Edgefield, SC


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Edgefield is a very small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 4,760 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Edgefield is the 78th largest community in South Carolina.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Edgefield is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 41.13% of the Edgefield workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Edgefield is a town of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Edgefield who work in office and administrative support (15.80%), teaching (6.10%), and management occupations (4.99%).

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

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Edgefield is worth considering.

In Edgefield, just 10.41% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Edgefield in 2010 was $14,218, which is low income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $56,872 for a family of four.

Edgefield is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Edgefield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Edgefield residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Edgefield also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.84% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Edgefield include Irish, German, African, and Scots-Irish.

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

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