A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$120,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$882
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    867
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    46
    41
  • Robbery
    160
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    758
    500
  • Theft
    3,365
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    699
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,599
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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I was born and raised in Cayce, SC. I attended public schools in Cayce until my senior year of high school where I transferred to Dutch Fork high school, which is about 35-40 minutes away from where I grew up. The public schools had a below average education- focusing on very standard points and views and lacked challenges that aid human growth. Funding was very low as the school could only provide a Musical performance every 4 years, so as a performing Arts major, this made progression harder to experience. Cayce has a special place in my heart because it made me the person I am today, however, if a person is not well-off, their children will have serious difficulty breaking through that social status barrier as an adult in the workforce.
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I live on the Avenues, so live is calm and pretty. Recently neighborhoods are changing, becoming more rough, because so many college students are moving into avenue houses. The avenues were previously filled with elderly people, so yards were kept up and life was peaceful, but more recently, because of those people passing away, the houses have been selling for cheep and the local colleges students are moving in. Neighborhoods are becoming more rough, and the education in terms of high school and middle school are completely horrendous. The high school (Brookland Cayce) is a grade F school. I would not say its a safe place for children to be and it is not a supportive environment.
To live in Cayce, SC is special. It is right across the river from Columbia. More jobs are being created for the city of Cayce. And everyone kind of knows everyone. During the fall, you tend to find everyone at a Brookland-Cayce high school football game. Where the pride of Cayce truly is. The school has been around since the 1930s making it one of the oldest schools in South Carolina. But, it is becoming a better city due to more homes being built, a new two-story elementary school also being built, and more jobs being created.