Walhalla, SC
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Walhalla is a very small city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 4,251 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Walhalla is the 85th largest community in South Carolina.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Walhalla is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 41.74% of the Walhalla workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Walhalla is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Walhalla who work in maintenance occupations (10.75%), sales jobs (8.38%), and food service (7.28%).

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

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Walhalla spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.71 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Being a small city, Walhalla does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In Walhalla, just 10.33% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Walhalla in 2010 was $13,368, which is low income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $53,472 for a family of four. Walhalla also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 40.75% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Walhalla is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Walhalla home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Walhalla residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Walhalla also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 27.82% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Walhalla include German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and European.

Walhalla also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.52%.

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

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