A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  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
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$192,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$855
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%

Fort Mill Rankings

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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
    126
    273
  • Murder
    7
    6
  • Rape
    44
    41
  • Robbery
    7
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    155
    525
  • Theft
    1,286
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    30
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$61,773
National
$53,889
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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I've been living in Fort Mill, SC for 11 years. Over the years, housing prices have risen to the point that the "Middle-class " family cannot survive here. The new Kingsley construction makes for a horrendous commute. Finding work in the town with an Associate degree or above has been to no avail over the last year of active searching. Even local retailer say I'm over qualified coming from being a corporate Manager for a large financial institution. Only one public transportation option called the 82x Rock Hill Express to Uptown Charlott, NC. Pick up is in Baxter Village in Fort Mill at 6:04 A.M. returning back as late as 6:32 P.M. at $121.00 per month. Another concern is the lack of affordable housing, a chain family restaurant, movie theatre, bowling alley or a shopping mall; you will have to travel to Rock Hill, SC or Charlotte, N.C. for those. Its' quaintness is lost due to all of the rapid growth making everything too expensive just to keep up with the "Jones'". Good luck!
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I've lived here in Fort Mill for the majority of my life, 17 years. There is always something to do here, whether it be going to the Carowinds theme park, getting out on Lake Wylie, traveling into Charlotte, or more! The school system is very good, one of the best in South Carolina. The only con about living here is that traffic can be a problem at rush hour, both in Fort Mill and on the commute to Charlotte, but that's not something completely uncommon to any other town or city.
Fort Mill is a completely new experience. It's a melting pot of people from all over the country and everyone is so incredibly nice. Everyone is so understanding, and most people have moved in the last 10 years, and so many people move to Fort Mill every year. There is so many things to do and everyone is really close together. The houses are beautiful! The schools are great and it's so convenient that Charlotte North Carolina is just 15 minutes away!