These Are The 10 Best Places In South Carolina To Catch Pokemon


These are the cities and towns in South Carolina where you have the best chance to catch ’em all, based on the data of where Pokemon are traditionally found.

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So, you want to catch ’em all, huh?

Pokemon Go has swept the nation, and the app has broken records for the most downloads in the first week of release. All over the country, people are swarming, gathering, and all around going nuts, playing this interactive game.

Since we’re a data analytics website, and because we’re often cited as the ‘go to’ place for regional infotainment, we thought it was our duty to be as helpful as we can for people in South Carolina who want to have the inside scoop as to where they should go if they want to dominate this addicting game.

After analyzing every place in South Carolina, here is our list of the best places to catch Pokemon in the Palmetto State:

  1. Central (Photos)
  2. Clover
  3. Forest Acres (Photos)
  4. Darlington (Photos)
  5. Seneca (Photos)
  6. Cayce (Photos)
  7. Irmo (Photos)
  8. Tega Cay
  9. Georgetown (Photos)
  10. James Island (Photos)

As you might note, these are all smaller suburbs of major cities in South Carolina. That’s because in smaller cities, there are a higher number of places per capita where Pokemon are traditionally found. Meaning you’ll find more Pokemon in a much smaller area. When you read the analysis below, this will all make sense. Trust us.

So, grab your avatars, cell phones, and your Poké Balls as we uncover the truly best places in South Carolina in which to find the most Pokemon, based on data.

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How do you decide where the best place is to catch Pokemon?

In order to rank the best places in South Carolina in which to catch ’em all, we had to determine which cities, towns and villages in South Carolina have the most places to find Pokemon.

So we scraped the internet for those criteria, and it spit out the answer. Like magic.

How we crunched the numbers

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Google Maps, this is the criteria we used:

  • Number of parks per capita
  • Number of museums per capita
  • Number of churches per capita
  • Number of memorials and public gathering places per capita

If you’d like to see the complete list of cities, scroll to the bottom of this post to see a chart of the top cities.

Note: When measuring the locations listed above, we measured the locations within a short drive of the center of each place in South Carolina.

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1. Central

Central, South Carolina

Source: Flickr

Population: 5,170
Parks Per 1,000 People: 5.03
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.74
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.61
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.74

2. Clover


Population: 5,321
Parks Per 1,000 People: 3.76
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.75
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.28
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.07

3. Forest Acres

Forest Acres, South Carolina

Source: Flickr

Population: 10,533
Parks Per 1,000 People: 5.7
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.33
Churches Per 1,000 People: 5.7
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.28

4. Darlington

Darlington, South Carolina

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Population: 6,232
Parks Per 1,000 People: 3.85
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.8
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.63
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.96

5. Seneca

Seneca, South Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,147
Parks Per 1,000 People: 2.95
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.1
Churches Per 1,000 People: 7.36
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.35

6. Cayce

Cayce, South Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,944
Parks Per 1,000 People: 4.64
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.0
Churches Per 1,000 People: 4.64
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 3.24

7. Irmo

Irmo, South Carolina

Source: WordPress

Population: 11,518
Parks Per 1,000 People: 4.25
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.87
Churches Per 1,000 People: 5.21
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.17

8. Tega Cay


Population: 8,224
Parks Per 1,000 People: 7.3
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.49
Churches Per 1,000 People: 7.3
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.97

9. Georgetown

Georgetown, South Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,110
Parks Per 1,000 People: 4.28
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.44
Churches Per 1,000 People: 6.59
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 3.62

10. James Island

James Island, South Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,451
Parks Per 1,000 People: 5.24
Museums Per 1,000 People: 2.18
Churches Per 1,000 People: 5.24
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.79

There You Have It

If you’re looking at communities in South Carolina where you have a much higher chance of catching Pokemon, this is an accurate list.

If you’re also curious enough, here’s how the larger cities in South Carolina with the most reliable locations to catch a Pokemon rank, according to science.

  1. Greenville (Photos)
  2. Mount Pleasant (Photos)
  3. Columbia (Photos)
  4. Goose Creek (Photos)
  5. Charleston (Photos)

For more South Carolina reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Places In South Carolina To Catch Pokemon

City Rank Population
Central 1 5,170
Clover 2 5,321
Forest Acres 3 10,533
Darlington 4 6,232
Seneca 5 8,147
Cayce 6 12,944
Irmo 7 11,518
Tega Cay 8 8,224
Georgetown 9 9,110
James Island 10 11,451
West Columbia 11 15,623
Port Royal 12 11,264
Walterboro 13 5,339
Fountain Inn 14 8,031
Camden 15 6,931
Fort Mill 16 12,068
Georgetown 17 9,110
Georgetown 18 9,110
Simpsonville 19 19,219
Clemson 20 14,254
Mauldin 21 23,985
Georgetown 22 9,110
Clinton 23 8,525
North Myrtle Beach 24 14,485
Chester 25 5,543
Beaufort 26 12,702
Central 27 5,170
Union 28 8,191
Lancaster 29 8,801
Lexington 30 19,007
Hanahan 31 18,999
Newberry 32 10,259
Bluffton 33 13,979
York 34 7,913
North Augusta 35 21,832
Greer 36 26,626
Dillon 37 6,731
Hartsville 38 7,857
Cheraw 39 5,809
Moncks Corner 40 8,711
Laurens 41 9,136
Union 42 8,191
Marion 43 6,833
Batesburg-Leesville 44 5,242
Easley 45 20,242
Myrtle Beach 46 28,455
Gaffney 47 12,565
Bennettsville 48 8,928
Abbeville 49 5,207
Conway 50 18,645
Georgetown 51 9,110
Central 52 5,170
Orangeburg 53 13,790
Greenville 54 60,670
Greenwood 55 23,296
Spartanburg 56 37,216
Goose Creek 57 38,545
Anderson 58 26,798
Mount Pleasant 59 72,379
Aiken 60 29,980
Summerville 61 44,717
Florence 62 37,512
Hilton Head Island 63 38,497
North Charleston 64 102,143
Georgetown 65 9,110
Rock Hill 66 68,185
Sumter 67 40,819
Charleston 68 125,458
Columbia 69 131,331
Greer 70 26,626

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