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. 57.14% of Pelzer’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Pelzer is a town of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pelzer who work in office and administrative support (42.86%), sales jobs (0.00%), and personal care services (0.00%).

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

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Pelzer is worth considering.

In Pelzer, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.07 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

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.

Pelzer is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Pelzer rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.71% of adults 25 and older in Pelzer have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Pelzer in 2010 was $16,243, 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 $64,972 for a family of four. Pelzer also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 52.27% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Pelzer is a very 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 English, Scottish, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

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

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