Migration Profile for South Carolina, 2007-08

October 14, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2008 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left South Carolina in 2007 to move to another state in 2008 and vice versa.

South Carolina People Moving into South Carolina People Moving out of South Carolina Net # People Moving into South Carolina from 2007 to 2008 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 150,608 115,943 34,665 1.30
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 28,385 24,172 4,213 1.17
Aged 18-19 16,510 7,441 9,069 2.22
Aged 20-24 22,395 18,754 3,641 1.19
Aged 25-34 28,584 25,800 2,784 1.11
Aged 35-44 20,194 14,876 5,318 1.36
Aged 45-54 15,018 13,102 1,916 1.15
Aged 55-64 10,384 6,392 3,992 1.62
Aged 65+ 9,138 5,406 3,732 1.69
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 58,371 38,402 19,969 1.52
Married 48,566 36,067 12,499 1.35
Divorced 12,253 13,409 -1,156 0.91
Separated 2,741 4,901 -2,160 0.56
Widowed 4,657 2,574 2,083 1.81
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 8,771 5,665 3,106 1.55
High School Graduate 20,879 18,720 2,159 1.12
Some college or Associates degree 25,673 18,836 6,837 1.36
Bachelor’s Degree 17,090 15,448 1,642 1.11
Graduate or Professional Degree 10,905 6,907 3,998 1.58
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 12,353 10,788 1,565 1.15
$1-$9,999 34,455 22,332 12,123 1.54
$10,000-$24,999 35,660 24,991 10,669 1.43
$25,000-$49,999 24,893 22,397 2,496 1.11
$50,000-$74,999 11,269 7,895 3,374 1.43
$75,000+ 7,958 6,950 1,008 1.15
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 21,332 24,067 -2,735 0.89
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 13,146 12,132 1,014 1.08
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 88,996 69,631 19,365 1.28

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into South Carolina” refers to those people living in South Carolina in 2008 but another state in 2007

“People moving out of South Carolina” refers to those people living in South Carolina in 2007 but another state in 2008

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 1.30 means that very every 100 people leaving South Carolina for another state, 130 people are moving to South Carolina from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people “without a high school diploma” or those earning “no income” or “$1-$9,999” in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2008 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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