Piedmont, SC
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Piedmont is a somewhat small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 5,312 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Piedmont is the 76th largest community in South Carolina.

Unlike some towns, Piedmont isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Piedmont are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Piedmont is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Piedmont who work in office and administrative support (20.04%), food service (9.28%), and sales jobs (8.33%).

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Piedmont has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Piedmont has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Piedmont than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Piedmont may be for you.

As is often the case in a small town, Piedmont doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Piedmont have a very low rate of college education: just 7.15% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Piedmont in 2010 was $16,802, 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 $67,208 for a family of four.

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

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