Pelzer, SC
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Pelzer is a tiny town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 91 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Pelzer is the 268th largest community in South Carolina. Pelzer has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

When you are in Pelzer, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.10% of Pelzer’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Pelzer is a town of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pelzer who work in healthcare suport services (19.05%), healthcare (19.05%), and office and administrative support (9.52%).

Pelzer is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Pelzer enrolled in college, Pelzer has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

Pelzer is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Pelzer isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 1.00% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.

Being a small town, Pelzer does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of Pelzer has a very low overall level of education: only 8.77% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Pelzer in 2010 was $17,089, 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 $68,356 for a family of four.

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

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

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