South Carolina's Poverty Rate

South Carolina's latest poverty rate (as of 2019) is 15.1%, the 31st highest in all states. The average poverty rate in recent 10 years is 15.55%.

Year Poverty Rate Source
2019 15.1 [29]
2018 12.8 [29]
2017 15.6 [29]
2017 15.2 [29]
2016 14.1 [29]
2015 14.3 [29]
2014 16.5 [29]
2013 19.3 [29]
2013 15.9 [29]
2012 16.7 [29]
2011 19.0 [29]
2010 16.9 [29]
2009 13.7 [29]
2008 14.0 [29]
2007 14.1 [29]
2006 11.2 [29]
2005 15.0 [29]
2004 14.9 [29]
2003 12.7 [29]
2002 14.3 [29]
2001 15.1 [29]
2000 11.1 [29]
1999 11.7 [29]
1998 13.7 [29]
1997 13.1 [29]
1996 13.0 [29]
1995 19.9 [29]
1994 13.8 [29]
1993 18.7 [29]
1992 19.0 [29]
1991 16.4 [29]
1990 16.2 [29]
1989 17.0 [29]
1988 15.5 [29]
1987 15.6 [29]
1986 17.3 [29]
1985 15.2 [29]
1984 17.2 [29]
1983 20.8 [29]
1982 21.2 [29]
1981 18.4 [29]
1980 16.8 [29]

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