Fort Mill, SC
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Fort Mill is a somewhat small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 22,284 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Fort Mill is the 39th largest community in South Carolina. Much of the housing stock in Fort Mill was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Fort Mill economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Fort Mill, where the median household income is $81,401.00.

Fort Mill home prices are not only among the most expensive in South Carolina, but Fort Mill real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Fort Mill is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.50% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fort Mill is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fort Mill who work in office and administrative support (15.28%), management occupations (13.67%), and sales jobs (11.69%).

Of important note, Fort Mill is also a town of artists. Fort Mill has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Fort Mill’s character.

Also of interest is that Fort Mill has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.63% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Fort Mill is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Fort Mill a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Fort Mill has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Fort Mill’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The citizens of Fort Mill are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.85% of adults in Fort Mill have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fort Mill in 2018 was $35,035, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $140,140 for a family of four. However, Fort Mill contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fort Mill is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Fort Mill home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Mill residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Fort Mill include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Fort Mill is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.