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Income/capita 40%
Household income 42%
Unemployment 5%
IndexSwanseaSouth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$17,903$25,521$29,829
Median household income$32,130$46,898$55,322
Median income owner occupied$41,250$57,389$70,586
Median income renter occupied$20,000$29,505$35,192
Median earnings male$21,625$32,196$36,919
Median earnings female$22,396$23,580$26,250
Unemployment rate4.5%5.0%4.7%
Poverty level19.0%17.2%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Swansea is 40% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Swansea is 42% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Swansea is 5% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Swansea is 26% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $21,417$32,130$64,260
      City
      $31,262$46,898$93,796
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Swansea median earnings by income bracket

      Swansea employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry4.6%2.0%
      Manufacturing sector25.4%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services5.2%12.7%
      Wholesale & retail services28.3%13.2%
      Public administration8.7%3.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.8%0.5%
      Education, health & social services4.6%39.6%
      Other11.6%15.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Pine Ridge, SC2,138$75,26836%
      Pelion, SC707$62,65613%
      Red Bank, SC9,006$46,59316%
      Neeses, SC318$46,42916%
      Livingston, SC157$44,28620%
      Swansea, SC893$32,13042%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Briny Breezes, FL893$38,27431%
      Grace, ID893$48,25013%
      Woodville, AL893$33,61139%
      Paragon Estates, CO892$146,935166%
      Wisner, LA894$20,70863%
      Swansea, SC893$32,13042%
      Source: The Swansea, SC employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).