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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
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Lugoff is a suburb of Columbia with a population of 8,152. Lugoff is in Kershaw County. Living in Lugoff offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Lugoff and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lugoff are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$136,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$618
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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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
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Lugoff

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,667
National
$55,322
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Lugoff Reviews

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I would like the city to expand a little and offer more activities and fun things to do. I like the real estate here, very affordable housing. The commute time to the city can be a hassle but on a good day it only takes about 20 min to get to Columbia. The local stores are unique and offer really interesting things to buy and look at. People here are friendly overall and inviting. I love going fishing at some of the areas surrounding lakes and enjoying the scenery and wildlife. There are a lot of deer in this area and they love to come out at night so speeding down a road at night wouldn’t be the best idea lol. The school down the street from me (wateree elementary)has recently been remodeled and my brother and sister really like the new building, gym, and playground they have. The recreation park around the corner from me has a nice playground as well and even has a trail to walk or run on, as well as a tennis court! I’m hoping they build a basketball court soon as well!
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Lugoff is a safe and humble area of SC. Here in Lugoff, we have amazing schools, plenty of job opportunities, access to Columbia which is 15 minutes away, great first responders, and both beaches and mountains depending on the way in which you travel. I've lived her my entire life and I have seen this area grow rapidly. Soon enough, we may be as populated as Columbia. This area is absolutely beautiful; we have a state park in Columbia and here in Lugoff, we have Lake Wateree. Soon all of our elementary schools will be remodeled making educational environments even better!
Lugoff is one of the most quaint little suburbs in the south. Families here all know and get along with one another, educators perform their jobs with exemplary merit, and the neighborhoods are quite clean and kept nice. Absolutely a decent place to raise children. Of course there are some less than ideal places, but that is of course with every town.