Percent
15.2%
15.7%
15.1%
14.0%
11.5%
South Carolina
Some Other Race
Number
12,950
13,672
13,712
13,023
11,084
South Carolina
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
19.1%
21.0%
23.0%
19.8%
18.7%
South Carolina
Hispanic or Latino
Number
15,427
17,748
20,205
17,886
17,316
South Carolina
Total Population
Percent
13.7%
14.9%
15.5%
14.1%
12.7%
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
147,667
161,113
167,857
152,665
137,943
Pickens
White Non-Hispanic
Percent
4.8%
5.4%
5.4%
5.5%
5.4%
Pickens
White Non-Hispanic
Number
974
1,069
1,057
1,060
1,041
Pickens
Black or African American
Percent
16.2%
11.3%
7.8%
5.8%
6.1%
Pickens
Black or African American
Number
248
164
118
97
87
Pickens
Some Other Race
Percent
13.8%
17.4%
16.6%
14.3%
13.1%
Pickens
Some Other Race
Number
262
366
302
248
248
Pickens
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
2.6%
4.9%
16.0%
16.6%
16.2%
Pickens
Hispanic or Latino
Number
34
65
218
227
231
Pickens
Total Population
Percent
6.1%
6.7%
7.1%
6.9%
6.8%
Pickens
Total Population
Number
1,484
1,611
1,695
1,632
1,607
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Definitions: Children living in concentrated poverty, which is defined as an area in which the census tract has a poverty rate of 30 percent or more.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006-2010, 2007-2011, 2008-2012, 2009-2013, 2010-2014, 2011-2015,and 2012-2016 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).

Last updated March 2018.

Live births to mothers under 18 (Percent)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
Percent
2.7%
2.3%
2.1%
1.9%
1.7%
Pickens
Percent
3.2%
3.2%
2.4%
2.2%
1.9%
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
Percent
2.7%
2.3%
2.1%
1.9%
1.7%
Pickens
Percent
3.2%
3.2%
2.4%
2.2%
1.9%
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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).
http://scangis.dhec.sc.gov/scan/bdp/tables/birthtable.aspx

Footnotes: Last updated November 2017.

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

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
Percent
18.2%
16.6%
15.7%
15.0%
14.2%
Pickens
Percent
21.2%
19.8%
18.4%
15.9%
16.7%
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
Percent
18.2%
16.6%
15.7%
15.0%
14.2%
Pickens
Percent
21.2%
19.8%
18.4%
15.9%
16.7%
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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).
http://scangis.dhec.sc.gov/scan/bdp/tables/birthtable.aspx

Footnotes: Last updated November 2017.

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

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
Percent
47.8%
47.1%
47.3%
46.4%
45.1%
Pickens
Percent
40.6%
37.2%
37.8%
39.6%
36.2%
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
Percent
47.8%
47.1%
47.3%
46.4%
45.1%
Pickens
Percent
40.6%
37.2%
37.8%
39.6%
36.2%
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Definitions: Percent live births in which marital status on birth certificate is listed as single, including birth certificates indicating a single mother with information on paternity.

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

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control - Division of Biostatistics and Health GIS: South Carolina Community Assessment Network (SCAN).
http://scangis.dhec.sc.gov/scan/bdp/tables/birthtable.aspx

Footnotes: Last updated November 2017.

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 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
South Carolina
Percent
40.8%
41.4%
41.9%
41.5%
41.0%
Pickens
Percent
28.1%
29.7%
31.6%
32.5%
31.7%
Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
South Carolina
Percent
40.8%
41.4%
41.9%
41.5%
41.0%
Pickens
Percent
28.1%
29.7%
31.6%
32.5%
31.7%
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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, 2007-2011, 2008-2012, 2009-2013, 2010-2014, 2011-2015, and 2012-2016, 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 February 2018.

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

Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
South Carolina
Percent
13.4%
12.8%
12.4%
11.8%
11.3%
Pickens
Percent
15.1%
14.7%
14.1%
13.1%
12.6%
Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
South Carolina
Percent
13.4%
12.8%
12.4%
11.8%
11.3%
Pickens
Percent
15.1%
14.7%
14.1%
13.1%
12.6%
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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, 2007-2011, 2008-2012, 2009-2013, 2010-2014, 2011-2015, and 2012-2016, 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 February 2018.

