Sunset, SC

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Sunset Profile


Overview

Sunset is a very small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 1,466 people and just one neighborhood, Sunset is the 165th largest community in South Carolina. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Sunset, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Sunset, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Sunset’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Sunset does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $108,523.00.

Sunset home prices are not only among the most expensive in South Carolina, but Sunset real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sunset is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sunset is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sunset who work in management occupations (19.72%), teaching (18.15%), and sales jobs (12.43%).

Also of interest is that Sunset has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.85% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

Another notable thing is that Sunset is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.

One downside of living in Sunset is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Sunset, the average commute to work is 31.78 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Sunset is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Sunset Demographics

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Sunset, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Sunset is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.93% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Sunset in 2018 was $61,153, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $244,612 for a family of four.

The people who call Sunset home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sunset residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Sunset include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Sunset is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Sunset, SC HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, complete standardized testing did not take place during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2019
  • Educational Environment: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2022

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to SC* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Six Mile Elementary School
777 North Main Street
Six Mile, SC 29682
PK-05
R. C. Edwards Middle School
1157 Madden Bridge Road
Central, SC 29630
06-08
D. W. Daniel High School
140 Blue And Gold Boulevard
Central, SC 29630
09-12
Pickens High School
150 Blue Flame Drive
Pickens, SC 29671
09-12
Pickens Middle School
140 Torch Lane
Pickens, SC 29671
06-08
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

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Students Enrolled in This District


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Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to South Carolina

(10 is best)

Better than of SC school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

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School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 52.5% 62.2%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 46.8% 58.5%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 5.8% 3.7%

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