Due West is a very small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 1,254 people and just one neighborhood, Due West is the 173rd largest community in South Carolina.
Occupations and Workforce
Due West is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.95% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Due West is a town of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Due West who work in teaching (19.35%), office and administrative support (17.34%) and food service (15.33%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Due West is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Due West to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
For a small town, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Due West. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Due West.
One of the benefits of Due West is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.04 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
As is often the case in a small town, Due West doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.