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.
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).
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,sales tax rate is 7.00%. Income tax is 6.00%.
The income per capita is $15,462, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $30,909.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.