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City clock tower at Forest Drive and Trenholm Road intersection.

Forest Acres, South Carolina


Distance to downtown Columbia: 3 miles

Distance to The University of South Carolina: 3 miles

Distance to Columbia Metropolitan Airport: 10 miles

Major Interstate(s): Interstate 77

Grants access to I-20, I-26


Forest Acres Total Population: 10,530

Retail Trade Area Population: 229,983

Population within 20 minutes: 307,381


Median Age: 43

Average Household Income: $117,384

Retail Trade Area Median Age: 37

Retail Trade Area Average Household Income: $81,000

Education Levels

Population with Bachelor's Degree: 36.33%

Population with a Master's Degree or higher: 25.88%

Cost of Living

Total cost of living index: 93.6

Housing index: 85.1

Retail Trade Area Demand

Current 2022 Demand: $2,238,181,886

Projected 2027 Demand: $2,426,720,741