Chapin, SC
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Chapin is a very small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 1,554 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Chapin is the 167th largest community in South Carolina. Much of the housing stock in Chapin was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Chapin economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Chapin, where the median household income is $51,984.00.

Chapin is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Chapin is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chapin who work in office and administrative support (16.72%), sales jobs (10.21%), and business and financial occupations (8.28%).

Of important note, Chapin is also a town of artists. Chapin has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Chapin’s character.

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

Because of many things, Chapin is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Chapin a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Chapin has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Chapin’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The overall education level of Chapin is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.98% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Chapin in 2010 was $26,193, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $104,772 for a family of four. However, Chapin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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