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  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
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Cayce is a suburb of Columbia with a population of 13,668. Cayce is in Lexington County and is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. Living in Cayce offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Cayce there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Cayce and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Cayce are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$122,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$858
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    602.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    62.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    117.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    498.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,969.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    651.2
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    18%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Cayce

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,383
National
$55,322
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Cayce Reviews

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Living in Cayce has been a great mixture of having my own personal space in the suburbs, while being less than 10 minutes from downtown without having to travel on the highway. I have had nothing but positive things to say about living in Cayce--the area is growing!
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Cayce's overall roads are inadequate and need drastic improvement. Its sidewalks need expanding. The city streets are poorly lit and need updating. Also, the city should develop there own solar energy system and should develop more affordable housing. The city needs to allocate more funding from the tax base to build new and improved existing parks and recreation facilities. As well as the business district needs expanding. Also, build a new public safety facility for its fire, police and 911 operations.
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.