Jackson, SC Senior Guide

The Jackson, SC Senior Guide contains key statistics and information about how senior citizens in Jackson live. Use this tool to compare healthcare quality, senior housing options, demographic and financial statistics, and other important data for Jackson with the rest of the country. This guide also contains helpful contact information for local government agencies that offer assistance to senior citizens.

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Key Senior Statistics

Use these key statistics to learn more about Jackson, SC seniors.

  • 19% of the population of Jackson, SC are seniors Source: Census.gov
  • 31% of those seniors living in Jackson, SC are living alone Source: Census.gov
  • 14% of Jackson senior households have an annual income of less than $10k and 24% less than $20k Source: Census.gov ACS
  • 18% of Jackson, SC residents 60 and over received food stamps in the last year Source: Census.gov ACS
  • The average Social Security Income in Jackson is $17,459/year Source: Census.gov ACS
  • The median household income for a Jackson senior is $34,000 Source: Census.gov ACS
  • Compared to other states, South Carolina ranks 38th for Long Term Care and 36th for America's Health Rankings Source: AmericasHealthRankings.org
  • There are 37 working seniors in Jackson Source: Census.gov ACS
  • 23% of the seniors in Jackson are veterans Source: Census.gov ACS

Population by Age

children (18%) working aged (63%) seniors (19%)

(as of 2010)

In the U.S., around 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 today and everyday for over the next 15 years.

Learn more about the aging population explosion.

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Senior Housing

Use our senior housing data to get a snapshot of the housing characteristics and living arrangements of the aging population in Jackson, SC.

Who do Seniors Live with?

There are 100 seniors living alone in Jackson. Of these, 77% are female. Source: Census.gov

Seniors Living Alone

Percent Living Alone

Gender of Seniors Living Alone

84% of males 65 and older are married compared with 51% of females.
34% of females are widowed compared with 10% of males. Source: Census.gov

Marital Status

Males

Females

Senior Households: Homeowners vs. Renters

Year Home was Built

Renters

Homeowners

Year Current Resident Moved In

Renters

Homeowners

Percentage with Telephone Service

Overall, 1% of Jackson senior households do not have access to phone service.

Renters

Homeowners

Access to a Vehicle

Overall, 1% of Jackson senior households do not have access to a vehicle.

Renters

Homeowners

Units in Rental Building

0% of senior renters reside in a large development - one that has 50 or more units.

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Long Term Care Choices

Just 37% of people think they will need long term care, but 69% of people actually will.

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Average Monthly Cost of Long Term Care Services in South Carolina

Care TypeSouth Carolina Average CostNational Average Cost
Home Health Care
8 hours per week
$641$693
Adult Day Care
Weekdays only
$1,198$1,492
Assisted Living$3,125$3,600
Homemaker Services
44 hours per week
$3,432$3,721
Home Health Care
44 hours per week
$3,527$3,813
Nursing Home
Semi-Private - double occupancy room for one person
$5,779$6,692
Nursing Home
Private - single occupancy room for one person
$6,251$7,604
Data from Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care in 2015
Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care

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Senior Healthcare Quality

Compare the quality of healthcare in South Carolina with the rest of the country by looking at these state-level quality rankings.

South Carolina Long Term Care Scorecard Rankings

Click here for an expanded view of South Carolina's Long Term Care Rankings

The 50 states plus Washington, D.C. are ranked on a scale of 1 to 51, where 1 is the highest quality, 51 the lowest.

Ranking DimensionSouth Carolina 2011 RankSouth Carolina 2014 Rank
Affordability & Access Rank#15#29
Choice of Setting & Provider#35#35
Quality of Life & Quality of Care Rank#29#29
Support for Family Caregivers#44#34
Effective Transitions Rank#N/A#16
Overall Rank#38#38

Data from LongTermScorecard.org - A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers created by:

AARP, Inc.
The Commonwealth Fund
The SCAN Foundation

America's Health Rankings® for South Carolina

Click here for an expanded view of South Carolina's America's Health Rankings® for seniors.

The states are ranked on a scale of 1 to 50, where 1 is the highest ranking, 50 the lowest.

