Let’s face it we aren’t Silicon Valley or the Upper East Side of Manhattan. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t money in South Carolina. And with the lower cost of living here than in other areas, it can be easier to gain and maintain wealth.  Especially in areas of the Lowcountry near the Charleston beaches. There are some gorgeous homes there with high price tags.  And the rich, well they tend to hang out with other wealthy individuals. The Oxford Dictionary defines wealth as “an abundance of valuable possessions or money”. I typically think of wealth as the type of money that spans generations. Regardless the wealthiest towns in South Carolina are those with the highest median household income and home values. Our friends over at Suburbs101.com compiled a list of the 9 Wealthiest Towns in South Carolina. Some of these I’d classify more as suburbs but you still get the point.

Below you will find a list of the wealthiest towns and suburbs as reported by Suburbs101.com. The information presented in this article is based on data from the US Census American Community Survey and the rankings are based on median household income. You can read their full study here.

  • 8. Mount Pleasant, SC

    Mt Pleasant, SC

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    Median Household Income:  $106,216

    Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 65.3%

    Median Home Value: $499,600

  • 7. Seabrook Island, SC

    Seabrook Island, SC 29455

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    Median Household Income:  $$106,875

    Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 80%

    Median Home Value: $660,900

  • 6. Fort Mill, SC

    Fort Mill, SC

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    Median Household Income:  $120,665

    Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 54.8%

    Median Home Value: $340,500

  • 5. Tega Cay, SC

    Tega Cay, SC 29708

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    Median Household Income:  $130,571

    Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 65.9%

    Median Home Value: $394,500

  • 4. Isle of Palms, SC

    Isle of Palms, SC

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    Median Household Income:  $134,917

    Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 65.9%

    Median Home Value: $394,500

  • 3. Briarcliffe Acres, SC

    Briarcliffe Acres, SC

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    Median Household Income:  $137,750

    Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 59.9%

    Median Home Value: $659,700

  • 2. Sullivan's Island, SC

    Sullivan's Island, SC

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    Median Household Income:  $157,743

    Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 84%

    Median Home Value: $3,937,500

  • 1. Kiawah Island, SC

    Kiawah Island, SC

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    Median Household Income:  $216,750

    Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 87.4%

    Median Home Value: $1,442,000