Thursday, December 29, 2016

South Carolina 2016 By The Numbers

Here are just a few selected facts related to the state of South Carolina in 2016 -
  • Estimated population of South Carolina as of July 1, 2016, was 4,961,119
  • 1,155,389 ballots cast for Donald Trump in SC during recent Presidential election; 855,373 ballots cast for Hillary Clinton.
  • Women make up 51.4 percent of South Carolina’s population
  • Women hold just 14.7 percent of the 170 seats in the SC legislature 
  • 3.25% pay raise for SC government workers this year, the largest in a decade 
  • The median household income for SC last year was $47,238 
  • SC unemployment rate dropped to 4.7% in 2016
  • SC citizens without health insurance dropped to 16% last year 
  • SC ranks 9th nationally in the rate of gun-related deaths and the state’s overall homicide rate is the nation’s 5th highest
  • The median home value in SC is $140,900  
  • Tourism now a $19B industry in South Carolina
  • Installed solar energy capacity in SC grew 303% in the past year 
  • SC ranks #2 in list of top US states for doing business
You may have to search for the latest statistics, but they are out there – and SC is looking good. You might want to start with a quick Google search on South Carolina 2016 State Statistics


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