Conway, SC
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Conway is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 21,053 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Conway is the 25th largest community in South Carolina.

Conway is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.05% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Conway is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Conway who work in sales jobs (15.56%), office and administrative support (12.86%), and food service (11.04%).

Conway is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Conway enrolled in college, Conway has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

The education level of Conway citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.27% of adults in Conway have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Conway in 2010 was $17,998, which is middle income relative to South Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,992 for a family of four. However, Conway contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Conway also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.02% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

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