C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$86,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$756
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    553
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    112
    41
  • Robbery
    111
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    885
    500
  • Theft
    3,540
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    332
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$32,130
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%
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Swansea Reviews

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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.