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Fort Mill, SC

Fort Mill is very vibrant with homes ranging from the mid $100,000 up to 2 Million. With the lower property taxes than Charlotte, this sleepy mill town is growing at an even faster pace. 

Fort Mill was established 1873 and is located just south of the state line shared with North Carolina. The closest neighbors are Rock Hill, SC, to the south and Charlotte, NC, to the north. About 9400 people live inside the Town's corporate limits with a total of nearly 35,000 people residing within the entire Township.

Fort Mill takes its name from a colonial-era fort built by the British and a grist mill on nearby Steele Creek. The area has a rich history. The Catawba Indians made their home here for many years. Scotch-Irish settlers began arriving in the 1750's and 1760's and a small settlement soon developed. Fort Mill grew rapidly in the late 1800's as textile mills were established.


Because of the close proximity to uptown Charlotte it has become home to many professionals. The commute time is less than 25 minutes since Fort Mill runs along the I-77 corridor (30 to 35 min.commute in high traffic). The town has some of the best Schools (Blue Ribbon Award and Bill Gates Foundation Model School) and attracts many families with school age children. Educational consultant Don Thomas, who has conducted a quality assessment of the district, ranked the Fort Mill schools in the "top 5 percent of all school districts in the United States."

There are nearby recreational opportunities like Lake Wylie with beaches, fishing, walking trails and a huge YMCA facility in Baxter. This environment has attracted a large amount of trailing grandparents, and some have moved to the neighboring Sun City Carolina Lakes, an active, 55 plus adult community.

Baxter Village was designed to put merchants back at the heart of everyday life and foster close relationships between neighbors. Rocking chair front porches, tree-lined streets, trails and classic homes make walking to BaxterTownCenter a forgotten pleasure of small town life.

Baxter is taking great steps to recreate that vibrant community spirit where sidewalks and front porches frame the streets and the entire neighborhood is your home

The parks and walking trails at BaxterVillage are among the most unique and matchless amenities within the Village. Enjoy 400 acres of green space, including woods, parks and plenty of walking trails. View a map of Baxter's trail system. Baxter's trail network links to a series of parks, fountains and playgrounds located throughout the community. The Village Green is a grassy park that's perfect for kite flying. And 12-acre Allison Park has a playground, bandstand and a walk-through fountain. Eventually, the trail network will extend to a planned park at the Catawba River southwest of Baxter. Nearby, 2,300-acre Anne Springs Close Greenway has 26 miles of hiking trails. Because of the near vicinity of lakes and recreation many baby boomers are trailing to be near their grandchildren.


Neighborhood Information

Total population 28,863
Male population 14,230
Female population 14,633
Median age 38.90
Median age (male) 38.90
Median age (female) 38.80
Marital status (Number of people who have the following marital status)
Never married 4,475
Married 14,958
Separated 319
Widowed 629
Divorced 1,599
Population by age
Under 15 7,202
Age 15 to 24 3,063
Ages 25 to 44 7,726
Ages 45 to 64 7,868
Age 65 and over 3,004
Population mobility
Live in the same house as 1 year ago 23,814
Moved from abroad 142
Moved from a different state 2,088
Moved from the same county 1,850
Moved from the same state 595
Population by poverty level
Above poverty level 27,165
Below poverty level (daily income under $1.90/day) 1,324
White collar 12,483
Blue collar 1,230
Class of worker
Self employed 1,144
Private company 10,295
Not for profit company 928
Government workers 1,346
Total households 10,249
Family households 8,250
Non-family households 1,999
Households with children 4,816
Households without children 5,433
Average people per household 2.82
Education (Number of people who have achieved the following levels of education)
No high school 338
Some high school 3,833
Some college 3,836
Associate degree 1,902
Bachelors degree 7,389
Graduate degree 2,937
Average household income $113,207
Median household income $100,641
Median income under 25 $57,917
Median income 25-44 $114,625
Median income 45-64 $108,603
Median income over 65 $46,014
Housing occupancy
Housing units 10,592
Occupied housing units 10,249
Owner occupied units 8,458
Renter occupied units 1,791
Median housing costs per month $1,430
Median gross rent per month $1,154
Housing by year built
Year built median 2002
Built before 1939 61
Built between 1940 and 1949 0
Built between 1950 and 1959 114
Built between 1960 and 1969 149
Built between 1970 and 1979 734
Built between 1980 and 1989 1,041
Built between 1990 and 1999 1,865
Built between 2000 and 2009 5,981
Built after 2010 647
Housing mortgage situation
Houses with mortgage 6,679
Houses without mortgage 1,779
Median value with mortgage $288,700
Median value without mortgage $238,200
Data on community demographi​cs provided by OnBoard LLC Copyright © OnBoard LLC. Informatio​n is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed​. All community demographi​cs data is for the year 2015 unless otherwise specified.​