Walterboro is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 5,278 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Walterboro is the 72nd largest community in South Carolina.
Walterboro is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.91% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Walterboro is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Walterboro who work in food service (17.88%), sales jobs (17.78%), and maintenance occupations (10.08%).
In terms of college education, Walterboro is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.31% of adults 25 and older in Walterboro have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Walterboro in 2010 was $18,436, which is middle income relative to South Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $73,744 for a family of four. However, Walterboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Walterboro also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.74% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Walterboro is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Walterboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Walterboro residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Walterboro include German, European, Irish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Walterboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.