Hemingway is a tiny town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 432 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Hemingway is the 228th largest community in South Carolina.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hemingway is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hemingway is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hemingway who work in food service (20.11%), office and administrative support (19.57%), and management occupations (10.33%).
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!) Hemingway 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. Hemingway has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Hemingway than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Hemingway may be for you.
One downside of living in Hemingway, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.68 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Hemingway, even though it is a small town, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, town who have a need for low-cost transportation.
The rate of college-level education in Hemingway is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.30% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Hemingway in 2010 was $16,016, 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 $64,064 for a family of four. Hemingway also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 39.15% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Hemingway is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Hemingway home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hemingway residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Hemingway include Scottish, English, Scots-Irish, and German.
The most common language spoken in Hemingway is English. Other important languages spoken here include Hindi and African languages.