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Bluffton
  • Town in South Carolina

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  1. Public Schools
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  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade B+
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    grade B minus

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Bluffton is a town in South Carolina with a population of 20,799. Bluffton is in Beaufort County and is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. Living in Bluffton offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Bluffton and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Bluffton are highly rated.

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About Bluffton...
Population
20,799

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$290,800
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,747
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Bluffton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    104.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    36.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    40.3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    141.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    705.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    40.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    national  12%

Working in Bluffton

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$82,481
National
$62,843

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