Pelion, a small town in South Carolina, has a population of approximately 1,000. The town's population, at an average age of just over 35, is decidedly younger than most cities in South Carolina. Just 16% of residents rent in Pelion, as the majority own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $768 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 Pelion will save around $1,700 compared to the state average.
Pelion residents have an average commute of about 34 minutes, slower than the South Carolina average of about 24 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing mode of getting to work, opted for by 45% of commuters, while public transportation is not used. Few residents walk to work.
There are three primary industries in Pelion: retail, manufacturing, and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 22% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's residents work in sales, as 11% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Pelion workers bring in an average annual income of just under $55,000, less than their peers elsewhere in the state. The town's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average, Pelion has a large percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have earned a high school degree or GED (25%). Furthermore, 5% possess a Bachelor's degree and 1% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.
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