12.8% Poverty Rate in Lexington County, South Carolina

Poverty Rate in Lexington County, South Carolina

How does the Poverty Rate in Lexington County, South Carolina compare to other counties in South Carolina?

South Carolina County Poverty Rate Comparison

What is the poverty rate for residents of Lexington County, South Carolina born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

12.5%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Lexington County, South Carolina who were born citizens of the United States is 12.5%.

18.9%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Lexington County, South Carolina who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 18.9%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Lexington County, South Carolina born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Lexington County, South Carolina have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 263,614 residents of Lexington County, South Carolina who were born citizens of the United States, 32,917 (12.5%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 2,748 (18.9%) of 14,555 residents of Lexington County, South Carolina who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Lexington County, South Carolina

The Poverty Rate in Lexington County is 12.8%.
Lexington County is in South Carolina.
South Carolina Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Chapin 7.7%

1,588

Gaston 25.0%

1,490

Lexington 7.6%

19,036

Oak Grove 12.1%

10,300

Pine Ridge 3.5%

2,134

Red Bank 13.0%

9,197

Seven Oaks 7.1%

15,341

South Congaree 26.0%

2,408

West Columbia 18.0%

16,928

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2018 South Carolina Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for South Carolina in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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