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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$124,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,049
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    414
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
    41
  • Robbery
    108
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    505
    525
  • Theft
    2,574
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    108
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$55,168
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Irmo is a seemingly pleasant town on the outskirts of Columbia, defining the suburbs to the T! The schools in Irmo are a part of Lexington/Richland District 5 which is one of the most distinguished in the state of SC; competitive in rigorous academics, sports, and the arts. Lake Murray is a huge part of Irmo's culture always circling with charity's, water sports, & an up and coming music scene! Irmo's small town charm appeals to many while also having it's own nightlife with a major mall, multitude of dive bars/billiards hall, and growing shopping centers. Irmo PD is always roaming town to keep this beautiful town safe in comparison to other parts of SC. The close proximity of the downtown area, as well as other neighboring cities with no more than a 45 minute commute max. Irmo is n ideal place to live to be close to the city and a skip away to the country, lake, and Georgia & North Carolina making it a more desirable upper-class section of Columbia.
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Close to shopping, grocery stores, restaurants, schools are great, local healthcare just minutes away, community outreach, neighbors helping neighbors, growing constantly. traffic can be a little crazy. Beautiful community and don't forget close to Lake Murray!
Very nice area, love the town. It is very close to both Columbia and Chapin, so you can get wherever you want very quickly. Very diverse and fun culture. Lots of events!