Due West Town, South Carolina
Population 1,091

Overview

Housing
Median Home Value
$127,900
Half are $90,200 - $163,800
Median Monthly Owner Costs
$1,051
With a Mortgage
Median Monthly Rent
$646
Includes Utilities
Median Year Housing Built
1967
Employment & Commute
Median Household Income
$49,000
Poverty Rate
13%
Unemployment Rate
7.8%
Demographics
Young Adult Singles
51%
Ages 18-39

The city of Due West is a rural city located in northwest South Carolina. It is one of 6 cities in Abbeville County.

Due West, SC is a Place (Town):
Often referred to as cities, places can be categorized as Census Designated Places (CDP) or legal entities. The places that are legal entities provide governmental functions. CDPs have no governmental authority and exist only for statistical purposes. They are similar to legal entities in that they are a concentrated population identifiable by a name. Neither cross state lines, but may extend across county lines. A CDP may not extend into a legal entity.
Need a wider view? Due West, SC is a part of the Greenwood, SC Micro Area.

Housing

1967

Median Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied

17.8%

Estimated Abandoned Homes

This estimate includes vacant housing that is not for rent, rented, for sale, sold, for seasonal/recreational/occasional use, or for migrant workers.

73.5%

Home Ownership PercentageOccupied Housing Units

22

Price to Rent RatioOccupied Housing Units

The price to rent ratio compares home values to rental costs. Values over 20 indicate that it is likely more affordable to rent. Values under 15 indicate that it is likely more affordable to buy. Values between 15 and 20 indicate that extra judgment must be taken when making housing decisions. It is calculated as the median home value divided by the median annual contract rent (ie. rent without additional utilities).

$127,900

Median Owner Occupied Home Value

$1,051

Median Monthly Ownership CostsOwner Occupied Housing Units with a Mortgage

Monthly housing costs include mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance, utilities, and condo fees. When comparing to monthly rental costs, be careful to also look at the median number of bedrooms. Owner occupied homes generally include more bedrooms than rentals.

2.6

Housing Affordability (Median Multiple)

The median multiple is the ratio of median house price by the median annual household income. In other words, how many years would it take for the median income to pay off the median home price? Higher values indicate that the incomes in the area are not high enough to warrant the higher home prices. Anything under 3 is considered affordable while higher values indicate that housing is not affordable.

$646

Median Monthly Rent and Utility CostsRenter Occupied Housing Units with Housing Costs

Monthly housing costs include rent and utilities. When comparing to monthly ownership costs, be careful to also look at the median number of bedrooms. Owner occupied homes generally include more bedrooms than rentals.

Employment

$49,318

Median Household Income

40.7

Household Income Inequality

Income inequality is measured using the Gini coefficient. Lower values indicate that household income is spread evenly across the income groups. Higher values indicate that one income group is much more common than others.

13%

Poverty Rate

Poverty status uses the standards set by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). If a family's total income is less than a certain threshold, every person in the family is considered to be in poverty. The threshold varies based on family size, composition, and age.

$3,447

Median Annual Individual EarningsPast 12 months for the Population Ages 16+ With Earnings

Annual Individual EarningsPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

101%

Unadjusted Gender Pay GapPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

The unadjusted gender pay gap is the median indvidiual female earnings as a percentage of male earnings. In other words, women who work in Due West, SC generally make around 10137% of what men do. Much of that difference is likely due to the number of hours worked (see the Full Time vs Part Time Work chart), occupations chosen (see the Employed by Occupation chart), education, and job experience. Adjusting for each of those factors to see what women with similar qualifications and jobs make compared to men is difficult, but the adjusted pay gap would be more likely to show the difference due to discrimination, difference in ability, or willingness to negotiate pay. For these reasons, differences in the gender pay shown here may be more likely to show the gender ideals in an area than the discriminatory practices. It is also worth noting that the 33% of men and 39% of women ages 16+ that did not have earnings were not included in the calculation.

7.8%

Unemployment RatePopulation Ages 16+ in the Civilian Labor Force

To classify as unemployed, people must not be in the military and must be actively looking for work (also known as the U3 measure of unemployment which is the official unemployment rate). In Due West, SC, 63% of the population ages 16+ are not employed, but are also not looking for work so they are not considered in the unemployment rate. See the Labor Force Participation Rate for more information.

