Bethel-Bishop-Chappell is a densely populated part of Columbia and home to about 1,500 people who mostly work in services, finance, insurance and real estate and administrative professions. In your hunt for a new place, be sure to keep your options open and have a look at the apartments available for rent in neighboring Downtown and Eau Claire.
Neighborhood Demographics and Costs of Living
The cost of living in Bethel-Bishop-Chappell, part of metropolitan Columbia, is less than it is in Downtown. The average household spends $27.4K/year in total expenditures, compared to Downtown's $38.2K/year.
Bethel-Bishop-Chappell is distinct from neighboring Downtown by average household size and the percentage of households in the neighborhood that have children. There are 2.78 people per household in Bethel-Bishop-Chappell and 2.11 people per household in Downtown. With respect to the percentage of households with children, 69% have children in Bethel-Bishop-Chappell and in Downtown it's 18% of households with children.
Schools and School Districts
The schools near the apartments in Bethel-Bishop-Chappell are C. A. Johnson High School, W. A. Perry Middle School and St. John Baptist Preschool. As school district boundaries are not necessarily congruent with county lines, it's important to confer with local school district authorities to confirm that the apartments for rent you are most interested in are also served by the schools you prefer.
Among Richland County School District 1 middle schools, W. A. Perry Middle School has the lowest student-teacher ratio at 10-to-1.
The only district in the neighborhood, Richland County School District 1 has a total enrollment of 26,000 students and 1,700 teachers, for a student teacher ratio of 15-to-1. There are 11 high schools, 10 middle schools and 32 elementary schools in the district.