Overview

Introduction to Irmo, South Carolina

Irmo, South Carolina, in Richland county, is 12 miles NW of Columbia, South Carolina (center to center) and 79 miles S of Charlotte, North Carolina. The town is included in the Columbia metropolitan area.

Irmo History

The Cherokee Indians were the first inhabitants of the area now known as Irmo. German and Swiss immigrants settled here in the mid 18th century. In spite of the region's rocky red clay, self-sufficient farms were set up in the area. The town of Irmo was officially incorporated in 1890. The community was named after two railroad men, C.J. Iredell and H.C. Moseley. The town's name is a combination of the first two letters of both men's names.

Irmo and nearby Attractions

  • Governor's Mansion
  • Columbia Museum of Art
  • Union Church
  • State Capitol
  • Lake Murray
  • Friarsgate Plaza Shopping Center

Things To Do In Irmo

The town of Irmo provides easy access to a number of nearby historical sites and museums. The State Capitol, Governor's Mansion, Green-Meldrim House, and Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home are worth visiting. The Columbia Museum of Art, Edventure Children's Museum, McKissick Museum, South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Museum, and South Carolina State Museum are also nearby. Enthusiastic shoppers will enjoy the facilities offered by the Friarsgate Plaza Shopping Center. The town also celebrates the Irmo Okra Strut Festival every year.

Irmo Transportation

Columbia Metropolitan Airport is nearby.

Irmo Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are offered by Midlands Technical College, University of South Carolina at Columbia, and Benedict College.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,087
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens14.2%
Employed Population 16+6,344
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married53.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.1%
Median Earnings25+$39,862
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,083

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,148
% Above Poverty Level90.7%
% Below Poverty Level9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone27.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,149
Median House Value$124,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)43.8%
German13.5%
English12.5%
Irish8.4%
French Except Basque2.6%
Polish2%
Scottish2%
Italian1.6%
Dutch1%
Welsh0.8%
African0.7%
Hungarian0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Arab0.3%
Czech0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Russian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Swedish0.1%
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Irmo Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyRichland County
Standard Zip Codes29063
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.09
Approximate Longitude-81.18

Irmo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCOLUMBIA METRO AP
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp34 to 55 F
Apr Temp51 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp52 to 76 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationCOLUMBIA UNIV OF SC
Distance13.7 miles
Jan Temp37 to 58 F
Apr Temp53 to 80 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp54 to 79 F
Annual Precip47.1 inches
StationPARR
Distance14.4 miles
Jan Temp31 to 54 F
Apr Temp46 to 75 F
Jul Temp69 to 93 F
Oct Temp48 to 76 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cayce13,621$64,033
Chapin1,755$71,028
Columbia133,352$66,070
Lexington21,040$82,344
Springdale2,733$71,250
West Columbia17,296$56,108

Irmo Public Schools

Ballentine Elementary
1040 Bickley Road
ZIP: 29063
(803) 476-4500
Primary
Total Enrollment 704
Dutch Fork Elementary
7900 Broad River Road
ZIP: 29063
(803) 476-3900
Primary
Total Enrollment 543
Dutch Fork High
1400 Old Tamah Road
ZIP: 29063
(803) 476-3300
High
Total Enrollment 1845
Dutch Fork Middle
1528 Old Tamah Road
ZIP: 29063
(803) 476-4800
Middle
Total Enrollment 1084
H. E. Corley Elementary
1500 Chadford Road
ZIP: 29063
(803) 476-4001
Primary
Total Enrollment 540
Irmo Elementary
7401 Gibbes Street
ZIP: 29063
(803) 476-4200
Primary
Total Enrollment 472
Oak Pointe Elementary
1 River Bottom Road
ZIP: 29063
(803) 476-4100
Primary
Total Enrollment 657
River Springs Elementary
115 Connie Wright Road
ZIP: 29063
(803) 476-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 589

Irmo Private Schools

Union United Methodist Church Kindergarten
7582 Woodrow St
ZIP: 29063
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Victory Bible Christian School
10245 Broad River Rd
ZIP: 29063
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 32
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