Babies born with low birthweight by race (Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
Total
Percent
9.5%
9.7%
9.4%
9.5%
9.6%
South Carolina
White
Percent
7.2%
7.5%
7.2%
7.2%
7.3%
South Carolina
Black
Percent
14.4%
14.3%
14.3%
14.6%
14.6%
Pickens
Total
Percent
8.2%
8.2%
8.6%
8.2%
6.7%
Pickens
White
Percent
7.2%
8.0%
8.8%
7.0%
6.7%
Pickens
Black
Percent
22.4%
11.4%
6.8%
25.9%
7.2%
Location Race Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
Total
Percent
9.5%
9.7%
9.4%
9.5%
9.6%
South Carolina
White
Percent
7.2%
7.5%
7.2%
7.2%
7.3%
South Carolina
Black
Percent
14.4%
14.3%
14.3%
14.6%
14.6%
Pickens
Total
Percent
8.2%
8.2%
8.6%
8.2%
6.7%
Pickens
White
Percent
7.2%
8.0%
8.8%
7.0%
6.7%
Pickens
Black
Percent
22.4%
11.4%
6.8%
25.9%
7.2%
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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).
http://scangis.dhec.sc.gov/scan/bdp/tables/birthtable.aspx

Footnotes: Last updated November 2017.

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

Location Race Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
Total
Percent
31.9%
32.3%
32.9%
34.1%
33.0%
South Carolina
White
Percent
28.4%
29.2%
29.5%
30.9%
30.0%
South Carolina
Black
Percent
38.6%
38.2%
39.5%
40.8%
39.2%
Pickens
Total
Percent
28.1%
30.9%
30.3%
27.5%
27.3%
Pickens
White
Percent
28.3%
30.7%
30.0%
26.6%
26.8%
Pickens
Black
Percent
31.8%
36.7%
35.2%
42.0%
33.7%
Location Race Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
Total
Percent
31.9%
32.3%
32.9%
34.1%
33.0%
South Carolina
White
Percent
28.4%
29.2%
29.5%
30.9%
30.0%
South Carolina
Black
Percent
38.6%
38.2%
39.5%
40.8%
39.2%
Pickens
Total
Percent
28.1%
30.9%
30.3%
27.5%
27.3%
Pickens
White
Percent
28.3%
30.7%
30.0%
26.6%
26.8%
Pickens
Black
Percent
31.8%
36.7%
35.2%
42.0%
33.7%
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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).
http://scangis.dhec.sc.gov/scan/bdp/tables/birthtable.aspx

Footnotes: Last updated November 2017.


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

Location Race Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
Total
rate
36.5
31.6
28.5
26.1
23.8
South Carolina
White
rate
31.2
28.1
25.4
23.3
21.9
South Carolina
Black
rate
47.1
39.0
35.1
32.6
28.2
Pickens
Total
rate
23.9
24.0
26.5
20.8
18.2
Pickens
White
rate
23.9
24.1
27.0
20.7
19.1
Pickens
Black
rate
27.9
27.9
26.8
25.8
12.0
Location Race Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
Total
rate
36.5
31.6
28.5
26.1
23.8
South Carolina
White
rate
31.2
28.1
25.4
23.3
21.9
South Carolina
Black
rate
47.1
39.0
35.1
32.6
28.2
Pickens
Total
rate
23.9
24.0
26.5
20.8
18.2
Pickens
White
rate
23.9
24.1
27.0
20.7
19.1
Pickens
Black
rate
27.9
27.9
26.8
25.8
12.0
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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).
http://scangis.dhec.sc.gov/scan/bdp/tables/birthtable.aspx

Footnotes: Last updated November 2017.

Live Births by Race/Ethnicity (Number)

Location Race Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
Total
Number
57,100
56,743
57,631
58,135
57,337
South Carolina
White
Number
37,092
37,177
37,923
38,459
38,264
South Carolina
Black
Number
18,443
18,087
18,182
18,045
17,322
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
4,649
4,360
4,568
4,852
5,013
Pickens
Total
Number
1,177
1,160
1,295
1,254
1,225
Pickens
White
Number
1,069
1,056
1,180
1,143
1,110
Pickens
Black
Number
85
79
88
81
83
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
62
43
60
57
70
Location Race Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
Total
Number
57,100
56,743
57,631
58,135
57,337
South Carolina
White
Number
37,092
37,177
37,923
38,459
38,264
South Carolina
Black
Number
18,443
18,087
18,182
18,045
17,322
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
4,649
4,360
4,568
4,852
5,013
Pickens
Total
Number
1,177
1,160
1,295
1,254
1,225
Pickens
White
Number
1,069
1,056
1,180
1,143
1,110
Pickens
Black
Number
85
79
88
81
83
Pickens
Hispanic
Number
62
43
60
57
70
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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).
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Footnotes: Last updated November 2017.

