Living in Central, SC

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Central SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
5
Affordability
4
Diversity
9.5
Safety
7
Amenities
8
Education
8
Commute
8

Central, SC Crime Report

140
Total Crimes
2,702.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
5.23%
Above National Average

Central, SC Cost Of Living

88
Central's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Central, South Carolina Info Snack

Central is a town in Pickens County, South Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,159, roughly 3,000 of which were considered permanent residents. Contrary to its name, it is not near the center of South Carolina. It received its name from its geographic location, being the halfway or central point between Atlanta and Charlotte along the former Atlanta and Richmond Air-Line Railway line. The primary campus of Southern Wesleyan University is located east of the downtown area.
Population
5,241
Unemployment
5.9%
Poverty
33.5%
Median Home
$104,600
Median Income
$28,214
Median Rent
$649

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Rankings for Central in South Carolina

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1

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3

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4

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5

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Population 1,136

6

Geneva, NE
Population 1,997

7

Columbus, NE
Population 22,992

8

Friend, NE
Population 1,133

9

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Population 1,075

10

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Population 1,606

Map Of Central, SC

Population over time in Central

Year Population % Change
2017 5,241 1.6%
2016 5,161 -0.5%
2015 5,187 0.5%
2014 5,160 -0.2%
2013 5,170 0.1%
2012 5,167 1.7%
2011 5,082 1.6%
2010 5,001 2.8%
2009 4,866 -
Crime/100k Central SC USA
Violent Crime 96.5 488.3 368.9
Murder 0.0 7.7 5.0
Robbery 0.0 69.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 77.2 362.8 246.8
Property Crime 2606.2 3017.6 2199.5
Burglary 154.4 579.7 376.0
Larceny 2316.6 2156.0 1594.6
Car Theft 135.1 281.9 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Central

White
57.4% (3,007)
African American
18.8% (984)
American Indian
0.1% (7)
Asian
4.6% (242)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.6% (29)
Two Or More
2.8% (145)
Hispanic
15.8% (827)
Race Central SC USA
White 57.4% 63.7% 61.1%
African American 18.8% 26.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.3% 0.7%
Asian 4.6% 1.5% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.6% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.8% 1.9% 2.4%
Hispanic 15.8% 5.6% 17.8%

Household Income For Central, South Carolina

Less than $10,000
16.5% (86,583)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.2% (32,416)
$15,000 to $24,999
22.9% (119,836)
$25,000 to $34,999
14.0% (73,407)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.3% (58,976)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.8% (87,837)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.1% (47,683)
$100,000 to $149,999
2.7% (14,012)
$150,000 to $199,999
0.3% (1,463)
$200,000 or more
0.4% (1,882)
Income Central SC USA
Less than $10,000 16.5% 7.7% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.2% 5.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 22.9% 10.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 14.0% 11.0% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.3% 14.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.8% 18.4% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.1% 12.1% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 2.7% 12.1% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 0.3% 4.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 0.4% 4.0% 7.0%

Gender in Central

Female
54.9% (2,875)
Male
45.1% (2,366)
Gender Central SC USA
Female 54.9% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 45.1% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Central for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.0% (314)
9-12th Grade
7.0% (366)
High School / GED
30.0% (1,572)
Some College
19.0% (995)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (524)
Bachelor's Degree
17.0% (890)
Master's Degree
9.0% (471)
Professional Degree
1.0% (52)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (52)
Education Central SC USA
< 9th Grade 6.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 7.0% 9.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 30.0% 29.0% 27.0%
Some College 19.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 17.0% 17.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 9.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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