Belton, SC
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Belton is a very small city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 4,336 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Belton is the 87th largest community in South Carolina.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Belton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Belton is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Belton who work in sales jobs (14.63%), management occupations (10.90%), and teaching (8.38%).

It is a fairly quiet city 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!) Belton 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. Belton has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Belton than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Belton may be for you.

Belton is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The education level of Belton citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.64% of adults 25 and older in Belton have a college degree.

The per capita income in Belton in 2010 was $21,815, which is upper middle income relative to South Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,260 for a family of four. However, Belton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Belton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Belton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Belton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Belton include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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