Child deaths (3-year data) (rate)

Location Data Type 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015 2014 - 2016
South Carolina
rate
18.5
19.7
19.8
Pickens
rate
23.6
27.4
20.1
Location Data Type 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015 2014 - 2016
South Carolina
rate
18.5
19.7
19.8
Pickens
rate
23.6
27.4
20.1
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Definitions: The average number of deaths among children between age 1 and 14 per 100,000 population in this age group. Rates are presented as a three-year average.

Deaths = Number of deaths among children age 1 to 14 during the three-year period.
Population = Total number of children age 1 to 14 during the three-year period.

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

Data Source: S.C. Department of Health and Environment Control, S.C. Community Assessment Network (SCAN), Deaths 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 November 2017.

Child deaths (rate)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
rate
16.9
19.3
19.4
20.4
19.7
Pickens
rate
10.8
43.9
16.5
21.9
21.8
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
rate
16.9
19.3
19.4
20.4
19.7
Pickens
rate
10.8
43.9
16.5
21.9
21.8
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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), Deaths Module: http://scangis.dhec.sc.gov/scan

Footnotes: Rates and percentages calculated from small numbers should be used with caution.

Last updated November 2017.

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

Location Data Type 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015 2014 - 2016
South Carolina
rate
54.7
57.0
64.6
Pickens
rate
39.8
27.6
36.8
Location Data Type 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015 2014 - 2016
South Carolina
rate
54.7
57.0
64.6
Pickens
rate
39.8
27.6
36.8
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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), Deaths 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 November 2017.



Teen deaths from all causes (rate)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
rate
56.8
45.9
61.5
63.6
68.6
Pickens
rate
63.8
27.4
27.9
27.5
55.0
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
rate
56.8
45.9
61.5
63.6
68.6
Pickens
rate
63.8
27.4
27.9
27.5
55.0
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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), Deaths Module: http://scangis.dhec.sc.gov/scan

Footnotes: Rates and percentages calculated from small numbers should be used with caution!

Last updated November 2017.

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

Location Race Data Type 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015 2014 - 2016
South Carolina
Black or other race
Number
632
614
619
South Carolina
Black or other race
Rate
10.7
10.9
10.6
South Carolina
White
Number
564
551
558
South Carolina
White
Rate
5.0
4.9
4.9
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
1,196
1,166
1,178
South Carolina
Total Population
Rate
7.0
6.8
6.8
Pickens
Black or other race
Number
1
1
2
Pickens
Black or other race
Rate
3.1
4.0
5.9
Pickens
White
Number
24
20
17
Pickens
White
Rate
7.3
5.9
5.0
Pickens
Total Population
Number
25
21
19
Pickens
Total Population
Rate
6.9
5.7
5.0
Location Race Data Type 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015 2014 - 2016
South Carolina
Black or other race
Number
632
614
619
South Carolina
Black or other race
Rate
10.7
10.9
10.6
South Carolina
White
Number
564
551
558
South Carolina
White
Rate
5.0
4.9
4.9
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
1,196
1,166
1,178
South Carolina
Total Population
Rate
7.0
6.8
6.8
Pickens
Black or other race
Number
1
1
2
Pickens
Black or other race
Rate
3.1
4.0
5.9
Pickens
White
Number
24
20
17
Pickens
White
Rate
7.3
5.9
5.0
Pickens
Total Population
Number
25
21
19
Pickens
Total Population
Rate
6.9
5.7
5.0
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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 November 2017.

