Iva is a very small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 1,278 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Iva is the 176th largest community in South Carolina.
When you are in Iva, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.77% of Iva’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Iva is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Iva who work in sales jobs (11.90%), office and administrative support (9.52%), and maintenance occupations (7.67%).
Also of interest is that Iva has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
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!) Iva 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. Iva has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Iva than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Iva may be for you.
Iva 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.
In terms of college education, Iva ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 3.78% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Iva in 2010 was $13,763, which is low income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $55,052 for a family of four.
The people who call Iva home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Iva residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Iva include German, English, Scots-Irish, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Iva is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Hebrew.