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Sex Composition

Understanding a population’s sex composition provides insights into changing population conditions and can highlight future social and economic trends. In 2022, sex distribution shows roughly equal men and women in Beaufort and Jasper Counties. The female population was larger than its male counterpart in Colleton County. This dashboard allows you to drill down data to a specific age group.  

Data Notes
Definition Sex:  The concept of sex is often confused with the concept of gender, and the terms are used interchangeably. Sex is the biological attributes of men and women (chromosomes, anatomy, hormones), while gender is a social construction whereby a society or culture assigns certain tendencies or behaviors the labels of masculine or feminine. These assignments may differ across cultures and among people within a culture, and even across time. Gender may or may not correspond directly to sex, depending on the society or culture or period. That means, for example, that people may associate themselves with femininity (as defined by their culture) while being biologically male. 
Data Source U.S. Census Bureau, Decennial Census and American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates 
Last Updated May 2024