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    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Blythewood is a suburb of Columbia with a population of 2,864. Blythewood is in Richland County and is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. Living in Blythewood offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Blythewood and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Blythewood are above average.
About Blythewood...
Population
2,864

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$280,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,433
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    8%
  • Own
    92%
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Blythewood Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Blythewood

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$87,827
National
$55,322
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Blythewood Reviews

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Blythewood is a small friendly town which is slowly but surely getting bigger. Everyone I have ever had a conversation with has been so nice. The town is cute and has a few restaurants and fast food places. The Doko park with is like in downtown Blythewood is a nice new place to hang with your friends or to take a walk in peace. Also, a lot of events go on here and many people attend these events. I thing I personally love is Christmas time here. There are to big trees in Blythewood that they hang Christmas lights in and it looks so good and makes everyone feel the holiday season.
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Love Blythewood, SC! Blythwood is only a few minutes from the state capital, Columbia. If you're in need of a more rural environment you can drive through the areas of farmland but you're still close to all the big city amenities. There are several housing developments with that great low country feel. Most of the public schools nearby have great ratings. But if private school is the direction you lean there are many great alternatives nearby.
Blythewood, South Carolina is a small town but is slowly building its way up! There isn't much to do around here, but I believe that this town has the potential to become something great just as its neighboring town, Columbia. This town has plenty of food and school options, but there is a complete lack of entertainment. Once there are a few entertainment spots for friends and families to have fun, Blythewood would be one of the best towns in South Carolina!