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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$127,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$647
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    382
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    59
    41
  • Robbery
    142
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,294
    500
  • Theft
    5,597
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    441
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$31,400
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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Okay When I first moved to Orangeburg, SC from Savannah Ga back in 2006 to come to college, I was not very fond of the area. Orangeburg has definitely grown on me. Orangeburg is one of those areas (hidden gems) that many people will overlook due to it's not so great history in the past. I am here to tell you that even though it does not have many attractions currently (In the process of many attractions, stores and restaurants), It is a very nice place to raise children and retire. It has an extremely peaceful and relaxing vibe. The cost of renting here is very reasonable. The downside is the housing market. I never understood why so many houses are overpriced compared to other areas. I wish they would build more nice subdivisions like in the Lexington, SC area (reasonable in price). The education system here is not the best but it is not the worst. In my opinion there are a few tweaks Orangeburg could use but overall it really is a nice place.
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Nice people but little to do, recreationally. There is no movie theater, bowling alley, and few festivals or restaurants. It's a rather small town. It is beautiful, however, and a lovely place to raise children. The schools are not great, but there are private schools that are good. Cost of living is inexpensive. Its impressively easy to buy a home in Orangeburg. Luckily, new industries are starting to form and the lifestyle and culture of this community is likely to change soon, for the better. Crime is an issue in any community but public safety is attentive and caring in Orangeburg, SC. There are also two colleges in town, making for a diverse community.
My life in Orangeburg has been a mixed blessing. Never was the type of town to get real messy but never was that placer where you would wish to go. I love Orangeburg because of my mark I made here. I've placed a great mark behind if I plan to leave Orangeburg but it will always be my home. Great friends, peacefulness, family, sports and other things made my experience good. Orangeburg is small, but if you been here as long as me you'll see that the good and the bad can show you what life's about.