Irmo, SC
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Irmo profile


Living in Irmo


Irmo is a somewhat small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 11,569 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Irmo is the 44th largest community in South Carolina.

Irmo is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.95% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Irmo is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Irmo who work in office and administrative support (17.23%), management occupations (11.40%), and sales jobs (10.66%).

Also of interest is that Irmo has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.83% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The population of Irmo is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.44% of adults in Irmo have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Irmo in 2018 was $35,643, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $142,572 for a family of four. However, Irmo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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