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Places With The Best Employment In South Carolina 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score83
  • Lake Murray of Richland, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,798
85
  • Five Forks, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,929
  • Life in Five Forks, South Carolina is as fine as wine, as the saying goes. My family has lived here for three generations now, and we think it is one of the best areas in the state of South Carolina to…[read more]
83
  • Tega Cay, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,026
85
  • Mount Pleasant, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 77,907
  • It is a great place, (mt p), no doubt about it., but I will say I laugh a bit at the folks claiming all the great restaurants in town .. Perhaps that's all the soccer moms wanting a great selection of…[read more]
74
  • Hilton Head Island, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,651
  • Living in Hilton Head can be a headache from April through October when weekenders and vacationers pour onto the island causing the population to tripple. Only 20 miles from Savanna, GA, I can always…[read more]
81
  • James Island, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,844
  • There are a few neighborhoods in this area and some are very nice, while others are not. For example, the Deerwood development is lovely and managed well. However, the James Island neighborhood is not…[read more]
80
  • Lexington, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,315
  • You have to living here for over a year I cannot say I hate the town but can't say I like it either. At first you look at it and fall in love with the quaintness of it. Then you see that southern…[read more]
74
  • Forest Acres, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,571
  • Living in Forest Acres is like embracing the beauty of nature while getting the convenience of the SC capital. The town is under 10 minutes away from Columbia in usual traffic, making commutes easy. …[read more]
78
  • Bluffton, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,765
  • Are to looking to visit on vacation? Then your options include bed-bug ridden hellhole motels, poorly constructed townhomes next to trailers bought by out of state investors or a mediocre resort that'll…[read more]
79
  • Lake Wylie, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,472
  • Lake Wylie, SC is simply one of the best places to live, I have lived here for several years and love it. If you love living life on a beautiful lake, this is the place for you. Lake Wylie offers many…[read more]
83
  • Fort Mill, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,181
  • I like everyone else moved to Charlotte because of the booming economy, warm weather and great cost of living. One of my first jobs was in Fort Mill so I was able to meet the community at large. Let me…[read more]
74
  • Charleston, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 129,888
  • This place is a high crime/low income nightmare. they have no attractions, no shopping malls, no entertainment. The crime goes mostly unreported. We have had at least 9 shootings near our home in "the…[read more]
65
  • North Myrtle Beach, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,201
  • I moved to North Myrtle Beach in SC about two years ago. It was the best decision I ever made because I have always loved being at the beach. While this is part of the Myrtle Beach area, it's not as…[read more]
78
  • Murrells Inlet, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,161
79
  • Wade Hampton, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,673
  • There are so many charming towns in South Carolina, but Wade Hampton captures the image of a regal Southern town in spectacular ways. Walk around town and you'll see beautiful trees with Spanish moss…[read more]
83
  • Simpsonville, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,183
  • Greenville continues to become a great powerhouse of technology for South Carolina, and Simpsonville is coming up with it. Living in Simpsonville, SC gives you access to amazing views and beautiful…[read more]
87
  • Mauldin, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,723
  • I work in the tech industry, and the Greenville is an amazing area for tech growth. Unfortunately, anyone who was interested in tech and wanted to stay home in South Carolina has the same information. …[read more]
74
  • Aiken, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,403
  • The large (2100 acres) urban forest Hitchcock Woods is smack in the middle of Aiken. Hitchcock Woods is owned by the Hitchcock Woods Foundation, a very well-funded non-profit organization managed by a…[read more]
76
  • Boiling Springs, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,945
86
  • Hanahan, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,710
  • I came to the Charleston-Goose Creek area for Veterans Affairs visits, but it's also an important place to the Navy. Although the port city isn't military-dominated anymore, it still has a few important…[read more]
75
  • Little River, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,239
76
  • Goose Creek, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,553
  • I've lived in Goose Creek most of my life and think it's a settled, quiet, safe, place to live. Not much exciting here but if you are wanting to escape cold winters or over- population it might be worth…[read more]
67
  • Camden, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,017
77
  • Fountain Inn, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,044
77
  • Garden City, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,456
77
  • Taylors, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,719
  • Taylors is a comfortable and calm town in South Carolina that looks out to the hills that tread carefully into North Carolina. I'm a South Carolina native, and the one thing I appreciate more than…[read more]
76
  • Summerville, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 47,919
  • The 6 member town counsel removed the Mayor's power several years ago and got away with it. Now they are power crazed and should not be running down a sidewalk much less running a town. Summerville is…[read more]
74
  • Greenville, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 62,776
