Beech Island, SC
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Beech Island is a somewhat small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 8,713 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Beech Island is the 53rd largest community in South Carolina.

Unlike some towns, Beech Island isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Beech Island are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Beech Island is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Beech Island who work in office and administrative support (15.02%), sales jobs (9.97%), and healthcare (9.39%).

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Beech Island has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Beech Island has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Beech Island than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Beech Island may be for you.

Beech Island 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 percentage of adults in Beech Island with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.80% of adults in Beech Island have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Beech Island in 2010 was $20,547, which is middle income relative to South Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,188 for a family of four. However, Beech Island contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Beech Island is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Beech Island home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Beech Island residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Beech Island include Irish, English, African, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Beech Island is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.

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