Wellford, SC
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Wellford is a very small city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 2,526 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Wellford is the 128th largest community in South Carolina.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Wellford is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.78% of the Wellford workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Wellford is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wellford who work in office and administrative support (12.38%), sales jobs (11.21%), and food service (10.03%).

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

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

In Wellford, just 7.83% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Wellford in 2010 was $16,853, which is lower middle income relative to South Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $67,412 for a family of four.

Wellford is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Wellford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wellford residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Wellford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.28% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wellford include German, Scottish, Irish, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Wellford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Miao/Hmong.

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