Ware Shoals, SC
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Ware Shoals is a very small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 2,154 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ware Shoals is the 139th largest community in South Carolina.

When you are in Ware Shoals, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 46.82% of Ware Shoals’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Ware Shoals is a town of transportation and shipping workers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ware Shoals who work in sales jobs (12.16%), maintenance occupations (7.50%), and healthcare (7.41%).

One downside of living in Ware Shoals is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Ware Shoals, the average commute to work is 31.96 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The rate of college-level education in Ware Shoals is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.97% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Ware Shoals in 2018 was $22,019, 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 $88,076 for a family of four. However, Ware Shoals contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Ware Shoals also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.31% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Ware Shoals is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Ware Shoals home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ware Shoals residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Ware Shoals also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.53% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ware Shoals include Irish, German, English, Scots-Irish, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Ware Shoals is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.


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