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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 14,451. 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 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
14,451

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$222,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$927
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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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
    152.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    38.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    76.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    222.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,563.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    57.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Fort Mill

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,436
National
$55,322

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Fort Mill Reviews

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Fort Mill is a nice southern town. It is very pretty and the weather is lovely. The FM natives are friendly and hospitable. There are so many positives to living here. The negatives are: rapid growth, there are thousands of northerners moving here and thousands of new homes going up. We are missing many of our beautiful trees now. The traffic lights are not timed, hopefully this will change in the following years. It’s not a big deal until rush hour comes. Finally, our schools are very highly ranked. I can tell you that your kids will get a solid education here. Unfortunately, our public schools don’t care about the mental health of kids and will shove them into honors and AP classes (because they get more money) until the stresses of life are just too much to handle and the teenager reaches their breaking point. I know the last part of my review wasn’t happy, but if you are planning to move here I want you to be able to make the most informed decision possible. Good luck!
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The weather is lovely. It is quite warm and we typically get one snow a year, right around early February. The people native to Fort Mill are the friendliest, most hospitable people you will ever meet. The newcomers warm up after about 5-10 years. They don’t wave or smile back for the first couple of years. They’re building a lot of houses, so the town looks almost nothing like it did 15 years ago. When driving, the view used to be peach orchards and lots of forests. Now, it’s houses and clear cutted land. In one spot, they ripped up the peach trees, spent months rearranging the dirt, and put a bunch of houses in there. The most disrespectful part is, they named the neighborhood “The Orchard”. Where did our lovely deer, rabbits, and fireflies go? Away from Fort Mill. Honestly, if you want a small town feel, don’t move here. That died years ago. If you’re into traffic, cookie cutter houses, and rich white people... come on over! This is the place for you!
I love how kind everyone in the town is, everyone is treated as family. People here care about how you are doing and they will listen. This town is very enthusiastic about their sports and they will always support their team no matter what. One down side is that the town is constantly growing and Fort Mill definitely needs more roads!