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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pickens is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pickens is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pickens who work in office and administrative support (17.75%), sales jobs (10.45%), and management occupations (10.36%).
Being a small city, Pickens does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The rate of college-level education in Pickens is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.89% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Pickens in 2010 was $16,869, 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 $67,476 for a family of four.
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 Greek.
The most common language spoken in Pickens is English. Other important languages spoken here include Greek and Spanish.