37%

Labor Force Participation RatePopulation Ages 16+

People in the labor force include those in the armed forces as well as civilians who are employed or classified as unemployed. To classify as unemployed, people must be actively looking for work. Common people that are not considered in the labor force are students, homemakers, retired workers, seasonal workers not currently looking for work, and institutionalized people. In Due West, SC, 63% of people are neither employed or looking for work.

Full Time vs Part Time WorkPopulation Ages 16-64 Who Worked in the Last 12 Months

Full-time employment is typically considered 35-40 hours per week. With the exception of health care coverage, federal law does not regulate the definition of full time employment for compensation and benefits purposes. The Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare) mandates that all employees working an average of 30 or more hours per week at a large employer must be eligible for health care coverage.

Total

35+ Hours per Week
41%
15-34 Hours per Week
32%
1-14 Hours per Week
27%

Male

35+ Hours per Week
45%
15-34 Hours per Week
39%
1-14 Hours per Week
16%

Female

35+ Hours per Week
36%
15-34 Hours per Week
23%
1-14 Hours per Week
41%

Means Of Transportation To WorkWorkers Ages 16+

Car, truck, etc.
69%
Public transportation
0%
Taxi
0%
Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means
28%
Worked at Home
3%

Education

Educational AttainmentPopulation Ages 25+

Less than High School Diploma
17%
High School Graduate
33%
Associate's degree
9%
Bachelor's degree
17%
Master's degree
9%
Professional school degree
0%
Doctorate degree
16%

Demographics

1,091

Total Population

Life Stages

Children Under 10
5%
Children 10-17
4%
Young Adult Singles
51%
Middle Aged and Married
12%
Seniors
20%
Other
9%
51%

Young Adult Singles (Ages 18-39)

Marital Status of MalesPopulation Ages 15+

Marital Status of FemalesPopulation Ages 15+

Race

White
78%
Black
21%
American Indian or Alaskan
0%
Asian
0%
Pacific Islander
0%
Other
0%
Two Plus Races
1%
34

Racial and Ethnic Diversity

The racial and ethnic diversity index measures the probability that any two people chose at random from Due West, SC are of different races or ethnicities where higher numbers represent more diversity. It was developed by the University of North Carolina and USA Today in 1991 and adapted in 2000 to account for differences in Census questions. It uses the same calculation methods as the Gini Index used by the Census Bureau to determine household income inequality.

Climate

The climate estimates use Due West, SC weather from 1971 to 2000 at the nearest official weather station which is located at GREENWOOD 3 SW.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (Inches)

Summer High Temps

This weather station's average summer high temps are higher than 73% of other weather stations.

Winter Low Temps

This weather station's average winter low temps are higher than 76% of other weather stations.

Precipitation Levels

This weather station's average precipitation levels are higher than 74% of other weather stations.

Entity Info

PropertySourceValue
State2013 ACSSC
Summary Level2013 ACS160 (place)
Logical Record Number2010 Census0195338
Logical Record Number2013 ACS0005840
Region2013 ACS3
Division2013 ACS5
State FIPS2013 ACS45
Place FIPS2013 ACS21040
Metro Micro Politan Statistical Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
New England City & Town Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
Name2010 CensusDue West town
Name2013 ACSDue West town, South Carolina
Functional Status Code2010 CensusA
Legal Statistical Area Description Code2013 ACS43
State ANSI2010 Census01779799
Place ANSI2010 Census02406402
Full GEOID2013 ACS16000US4521040
GEOID2013 ACS4521040
Population2010 Census1,247
Population2013 ACS1,091
Housing Units2010 Census345
Housing Units2013 ACS320
Land Area2013 ACS1.6 square miles
Water Area2013 ACS0.0 square miles
Population Density2013 ACS667.1 people per sq. mile
Minimum Bounding Rectangle Or Bounding Box2013 ACS[34.320008,-82.404637], [34.347136,-82.372422],
Centroid Or Center Coordinates2013 ACS34.333468875048, -82.38855655942
FIPS Place Class Code2010 CensusC1
Place Size Code2010 Census09