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Summerville SC

Summerville is Dorchester County’s largest community with a population at approximately 28,000, is recognized as the home of all high schools in America’s most winning football coach, Summerville High School’s John McKissick. The Dorchester 2 school district has the distinction of district average composite SAT scores of 1022, which surpassed the national average (1021) and state average (985). The Summerville Dorchester 2 School District average ranks tenth in the state of South Carolina.

Summerville is a town considered by many as a distant suburb of Charleston; and has thus experienced rapid population growth. Summerville is the largest town in Dorchester County, northwest of Charleston, South Carolina.  The Town of Summerville is also fondly known as the "Flowertown in the Pines," so named because of its situation on a dry, sandy ridge, amidst pine trees that charge the air with fragrant derivatives of turpentine. Summerville was originally settled in the early 18th century as Charleston residents discovered that the higher land and pine forests provided respite from the oppressive heat and that came with summer. Most of today's beautiful old homes of Summerville had their origin as summer cottages for the first families of historic Charleston.

Summerville’s annual arts and crafts event, the YMCA Flowertown Festival, held each April, draws over 25,000 people each spring and is the largest open air show of its kind in the Southeast. Other popular Summerville events include Sculpture in the South and theatrical performances by the Flowertown Players. Woodlands Resort & Inn is one of only three lodging properties in America to be awarded the Mobil Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond awards for both lodging and dining. This luxury retreat located in the heart of Summerville, is only 30 minutes from Charleston’s historic district.

In 1899, a world congress of medical specialists in the field of respiratory disease gathered in Paris. The group named Summerville one of the two best areas in the world for the cure of lung and throat disorders. One inn after another sprang up as the town quickly became a favorite winter resort for Northern visitors who came to enjoy the mild climate and hunting season. The most famous, the Pine Forest Inn, in Summerville, sometimes served as the winter White House for Presidents William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt.

Some residents may still come to Summerville for pulmonary relief, but most come for its mild climate, excellent Dorchester County schools, healthcare, a vibrant downtown, a variety of housing options, small-town friendliness and the proximity to historic Charleston and the beaches.       

Summerville Real Estate

In 2018, close to 3,000 homes sold in the Summerville, SC area that borders North Charleston and Ridgeville.  The highest sold price was $980,000 for a home located in the Historic District of Summerville. The median sales price was just over $214,000.  

For more information regarding specific neighborhoods in the Summerville area, contact Behren Kittrell, BIC Charleston Flat Fee Real Estate.  Home sales include condominiums, investment properties, and fix and flips. Information provided by Behren Kittrell, BIC Charleston Flat Fee Real Estate

Summerville Census Information

This information is for the area in Summerville located in Dorchester County 29485

Total population 57,000
Male population 28,133
Female population 28,867
Median age 35.60
Median age (male) 34.40
Median age (female) 37.30
Marital status (Number of people who have the following marital status)
Never married 14,360
Married 23,937
Separated 907
Widowed 2,435
Divorced 4,183
Population by age
Under 15 12,085
Age 15 to 24 7,349
Ages 25 to 44 16,156
Ages 45 to 64 14,012
Age 65 and over 7,398
Population mobility
Live in the same house as 1 year ago 46,674
Moved from abroad 174
Moved from a different state 2,573
Moved from the same county 3,748
Moved from the same state 3,212
Population by poverty level
Above poverty level 50,802
Below poverty level (daily income under $1.90/day) 5,226
White collar 21,689
Blue collar 6,316
Class of worker
Self employed 2,001
Private company 19,388
Not for profit company 1,363
Government workers 5,253
Total households 19,697
Family households 13,879
Non-family households 5,818
Households with children 7,102
Households without children 12,595
Average people per household 2.89
Education (Number of people who have achieved the following levels of education)
No high school 989
Some high school 13,537
Some college 13,863
Associate degree 4,884
Bachelors degree 8,149
Graduate degree Not available
Average household income $81,057
Median household income $66,958
Median income under 25 $44,205
Median income 25-44 $67,820
Median income 45-64 $83,670
Median income over 65 $50,760
Housing occupancy
Housing units 21,207
Occupied housing units 19,697
Owner occupied units 13,472
Renter occupied units 6,225
Median housing costs per month $1,224
Median gross rent per month $1,163
Housing by year built
Year built median 1996
Built before 1939 125
Built between 1940 and 1949 89
Built between 1950 and 1959 319
Built between 1960 and 1969 885
Built between 1970 and 1979 3,405
Built between 1980 and 1989 3,807
Built between 1990 and 1999 3,101
Built between 2000 and 2009 6,919
Built after 2010 2,557
Housing mortgage situation
Houses with mortgage 10,236
Houses without mortgage 3,236
Median value with mortgage $201,800
Median value without mortgage $186,400
Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the 2019 American Community Survey and is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.