Summerville, SC
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Summerville is a medium-sized town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 49,323 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 sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Summerville who work in office and administrative support (12.71%), sales jobs (12.14%), and management occupations (11.52%).

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.

One downside of living in Summerville is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Summerville, the average commute to work is 30.38 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Summerville is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Summerville, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

In terms of college education, Summerville is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.99% of adults in Summerville have a college degree.

The per capita income in Summerville in 2010 was $28,230, 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 $112,920 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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