Orangeburg, SC
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Orangeburg is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 13,460 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Orangeburg is the 29th largest community in South Carolina.

Unlike some cities, Orangeburg isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Orangeburg are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Orangeburg is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Orangeburg who work in teaching (11.89%), office and administrative support (10.35%), and sales jobs (9.46%).

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

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Orangeburg, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Orangeburg provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

One of the benefits of Orangeburg is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.44 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The overall education level of Orangeburg citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.14% of adults in Orangeburg have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Orangeburg in 2010 was $15,270, which is lower middle income relative to South Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $61,080 for a family of four. Orangeburg also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.25% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Orangeburg is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Orangeburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Orangeburg residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Orangeburg include Irish, German, French , and African.

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