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The education level of Summerville citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community.

Welcome to Summerville

Living in Summerville

Summerville is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 50,915 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Summerville is the seventh largest community in South Carolina.

Summerville real estate is some of the most expensive in South Carolina, although Summerville house values don’t compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Summerville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Summerville is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Summerville who work in office and administrative support (14.12%), sales jobs (10.02%), and management occupations (9.07%).

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

In Summerville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.35 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Summerville citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.69% of adults in Summerville have at least a bachelor’s degree.

The per capita income in Summerville in 2018 was $31,204, 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 $124,816 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Summerville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

Real Estate in Popular Summerville Neighborhoods

Popular Real Estate Near Summerville SC

Zip Codes in Summerville, SC

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Overview for Summerville, SC

50,318 people live in Summerville, where the median age is 38.3 and the average individual income is $34,606. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

38.3 years

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Around Summerville, SC

There's plenty to do around Summerville, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Knightsville General Store Cafe, Spirits Express, and James Brown's Famous Boiled Peanuts.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 3.77 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.07 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.28 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.34 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.83 miles 28 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 1.74 miles 24 reviews 4.9/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Summerville, SC

Summerville has 19,616 households, with an average household size of 2.55. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Summerville do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 50,318 people call Summerville home. The population density is 2,324.56 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

48.41 / 51.59%

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Schools in Summerville, SC

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The following schools are within or nearby Summerville. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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