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3 out of 5 stars based on 1 rating
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Springfield is a town in Orangeburg County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 504 at the 2000 census.

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Springfield is a mid sized community in Illinois. It is also the Capitol of the state. Therefore, with that distinction , the political environment includes veteran lawmakers who have been elected as well as younger ones. Springfield is also home to the Southern Illinois University School of medicine, University of Illinois/Springfield, and Lincoln Land Community College. This educational system depends upon many seniors for desk work, teaching/tutoring, greeters, at our hospitals. janitorial, There are senior focused newspapers and transportation options. From personal experience, the school district maintains a working list of senior retired teachers and administrative substitutes. All in all, due to the variety and plethora of entities that are senior friendly, Springfield has many age friendly opportunities.

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How did South Carolina earn the grade of B? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. South Carolina has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that South Carolina does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. South Carolina has an effective property tax rate of 0.57%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how South Carolina earned its state tax grade of B.

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