Demographics

Dillon County has one of the lowest cost of living indexes in the U.S.  Located along Interstate 95 on the North Carolina – South Carolina border, Dillon County is a rural southern County with a 2009 population of 30,694 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 0.85 percent. 

The median home cost in Dillon County is $61,700. Home appreciation the last year has been -4.20 percent.  Compared to the rest of the country, Dillon County's cost of living is 24.94% Lower than the U.S. average. Dillon County public schools spend $4,617 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $6,058. There are about 16 students per teacher in Dillon County.

The unemployment rate in Dillon County is 17.2 percent(U.S. avg. is 9.7%). Recent job growth is negative. Dillon County jobs have decreased by 7.10 percent.

Population

People Dillon, SC United States
Population 30,694 301,621,157
Pop. Density 77 80
Pop. Change 0.85% 5.88%
Median Age 34.6 37.6
Households 11,568 108,954,329
Household Size 2.58 2.6
Male Population 46.99% 48.65%
Female Population 53.01% 51.35%
Married Population 52.42% 58.89%
Single Population 47.58% 41.11%

The 2009 Dillon County, SC, population is 30,694. There are 77 people per square mile (population density).

The median age is 34.6. The US median is 37.6. 52.42% of people in Dillon County, SC, are married. 9.30% are divorced.

The average household size is 2.58 people. 20.66% of people are married, with children. 13.82% have children, but are single.

50.60% of people are white, 45.26% are black, 0.31% are asian, 2.20% are native american, and 1.82% claim 'Other'.

2.29% of the people in Dillon County, SC, claim hispanic ethnicity (meaning 97.71% are non-hispanic).

Economy

Economy Dillon, SC South Carolina United States
Unemployment Rate (Feb. 2010) 17.20% 12.70% 9.70%
Recent Job Growth -7.10% -3.10%
Future Job Growth 8.90% 26.40%
Sales Taxes 7.00% 5.00% 6.00%
Income Taxes 6.00% 5.02%
Income per Cap. $15,462 $24,020
Household Income $30,909 $44,684
ESTIMATED HOUSEHOLDS BY HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Income Less Than 15K 26.74% 13.64%
Income between 15K and 25K 16.23% 11.21%
Income between 25K and 35K 13.43% 11.46%
Income between 35K and 50K 16.61% 15.84%
Income between 50K and 75K 15.61% 19.28%
Income between 75K and 100K 6.03% 11.53%
Income between 100K and 150K 3.77% 10.70%
Income between 150K and 250K 1.00% 4.43%
Income between 250K and 500K 0.50% 1.31%
Income greater than 500K 0.09% 0.61%
POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
Management, Business, and Financial Operations 6.95% 13.61%
Professional and Related Occupations 11.76% 20.24%
Service 14.89% 14.75%
Sales and Office 23.45% 26.74%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 1.91% 0.74%
Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance 11.77% 9.48%
Production, Transportation, and Material Moving 29.27% 14.44%

The unemployment rate in Dillon County, SC, is 16.80%, with job growth of -7.10%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 8.90%.

Dillon County, SC Taxes

Dillon County, SC,sales tax rate is 7.00%. Income tax is 6.00%.

Dillon County, SC Income and Salaries

The income per capita is $15,462, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $30,909.

Cost of Living

Cost of living Dillon, SC United States
Overall 75 100
Food 103 100
Utilities 92 100
Miscellaneous 102 100

Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Dillon County, SC is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Dillon County, SC is more expensive. Overall, Dillon County, SC cost of living is 75.06.

Housing

Housing Dillon, SC United States
Median Home Age 28 27
Median Home Cost $61,700 $202,300
Home Appreciation -4.20% -4.60%
Homes Owned 63.65% 64.07%
Housing Vacant 11.61% 14.48%
Homes Rented 24.45% 21.45%
Property Tax Rate $5.50 $13.28
OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING UNITS BY VALUE
Less Than $20,000 12.74% 3.01%
$20,000 to $39,999 19.02% 4.37%
$40,000 to $59,999 17.99% 5.74%
$60,000 to $79,999 19.05% 7.07%
$80,000 to $99,999 12.16% 8.41%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.75% 19.74%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.64% 14.06%
$200,000 to $299,999 2.90% 16.59%
$300,000 to $399,999 0.36% 8.21%
$400,000 to $499,999 0.19% 4.53%
$500,000 to $749,999 0.08% 4.75%
$1,000,000 or more 0.11% 1.86%
HOUSING UNITS BY YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT
1999 to October 2005 9.70% 10.15%
1995 to 1998 9.98% 6.69%
1990 to 1994 8.25% 6.70%
1980 to 1989 17.05% 14.75%
1970 to 1979 19.26% 17.11%
1960 to 1969 13.03% 12.78%
1950 to 1959 8.87% 11.64%
1940 to 1949 6.65% 6.64%
1939 or Earlier 7.20% 13.55%

