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
    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
$123,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,036
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    474
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
    41
  • Robbery
    41
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    507
    500
  • Theft
    2,712
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    163
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$58,446
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    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!
Irmo is the best small town to raise children. It is near enough to main shopping areas and downtown Columbia that you are not far away from all the fun, but far enough that there is peace. It is a nice central town that is surrounded by parks for hiking and only a two-hour drive from the beach, concerts, and amusement parks. Irmo has southern charm and hospitality with diversity that gives it a wider feeling than being in too small of a small town.