These Are The 10 Most Boring Cities In South Carolina


We used data and science to identify which places in South Carolina are total snoozefests

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There’s no denying it: there are plenty of places in South Carolina that are downright beautiful and full of excitement.

Unfortunately, not all towns and cities in SC are so lucky.

Just like in all U.S. States, there are definitely some boring places within South Carolina’s borders. You know the places: the ones where everyone has an AARP card and the most exciting thing they do all day is post a picture of their grandchild on Facebook.

Like Hollywood, for instance. In our latest analysis, we found that this city was the most boring city in all of South Carolina. But don’t feel bad if you’re a resident of Hollywood. There are plenty of other boring, lackluster places in South Carolina as well.

Here they are. Try not to jump out of your seat with excitement:

  1. Hollywood
  2. Honea Path
  3. Hilton Head Island
  4. North Myrtle Beach
  5. Isle Of Palms
  6. Pine Ridge
  7. Batesburg-Leesville
  8. Camden
  9. Burne
  10. Westminster

Before you get all upset if your city’s name is on the list, rest assured that we didn’t use personal opinion when it comes to what classifies a city or town as “boring” or “exciting”. We crunched actual numbers to figure out which towns are statistically more boring.

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How we determined the boring cities in the Palmetto State

To figure out how boring a place is, we rely on a complex algorithm that factors in things we generally think make people exciting, and then we figure out which cities have the least number of those exciting people. Here are some of the things people tend to think of as making a city’s population boring:

  • % of Population Over 35 (higher is more boring)
  • % of Married Household (higher is more boring)
  • Average Age (higher is more boring)
  • % of Households With Kids (higher is more boring)
  • % of Households with People Over 65 (higher is more boring)
  • Population density (lower is more boring)

Then, our algorithm generates several lists of the cities that have plenty of residents with high rankings in all of these categories. After a crunching of the numbers, a list of all of the cities magically appears listing them from most boring to most exciting.

For this list, we used every South Carolina city that qualified for our rankings based on having a population of at least 2,000 residents. This keeps us from prejudicing our rankings by including very small pockets of retired people.

Grab your rocker and hold on.

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1. Hollywood

Boring South Carolina

Source: Public Domain

Population: 4,781
Average Age: 47.7
Married Households: 51.9%
Households With Kids: 29.6%

2. Honea Path

Boring South Carolina

Source: Public Domain

Population: 3,673
Average Age: 44.7
Married Households: 50.5%
Households Over 65: 51%

3. Hilton Head Island

Boring South Carolina

Source: wikipedia

Population: 37,965
Average Age: 53.3
Married Households: 60.7%
Households Over 65: 57%

4. North Myrtle Beach

Boring South Carolina

Source: wikipedia

Population: 14,196
Average Age: 56.5
Married Households: 54.9%
Households Over 65: 56%

5. Isle Of Palms

Boring South Carolina

Source: Public Domain

Population: 4,217
Average Age: 49.6
Married Households: 61.4%
Households Over 65: 49%

6. Pine Ridge

Boring South Carolina

Source: Public Domain

Population: 2,110
Average Age: 39.3
Married Households: 58.1%
Households With Kids: 35.8%

7. Batesburg-Leesville

Boring South Carolina

Source: Public Domain

Population: 5,287
Average Age: 41.0
Married Households: 44.0%
Households With Kids: 33.3%

8. Camden

Boring South Carolina

Source: wikipedia

Population: 6,900
Average Age: 44.4
Married Households: 46.1%
Households With Kids: 27.6%

9. Burnettown

Boring South Carolina

Source: Public Domain

Population: 2,701
Average Age: 39.5
Married Households: 55.5%
Households With Kids: 34.4%

10. Westminster

Boring South Carolina

Source: wikipedia

Population: 2,482
Average Age: 42.1
Married Households: 45.7%
Households Over 65: 48%

Now That You’re Asleep

On a list like this, there are usually no winners, but since South Carolina isn’t necessarily the most boring state in the United States, the cities on this list can at least take solace that there are, in fact, more boring cities in the country.

Just not these cities.