Infant mortality rate by race (Number & Rate)

Location Race Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
Black or other race
Number
236
197
199
218
202
South Carolina
Black or other race
Rate
11.9
10.1
10.1
11.1
10.6
South Carolina
White
Number
199
192
173
186
199
South Carolina
White
Rate
5.4
5.2
4.6
4.8
5.2
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
435
389
372
405
401
South Carolina
Total Population
Rate
7.6
6.9
6.5
7.0
7.0
Pickens
Black or other race
Number
1
0
0
1
1
Pickens
Black or other race
Rate
9.5
0.0
0.0
9.2
8.7
Pickens
White
Number
9
9
6
5
6
Pickens
White
Rate
8.4
8.5
5.1
4.4
5.4
Pickens
Total Population
Number
10
9
6
6
7
Pickens
Total Population
Rate
8.5
7.8
4.6
4.8
5.7
Location Race Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
Black or other race
Number
236
197
199
218
202
South Carolina
Black or other race
Rate
11.9
10.1
10.1
11.1
10.6
South Carolina
White
Number
199
192
173
186
199
South Carolina
White
Rate
5.4
5.2
4.6
4.8
5.2
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
435
389
372
405
401
South Carolina
Total Population
Rate
7.6
6.9
6.5
7.0
7.0
Pickens
Black or other race
Number
1
0
0
1
1
Pickens
Black or other race
Rate
9.5
0.0
0.0
9.2
8.7
Pickens
White
Number
9
9
6
5
6
Pickens
White
Rate
8.4
8.5
5.1
4.4
5.4
Pickens
Total Population
Number
10
9
6
6
7
Pickens
Total Population
Rate
8.5
7.8
4.6
4.8
5.7
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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 November 2017.

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

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
Number
5,800
7,139
8,494
10,173
9,635
Pickens
Number
237
264
280
285
258
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
Number
5,800
7,139
8,494
10,173
9,635
Pickens
Number
237
264
280
285
258
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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 2016-2017 based on Accepted Date

Footnotes: Year 2016 means SFY 2016-2017.

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

Last updated December 2017.

Child abuse and neglect by maltreatment typology (Number)

Location Child Maltreatment Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
Abandonment
Number
52
64
56
81
112
South Carolina
Educational neglect
Number
237
324
310
581
504
South Carolina
Medical abuse
Number
3
7
5
4
1
South Carolina
Medical neglect
Number
230
313
266
303
266
South Carolina
Mental injury
Number
19
33
32
43
28
South Carolina
Physical abuse
Number
1,673
2,062
1,761
3,160
3,037
South Carolina
Neglect
Number
5,833
7,034
5,807
9,032
8,464
South Carolina
Other
Number
36
165
164
118
78
Pickens
Abandonment
Number
10
0
2
0
1
Pickens
Educational neglect
Number
17
30
22
14
6
Pickens
Medical abuse
Number
0
1
0
0
0
Pickens
Medical neglect
Number
9
20
4
13
3
Pickens
Mental injury
Number
0
0
0
0
0
Pickens
Physical abuse
Number
53
46
22
63
87
Pickens
Neglect
Number
329
315
161
373
353
Pickens
Other
Number
0
0
0
0
0
Location Child Maltreatment Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
Abandonment
Number
52
64
56
81
112
South Carolina
Educational neglect
Number
237
324
310
581
504
South Carolina
Medical abuse
Number
3
7
5
4
1
South Carolina
Medical neglect
Number
230
313
266
303
266
South Carolina
Mental injury
Number
19
33
32
43
28
South Carolina
Physical abuse
Number
1,673
2,062
1,761
3,160
3,037
South Carolina
Neglect
Number
5,833
7,034
5,807
9,032
8,464
South Carolina
Other
Number
36
165
164
118
78
Pickens
Abandonment
Number
10
0
2
0
1
Pickens
Educational neglect
Number
17
30
22
14
6
Pickens
Medical abuse
Number
0
1
0
0
0
Pickens
Medical neglect
Number
9
20
4
13
3
Pickens
Mental injury
Number
0
0
0
0
0
Pickens
Physical abuse
Number
53
46
22
63
87
Pickens
Neglect
Number
329
315
161
373
353
Pickens
Other
Number
0
0
0
0
0
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Definitions: Number of children referred for investigation of maltreatment for abandonment, educational neglect, medical abuse, medical neglect, mental injury, physical abuse, and other maltreatment as reported by the S.C. Department of Social Services Child and Adult Protective Services System (CAPSS).

Data Source: S.C. Department of Social Services (most recent report):  Maltreatment Types Founded in CPS Investigations during SFY 2016-2017

Footnotes: Year 2016 means SFY 2016-2017.

