Did you know in 1521, Francisco Gordillo from Spain was the first European to land in what is now present day South Carolina? This week we are discussing South Carolina employment background check information, SC crime data, and other general South Carolina state info in our weekly blog series, “Criminal Data and Employment Background Check Information for Your Favorite State”!
About South Carolina*
South Carolina Population and Age Distribution. South Carolina’s estimated population was 4.7 million. The median age was 38.3 years. 23% of the population was under the age of 18, and 15% was 65 years and over.
Median Household Income. The median income of households was $43,107. The total number of households was 1,787,340 with an average of 2.57 people.
South Carolina Employment and Unemployment Rate. 53.4% of the South Carolina population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 47th in the nation. The South Carolina unemployment rate is 11.2% which was ranked 6th in the country.
Types of South Carolina Employers. The types of employers in South Carolina were as follows: 109,309 (5.4%) were self-employed, 318,230 (15.9%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 1,577,325 (78.6%) were employed by the private sector.
Top Five South Carolina Industries. The top five industries by percent in South Carolina were: Educational Services and Health Care (21.4%), Manufacturing (13.8%), Retail (12%), Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (10.9%), and Professional/Administrative/Scientific (9.7%).
South Carolina Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in South Carolina’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (32.8%), Sales and Office (25%), Service (18.4%), Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (14.7%), and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (9.1%).
South Carolina Health Insurance Coverage. 83% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (17% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 62% had private coverage and 34% had public coverage.
Disability. 14% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of South Carolina reported a disability. The South Carolina disability claim rate was ranked 12th in the country.
For a list of South Carolina counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.
South Carolina Crime Data*
Total Violent Crimes. South Carolina had 26,397 total violent crimes (which ranked 16th in the nation) and with a violent crime rate of 0.25% (which ranked it 40th among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 324 were murders, 1,679 were forcible rapes, 4,489 were robberies, and 19,905 were aggravated assaults.
Property Crime. South Carolina had 180,550 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 45,086 were burglaries, 122,263 were larceny/thefts, and 13,201 were motor vehicle thefts.
Law Enforcement. South Carolina had the 22nd most law enforcement employees per population. South Carolina ranked 20th in the nation for the most police officers per population.
For more South Carolina crime information, please see the South Carolina Judicial Department Case Records Search.
South Carolina Employment Background Check Products
InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two South Carolina employment background check products: a South Carolina county criminal background check and a South Carolina state criminal background check.
The South Carolina state criminal background check includes a South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services Data, South Carolina County Courts Data, a South Carolina corrections background check, a sex offender record search of South Carolina as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The corrections background check pulls from records of inmates, probationers and parolees. The South Carolina state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our South Carolina criminal background check webpage.
The South Carolina county criminal background check will return felony and misdemeanor convictions and deferred judgments over the past seven years from the Circuit and General Sessions courts. The South Carolina county criminal check results are provided within one to three business days. The cost of this product is $24.95.
Other South Carolina employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).
*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About South Carolina” data is from 2011. “South Carolina Crime Data” data is from 2012.