Where are the most exciting places in South Carolina? They are Central, Clemson, Columbia, Orangeburg and Greenville.

We also wrote about the 10 Most Ghetto Cities In South Carolina if you’re curious. It’s riveting.

Detailed List Of Boring Cities In South Carolina

City Rank Population Average Age Married Households Households With Kids
Hollywood 1 4,781 47.7 51.9% 29.6%
Honea Path 2 3,673 44.7 50.5% 33.3%
Hilton Head Island 3 37,965 53.3 60.7% 18.6%
North Myrtle Beach 4 14,196 56.5 54.9% 11.8%
Isle of Palms 5 4,217 49.6 61.4% 23.7%
Pine Ridge 6 2,110 39.3 58.1% 35.8%
Batesburg-Leesville 7 5,287 41.0 44.0% 33.3%
Camden 8 6,900 44.4 46.1% 27.6%
Burnettown 9 2,701 39.5 55.5% 34.4%
Westminster 10 2,482 42.1 45.7% 28.4%
Ravenel 11 2,490 38.8 48.1% 35.6%
Pacolet 12 2,304 43.5 40.5% 29.5%
Hampton 13 2,777 34.3 51.3% 44.9%
Abbeville 14 5,208 44.2 41.3% 29.6%
Liberty 15 3,272 42.3 43.9% 30.1%
Laurens 16 9,161 42.1 40.6% 30.0%
Fort Mill 17 11,653 38.9 57.9% 41.7%
Loris 18 2,447 41.8 36.7% 30.6%
Mullins 19 4,629 42.9 36.8% 33.0%
Springdale 20 2,661 38.0 50.2% 25.7%
Ninety Six 21 2,026 43.9 48.2% 24.3%
Belton 22 4,194 42.8 45.6% 31.0%
Woodruff 23 4,112 42.4 41.6% 28.3%
Kingstree 24 3,294 39.3 43.5% 32.4%
Bamberg 25 3,574 46.0 38.4% 21.5%
Surfside Beach 26 3,952 50.3 48.1% 19.6%
Barnwell 27 4,727 33.9 42.5% 40.2%
Varnville 28 2,287 38.8 45.1% 30.3%
New Ellenton 29 2,237 39.1 56.0% 28.5%
Tega Cay 30 7,911 39.0 71.3% 41.5%
Lyman 31 3,269 36.2 61.1% 31.1%
Kershaw 32 2,087 37.1 45.7% 35.6%
Wellford 33 2,698 45.2 36.1% 25.7%
Easley 34 20,146 40.4 53.3% 31.0%
Pageland 35 2,749 38.5 37.1% 38.7%
Landrum 36 2,397 40.5 45.6% 31.9%
Ware Shoals 37 2,178 35.6 32.3% 35.1%
Folly Beach 38 2,654 46.0 39.7% 11.9%
Aiken 39 29,825 42.9 45.8% 23.8%
Pendleton 40 3,036 40.0 43.4% 16.9%
Union 41 8,284 38.7 36.1% 35.7%
Cheraw 42 5,835 50.4 35.0% 21.8%
James Island 43 11,034 47.1 46.3% 20.1%
Beaufort 44 12,582 34.4 48.5% 31.0%
Seneca 45 8,129 42.8 37.5% 26.5%
Williston 46 3,115 33.5 43.5% 39.3%
Blackville 47 2,621 42.6 34.6% 25.9%
Manning 48 4,104 42.8 34.9% 32.6%
Bluffton 49 12,972 33.1 54.3% 38.8%
Great Falls 50 2,048 30.8 36.7% 46.7%
North Augusta 51 21,557 40.6 46.9% 29.5%
McCormick 52 2,755 38.3 24.2% 36.1%
Edgefield 53 4,746 38.4 27.3% 39.2%
Georgetown 54 9,162 42.7 38.8% 25.5%
Forest Acres 55 10,459 43.7 45.0% 26.7%
Walterboro 56 5,369 40.8 28.3% 31.5%
Williamston 57 3,975 33.6 48.8% 34.9%
St. George 58 2,296 34.7 36.2% 34.3%
York 59 7,836 34.9 39.7% 41.1%
Johnston 60 2,246 39.2 32.3% 29.9%
