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.

Unlike some towns, Effingham isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Effingham are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (15.24%), healthcare (10.07%), and management occupations (8.52%).

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Effingham has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Effingham has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Effingham than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Effingham may be for you.

As is often the case in a small town, Effingham doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Effingham are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.80% of adults in Effingham have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Effingham in 2010 was $21,468, 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 $85,872 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 German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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

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