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Residents;' credit ratings among best in the Southeastern U.S.
Financial education website LendEDU has recognized City of Greer residents as being among the most fiscally healthy residents in the entire Southeast according to a new survey.

LendEDU sought to discover which towns and cities in the Southeast have been the most financially healthy. To accomplish the goal it used data from Experian’s Premier Aggregated Credit Statistics dataset that includes the average credit score for every community in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Greer residents placed 182nd, third among upstate cities making the top 250 list. Overall 14 South Carolina cities were included on the list led by Chapin at number 45. The upstate was represented by Clemson (128), Simpsonville (134), Greer and Seneca (231).

Fairfax Station, Va. led the overall region rankings.

Average credit scores can be a good indicator of economic stability for several reasons. Cities with a high average credit score have commonly experienced rising incomes, falling unemployment, and a decreasing number of defaults on loans and mortgages.

LendEDU noted that tourism and industry played a key role in their study of more than 6,500 cities and towns. Among the most popular tourism destinations include the beaches of Florida and the Gulf Coast and the city of New Orleans. The Southeastern U.S. also features very strong service, manufacturing, technology, and financial economic sectors. Some of the biggest companies in the Southeast include Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, BMW, GM, Verso Paper, and FedEx.

South Carolina Cities and Town in the Top 250

  45     Chapin
  57     Murrells Inlet
  61     Fort Mill
  66     Mount Pleasant
128     Clemson
130     North Myrtle Beach
134     Simpsonville
182     Greer
183     Johns Island
206     Little River
207     Lexington
228     Aiken
231     Seneca
247     Irmo