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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-
Little River is a town in South Carolina with a population of 9,208. Little River is in Horry County. Living in Little River offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Little River there are a lot of bars and restaurants. Many retirees live in Little River and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Little River are above average.
About Little River...
Population
9,208

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$182,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$834
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    21%
  • 65+ years
    33%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Little River

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,866
National
$55,322
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Little River Reviews

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I've lived here since the day I was born. I have always loved my hometown. It's a bustling little fishing town where everyone knows each other and you're never far from good cooking. Casino boats, fishing boats and good seafood are never far away, either. Unfortunately the drug scene has gotten worse over the years and heroin is taking over just like it is everywhere else. I hope that it one day resolves and my sweet little fishing town is once more sweet.
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My experience in Little River has been monotonous yet interesting . The people who live here are friendly, good-natured, and they always greet others with a smile. The area is compacted and residents must travel at least 30 minutes to participate in entertaining activities. Since the city is not large, many stores are accessible. Not to mention that I am five minutes away from my base high school. Not only do I enjoy being close to a variety of places, but I also enjoy the festivals and parades we consist of every year. From the St. Patrick's Parade to the Christmas Parade, all of them are filled with robust and vigorous energy. There's absolutely nothing that I would alter about the city I stay in because it could always be worse.
I have lived in Little River, South Carolina almost my entire life. I do not plan on leaving. The area is so wonderful and is surrounded by beach, wildlife, and amusing attractions. Also, as a current student at a local high school I can tell you that the education system is great and really cares about its students. You cannot go wrong with Little River