The small town of Catawba, South Carolina is home to slightly more than 1,000 people. Middle-aged professionals can expect to fit right in, as they make up an above-average percentage of the community, while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the town's population, at an average age of just under 42, is older than most cities in South Carolina. Renters tend to be in the minority in Catawba, and 77% of residents own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $549 a month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in South Carolina. Over the course of a year, renters in Catawba will save around $4,300 compared to the state average.
Many Catawba residents work in one of four industries: manufacturing, retail, warehousing, and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 32% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 14% of the town's population works in sales, making it the top profession in the town. With an average annual income of nearly $65,000, Catawba workers earn about the same as their peers elsewhere in South Carolina. Catawba, however, compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345). Catawba has a large number of residents older than 25 who have an Associate's degree (9%) compared to the national average (5%). In addition, 4% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 1% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree.
Catawba has an average commute time of about 30 minutes. Driving is the typical mode of getting to work, opted for by 53% of residents, while public transportation isn't used. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.
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