Fort Mill, SC
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Living in Fort Mill


Fort Mill is a somewhat small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 19,848 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.

A relatively large number of people in Fort Mill telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.63% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Fort Mill really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Fort Mill perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Fort Mill is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.85% of adults in Fort Mill have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

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.