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Area Code 843 Detailed Profile

Area Code 843 Summary
Area code 843 is assigned to South Carolina
Latitude: 33.488427
Longitude: -79.942865
Population: 1,356,134
Area: 11166.64 sq. miles
Land: 11072.33 sq. miles
Water: 94.31 sq. miles
Population Density: 122.48 people per sq. mile
Elevation: 96.7 feet above sea level
Time Zone: Eastern (GMT -5)
Daylight Savings: Yes
Area Code 843 Zip Codes
29009, 29056, 29069, 29079, 29082, 29101, 29111, 29114, 29161, 29162, 29401, 29403, 29404, 29405, 29406, 29407, 29412, 29414, 29418, 29420, 29423, 29426, 29429, 29430, 29431, 29434, 29435, 29436, 29437, 29438, 29439, 29440, 29445, 29446, 29448, 29449, 29450, 29451, 29452, 29453, 29455, 29456, 29458, 29461, 29464, 29466, 29468, 29469, 29470, 29471, 29472, 29474, 29475, 29477, 29479, 29481, 29482, 29483, 29485, 29487, 29488, 29492, 29493, 29501, 29505, 29506, 29510, 29511, 29512, 29516, 29518, 29519, 29520, 29525, 29526, 29527, 29530, 29532, 29536, 29540, 29541, 29543, 29545, 29546, 29547, 29550, 29554, 29555, 29556, 29560, 29563, 29564, 29565, 29566, 29567, 29568, 29569, 29570, 29571, 29572, 29574, 29575, 29576, 29577, 29579, 29580, 29581, 29582, 29583, 29584, 29585, 29589, 29590, 29591, 29592, 29593, 29594, 29596, 29709, 29718, 29727, 29728, 29741, 29902, 29906, 29910, 29916, 29920, 29926, 29927, 29928, 29929, 29934, 29935, 29936, 29940, 29941, 29943, 29945
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Cheraw (13,911)
Chesterfield (6,048)
Clio (2,033)
Conway (48,493)
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Cottageville (3,675)
Coward (2,688)
Cross (4,451)
Darlington (25,856)
Dillon (17,048)
Dorchester (2,106)
Early Branch (1,559)
Edisto Island (2,301)
Effingham (8,070)
Folly Beach (1,948)
Fork (664)
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Goose Creek (48,628)
Greeleyville (2,851)
Green Pond (1,412)
Green Sea (1,439)
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Hemingway (10,278)
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Isle Of Palms (4,601)
Jacksonboro (496)
Jamestown (1,365)
Jefferson (3,389)
Johns Island (13,684)
Johnsonville (6,396)
Kingstree (14,059)
Ladson (17,793)
Lake City (13,550)
Lake View (2,765)
Lamar (5,135)
Lane (1,091)
Latta (6,761)
Little River (11,293)
Little Rock (650)
Lodge (576)
Longs (7,778)
Loris (13,816)
Lydia (265)
Marion (16,632)
Mc Bee (2,697)
Mc Clellanville (2,994)
Mc Coll (4,266)
Moncks Corner (24,081)
Mount Croghan (1,568)
Mullins (13,220)
Murrells Inlet (15,417)
Nesmith (1,773)
New Zion (2,709)
Nichols (4,546)
North Myrtle Beach (12,120)
Olanta (2,327)
Pageland (9,167)
Pamplico (5,146)
Patrick (2,470)
Pawleys Island (10,309)
Pineland (1,108)
Pineville (2,318)
Pinopolis (792)
Port Royal (3,599)
Rains (99)
Ravenel (4,004)
Reevesville (1,560)
Ridgeland (11,407)
Ridgeville (9,360)
Round O (1,815)
Ruby (1,691)
Ruffin (2,543)
Saint George (6,700)
Saint Helena Island (9,486)
Saint Stephen (7,161)
Salters (3,179)
Scranton (5,212)
Seabrook (4,348)
Sellers (1,000)
Sheldon (23)
Smoaks (2,068)
Society Hill (2,468)
Sullivans Island (1,911)
Tatum (62)
Tillman (140)
Timmonsville (11,102)
Turbeville (2,675)
Wadmalaw Island (2,611)
Wallace (2,606)
Walterboro (21,411)
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Area Code 843 Demographics

