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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    D+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B
Walterboro is a town in South Carolina with a population of 5,287. Walterboro is in Colleton County. Living in Walterboro offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many retirees live in Walterboro and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$110,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$676
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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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
    929
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    95
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    739
    500
  • Theft
    6,635
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    209
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$27,175
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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Walterboro Reviews

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I have lived in Walterboro all of my life. This small country town is known as the "back porch" of the Low country. Walterboro, is located in the perfect spot. There are many travel destinations just around the corner, such as Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Savannah, Columbia and more! The town is small and filled with friendly people. For the most part, the towns people keep the maintenance up and the crime low. We have a beautiful downtown area that is filled with antique shops and even an old soda pop bar. However, there are some parts of Walterboro that are not so much appealing. I would love to see all neighborhoods in Walterboro cleaned up. Clutter is not catching to the eye and some neighborhoods around the downtown area need a new make over.
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Walterboro is a great place to raise a family. It is centrally located between many large cities like Charleston, Columbia and Savannah, but offers the amenities of a small town: a slower pace, low cost of living and close-knit communities. The historic sites that sit among low-lying oak limbs draped in spanish moss add just the right amount of charm to make anyone feel at home.
I moved to Walterboro in 2014 from Tucson, AZ. Like any town or city, the good also has the bad. The good thing about this town is how close knit the people are. You can almost always count on your neighbor. However, violence is also present. If I could change anything it would be to rid tell the town of violence. I would like to see more activities for youth and for elderly.