We looked at the data to determine where the best of the best are living in South Carolina.
What is success? Is it the amount of money you have in your bank account, at any given point? Is it that feeling you get after delivering a killer presentation, or even a pretty decent bar joke?
Or is it something bigger–something wholly unnamable, undefinable, immeasurable, and totally subjective?
But here at Zippia, we like things that we can neatly measure and then expound upon. So yes, with the Power of Math, we have determined the unarguable, totally objective 10 most successful cities in South Carolina. And here they are:
If you are trying to argue already with our unarguable list, keep reading. There’s a method to this madness.
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The first thing that comes to most capitalist minds in terms of success is–money. After all, rich people must be successful, right?
Meh. Maybe. But we think there’s a bit more that goes into it than that. So we looked at this set of criteria from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey:
Population 2014: 8,224 Median Income: $114,294
Poverty Level: 1.7%
Unemployment Rate: 6.9%
Population: 72,379Median Income: $76,202
Poverty Level: 8.3%
Unemployment Rate: 6.2%
Population: 38,497Median Income: $68,437
Poverty Level: 10.3%
Unemployment Rate: 5.9%
Population 2014: 23,985 Median Income: $56,619
Poverty Level: 6.0%
Unemployment Rate: 6.6%
Population: 19,219Median Income: $55,910
Poverty Level: 6.9%
Unemployment Rate: 6.4%
Population: 19,007Median Income: $61,166
Poverty Level: 10.9%
Unemployment Rate: 5.4%
Population: 12,068Median Income: $61,100
Poverty Level: 9.2%
Unemployment Rate: 6.4%
Population: 11,451Median Income: $62,301
Poverty Level: 8.4%
Unemployment Rate: 9.6%
Population: 38,545Median Income: $62,107
Poverty Level: 10.1%
Unemployment Rate: 9.3%
Population: 11,264Median Income: $46,643
Poverty Level: 11.7%
Unemployment Rate: 4.9%
If you’re still looking at this post thinking, “Surely, such superficial methods can’t possibly measure a city, or rather, the individuals that make up that city’s success!” well, you’re probably right.
But we like to measure things, and when it comes to success, we feel pretty successful in our approach. Congrats to Tega Cay and our winners. And for those who didn’t make the cut, well, better luck next year.
|3||Hilton Head Island||$68,437|
|22||North Myrtle Beach||$45,780|
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