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Hartsville, South Carolina
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living can be the motivating factor in selecting what care option fits best. The rent burden for Hartsville is about 14.2% of the average monthly income. Hartsville has a median home value of $117,723 and the median cost of rent is $564 per month.
Demographics and Values
In Hartsville, 7.3% of the population are veterans. Of the population of Hartsville 28.3% have a high-school diploma, 31.6% have a college degree, and 15.8% have a graduate degree. Hartsville has a population density of 515 people per square mile. Out of the total city population, 58.0% are female and 42.0% are male. The median age of Hartsville is 37 years old. In Hartsville, 9.9% do not have health insurance, 48.5% participate in the labor force, 32.9% live in poverty, and 10.7% consider themselves widows. Demographically, Hartsville is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.7% Asian, 1.0% Hispanic, 48.1% white, 0.8% Native American, 0.9% mixed race, 49.2% black, and 0.2% other or not specified.
An overview of South Carolina
The state of South Carolina has a cost of living index of 98.3 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 101.9 and a housing index rating of 85.1. In total, South Carolina has 71 general hospitals and 189 health centers that provide care for 5,147,823 citizens. The three highest ranked hospitals in South Carolina are Gus Greer Memorial Hospital, Bon Secours-st Francis Xavier Hospital, and Roper Hospital. Residents of South Carolina enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 34th in the United States. The quality of life enjoyed by the average South Carolina citizen is ranked 42nd nation-wide. Additionally, South Carolina is ranked 36th by standards of healthcare.
Social demographics of the state
Forty-seven percent of South Carolina residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 8,051 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-35%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-15%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In South Carolina there are 658 masonic lodges. In the last presidential election 41% of South Carolina residents voted Democrat and 55% voted Republican. The state has a median age of 40 and 31% of its population being over the age of 55. In terms of diversity, South Carolina ranks 24th in the nation.
State-wide weather information
During the winter, the average temperature in South Carolina drops to around 46F. The average high winter temperature is around 66F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 26F in the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 79F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 95F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 59F in the month of June. On average, South Carolina has an air quality index rating of around 35.3 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of April with a rating of around 42.6 AQI. The average monthly precipitation for the state of South Carolina is around 4.10 inches. The most precipitation occurs in August with an average of 7.64 inches of precipitation a month. The average humidity across the state is 69%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 72% in the month of August. While residents of South Carolina mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in South Carolina can include hurricanes, earthquakes (moderate), tornadoes, and and floods.
Wildlife to be found in South Carolina
The state of South Carolina has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of sweet birch, butterfly weed, common yarrow, and shadblow serviceberry. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the wild hog, the manatee, or the southern fox squirrel. The state animal of South Carolina is the white-tailed deer.