Orangeburg County ranked 38th in state for resident earnings in 2017


Orangeburg County ranked 38th among counties in South Carolina by annual earnings per resident, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau in August.

The median income of Orangeburg County residents was an inflation-adjusted $20,212 per year. Orangeburg County had 33,029 households in 2017, with a population of 89,116.

The county with the highest median resident income in the state was Charleston County. Charleston County's median income was $30,777 per year after adjusting for inflation – $10,565 more than Orangeburg County. It had 154,049 households in 2017 and a population of 387,847.

Allendale County had the lowest annual resident income among counties in South Carolina, with a median income of only $17,418 per year. That was $2,794 less than the median income in Orangeburg County at the time. Allendale County had 3,285 households in 2017 and a population of 9,402.

The table below shows the state's counties ranked by median annual resident earnings in 2017.

South Carolina counties ranked by earnings per resident (2017)
Rank
County
Earnings per resident ($$$)
1
Charleston County
30,777
2
Lexington County
30,484
3
York County
30,376
4
Dorchester County
30,272
5
Beaufort County
29,554
6
Berkeley County
28,728
7
Greenville County
27,373
8
Kershaw County
26,560
9
Lancaster County
26,167
10
Richland County
26,035
11
Aiken County
25,688
12
Anderson County
24,654
13
Calhoun County
24,499
14
Spartanburg County
24,442
15
Horry County
23,760
16
Florence County
23,693
17
Newberry County
23,654
18
Georgetown County
23,168
19
Sumter County
22,622
20
Oconee County
22,361
21
Colleton County
22,325
22
Edgefield County
22,218
23
Greenwood County
21,909
24
Jasper County
21,770
25
Saluda County
21,765
26
Union County
21,548
27
Pickens County
21,429
28
Cherokee County
21,214
29
Hampton County
21,130
30
Chesterfield County
21,042
31
Chester County
20,918
32
McCormick County
20,779
33
Darlington County
20,682
34
Bamberg County
20,637
35
Fairfield County
20,623
36
Laurens County
20,514
37
Barnwell County
20,300
38
Orangeburg County
20,212
39
Clarendon County
19,768
40
Abbeville County
19,194
41
Marlboro County
18,630
42
Marion County
18,452
43
Lee County
18,283
44
Dillon County
18,082
45
Williamsburg County
17,561
46
Allendale County
17,418
* All values are inflation-adjusted

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