Batesburg-Leesville is a somewhat small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 5,441 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Batesburg-Leesville is the 73rd largest community in South Carolina.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Batesburg-Leesville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Batesburg-Leesville is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Batesburg-Leesville who work in teaching (12.27%), office and administrative support (9.91%), and sales jobs (9.54%).
Batesburg-Leesville is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of Batesburg-Leesville are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.39% of adults in Batesburg-Leesville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Batesburg-Leesville in 2010 was $16,678, 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 $66,712 for a family of four. However, Batesburg-Leesville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Batesburg-Leesville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.54% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Batesburg-Leesville is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Batesburg-Leesville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Batesburg-Leesville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Batesburg-Leesville include Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Batesburg-Leesville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hungarian.