Travelers Rest, a small town in South Carolina, has a population of slightly more than 5,000. Retirees can expect to feel welcome, as they make up 17% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults appear in smaller numbers. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 63% of residents own their homes. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $736 a month, which is $171 a month less than the state average.
Travelers Rest has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 8% possess a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. Furthermore, 11% possess a Bachelor's degree. Travelers Rest residents have a plethora of industries from which to choose, the most common four of which are education, entertainment, healthcare, and retail. Together, these industries make up 26% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 10% of the town's population works in sales, which ranks as the top field in the town. Travelers Rest workers earn an average annual income of just under $69K, more than their peers elsewhere in South Carolina. However, Travelers Rest compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345).
With an average commute time of about 25 minutes, shorter than most cities in South Carolina, Travelers Rest residents know that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Driving is the most common way to get to work, opted for by 44% of residents, while public transit is not used. Few residents commute to work on foot.
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