Chapin is a very small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 1,628 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 $58,958.00.
Chapin is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.98% 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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chapin who work in management occupations (15.31%), sales jobs (13.49%), and office and administrative support (12.81%).
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.
Being a small town, Chapin does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Chapin is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.83% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Chapin in 2010 was $29,535, 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 $118,140 for a family of four. However, Chapin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Chapin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.