Mount Pleasant 61 70,131 38.1 56.2% 32.4%
Fountain Inn 62 7,631 34.6 45.8% 43.2%
Lake City 63 6,701 39.6 35.8% 30.1%
Darlington 64 6,275 40.1 40.3% 31.2%
South Congaree 65 2,456 34.0 46.7% 41.4%
Dillon 66 6,772 38.5 41.5% 30.2%
Inman 67 2,630 34.7 39.6% 42.7%
Hartsville 68 7,849 39.5 34.0% 29.6%
Simpsonville 69 18,815 38.4 55.3% 33.0%
Travelers Rest 70 4,685 31.4 49.6% 43.0%
Myrtle Beach 71 27,884 38.6 43.4% 23.5%
Moncks Corner 72 8,390 37.2 45.7% 32.9%
Irmo 73 11,366 37.9 47.0% 38.8%
Pickens 74 3,149 38.4 39.1% 32.5%
Mauldin 75 23,548 38.4 51.3% 35.0%
Walhalla 76 4,241 32.0 41.5% 42.4%
Summerville 77 44,223 35.5 52.9% 39.1%
Saluda 78 3,552 31.8 44.3% 37.7%
Goose Creek 79 37,677 29.9 54.4% 38.9%
Bennettsville 80 9,021 39.0 28.2% 29.7%
Timmonsville 81 2,494 36.1 32.3% 38.1%
Sumter 82 40,811 34.3 42.6% 33.5%
Greer 83 26,088 34.4 46.4% 33.8%
Cayce 84 12,744 36.2 38.6% 25.4%
Clover 85 5,224 31.3 52.7% 42.0%
Gaffney 86 12,569 39.4 31.9% 25.8%
Lexington 87 18,526 35.3 50.0% 37.2%
Florence 88 37,306 37.8 41.7% 32.2%
Winnsboro 89 3,495 37.0 33.6% 37.9%
Duncan 90 3,201 29.6 46.7% 33.3%
Lancaster 91 8,703 37.7 32.7% 31.3%
Chester 92 5,602 38.0 27.9% 33.3%
Hanahan 93 18,587 35.3 48.4% 32.8%
Andrews 94 2,833 29.2 36.9% 47.4%
Estill 95 2,401 29.9 30.2% 49.4%
Conway 96 18,008 29.2 35.0% 32.7%
West Columbia 97 15,489 38.2 41.1% 18.3%
Greenwood 98 23,334 33.1 31.3% 35.7%
Anderson 99 26,699 36.7 36.7% 28.0%
Ridgeland 100 4,075 31.4 32.4% 30.0%
McColl 101 2,633 30.4 36.4% 45.8%
Spartanburg 102 37,386 37.0 32.7% 31.4%
Allendale 103 3,396 32.9 32.2% 30.0%
Marion 104 6,877 32.5 30.9% 41.8%
Hardeeville 105 3,487 27.5 36.2% 31.4%
Clinton 106 8,518 28.0 20.9% 39.0%
Port Royal 107 11,019 22.2 28.9% 40.3%
Bishopville 108 3,416 32.5 23.4% 36.8%
Newberry 109 10,270 30.8 32.7% 31.3%
Rock Hill 110 67,390 31.9 41.3% 33.3%
North Charleston 111 100,018 30.8 37.8% 34.3%
Charleston 112 123,267 32.8 38.5% 23.5%
Denmark 113 3,502 29.3 23.9% 26.1%
Greenville 114 59,944 33.6 36.0% 25.5%
Orangeburg 115 13,943 30.8 27.1% 28.7%
Columbia 116 131,004 28.5 28.9% 25.0%
Clemson 117 14,070 24.4 33.8% 17.3%
Central 118 5,167 23.0 18.9% 10.5%

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2 thoughts on “These Are The 10 Most Boring Cities In South Carolina

  1. What a moron Nick James and his bad stats are when he didn’t consider geography into his stats. Let’s see if Nick actually finds ghetto Orangeburg more exciting than Isle of Palms, Hilton Head, and Myrtle Beach…

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