Central is a somewhat small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 5,385 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Central is the 75th largest community in South Carolina.
Unlike some towns, Central isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Central are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Central is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Central who work in teaching (13.06%), food service (9.90%), and office and administrative support (9.32%).
Central is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Central to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.
The education level of Central citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.88% of adults in Central have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Central in 2018 was $18,080, which is low income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,320 for a family of four.
Central is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Central home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Central residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Central include German, Irish, Italian, European, and English.
The most common language spoken in Central is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.