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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Irmo is a suburb of Columbia with a population of 12,215. Irmo is in Richland County and is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. Living in Irmo offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Irmo there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Irmo and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Irmo are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$125,000
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,126
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    255.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    24
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    32
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    407.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,716.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    175.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  12%

Working in Irmo

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,313
National
$62,843

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