Summerville is a medium-sized town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 51,692 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Summerville is the seventh largest community in South Carolina.
Summerville real estate is some of the most expensive in South Carolina, although Summerville house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Summerville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Summerville is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Summerville who work in office and administrative support (11.63%), sales jobs (11.28%), and management occupations (8.74%).
Also of interest is that Summerville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In Summerville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.26 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The overall education level of Summerville citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.92% of adults in Summerville have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Summerville in 2010 was $29,998, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,992 for a family of four. However, Summerville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Summerville is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Summerville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Summerville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Summerville include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Summerville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.