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Folly Beach
  • Suburb of Charleston, SC

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

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Folly Beach is a suburb of Charleston with a population of 2,664. Folly Beach is in Charleston County and is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. Living in Folly Beach offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Folly Beach and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Folly Beach are highly rated.

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About Folly Beach...
Population
2,664

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$624,200
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$984
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Folly Beach Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade unavailable
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    144.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    108.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    36.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    866.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,780.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    180.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    2%
  • 10-17 years
    2%
  • 18-24 years
    1%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    27%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    30%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    51%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    national  11%

Working in Folly Beach

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$89,000
National
$64,994

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