Determinant South Carolina 2013 Rank South Carolina 2015 Rank
Overall #34 #36
All Determinants #32 #32
Behaviors #30 #37
Smoking #23 #17
Chronic Drinking #35 #35
Obesity #24 #24
Underweight #25 #30
Physical Inactivity #18 #20
Dental Visit #42 #38
Pain Management #10 #20
Education #28 #29
Community #43 #38
Community & Environment - Macro #35 #32
Poverty #38 #36
Volunteerism #34 #29
Nursing Home Quality #10 #21
Community & Environment - Micro #47 #45
Food Insecurity #43 #44
Community Support #45 #46
Policy #12 #15
Low-Care Nursing Home Residents #4 #4
Prescription Drug Coverage #20 #20
Geriatrician Shortfall #30 #28
Clinical Care #18 #17
Dedicated Health Care Provider #10 #33
Flu Vaccine #12 #17
Health Screenings #21 #28
Recommended Hospital Care #11 #17
Diabetes Management #17 #16
Home Health Care #35 #38
Preventable Hospitalizations #24 #20
Hospital Readmissions #20 #23
Hospice Care #21 #12
Hospital Deaths #46 #24
All Outcomes #41 #41
ICU Use #41 #37
Falls #21 #19
Hip Fracture #38 #40
Health Status #40 #40
Able-bodied #36 #33
Premature Death #40 #40
Teeth Extractions #41 #37
Poor Mental Health Days #36 #41
Multiple Chronic Conditions #29 #27
Cognition #39 #37
Depression #20 #41

America's Health Rankings® is the longest-running annual assessment of the nation's health on a state-by-state basis. For the past 25 years, America's Health Rankings® has provided a holistic view of the health of the nation. America's Health Rankings® is the result of a partnership between United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association, and Partnership for Prevention™.

Americas Health Rankings - United Health Foundation
United Health Foundation
ALPHA - American Public Health Association

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Senior Financial Overview

View our Jackson, SC financial data below to learn about the income, wealth and costs incurred of those seniors living in the community.

The median household income for seniors in Jackson is $34,000 Source: Census.gov ACS

Annual Income for Senior Households

45% of senior households in Jackson earn less than $30,000 per year, while 4% earn more than $100K/year


Only those where the head of household is 65 or over are included. As an example, an elderly widow and her children's income would be counted if her children choose to live with her. However, if she chooses to live with her children, neither would be counted.

Also, keep in mind the distinction between household and individual income. A married couple over the age of 65 that is still working and earning $30,000 per year each would have a household income of $60,000.

The average Social Security income per household receiving the benefit in Jackson is $17,459 Source: Census.gov ACS
The average retirement income per household receiving it in Jackson is $19,865 Source: Census.gov ACS
10% of seniors in Jackson, SC are employed. Source: Census.gov ACS

Employment Status

Males

Females

How Seniors Travel to/from Work

15% of Jackson seniors have a college degree. Source: Census.gov ACS

Highest Level of Education

Males

Females

100% of seniors living in Jackson speak English at home. Source: Census.gov ACS
16% of the seniors in Jackson are below the poverty level. Source: Census.gov ACS

Percentage of Seniors Below the Poverty Level

Male

Female

Percent of People 60 and Over Receiving Food Stamps

23% of senior homeowners in Jackson have a mortgage. Source: Census.gov ACS

Home Ownership Cost as a Percent of Income

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Helpful Contacts for Seniors

  • South Carolina Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging

    Services Provided: State Agency on Aging
    1301 Gervais Street
    Columbia, SC 29201
    Ms. Nela Gibbons
    (803) 734-9900
    askus@aging.sc.gov
    Website
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Lower Savannah Council of Governments

    Services Provided: Aging and Disability Resource Centers, Area Agencies on Aging, Health Insurance Counseling, Information and Assistance, Legal Services, Long-term Care Ombudsman
    2748 Wagener Road
    Aiken, SC 29801
    Mary Beth Fields
    (803) 649-7981
    mfields@lscog.org
    Website
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Eastern Time M-F
  • Aging, Disability and Transportation Resource Center

    Services Provided: Aging and Disability Resource Centers, Health Insurance Counseling, Information and Assistance, Legal Services, Long-term Care Ombudsman
    2748 Wagener Road
    Aiken, SC 29802
    (803) 649-7981
    mfields@lscog.org
    Website
    Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00
  • Lower Savannah Aging and Disability Resource Center (Lower Savannah AAA/Council of Governments)

    Services Provided: Aging and Disability Resource Centers
    2748 Wagener Road
    Aiken, SC 29802
  • (I-CARE) Insurance Counseling Assistance and Referrals for Elders

    Services Provided: Health Insurance Counseling
    1301 Gervais Street., Suite 350
    Columbia, SC 29202
    Website
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Monday - Friday)
  • Department of Social Services/Adult Protective Services

    Services Provided: Elder Abuse Prevention
    P.O. Box 1520
    Columbia, SC 29202
  • Aiken Area Council on Aging

    Services Provided: Information and Assistance
    159 Morgan St, NW
    Aiken, SC
    803-648-5447
    Website
    8:30am-5:00pm

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Sources

Census.gov - Data from the 2010 United States Census. The Census counts every resident in the U.S. and is conducted once every 10 years.

Census.gov ACS - Data from the the 2009-2013 American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every year. Because every resident is not surveyed each year, data from a 5 year period is used to improve accuracy.