With miles of gorgeous coastline and islands, South Carolina is an ideal vacation destination for many. But others love to call the Palmetto state home year-round. Whether you are residing in the high country, the coastal plain, or somewhere in the middle chances are you are close to somewhere with a lot of money. But what are the richest places in South Carolina?

HomeSnacks.com set out to find out. Things that they took into account: high-paying jobs, safe cities and neighborhoods, gold star schools, and high-end amenities. Other things considered were unemployment rates, median income, and poverty rates. The locations are actually fairly spread out you’ve got the suburbs of Charlotte, of course, the greater Charleston area, as well as areas around Columbia. But who made the list and where did they land? Read on to find out! View the full study here.

Also, check out the Richest Places In North Carolina.

List: 10 Richest Places in South Carolina

  • 1. Bluffton

    Population: 20,799
    County: Beaufort
    Median Income: $82,481
    Unemployment Rate: 1.4%
    Poverty Rate: 3.9%

  • 2. Mt. Pleasant

    Population: 86,982
    County: Charleston
    Median Income: $103,232
    Unemployment Rate: 2.1%
    Poverty Rate: 4.6%

  • 3. James Island

    Population: 12,076
    County: Charleston
    Median Income: $81,674
    Unemployment Rate: 1.2%
    Poverty Rate: 5.4%

  • 4. Fort Mill

    Population: 17,692
    County: York
    Median Income: $91,061
    Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
    Poverty Rate: 6.4%

  • 5. Simpsonville

    Population: 22,234
    County: Greenville
    Median Income: $71,990
    Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
    Poverty Rate: 5.4%

  • 6. Lexington

    Population: 21,334
    County: Lexington
    Median Income: $72,996
    Unemployment Rate: 3.7%
    Poverty Rate: 9.1%

  • 7. Tega Cay

    Population: 10,412
    County: York
    Median Income: $130,918
    Unemployment Rate: 5.0%
    Poverty Rate: 0.3%

  • 8. Hilton Head Island

    Population: 40,007
    County: Beaufort
    Median Income: $84,575
    Unemployment Rate: 3.8%
    Poverty Rate: 9.7%

  • 9. Hanahan

    Population: 24,353
    County: Berkeley
    Median Income: $70,043
    Unemployment Rate: 3.7%
    Poverty Rate: 11.1%

  • 10. Forest Acres

    Population: 10,412
    County: Richland
    Median Income: $69,212
    Unemployment Rate: 4.5%
    Poverty Rate: 9.2%

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