Area Code 843 Gender Distribution

Gender Distribution
GenderNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Male660,58848.71 %48.58 %49.04 %
Female695,54651.29 %51.42 %50.96 %
Males / Female0.95-0.940.96
Total Population1,356,134100.00 %--
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Area Code 843 Age Distribution

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Age Distribution
Age GroupNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Under 5 years88,9666.56 %6.60 %6.83 %
5 to 9 years96,0877.09 %7.11 %7.31 %
10 to 14 years99,0297.30 %7.24 %7.30 %
15 to 19 years100,3187.40 %7.36 %7.20 %
20 to 24 years96,6787.13 %7.02 %6.75 %
25 to 34 years188,66113.91 %13.98 %14.17 %
35 to 44 years207,29715.29 %15.58 %16.01 %
45 to 54 years184,24613.59 %13.72 %13.37 %
55 to 59 years70,3635.19 %5.15 %4.79 %
60 to 64 years58,5864.32 %4.14 %3.84 %
65 to 74 years95,5557.05 %6.73 %6.53 %
75 to 84 years54,8444.04 %4.11 %4.38 %
85 years and over15,5041.14 %1.25 %1.50 %
Age StatisticsNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Median age (years)36.4-36.737.7
18 years and over1,014,46974.81 %74.83 %74.27 %
Male
485,93135.83 %35.70 %35.85 %
Female
528,53838.97 %39.13 %38.42 %
21 years and over950,93970.12 %70.14 %69.92 %
62 years and over200,20514.76 %14.50 %14.65 %
65 years and over165,90312.23 %12.10 %12.42 %
Male
69,1685.10 %4.90 %5.12 %
Female
96,7357.13 %7.19 %7.30 %
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Area Code 843 Racial Profile

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Racial Profile Chart
RaceNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
One race1,341,85298.95 %99.00 %97.55 %
White
862,80663.62 %67.19 %75.21 %
Black or African American
446,37732.92 %29.54 %12.26 %
American Indian and Alaska Native
6,1240.45 %0.34 %0.87 %
Asian
11,5000.85 %0.90 %3.59 %
Asian Indian
1,8870.14 %0.21 %0.59 %
Chinese
1,8460.14 %0.15 %0.85 %
Filipino
4,0540.30 %0.16 %0.65 %
Japanese
8410.06 %0.06 %0.28 %
Korean
8310.06 %0.09 %0.38 %
Vietnamese
1,0390.08 %0.11 %0.39 %
Other Asian
1,0020.07 %0.12 %0.45 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
6310.05 %0.04 %0.14 %
Native Hawaiian
1480.01 %0.01 %0.05 %
Guamanian or Chamorro
1960.01 %0.01 %0.02 %
Samoan
960.01 %0.01 %0.03 %
Other Pacific Islander
1910.01 %0.01 %0.04 %
Some other race
14,4141.06 %1.00 %5.48 %
Hispanic StatisticsNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)33,7262.49 %2.37 %13.70 %
Mexican
18,9711.40 %1.32 %7.24 %
Puerto Rican
4,2900.32 %0.30 %2.46 %
Cuban
1,0850.08 %0.07 %0.44 %
Other Hispanic or Latino
9,3800.69 %0.68 %3.55 %
Not Hispanic or Latino1,322,40897.51 %97.63 %86.30 %
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Area Code 843 Social Profile

Area Code 843 School Enrollment

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School Enrollment Chart
School EnrollmentNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school353,705100.00 %--
Nursery school, preschool
24,0676.80 %6.53 %6.47 %
Kindergarten
20,4985.80 %5.97 %5.43 %
Elementary school (grades 1-8)
162,17045.85 %45.04 %43.92 %
High school (grades 9-12)
79,61022.51 %21.87 %21.38 %
College or graduate school
67,36019.04 %20.59 %22.81 %
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Area Code 843 Education Level

