Swansea, SC
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Swansea is a tiny town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 891 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Swansea is the 194th largest community in South Carolina.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Swansea is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.28% of the Swansea workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Swansea is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Swansea who work in office and administrative support (11.11%), sales jobs (6.81%), and healthcare suport services (6.09%).

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!) Swansea 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. Swansea has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Swansea than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Swansea may be for you.

One downside of living in Swansea is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Swansea, the average commute to work is 32.10 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

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

The citizens of Swansea are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.44% of adults in Swansea have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Swansea in 2010 was $20,793, which is upper middle income relative to South Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,172 for a family of four.

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

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