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 2,175 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ware Shoals is the 139th largest community in South Carolina.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Ware Shoals is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 47.18% of the Ware Shoals workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Ware Shoals is a town of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ware Shoals who work in office and administrative support (10.74%), personal care services (8.31%), and management occupations (6.76%).

One downside of living in Ware Shoals, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.96 minutes every day commuting to work.

As is often the case in a small town, Ware Shoals doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

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 10.14% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Ware Shoals in 2010 was $15,406, which is low income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $61,624 for a family of four. Ware Shoals also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.66% 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. Important ancestries of people in Ware Shoals include English, German, Polish, and Pennsylvania German.

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

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