Opportunity Zones in South Carolina

South Carolina has 135 designated opportunity zones, including 128 low-income communities, plus 7 non-low-income contiguous tracts.

Urban vs. Rural

Statewide, just 17 percent of South Carolina’s census tracts are located in rural areas. But 29 percent of the state’s opportunity zones are rural.

Urban vs. Rural in South Carolina Opportunity Zones

South Carolina Opportunity Zones Map

 

Analysis of South Carolina’s Opportunity Zones

Characteristics Designated Opportunity Zones Eligible, nondesignated All state tracts
Descriptives (N)
Total number of tracts 135 606 1,103
Low-income communities 128 410 538
Contiguous 7 196 203
Economic (average or average %)
Median household income $32,062 $40,574 $47,701
Poverty rate 29.65% 21.78% 18.73%
Unemployment rate 13.03% 9.85% 8.98%
Housing (average or average %)
Median home value $98,204 $125,525 $154,737
Median rent/month $679 $760 $825
Homeownership 55.89% 65.04% 67.16%
Severe rent burden 25.69% 21.98% 20.94%
Vacancy rate 16.08% 15.76% 15.23%
Demographic (average %)
White alone 42.14% 59.28% 62.73%
Black alone 50.48% 31.95% 28.74%
Hispanic 4.65% 5.44% 5.08%
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders alone 0.59% 1.13% 1.32%
Younger than 18 22.78% 21.81% 21.72%
Older than 64 15.35% 15.68% 16.25%
Education (average %)
Age 25+ with high school degree or less 56.71% 50.34% 44.75%
Age 25+ with bachelor’s degree or higher 15.35% 20.29% 25.57%
Socioeconomic change flag (%) 2.22% 3.14% 3.54%
Geography (%)
In a metro area 71.11% 79.37% 83.41%
In a micro area 12.59% 11.55% 8.88%
Non-core-based statistical area (not in a metro nor micro area) 16.30% 9.08% 7.71%

Data Source: Urban Institute

South Carolina Counties & Cities

List of counties in South Carolina: Abbeville, Aiken, Allendale, Anderson, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Edgefield, Fairfield, Florence, Georgetown, Greenville, Greenwood, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, Kershaw, Lancaster, Laurens, Lee, Lexington, Marion, Marlboro, McCormick, Newberry, Oconee, Orangeburg, Pickens, Richland, Saluda, Spartanburg, Sumter, Union, Williamsburg, York

List of top 150 U.S. cities located in South Carolina: None

Census tracts designated as opportunity zones in South Carolina

Website: South Carolina Department of Commerce

State County Census Tract Number Tract Type ACS Data Source
South Carolina Abbeville 45001950400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Aiken 45003020802 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
South Carolina Aiken 45003020902 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Aiken 45003021400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Allendale 45005970200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Anderson 45007000800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Anderson 45007011901 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Anderson 45007012002 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Anderson 45007012300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Bamberg 45009960100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Bamberg 45009960200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Barnwell 45011970500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Beaufort 45013000200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Beaufort 45013000600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Beaufort 45013010800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Berkeley 45015020102 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Berkeley 45015020201 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Berkeley 45015020302 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Berkeley 45015020506 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
South Carolina Calhoun 45017950200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Charleston 45019000700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Charleston 45019002400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Charleston 45019004000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Charleston 45019004300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Charleston 45019004400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Charleston 45019005300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Charleston 45019005400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Charleston 45019005500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Cherokee 45021970201 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Cherokee 45021970401 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Chester 45023020200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Chester 45023020300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Chesterfield 45025950101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Chesterfield 45025950502 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Clarendon 45027960300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Clarendon 45027960500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Colleton 45029970401 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Colleton 45029970402 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
South Carolina Darlington 45031010600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Darlington 45031011500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Dillon 45033970300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Dillon 45033970400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Dillon 45033970600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Dorchester 45035010200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Dorchester 45035010400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Dorchester 45035010700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Edgefield 45037970400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Fairfield 45039960100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Fairfield 45039960300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Fairfield 45039960400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Fairfield 45039960500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Florence 45041000700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Florence 45041001000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Florence 45041002000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Florence 45041002201 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Florence 45041002500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Georgetown 45043920201 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Georgetown 45043920302 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
South Carolina Georgetown 45043920700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Greenville 45045000500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Greenville 45045000700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Greenville 45045000800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Greenville 45045002005 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Greenville 45045002303 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Greenville 45045002505 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Greenville 45045003401 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Greenville 45045003904 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Greenville 45045004300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Greenwood 45047970600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Greenwood 45047970702 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Hampton 45049920300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Horry 45051020200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Horry 45051050600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Horry 45051050700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Horry 45051070200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Horry 45051070300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Horry 45051080102 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Jasper 45053950300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Kershaw 45055970601 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Kershaw 45055970800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Lancaster 45057010700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Lancaster 45057010800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Laurens 45059920301 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
South Carolina Laurens 45059920400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Laurens 45059920700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Lee 45061920200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Lee 45061920302 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Lexington 45063020201 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Lexington 45063020300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Lexington 45063020505 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Lexington 45063020509 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Lexington 45063020706 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Lexington 45063021402 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Marion 45067950300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Marion 45067950600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Marlboro 45069960100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Marlboro 45069960302 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina McCormick 45065920200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Newberry 45071950502 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Oconee 45073030602 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Oconee 45073030701 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Orangeburg 45075010200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Orangeburg 45075010600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Orangeburg 45075011300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Orangeburg 45075011400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Pickens 45077010700 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
South Carolina Pickens 45077010801 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Pickens 45077011001 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Richland 45079000100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Richland 45079000200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Richland 45079000500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Richland 45079000700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Richland 45079010600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Richland 45079010703 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Richland 45079010803 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Richland 45079010900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Richland 45079011800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Saluda 45081960400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Spartanburg 45083020301 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Spartanburg 45083020400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Spartanburg 45083020500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Spartanburg 45083020702 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Spartanburg 45083020800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Spartanburg 45083023202 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
South Carolina Sumter 45085000600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Sumter 45085001100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Sumter 45085001300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Union 45087030100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Williamsburg 45089970501 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Williamsburg 45089970502 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina Williamsburg 45089970600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina York 45091060200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina York 45091060300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina York 45091060401 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
South Carolina York 45091060501 Low-Income Community 2011-2015

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