Effingham, SC
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Effingham is a somewhat small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 7,243 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Effingham is the 63rd largest community in South Carolina.

Effingham is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Effingham is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Effingham who work in office and administrative support (15.92%), healthcare (9.39%), and sales jobs (8.54%).

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Effingham has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Effingham a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Effingham is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The education level of Effingham citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.36% of adults 25 and older in Effingham have a college degree.

The per capita income in Effingham in 2010 was $21,038, which is upper middle income relative to South Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,152 for a family of four. However, Effingham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

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