2018 U.S. News Report on State Rankings Released – South Carolina #42

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The latest U.S. News Report on United States Rankings for 2018 has been released.? Here is how South Carolina faired.

Some telling statistics:

  • South Carolina is ranked #48 in the United States in Education
  • Ranked #41 in Healthcare
  • Ranked #41 in Crime and Corrections
  • South Carolina is #39 in Opportunity
  • $25,751 – Median State Salary
  • 37% college educated
  • Overall Ranking:? #42
  • Very healthy economy ranking #15 in the country
  • 80.3% of our high school students graduate
  • Increased from #45 in 2017 to #42 in 2018
  • Energy from renewable sources:? 8.6% (National Average:? 9.5%)
  • Major roadways in poor condition – 18.6% (National Average – 22%)
  • Commute time:? 24.7 Minutes (National Average – 26.6 Minutes)

Full Detailed Report

Overall Ranking

Healthcare Ranking

Economy Ranking

Report Card – Overall


11 of Top 15 Hotels in South Carolina located in Charleston Area

The latest USNews and Worlds Report ranked the top 15 hotels by state.? In the state of South Carolina, eleven (11) area hotels made the list for 2017.

They ranked the top hotels in South Carolina based on an unbiased analysis of awards, expert recommendations and user ratings. Out of luxury hotels, 4 earned a Gold badge by scoring in the top 10 percent of the Best Hotels in the USA. Read the Best Hotels Methodology.

This is how the Top 15 Ranked for 2017 – Best Hotels in South Carolina

  1. Wenworth Mansion – Charleston, SC
  2. The Sanctuary at Kiawah – Kiawah Island, SC
  3. The Sea Pines Resort’s Inn & Club at Harbour Town -Hilton Head, SC
  4. Montage Palmetto Bluff – Bluffton, SC
  5. The Spectator Hotel – Charleston, SC
  6. Belmond Charleston Place – Charleston, SC
  7. French Quarter Inn – Charleston, SC
  8. Market Pavilion Hotel – Charleston, SC
  9. Planters Inn – Charleston, SC
  10. The Restoration – Charleston, SC
  11. HarbourView Inn – Charleston, SC
  12. The Westin Poinsett – Greenville, SC
  13. The Westin Hilton Head – Hilton Head, SC
  14. Grand Bohemian Hotel – Charleston, SC
  15. Wild Dunes Resort – Isle of Palms, SC

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Congratulations to the eleven amazing hotels that continue to make us proud in the Charleston area.

Ranker.com’s List of the Most Beautiful Cities in the United States Named: Charleston #8

By Mark A. Leon

Ranker.com uses the feedback of the reader to rate everything from celebrities to dancers, skyscrapers to Bed and Breakfasts.? They rely on the expertise or opinion of you, the reader to judge various topics and places.? Based on the voting of the travelers that participated in this year’s survey, Charleston, SC was named the 8th Most Beautiful City in the United States.

What makes this study so informative is that it breaks it down further by specific demographics of gender, age and location.? Here is a full breakdown of how Charleston fared.

Overall: Charleston #8

Women:? Charleston #20
Men:? Charleston #20
Under Age 30:? Charleston #43
Age 31-39:? Charleston #33
50 and Over:? Charleston #36
American Travelers:? Charleston #14
International Travelers:? Charleston #12
Southern Travelers:? Charleston #8
Northeast Travelers:? Charleston #4
West Coast Travelers:? Charleston #26
Midwest Travelers:? Charleston #38
Central: Charleston #32

Full Report Results – Ranker.com – Most Beautiful Cities in the US 2017