Lexington Ranked #6 Most Successful City in SC

July 27, 2016 | Posted By: Connor Watkins

Lexington

Ever wondered where Lexington ranks among the other cities in South Carolina? Zippia, a platform that collects data on millions of occupations to improve career outcomes, recently analyzed every city in the state in terms of poverty level, median household income, and unemployment rate to rank the Most Successful Cities.

With a median income of $61,166, poverty level of 10.9% and unemployment rate of 5.4%, Lexington has been ranked #6!

According to Zippia: “Median household income is the most digestible way to understand how wealthy a place really is. The unemployment rate tries to capture the prospects for more people to become rich. And finally, if more people are employed, the brighter (and more successful) that place’s future looks.”

Overall, 62 cities, each having more than 5,000 people, were surveyed.

Take a look at the top 10 cities below. To see a full list of those cities surveyed, visit www.zippia.com/advice/most-successful-cities-in-south-carolina/.

  1. Tega Cay
    Tega Cay Population (2014): 8,224
    Median Income: $114,294
    Poverty Level: 1.71%
    Unemployment Rate: 6.9%
  2. Mount Pleasant
    Mount Pleasant Population (2014): 72,379
    Median Income: $76,202
    Poverty Level: 8.3%
    Unemployment Rate: 6.2%
  3. Hilton Head Island
    Hilton Head Island Population (2014): 38,497
    Median Income: $68,437
    Poverty Level: 10.3%
    Unemployment Rate: 5.9%
  4. Mauldin
    Mauldin Population (2014): 23,985
    Median Income: $56,619
    Poverty Level: 6.0%
    Unemployment Rate: 6.6%
  5. Simpsonville
    Simpsonville Population (2014): 19,219
    Median Income: $55,910
    Poverty Level: 6.9%
    Unemployment Rate: 6.4%
  6. Lexington
    Lexington Population (2014): 19,007
    Median Income: $61,166
    Poverty Level: 10.9%
    Unemployment Rate: 5.4%
  7. Fort Mill
    Fort Mill Population (2014): 12,068
    Median Income: $61,100
    Poverty Level: 9.2%
    Unemployment Rate: 6.4%
  8. James Island
    James Island Population (2014): 11,451
    Median Income: $62,301
    Poverty Level: 8.4%
    Unemployment Rate: 9.6%
  9. Goose Creek
    Goose Creek Population (2014): 38,545
    Median Income: $62,107
    Poverty Level: 10.1%
    Unemployment Rate: 9.3%
  10. Port Royal
    Port Royal Population (2014): 11,264
    Median Income: $46,643
    Poverty Level: 11.7%
    Unemployment Rate: 4.9%