  • I must say. This city is the biggest, in the small state of SC. It has had an upgrade or makeover to fool you, asthetically. Just like the fake majority of people that occupy it. It is the center of the…[read more]
79
  • Greer, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,739
  • I've lived in a few parts of South Carolina, and Greer is one of the most charming towns. If you work in tech and want to enjoy weather of northern South Carolina--along with the lower South Carolina…[read more]
72
  • Powdersville, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,888
74
  • Seven Oaks, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,981
  • Seven Oaks, SC is a comfortable community just outside of Columbia, resting in the trees and gentle slopes of inland South Carolina. For me, it was a great way to enjoy the grace and culture of the…[read more]
62
  • Beaufort, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,074
  • if you like overflowing garbage cans , and filthy stores , and filthy places to eat , this the place for you . the people are mostly angry , and weird . the people dress like they are homeless , and a…[read more]
71
  • Sangaree, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,658
77
  • Clemson, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,008
  • I've lived in Clemson since I was a student here in the late 1970s and I can honestly say it used to be a great bedroom community to live in. But once the university went from "we will never exceed…[read more]
75
  • Port Royal, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,891
  • As a homeowner in Port Royal, South Carolina, I can vouch that this place is wonderful. If you are a member of the military and need a home close to the base here, then consider this community. The homes…[read more]
73
  • Irmo, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,851
  • Irmo, SC is a beautiful town in the Columbia area. It’s just 20 minutes away from Columbia proper, but a lot of Columbia businesses are just 10 or 15 minutes away. Irmo is just a few minutes away from…[read more]
67
  • Easley, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,464
  • I am an extreme couponer living in Easley, South Carolina, not far from the North Carolina border. It is just your average town, nothing really sets it apart from the next town. It has got your normal…[read more]
72
  • Red Hill, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,251
  • Red Hill, South Carolina is a beautiful laid back city with dozens of local amenities and nearby family fun activities! With constant sunny weather, you and your family will definitely enjoy all the…[read more]
63
  • Red Bank, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,006
68
  • Forestbrook, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,218
53
  • Moncks Corner, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,300
  • There's an element of the government ran gangstalking program here. You will be followed while driving your car by the locals, and even if you're just walking down the street a few blocks. They love…[read more]
70
  • Cayce, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,684
  • Cayce, South Carolina is a great place to live. I have lived here for 2 years and enjoy this area. I had to relocate for my job and I chose Cayce because of the easiness in which I can commute to…[read more]
71
  • North Augusta, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,310
  • Church steeples, tall trees, and beautiful homes! Living in North Augusta, SC is like sitting in the epicenter of South Carolina's blazing business growth. South Carolina is getting another amazing…[read more]
63
  • Oak Grove, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,900
60
  • Florence, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 38,221
  • I was born and still currently live here. The crime is high, the roads are poorly maintained, there’s trash everywhere, and there’s not much to really do. As soon as I am done with college I’ll be…[read more]
61
  • Columbia, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 132,537
  • Ever since Gov. Pothole Nikki was elected the city streets have deteriorated. They are just now being repaired. The lights are timed horribly and it took me 15 minutes to go 2 blocks. Some are forced to…[read more]
69
  • Ladson, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,776
  • Ladson is just outside of Charleston, and when I was a kid, it was a small town that had fairly affordable living for the area. It was always a place to live if you wanted less traffic and less of busy…[read more]
56
  • West Columbia, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,947
  • Sadly, West Columbus, South Carolina is one of those places you really want to like, but you can't. One would think that living in South Carolina itself would be a pleasant experience. However, after…[read more]
69
  • Lugoff, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,103
65
  • Centerville, SC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,828

Employment is a key factor when considering your relocation options in South Carolina. Ensuring that there are plenty of high paying jobs in your new city plays an important part in deciding where you want to relocate to. Using our unique algorithm and multiple data points, we came up with the best cities in South Carolina for employment and jobs. Relocating is stressful enough, knowing that you are choosing a city with good job opportunities should at least alleviate some of that stress!

Listed above are South Carolina cities with the best employment and job opportunities with a population over 5,000. These cities have a mix of low unemployment rates as well as high median income and income per capita. Unemployment rates continue to fall and hiring is up, so the rest will depend on which city you choose to relocate to. This list will help to ensure that the city you select has strong job opportunities.

To narrow down the list of the best cities with the strongest job market in South Carolina, you can modify the filters at the top of the page. Start by selecting cities or neighborhoods, city size (population) and home/rental prices. You can also filter using additional categories like: amenities, crime, cost of living, education, housing and weather to ensure that the matching cities meet all of your needs.