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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Fort Mill is a suburb of Charlotte with a population of 15,924. Fort Mill is in York County and is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. Living in Fort Mill offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Fort Mill there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Fort Mill and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Fort Mill are highly rated.
About Fort Mill...
Population
15,924

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$259,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$928
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Fort Mill Rankings

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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
    128.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    10.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    5.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    21.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    273.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,444.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    43
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Fort Mill

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$81,401
National
$55,322

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Fort Mill Reviews

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What's your goal for your living situation? If you weren't able to answer that question quickly, with plenty of detail and confidence, Fort Mill isn't the place for you.

I'd never say Fort Mill is a BAD place to live. It's just not a good place to migrate to without a very detailed plan on what you're going to do. Do you have a job setup? Have you done your research on what kind of living situation you want? Do you know what industries pay livable wages? Are you certain they'll fulfill your medical and Social Security needs?

Fort Mill is a great suburb. It's extremely low-crime, and the people there are very kind and welcoming. The city is still building itself up, but is growing VERY fast. Bad drivers and horrible roads, but nothing that can't be dealt with. Distance to specific areas of Charlotte and its amenities is a huge selling point.

You need a detailed plan, though. You likely won't make enough money to survive in Fort Mill without one! Please keep this in mind.
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Fort Mill is a fast growing diverse suburb of urban Charlotte, North Carolina but right over the border in South Carolina. The schools are ranked highest in the state. We are equal distance between beautiful mountains for hiking and sandy beaches for swimming. The area has a great economy with many job opportunities. Cultural options abound both in museums and theaters. Greenways and parks are plentiful and well maintained to enhance family time in the great outdoors. This is a safe, beautiful and dynamic environment to grow up in and live.
I am a 17 year old high school students and I love living in Fort Mill. The schools offer many rigorous courses and provide maximun safety for all students. There are many attractions in Fort Mill, featuring the Anne Springs Close greenway which all the local cross country teams practice at every day. This is essentially about 40-50 miles worth of beautiful trails packed into the heart of Fort Mill. We are a close distance to Charlotte, NC and are a comutor town. many locals will go into CHarlotte for the festivals, football games, and fancy places in Uptown. My personal favorite is the Belk Theater where I go to watch the musical series about once a month. Overall, Fort Mill has many family-friendly activities and fun places to grab a quick bite.