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Education Level Chart
Education LevelNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Population 25 years and over875,460100.00 %--
Less than 9th grade
67,2857.69 %8.31 %7.55 %
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
130,20614.87 %15.35 %12.05 %
High school graduate (includes equivalency)
261,25129.84 %29.97 %28.63 %
High school or higher
677,96977.44 %76.34 %80.40 %
Some college, no degree
178,71020.41 %19.27 %21.05 %
Associate degree
56,1226.41 %6.68 %6.32 %
Bachelor's degree
120,14813.72 %13.54 %15.54 %
Bachelor's degree or higher
181,88620.78 %20.42 %24.40 %
Graduate or professional degree
61,7387.05 %6.88 %8.86 %
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Area Code 843 Ancestry Distribution

Ancestry Distribution
AncestryNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Total ancestries reported1,201,431100.00 %--
Arab2,1030.18 %0.19 %0.42 %
Czech2,9710.25 %0.20 %0.59 %
Danish2,1380.18 %0.14 %0.50 %
Dutch11,6680.97 %1.10 %1.58 %
English115,7359.63 %9.48 %8.53 %
French (except Basque)28,8682.40 %2.05 %2.90 %
French Canadian5,9490.50 %0.38 %0.85 %
German116,7109.71 %9.76 %14.93 %
Greek3,8850.32 %0.27 %0.40 %
Hungarian3,3050.28 %0.23 %0.49 %
Irish107,8968.98 %9.19 %10.65 %
Italian35,2862.94 %2.35 %5.47 %
Lithuanian1,6250.14 %0.09 %0.23 %
Norwegian5,7960.48 %0.41 %1.56 %
Polish15,9171.32 %1.06 %3.12 %
Portuguese1,4800.12 %0.09 %0.41 %
Russian4,1640.35 %0.26 %0.92 %
Scotch-Irish33,6492.80 %3.41 %1.50 %
Scottish27,5602.29 %2.12 %1.70 %
Slovak1,3860.12 %0.09 %0.28 %
Subsaharan African11,3770.95 %0.92 %0.62 %
Swedish6,7650.56 %0.49 %1.39 %
Swiss2,0260.17 %0.18 %0.32 %
Ukrainian1,2430.10 %0.09 %0.31 %
United States or American155,07112.91 %16.10 %7.18 %
Welsh6,9900.58 %0.49 %0.61 %
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)2,2990.19 %0.17 %0.65 %
Other ancestries487,56940.58 %38.70 %31.89 %
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Area Code 843 Economy

Area Code 843 Employment

GroupNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Population 16 years and over1,052,437100.00 %--
Males 16 years and over
504,36647.92 %47.77 %48.32 %
Females 16 years and over
548,07152.08 %52.23 %51.68 %
In labor force
654,54862.19 %63.40 %63.63 %
Males in labor force
345,12052.73 %52.61 %53.52 %
Females in labor force
309,42847.27 %47.39 %46.48 %
Civilian labor force
634,02360.24 %62.24 %63.10 %
Employed
595,53456.59 %58.60 %59.39 %
Unemployed
38,4893.66 %3.64 %3.71 %
Unemployment level
-5.88 %5.75 %5.84 %
Armed Forces
20,5251.95 %1.16 %0.53 %
Not in labor force
397,88937.81 %36.60 %36.37 %
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Employment Type Chart
Employment TypeNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Private wage and salary workers455,58776.50 %78.11 %78.40 %
Government workers99,63816.73 %15.89 %14.66 %
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business38,3256.44 %5.74 %6.64 %
Unpaid family workers1,9840.33 %0.27 %0.31 %
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Area Code 843 Occupations

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Occupation Chart
OccupationNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Management, professional, and related occupations170,50628.63 %29.05 %33.60 %
Service occupations100,54316.88 %14.72 %14.87 %
Sales and office occupations153,81625.83 %25.19 %26.70 %
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations4,4140.74 %0.59 %0.74 %
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations72,21812.13 %11.46 %9.47 %
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations94,03715.79 %18.99 %14.63 %
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Area Code 843 Employment by Industry

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Industry Chart
IndustryNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining8,0141.35 %1.14 %1.87 %
Construction56,1119.42 %8.25 %6.80 %
Manufacturing81,55913.70 %19.42 %14.09 %
Wholesale trade17,4812.94 %3.31 %3.60 %
Retail trade76,35512.82 %11.93 %11.73 %
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities28,5354.79 %5.03 %5.19 %
Information11,2001.88 %2.11 %3.08 %
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing36,5546.14 %5.63 %6.87 %
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services42,6747.17 %6.88 %9.28 %
Educational, health and social services111,41418.71 %18.62 %19.92 %
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services67,81811.39 %8.28 %7.86 %
Other services (except public administration)28,1324.72 %4.70 %4.88 %
Public administration29,6874.98 %4.70 %4.83 %
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Area Code 843 Income

