Pelion is a tiny town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 704 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. 35.54% of Pelion’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Pelion is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pelion who work in office and administrative support (15.69%), sales jobs (10.29%), and teaching (9.31%).
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.
As is often the case in a small town, Pelion doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Pelion is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.24% of adults 25 and older in Pelion have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Pelion in 2010 was $24,272, 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 $97,088 for a family of four. However, Pelion contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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. Important ancestries of people in Pelion include German, English, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Pelion is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.