Longs, SC
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Longs is a somewhat small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 12,106 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Longs is the 41st largest community in South Carolina. Longs has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Longs, where the median household income is $45,586.00.

Longs is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Longs is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Longs who work in sales jobs (17.87%), office and administrative support (13.29%), and maintenance occupations (11.71%).

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Longs has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Longs a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Longs 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.

The percentage of adults in Longs with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.91% of adults in Longs have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Longs in 2010 was $21,668, which is upper middle income relative to South Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,672 for a family of four. However, Longs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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