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Harlem is a town in Georgia with a population of 3,054. Harlem is in Columbia County and is one of the best places to live in Georgia. Living in Harlem offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Harlem and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Harlem are highly rated.
About Harlem...
Population
3,054

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$117,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$841
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Harlem Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    93.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    155.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    342.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    653.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Harlem

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,674
National
$55,322
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Harlem Reviews

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I love Harlem as I have lived here all my life. Harlem is a growing community, and every day, there are more and more citizens showing up from military families. I find that Harlem is the best town for me to live in, though I live right outside of Harlem, 5 minutes away from town. Harlem is amazing and they are building a new museum in Harlem along with some new businesses, like a pharmacy and a veterinarian for pets.
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Harlem is a nice small town. It is close to Augusta but retains a country feel. The people are friendly and it is close to many universities and hospitals. Fort Gordon is close by as well.
Harlem does need to grow though, there are not many resources here. Usually shopping is done at nearby towns, like Grovetown or Augusta. It would be nice to have more shopping areas here. We need more restaurants, gas stations and local businesses. It's a great town and housing is affordable .
Harlem is a great, small town to raise a family. The public schools are very close-knit and there is a strong sense of community. There is not much diversity, however.