The median home value in Dillon County, SC, is $61,700. Home appreciation is -4.20% over the last year. The median age of Dillon County, SC, real estate is 28 years.

Dillon County, SC Apartments and Rentals

Renters make up 24.45% of the Dillon County, SC, population. 11.61% of houses and apartments in Dillon County, SC, are unoccupied (vacancy rate).

Education

Education Dillon, SC United States
School Expend. $4,617 $6,058
Pupil/Teacher Ratio 16 15.9
Students per Librarian 595 907
Students per Counselor 464 546
2 yr College Grad. 4.60% 8.22%
4 yr College Grad. 5.97% 15.16%
Graduate Degrees 3.01% 7.16%
High School Grads. 60.11% 79.62%

Dillon County, SC, schools spend $4,617 per student. There are 16 pupils per teacher, 595 students per librarian, and 464 children per counselor in Dillon County, SC schools.

Climate

Climate Dillon, SC United States
Rainfall (in.) 45.4 36.6
Snowfall (in.) 1.3 25.2
Precipitation Days 102 101
Sunny Days 215 205
Avg. July High 90.7 86.5
Avg. Jan. Low 31.5 20.8
Comfort Index (higher=better) 30 44
UV Index 5 4.3
Elevation ft. 113 1,062

Dillon County, SC, gets 45 inches of rain per year. The US average is 37. Snowfall is 1 inches. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 102

On average, there are 215 sunny days per year in Dillon County, SC. The July high is around 91 degrees. The January low is 32. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 30 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.

Health

Health Dillon, SC United States
Air Quality (100=best) 69 48
Water Quality (100=best) 20 55
Superfund Sites (100=best) 99 71
Physicians per 100k 81.2 169.7

There are 81 physicians per 100,000 population in Dillon County, SC. The US average is 170. Air quality in Dillon County, SC is 69 on a scale to 100 (higher is better). This is based on ozone alert days and number of pollutants in the air, as reported by the EPA.

Water quality in Dillon County, SC is 20 on a scale to 100 (higher is better). The EPA has a complex method of measuring watershed quality using 15 indicators. Superfund index is 99 on a scale to 100 (higher is better). This is upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts.

Transportation

Transportation Dillon, SC United States
Commute Time 28.6 27.4
COMMUTE MODE
Auto (alone) 75.62% 71.32%
Carpool 17.99% 14.52%
Mass Transit 0.50% 2.00%
Work at Home 1.62% 5.46%
COMMUTE TIME TO WORK
Commute Less Than 15 min. 35.23% 28.89%
Commute 15 to 29 min. 30.04% 36.08%
Commute 30 to 44 min. 17.30% 19.35%
Commute 45 to 59 min. 6.29% 7.57%
Commute greater than 60 min. 11.14% 8.12%

The average one-way commute in Dillon County, SC, takes 29 minutes. 76% of commuters drive their own car alone. 18% carpool with others. 1% take mass transit and 2% work from home.

Religion

Religion Dillon, SC United States
Percent Religious 51.42% 50.03%
Catholic 0.49% 21.92%
Protestant 46.21% 19.12%
LDS 0.66% 1.57%
Baptist 28.35% 8.16%
Episcopalian 0.21% 8.12%
Pentecostal 6.47% 1.89%
Lutheran 0.00% 2.81%
Methodist 8.51% 3.84%
Presbyterian 2.68% 1.33%
Other Christian 0.19% 4.66%
Jewish 0.00% 2.16%
Eastern 3.87% 0.05%
Islam 0.00% 0.54%

51.42% of the people in Dillon County, SC are religious, meaning they affiliate with a religion. 0.49% are Catholic; 46.21% are Protestant; 0.66% are LDS; 0.19% are another Christian faith; 0.00% in Dillon County, SC are Jewish; 3.87% are an eastern faith; 0.00% affilitates with Islam.