Summerville, SC Overview

Nestled in the thick pine forests 30 miles from historic Charleston, Summerville stretches between Dorchester and Berkeley counties.  Much of the northern section lies in Berkeley County, encompassing popular shopping and residential developments.  Summerville began as a vacation retreat for wealthy Charleston residents in the 1700s.  Today, this area draws newcomers to a combination of affordable housing, top-rated schools, and premier recreational opportunities.  Each spring, “Flowertown in the Pines” lives up to its name during the Flowertown Festival, when the city is awash in brilliant blooms and famous artisans arrive from across the nation.  Suburban development has added modern conveniences from eateries and restaurants to expansive shopping.  Golfing, tennis, boating, and relaxing on pristine beaches are popular pastimes.  The Francis Beidler Forest is also a short drive away, and the Dorchester Museum showcases some of the oldest fossils discovered in South Carolina.


Population Growth (since 2000) 64%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 2,558.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.576
Households w/ Children 32%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 0%
5+ Years in Residency 33%
Median Year in Residency 2.8

Housing Inventory

Summerville, SC Housing Inventory 13,199 1,590 6,360 13,199 1,590 6,360

Market Overview

987 listings with an estimated median price of $424,400

Price Count
$0 - 100K 1
$100K - 200K 7
$200K - 300K 49
$300K - 400K 323
$400K - 500K 309
$500K - 600K 153
$600K - 700K 80
$700K - 800K 23
$800K - 900K 15
$900K - 1M 6
$1M - Max 21
Property Type Count
Single Family 945
Rental 45
Lots and Land 42

(Data as of 6/14/2024)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Summerville, SC Population Demographics

Total: 50,684


Median Age: 37.53

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Summerville, SC Temperature

Weather Risk

Summerville, SC Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Summerville, SC Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Summerville, SC Highest Education Level Attained 9,291 7,749 1,999 754 3,681 6,128 3,785 9,291 7,749 1,999 754 3,681

Employment and Finance


Summerville, SC Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $56,968)

Summerville, SC Income by dollar range 1,263 827 796 886 850 897 981 1,122 846 1,861 2,133 2,593 1,900 979 1,264 203 86 72

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Summerville, SC Crime

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