Dillon is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 6,677 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Dillon is the 66th largest community in South Carolina.
Dillon is a blue-collar town, with 40.00% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Dillon is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dillon who work in office and administrative support (15.29%), sales jobs (9.29%), and food service (8.05%).
The citizens of Dillon have a very low rate of college education: just 9.20% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Dillon in 2010 was $16,502, which is lower middle income relative to South Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $66,008 for a family of four. However, Dillon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Dillon also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 42.10% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Dillon is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Dillon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dillon residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Dillon include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Other Subsaharan African.
The most common language spoken in Dillon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.