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Household Income Chart
Household IncomeNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Households518,541100.00 %1,534,150106,788,273
Less than $10,000
63,94612.33 %11.85 %9.86 %
$10,000 to $14,999
36,2636.99 %6.95 %6.40 %
$15,000 to $24,999
75,53814.57 %14.34 %12.89 %
$25,000 to $34,999
73,18314.11 %13.92 %12.79 %
$35,000 to $49,999
90,06717.37 %17.57 %16.44 %
$50,000 to $74,999
95,17418.35 %18.82 %19.30 %
$75,000 to $99,999
41,5588.01 %8.44 %10.14 %
$100,000 to $149,999
27,0975.23 %5.32 %7.65 %
$150,000 to $199,999
6,9351.34 %1.30 %2.18 %
$200,000 or more
8,7801.69 %1.50 %2.35 %
Median household income (dollars)$33,010.66-$33,928.38$39,349.33
Average household size2.60-2.542.58
Average income per member of household$12,697.87-$13,347.65$15,252.86
Additional Income Reports

Area Code 843 Commute

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Commute Chart
TypeNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Workers 16 years and over604,026100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
466,91977.30 %79.39 %75.65 %
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
87,71014.52 %14.04 %12.23 %
Public transportation (including taxicab)
7,7221.28 %0.85 %4.73 %
Walked
16,8612.79 %2.34 %2.94 %
Other means
10,6721.77 %1.29 %1.20 %
Worked at home
14,1422.34 %2.10 %3.25 %
Mean travel time to work (minutes)29.1456 minutes-28.0 minutes26.3 minutes
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Area Code 843 Housing

Area Code 843 Occupancy

Housing OccupancyNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units627,058100.00 %1,753,454117,282,697
Occupied housing units
518,69482.72 %87.47 %91.00 %
Owner-occupied housing units
371,07559.18 %63.16 %60.30 %
Renter-occupied housing units
147,61923.54 %24.31 %30.70 %
Vacant housing units
108,36417.28 %12.53 %9.00 %
For seasonal or occasional use
49,3777.87 %4.00 %3.06 %
Homeowner vacancy rate1.61 %-1.87 %2.21 %
Rental vacancy rate12.08 %-10.74 %7.86 %
Average household size of owner-occupied unit2.61-2.552.62
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2.51-2.432.45
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Area Code 843 Structures

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Structures Chart
Structure TypeNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units626,938100.00 %--
1-unit, detached
355,31056.67 %61.51 %60.37 %
1-unit, attached
19,2683.07 %2.29 %5.68 %
2 units
16,1942.58 %2.49 %4.29 %
3 or 4 units
25,0453.99 %3.31 %4.72 %
5 to 9 units
35,1605.61 %4.43 %4.66 %
10 to 19 units
18,9543.02 %2.37 %3.99 %
20 or more units
27,7114.42 %3.19 %8.59 %
Mobile home
128,39120.48 %20.27 %7.49 %
Boat, RV, van, etc.
9050.14 %0.15 %0.22 %
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Area Code 843 Rooms

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Rooms Chart
Rooms per residence unitNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units626,938100.00 %--
1 room
3,9330.63 %0.60 %2.21 %
2 rooms
16,0412.56 %2.44 %4.88 %
3 rooms
47,0127.50 %6.83 %10.06 %
4 rooms
109,50217.47 %17.55 %15.95 %
5 rooms
154,47924.64 %24.95 %20.92 %
6 rooms
132,33021.11 %21.21 %18.39 %
7 rooms
82,19113.11 %13.00 %11.98 %
8 rooms
46,2877.38 %7.36 %7.99 %
9 or more rooms
35,1635.61 %6.06 %7.63 %
Median (rooms)5.4-5.35.5
Occupants per roomNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Occupied housing units518,588100.00 %--
1.00 or less
499,96196.41 %84.65 %85.63 %
1.01 to 1.50
12,5092.41 %1.97 %2.83 %
1.51 or more
6,1181.18 %0.85 %2.54 %
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Area Code 843 Household Heating

