Abbeville is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 5,014 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Abbeville is the 74th largest community in South Carolina.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Abbeville is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 46.67% of the Abbeville workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Abbeville is a city of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Abbeville who work in sales jobs (9.94%), office and administrative support (8.14%), and food service (5.87%).
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Abbeville has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Abbeville a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
The rate of college-level education in Abbeville is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.41% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Abbeville in 2018 was $18,674, which is lower middle income relative to South Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,696 for a family of four. Abbeville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.76% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Abbeville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Abbeville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Abbeville residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Abbeville include English, Scots-Irish, Irish, African, and German.
The most common language spoken in Abbeville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.