Hopkins is a very small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 3,068 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Hopkins is the 114th largest community in South Carolina.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Hopkins is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 42.07% of the Hopkins workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Hopkins is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hopkins who work in farm management occupations (13.37%), office and administrative support (13.22%), and food service (10.59%).
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!) Hopkins 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. Hopkins has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Hopkins than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Hopkins may be for you.
In Hopkins, just 9.51% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Hopkins in 2010 was $20,595, which is middle income relative to South Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,380 for a family of four. However, Hopkins contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hopkins is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Hopkins home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hopkins residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Hopkins include German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Hopkins is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.