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|People QuickFacts||Dorchester County||South Carolina|
|Population, 2014 estimate||NA||4,832,482|
|Population, 2013 estimate||145,397||4,771,929|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||136,555||4,625,401|
|Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014||NA||4.5%|
|Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||6.5%||3.2%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013||6.6%||6.1%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013||26.0%||22.6%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013||11.1%||15.2%|
|Female persons, percent, 2013||51.2%||51.3%|
|White alone, percent, 2013 (a)||68.9%||68.3%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 (a)||26.0%||27.9%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.7%||0.5%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2013 (a)||1.8%||1.5%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.1%||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2013||2.5%||1.7%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 (b)||4.7%||5.3%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013||65.0%||63.9%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013||84.1%||84.7%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013||4.3%||4.8%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013||6.2%||6.8%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||89.4%||84.5%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||24.5%||25.1%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013||28.1||23.5|
|Housing units, 2013||56,579||2,158,652|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013||70.7%||69.1%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013||16.7%||17.9%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013||$167,400||$137,400|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013||2.74||2.55|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013||$24,495||$23,943|
|Median household income, 2009-2013||$53,857||$44,779|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013||12.1%||18.1%|
|Business QuickFacts||Dorchester County||South Carolina|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2012||2,113||101,2281|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2012||24,359||1,548,5161|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2011-2012||3.4%||1.8%1|
|Nonemployer establishments, 2012||8,358||304,327|
|Total number of firms, 2007||9,692||360,397|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||15.6%||12.1%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||0.3%||0.5%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||1.8%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.1%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||2.0%||1.7%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||29.6%||27.6%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||2,361,389||93,977,455|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||170,198||40,498,047|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||879,527||54,298,410|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$7,092||$12,273|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||104,021||8,383,463|
|Building permits, 2013||853||24,725|
|Geography QuickFacts||Dorchester County||South Carolina|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||573.23||30,060.70|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||238.2||153.9|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metro Area|