Pendleton is a very small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 3,152 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Pendleton is the 112th largest community in South Carolina.
Pendleton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.33% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pendleton is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pendleton who work in teaching (17.82%), office and administrative support (11.04%), and healthcare suport services (10.96%).
Pendleton is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Pendleton enrolled in college, Pendleton has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
The overall education level of Pendleton citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.68% of adults in Pendleton have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Pendleton in 2010 was $18,273, which is middle income relative to South Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $73,092 for a family of four. Pendleton also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 38.81% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Pendleton is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Pendleton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pendleton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Pendleton include German, Scots-Irish, English, and European.
The most common language spoken in Pendleton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.