Bennettsville is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 8,605 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Bennettsville is the 47th largest community in South Carolina.
Bennettsville is a blue-collar town, with 36.88% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Bennettsville is a city of production and manufacturing workers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bennettsville who work in management occupations (11.55%), office and administrative support (11.41%), and healthcare (8.17%).
As is often the case in a small city, Bennettsville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Bennettsville with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.83% of adults in Bennettsville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bennettsville in 2010 was $14,881, which is low income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,524 for a family of four. Bennettsville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.29% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Bennettsville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bennettsville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bennettsville residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Bennettsville include German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and African.
The most common language spoken in Bennettsville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.