Pelion is a tiny town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 711 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Pelion is the 212th largest community in South Carolina.
When you are in Pelion, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.24% of Pelion’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Pelion is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pelion who work in office and administrative support (12.09%), management occupations (11.44%), and business and financial occupations (8.50%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.27% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
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!) Pelion 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. Pelion has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Pelion than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Pelion may be for you.
One downside of living in Pelion is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Pelion, the average commute to work is 33.70 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Pelion doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Pelion with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.46% of adults in Pelion have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Pelion in 2018 was $26,930, 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 $107,720 for a family of four. However, Pelion contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Pelion is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Pelion home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pelion residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Pelion also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.50% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pelion include Irish, German, English, European, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Pelion is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.