Fort Jackson

Columbia, South Carolina

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Fort Jackson was created in 1917 (as Camp Jackson) as the United States entered World War I. At the conclusion of World War I, Camp Jackson was shut down and the Camp was abandoned 25 April 1922 pursuant to General Orders No. 33, War Department, 27 July 1921. Camp Jackson was reactivated for World War II. At the conclusion of World War II, the post was to have been deactivated by 1950; however, the outbreak of the Korean War caused the post to remain active and it is still functioning in the early 21st Century. Fort Jackson is the largest and most active Initial Entry Training Center in the U.S. Army, training 50 percent of all soldiers and 60 percent of the women entering the Army each year. Providing the Army with new soldiers is the post's primary mission. 35,000 potential soldiers attend basic training and 8,000 advanced individual training soldiers train at Fort Jackson annually. Soldiers who have trained or worked at Fort Jackson live by the base's motto, "Victory Starts Here." The training is provided by the 165th, 171st, and 193rd Infantry Brigades Monday through Sunday for a ten-week period.

Population
131,331
Military Population
9,774
Avg. Home Price
$159,600
Avg. Monthly Rent
$833
*militaryonesource.com 2012 demographics profile of the mlitary *data based off of 2013 census data

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School Name Grade Address Type
Stevenson High
4546 Broad River Rd COLUMBIA, SC 29210
Grade
9 - 12
School Type
Public
Manning
502 Beckman Rd COLUMBIA, SC 29203
Grade
KG - 12
School Type
Public
Sara Babb High
4450 Broad River Rd COLUMBIA, SC 29210
Grade
9 - 12
School Type
Public
Kirkland
4444 Broad River Rd COLUMBIA, SC 29212
Grade
KG - 12
School Type
Public
Broad River
4460 Broad River Rd COLUMBIA, SC 29210
Grade
KG - 12
School Type
Public
Walden
4340 Broad River Rd COLUMBIA, SC 29210
Grade
KG - 12
School Type
Public
Harbison West Elem
257 Crossbow Dr COLUMBIA, SC 29212
Grade
PK - 5
School Type
Public
Carver-lyon Elem
2100 Waverly St COLUMBIA, SC 29204
Grade
PK - 5
School Type
Public
Burton Pack Elem
111 Garden Dr COLUMBIA, SC 29204
Grade
PK - 5
School Type
Public
Watkins-nance Elem
2525 Barhamville Rd COLUMBIA, SC 29204
Grade
PK - 5
School Type
Public
Arden Elem
1300 Ashley St COLUMBIA, SC 29203
Grade
PK - 5
School Type
Public
Bradley Elem
3032 Pine Belt Rd COLUMBIA, SC 29204
Grade
PK - 5
School Type
Public
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Navy Federal Credit Union Columbia

5424 Forest Dr Ste 100
Columbia, SC 29206

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Cities Near Fort Jackson

Not everyone wants to live as close to base as possible, check out these surrounding cities.

City Distance Population Avg. Home Price Avg. Monthly Rent
Dentsville
4.0 miles
Distance
4.0 miles
Population
14,122
Avg. Home Price
$109,600
Avg. Rent
$827
Woodfield
2.2 miles
Distance
2.2 miles
Population
9,484
Avg. Home Price
$99,200
Avg. Rent
$949
Stateburg
22.2 miles
Distance
22.2 miles
Population
1,615
Avg. Home Price
$181,500
Avg. Rent
$1,146
Hopkins
9.9 miles
Distance
9.9 miles
Population
3,257
Avg. Home Price
$88,300
Avg. Rent
$848
Seven Oaks
13.8 miles
Distance
13.8 miles
Population
15,906
Avg. Home Price
$142,300
Avg. Rent
$792
Elgin
11.2 miles
Distance
11.2 miles
Population
1,499
Avg. Home Price
$153,700
Avg. Rent
$1,025
Lexington
18.5 miles
Distance
18.5 miles
Population
19,007
Avg. Home Price
$175,500
Avg. Rent
$910
St. Andrews
11.7 miles
Distance
11.7 miles
Population
21,298
Avg. Home Price
$107,400
Avg. Rent
$732
Oak Grove
14.3 miles
Distance
14.3 miles
Population
10,344
Avg. Home Price
$129,000
Avg. Rent
$910
South Congaree
16.1 miles
Distance
16.1 miles
Population
2,475
Avg. Home Price
$133,200
Avg. Rent
$668
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