Abbeville, SC
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Abbeville is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 5,191 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Abbeville is the 74th largest community in South Carolina.

Unlike some cities, Abbeville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Abbeville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Abbeville is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Abbeville who work in office and administrative support (16.14%), sales jobs (8.42%), and personal care services (7.47%).

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.

Being a small city, Abbeville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In Abbeville, just 11.81% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Abbeville in 2010 was $15,045, which is low income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $60,180 for a family of four. Abbeville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 38.90% 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 Scots-Irish, German, Italian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Abbeville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.

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