Blacksburg, SC


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Blacksburg is a very small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 1,883 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Blacksburg is the 155th largest community in South Carolina.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Blacksburg is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.36% of the Blacksburg workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Blacksburg is a town of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Blacksburg who work in sales jobs (18.36%), office and administrative support (10.47%), and food service (10.14%).

Also of interest is that Blacksburg has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

As is often the case in a small town, Blacksburg doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The population of Blacksburg has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 5.76% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Blacksburg in 2010 was $12,954, which is low income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $51,816 for a family of four. Blacksburg also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 40.61% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

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

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