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Household Heating Pie Chart
Household heating fuel typeNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Utility gas76,43512.19 %22.96 %46.07 %
Bottled, tank, or LP gas43,0646.87 %7.49 %5.96 %
Electricity373,64459.60 %51.04 %27.62 %
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.17,7722.83 %4.47 %8.06 %
Coal or coke370.01 %0.01 %0.12 %
Wood4,8680.78 %1.10 %1.51 %
Solar energy1330.02 %0.03 %0.05 %
Other fuel7210.12 %0.12 %0.35 %
No fuel used1,9140.31 %0.26 %1.25 %
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Area Code 843 Property Value

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Property Pie Chart
Property TypeNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Specified owner-occupied units254,625100.00 %--
Less than $50,000
31,33112.30 %13.20 %10.14 %
$50,000 to $99,999
93,30536.64 %40.87 %30.62 %
$100,000 to $149,999
53,95621.19 %22.13 %23.60 %
$150,000 to $199,999
30,19911.86 %11.06 %14.50 %
$200,000 to $299,999
22,9739.02 %7.43 %11.81 %
$300,000 to $499,999
13,9365.47 %3.65 %6.42 %
$500,000 to $999,999
6,7932.67 %1.26 %2.34 %
$1,000,000 or more
2,1320.84 %0.39 %0.56 %
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Area Code 843 Mortgage Status

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Mortgage Payment Pie Chart
Mortgage paymentsNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
With a mortgage168,79466.29 %66.83 %69.56 %
Less than $300
2,0830.82 %0.80 %0.50 %
$300 to $499
13,9465.48 %5.78 %3.97 %
$500 to $699
29,83111.72 %12.57 %8.97 %
$700 to $999
51,11020.07 %20.82 %17.28 %
$1,000 to $1,499
43,88817.24 %17.45 %20.91 %
$1,500 to $1,999
15,5966.13 %5.71 %9.93 %
$2,000 or more
12,3404.85 %3.70 %7.99 %
Not mortgaged85,83133.71 %33.17 %30.44 %
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Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Mortgage payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent101,02439.68 %40.86 %36.58 %
15 to 19 percent41,35516.24 %17.36 %17.40 %
20 to 24 percent31,87812.52 %12.80 %13.85 %
25 to 29 percent21,8068.56 %8.28 %9.40 %
30 to 34 percent13,7255.39 %5.17 %6.01 %
35 percent or more41,47216.29 %14.31 %15.91 %
Not computed3,3651.32 %1.21 %0.85 %
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Area Code 843 Rent Status

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Rent Payment Pie Chart
Rent payment amountNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Specified renter-occupied units146,257100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Less than $200
8,3405.70 %6.53 %5.40 %
$200 to $299
10,4327.13 %7.59 %5.26 %
$300 to $499
37,06725.34 %29.13 %22.00 %
$500 to $749
47,58732.54 %33.03 %33.46 %
$750 to $999
17,96512.28 %9.65 %17.03 %
$1,000 to $1,499
6,7604.62 %3.12 %8.60 %
$1,500 or more
2,1901.50 %1.02 %2.89 %
No cash rent
15,91610.88 %9.94 %5.35 %
Median (dollars)63,59443.48 %41.91 %44.00 %
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Rent Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Rent payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent25,38517.36 %19.07 %18.07 %
15 to 19 percent20,26313.85 %14.21 %14.26 %
20 to 24 percent16,72511.44 %11.88 %12.73 %
25 to 29 percent12,7848.74 %8.95 %10.37 %
30 to 34 percent9,8406.73 %6.50 %7.32 %
35 percent or more41,35428.27 %26.80 %29.47 %
Not computed19,90613.61 %12.59 %7.77 %

Area Code 843 Vehicle Usage

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Vehicle Usage Pie Chart
Vehicles per householdNumberPercentSouth Carolina Avg.National Avg.
None51,1838.16 %7.89 %9.57 %
1184,26029.39 %29.39 %31.22 %
2203,82032.51 %34.19 %34.76 %
3 or more79,32512.65 %16.00 %15.45 %
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