Iva is a very small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 1,325 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. 46.33% 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, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Iva who work in maintenance occupations (10.69%), law enforcement and fire fighting (8.02%), and food service (7.57%).
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 very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Iva isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 96.95% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
As is often the case in a small town, Iva doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The population of Iva has a very low overall level of education: only 6.58% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Iva in 2018 was $17,293, which is low income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $69,172 for a family of four. However, Iva contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Iva is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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 Irish, German, Polish, English, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Iva is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.