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Demographics In Darlington County

Workforce

Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics & Analytics, 2016

The Darlington County labor shed draws from the following South Carolina counties, as well as Robeson County, North Carolina:

  • Chesterfield
  • Darlington
  • Dillon
  • Florence
  • Kershaw
  • Lee
  • Marlboro
  • Sumter

In 2014, the population of the labor shed region grew at an average annual rate of 0.4 percent.

 

  • Darlington County Labor Shed 56.1%
  • South Carolina 60.3%
  • United States 63.5%

The following information reflects ADULTS AGES 18-64

Darlington County Labor Shed
Participating Workforce – 297,221

Total Population – 636,389

South Carolina
Participating Workforce – 2,274,142

Total Population – 4,832,482

United States
Participating Workforce –157,940,014

Total Population – 318,857,056

Industry Focus

Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics & Analytics, 2016

The manufacturing and transportation/logistics sectors combined make up the largest industry in the state, employing nearly 44,000 people.

Average salaries in the region for the manufacturing/transportation sectors range from $42,200 to $49,700.

  • Manufacturing / Transportation 43,735 20%
  • Healthcare / Social Assistance 37,986 17%
  • Retail / Trade 28,007 13%
  • All Others 118,753 52%

Wages & Employment

The average annual wage for workers in the Darlington County labor shed was $35,579 at the end of 2015, compared to $51,444 nationally. Wages increased an average of 1.2% in the region over the year.

The cost of living, however, is 14.2% lower in the region compared to the nation, giving residents an average of nearly $6,000 more in purchasing power on an average wage of $36,000.

Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics & Analytics, 2016

At the end of 2015, the region employed 228,481 people, representing a 2.2% increase in employment.

Median household income in the region is $36,706, with the median house value at $93,025.

Darlington County Labor Shed – $36,004

South Carolina – $41,485

United States – $52,402

Darlington County Labor Shed – 85.8

South Carolina – 94.5

United States – 100.0

Darlington County Labor Shed – $41,960

South Carolina – $43,902

United States – $52,402

Education Levels

Of persons between the ages of 25 and 64, over 25 percent hold a degree from an institution of higher education (associates, bachelor’s or post-graduate degree) compared to 39.6 percent nationally.

Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics & Analytics, 2016

Darlington County Labor Shed

 

  • Postgraduate Degree 5.5%
  • Bachelor’s Degree 11.8%
  • Associate’s Degree 9.0%
  • Some College, no degree 21.2%
  • High School Diploma 35.9%
  • Total 83.5%

South Carolina

 

  • Postgraduate Degree 9.2%
  • Bachelor’s Degree 17.5%
  • Associate’s Degree 9.8%
  • Some College, no degree 22.0%
  • High School Diploma 29.1%
  • Total 87.6%

United States

 

  • Postgraduate Degree 11.4%
  • Bachelor’s Degree 19.9%
  • Associate’s Degree 8.8%
  • Some college, no degree 21.7%
  • High School Diploma 26.5%
  • Total 88.2%