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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C+
Chapin is a suburb of Columbia with a population of 1,755. 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.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$136,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,230
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    61.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    184.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    306.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,990.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    245.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Chapin

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,958
National
$55,322

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Chapin Reviews

32 reviews
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Chapin is a very small town so everyone knows everyone which is good and bad, I graduated with most of the same people who were in my preschool class so it’s good for families who want to stay for the rest of their lives but it’s also good for retired people because it’s quiet and safe. Our public schools are the best in the state and our athletics are great too. I’m going to brag a little but I played lacrosse for chapin and we won the state championship this year! Chapin has given me great opportunities and also friends
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It's fast growing! I've lived here most of my life, and it's very family friendly. There's not much nightlife or exciting things that go on, but if quiet lake towns and local festivals every four months are your thing then Chapin is the town for you.
I grew up on the shores of the beautiful Lake Murray in Chapin, South Carolina. My experience with Chapin has been amazing. From going on the lake in the summers and getting huddled around bonfires in the winter, Chapin offers a small town feel with a tinge of paradise. Chapin is safe and the people are welcoming. I have so many great friends and stories because of this town. From the Chapin Elementary School playground to the Lowman Home bingo nights, Chapin offers excellent activities for all ages. Lake Murray shores may attract the people, but the local businesses and people are what gives Chapin its unforgettable charm.