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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C
Swansea is a town in South Carolina with a population of 967. Swansea is in Lexington County. Living in Swansea offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Swansea and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$83,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$764
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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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
    437
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    218
    41
  • Robbery
    109
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    218
    500
  • Theft
    3,493
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    655
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Swansea

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$33,214
National
$55,322
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Swansea Reviews

3 reviews
Swansea is the perfect blend of the small town environment. The people are kind and friendly. The town is rough around the edges, lacking cleanup needed in certain areas, but the town stays true to tradition in a healthy balance of modern and the past.
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I absolutely love this little town. Every one here is very friendly and it really gives you and real sense of community.
I would like to see Swansea be built up. Its such a poor community and is considered the poor side of Lexington County. I would like for Swansea to have better school systems and better resources for the schools. I would like to see more things for young people to do.