Pickens, SC
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Pickens is a very small city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 3,173 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Pickens is the 111th largest community in South Carolina.

Pickens is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Pickens is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pickens who work in office and administrative support (19.05%), food service (9.48%), and management occupations (9.27%).

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

In Pickens, just 10.50% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Pickens in 2010 was $19,738, 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 $78,952 for a family of four. However, Pickens contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Pickens also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.67% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

The most common language spoken in Pickens is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Greek.