Skip to Main Content
Chapin
  • Suburb of Columbia, SC

Report Card

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

editorial

Chapin is a suburb of Columbia with a population of 1,940. Chapin is in Lexington County and is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. Living in Chapin offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Chapin and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Chapin are highly rated.

About

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$143,200
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,202
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Chapin
Get Rates
  • Find a loan that's right for you. Compare today's top mortgage and refinancing providers.
  • Fast financing, unprecedented service, and no hidden fees.
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Map

Chapin 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
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    121
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    0
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    60.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    544.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,480.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    363
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  12%

Working in Chapin

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$60,139
National
$62,843

Similar Places

Places like Chapin
More

Chapin Reviews

Rating 3.91 out of 5  35 reviews
Selecting a category below will take you to another page
All Categories
Rating 4 out of 5  
Start Your Review of Chapin
Rate It!
Rating 4 out of 5  
Rating 5 out of 5  

add-to-list