Lyman is a somewhat small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 6,173 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Lyman is the 69th largest community in South Carolina. Lyman 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 Lyman, where the median household income is $65,463.00.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lyman is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lyman is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lyman who work in office and administrative support (21.97%), healthcare suport services (6.03%), and teaching (5.89%).
Because of many things, Lyman is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Lyman really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Lyman perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Being a small town, Lyman does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Lyman who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.73% of the adults in Lyman have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lyman in 2018 was $25,619, 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 $102,476 for a family of four. However, Lyman contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lyman is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lyman home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lyman residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lyman include German, Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Lyman is English. Other important languages spoken here include Slavic languages and Spanish.