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

Last updated December 2017.

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

Location Age group Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
12,245
16,317
15,233
18,398
17,412
South Carolina
0 to 5
Number
5,911
7,675
7,229
8,662
8,389
South Carolina
6 to 12
Number
4,260
5,908
5,403
6,650
6,357
South Carolina
13 to 17
Number
2,074
2,734
2,599
3,015
2,825
Pickens
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
507
560
489
496
447
Pickens
0 to 5
Number
234
254
225
219
199
Pickens
6 to 12
Number
179
219
185
191
182
Pickens
13 to 17
Number
94
87
79
85
69
Location Age group Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
12,245
16,317
15,233
18,398
17,412
South Carolina
0 to 5
Number
5,911
7,675
7,229
8,662
8,389
South Carolina
6 to 12
Number
4,260
5,908
5,403
6,650
6,357
South Carolina
13 to 17
Number
2,074
2,734
2,599
3,015
2,825
Pickens
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
507
560
489
496
447
Pickens
0 to 5
Number
234
254
225
219
199
Pickens
6 to 12
Number
179
219
185
191
182
Pickens
13 to 17
Number
94
87
79
85
69
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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 2016-2017 based on Accepted Date

Footnotes: Year 2016 means SFY 2016-2017.

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

Last updated December 2017.

Children with founded child maltreatment by age group (Number)

Location Age group Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
0 to 5
Number
5,139
6,433
7,145
8,588
8,389
South Carolina
6 to 12
Number
3,640
4,951
5,362
6,593
6,357
South Carolina
13 to 17
Number
1,730
2,238
2,558
2,961
2,825
South Carolina
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
10,509
13,624
15,067
18,208
17,662
Pickens
0 to 5
Number
213
215
223
218
199
Pickens
6 to 12
Number
162
179
185
190
182
Pickens
13 to 17
Number
79
71
78
84
69
Pickens
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
454
465
486
493
451
Location Age group Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
0 to 5
Number
5,139
6,433
7,145
8,588
8,389
South Carolina
6 to 12
Number
3,640
4,951
5,362
6,593
6,357
South Carolina
13 to 17
Number
1,730
2,238
2,558
2,961
2,825
South Carolina
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
10,509
13,624
15,067
18,208
17,662
Pickens
0 to 5
Number
213
215
223
218
199
Pickens
6 to 12
Number
162
179
185
190
182
Pickens
13 to 17
Number
79
71
78
84
69
Pickens
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
454
465
486
493
451
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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 2016-2017 based on Accepted Date

Footnotes: Year 2016 means SFY 2016-2017.

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

Last updated December 2017.

Child abuse investigations referrals by type of decision (Number)

Location Type Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
Total Referrals
Number
27,295
29,917
35,070
43,924
46,524
South Carolina
Accepted
Number
11,921
14,606
19,782
24,980
26,347
South Carolina
Indicated
Number
5,794
7,139
8,494
10,171
9,634
Pickens
Total Referrals
Number
923
1,058
1,162
1,341
1,374
Pickens
Accepted
Number
416
458
613
795
846
Pickens
Indicated
Number
243
264
279
284
255
Location Type Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
Total Referrals
Number
27,295
29,917
35,070
43,924
46,524
South Carolina
Accepted
Number
11,921
14,606
19,782
24,980
26,347
South Carolina
Indicated
Number
5,794
7,139
8,494
10,171
9,634
Pickens
Total Referrals
Number
923
1,058
1,162
1,341
1,374
Pickens
Accepted
Number
416
458
613
795
846
Pickens
Indicated
Number
243
264
279
284
255
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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, 2016 and June 30, 2017

Footnotes: Year 2016 means SFY 2016-2017.

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

Last updated December 2017.

Children in foster care by age group (Number)

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

Footnotes: Year 2016 means SFY 2016-2017.

Last updated March 2017.

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

Location Age group Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
All ages 0-21
Number
22,931
22,435
23,383
26,081
24,262
South Carolina
Less than 1
Number
533
529
541
625
532
South Carolina
1 to 4
Number
2,328
2,319
2,351
2,768
2,287
South Carolina
5 to 9
Number
2,920
2,992
3,177
3,786
3,599
South Carolina
10 to 14
Number
3,054
3,184
3,278
3,704
3,442
South Carolina
15 to 18
Number
6,360
6,122
6,478
7,196
7,025
South Carolina
19 to 21
Number
7,736
7,289
7,558
8,002
7,377
Pickens
All ages 0-21
Number
506
486
421
507
473
Pickens
Less than 1
Number
11
10
7
11
7
Pickens
1 to 4
Number
31
35
31
32
41
Pickens
5 to 9
Number
38
39
43
55
63
Pickens
10 to 14
Number
72
53
51
69
55
Pickens
15 to 18
Number
177
185
148
189
173
Pickens
19 to 21
Number
177
164
141
151
134
Location Age group Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
All ages 0-21
Number
22,931
22,435
23,383
26,081
24,262
South Carolina
Less than 1
Number
533
529
541
625
532
South Carolina
1 to 4
Number
2,328
2,319
2,351
2,768
2,287
South Carolina
5 to 9
Number
2,920
2,992
3,177
3,786
3,599
South Carolina
10 to 14
Number
3,054
3,184
3,278
3,704
3,442
South Carolina
15 to 18
Number
6,360
6,122
6,478
7,196
7,025
South Carolina
19 to 21
Number
7,736
7,289
7,558
8,002
7,377
Pickens
All ages 0-21
Number
506
486
421
507
473
Pickens
Less than 1
Number
11
10
7
11
7
Pickens
1 to 4
Number
31
35
31
32
41
Pickens
5 to 9
Number
38
39
43
55
63
Pickens
10 to 14
Number
72
53
51
69
55
Pickens
15 to 18
Number
177
185
148
189
173
Pickens
19 to 21
Number
177
164
141
151
134
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Definitions: Number of all non-fatal injuries counted as South Carolina inpatient and Emergency Department discharges for non-fatal motor vehicle traffic related accidents (ICD-9 Code E810-E819) by age groups. Calendar Years: 2012- 2015.

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

Footnotes: Last updated March 2018.

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

Location Age group Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
All ages 0-21
Number
1,413
1,417
1,433
1,858
2,620
South Carolina
Less than 1
Number
1
5
8
13
14
South Carolina
1 to 4
Number
107
118
116
178
187
South Carolina
5 to 9
Number
206
244
264
304
373
South Carolina
10 to 14
Number
449
441
393
464
598
South Carolina
15 to 18
Number
390
336
360
506
799
South Carolina
19 to 21
Number
260
273
292
393
649
Pickens
All ages 0-21
Number
67
43
39
48
54
Pickens
Less than 1
Number
0
0
0
0
1
Pickens
1 to 4
Number
3
2
3
5
0
Pickens
5 to 9
Number
8
9
5
7
6
Pickens
10 to 14
Number
21
11
10
10
10
Pickens
15 to 18
Number
21
12
16
13
19
Pickens
19 to 21
Number
14
9
5
13
18
Location Age group Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
All ages 0-21
Number
1,413
1,417
1,433
1,858
2,620
South Carolina
Less than 1
Number
1
5
8
13
14
South Carolina
1 to 4
Number
107
118
116
178
187
South Carolina
5 to 9
Number
206
244
264
304
373
South Carolina
10 to 14
Number
449
441
393
464
598
South Carolina
15 to 18
Number
390
336
360
506
799
South Carolina
19 to 21
Number
260
273
292
393
649
Pickens
All ages 0-21
Number
67
43
39
48
54
Pickens
Less than 1
Number
0
0
0
0
1
Pickens
1 to 4
Number
3
2
3
5
0
Pickens
5 to 9
Number
8
9
5
7
6
Pickens
10 to 14
Number
21
11
10
10
10
Pickens
15 to 18
Number
21
12
16
13
19
Pickens
19 to 21
Number
14
9
5
13
18
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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 (ICD-9 Code E820-E825) by age groups. Calendar Years: 2012- 2015.

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

Footnotes: Last update March 2018.

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

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
Percent
1.6%
1.4%
1.3%
1.2%
1.1%
Pickens
Percent
1.1%
1.1%
0.9%
0.9%
0.7%
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South Carolina
Percent
1.6%
1.4%
1.3%
1.2%
1.1%
Pickens
Percent
1.1%
1.1%
0.9%
0.9%
0.7%
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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: SC Department of Health and Environmental Control

Footnotes: Last updated November 2017.