Richland County, South Carolina Population 2018

Richland County, South Carolina's estimated population is 411,592 with a growth rate of 2.45% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Richland County, South Carolina is the 2nd largest county in South Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017411,5929,8492.45%
2016401,743-7,361-1.80%
2016409,1043,0030.74%
2015406,1015,5581.39%
2014400,5433,5370.89%
2013397,0063,7670.96%
2012393,2393,7580.96%
2011389,4813,6230.94%
2010385,858100,13835.05%
1990285,72015,9855.93%
1980269,73535,86715.34%
1970233,86833,76616.87%
1960200,10257,53740.36%
1950142,56537,72235.98%
1940104,84317,17619.59%
193087,6679,54512.22%
192078,12222,97941.67%
191055,1439,55420.96%
190045,5898,76823.81%
189036,8218,24828.87%
188028,5735,54824.10%
187023,0254,71825.77%
186018,307-1,936-9.56%
185020,2433,84623.46%
184016,3971,62511.00%
183014,7722,45119.89%
182012,3213,29436.49%
18109,0272,93048.06%
18006,0972,16755.14%
17903,9300.00%

Richland County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White186,244
Black or African American186,054
Two or More Races11,349
Asian10,570
Some Other Race6,583
American Indian and Alaska Native504
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander439

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Richland County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Richland County, South Carolina Median Age

32.9


Total

31.2


Male

34.7


Female

Richland County, South Carolina Adults

There are 313,761 adults, (45,397 of which are seniors) in Richland County, South Carolina.

Richland County, South Carolina Age Dependency

49.8

Age Dependency Ratio

16.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Richland County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

206,800

51.48%

Male

194,943

48.52%

Richland County, South Carolina Households and Families

Richland County, South Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Richland County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81%19%
All59%41%
Male52.1%47.9%
Non Family46.1%53.9%
Female40.5%59.5%

59.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Richland County, South Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All147,3292.5259
Non Family58,2351.3546.1
Married57,4893.2281
Female25,2563.440.5
Male6,3493.352.1

3.22

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Richland County, South Carolina Households

Richland County, South Carolina Education

Richland County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,1452.87%
9th to 12th Grade16,1996.52%
High School Graduate55,80422.45%
Some College55,07122.15%
Associates Degree21,1408.50%
Bachelors Degree56,09622.56%
Graduate Degree37,15814.95%

Richland County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White116,183110,64657,737
Black112,25798,39828,381
Hispanic10,3527,6122,416
Asian6,3835,3853,324
Multiple Races4,1323,7601,449
Other Race3,8612,218599
Native American33333366
Islander1801804

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 52.08%.

Richland County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,225$40,426$31,184
Less Than High School$16,765$18,992$13,673
High School Grad$25,185$28,479$20,322
Some College$31,803$37,355$27,151
Bachelors Degree$43,337$52,092$37,081
Graduate Degree$52,628$63,432$48,522

$35,225

Average Earnings

$40,426

Average Male

$31,184

Average Female

Richland County, South Carolina Language

Richland County, South Carolina Language by Age

Richland County, South Carolina Language

91.74% of Richland County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 8.26% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.97% of the population.

Richland County, South Carolina Poverty

Richland County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black175,19238,08521.74%
White161,55016,44410.18%
Hispanic16,9603,74922.10%
Multiple9,5581,98220.74%
Asian9,7131,77818.31%
Other6,3111,58925.18%
Native45914331.15%
Islander374215.61%

16.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.89%

Male Poverty Rate

18.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Richland County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Richland County, South Carolina is Native, with 31.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Richland County, South Carolina is Islander, with 5.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.57%.

Richland County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.70%
High School16.64%
Some College11.32%
Bachelors or Greater4.63%

Richland County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.82%
Male Unemployed28.45%
Female Employed10.90%
Male Employed7.20%

Richland County, South Carolina Income

Richland County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,899$68,112
Families$65,597$83,063
Married Families$86,256$104,594
Non Families$33,437$43,720

Richland County, South Carolina Marital Status

Richland County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.8%

Male Marriage Rate

36.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Richland County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Richland County, South Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Richland County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Richland County, South Carolina Veterans

Richland County, South Carolina Veterans by War

32,994

Number of Veterans

27,338

Male Veterans

5,656

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam10,577
First Gulf War10,357
Second Gulf War9,526
Korea1,999
World War II1,013

Richland County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 5410,654
55 to 647,205
65 to 745,990
18 to 344,779
75+4,366

Richland County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White16,53211.21%
Black15,23411.21%
Hispanic1,19810.27%
2 or More5769.98%
Other2906.59%
Asian2172.66%
Indian13336.24%
Hawaiian125.77%

Richland County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

7.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Richland County, South Carolina Employment Status

Richland County, South Carolina Employment by Age

66.8%

Labor Force Participation

57.9%

Employment Rate

8.5%

Unemployment Rate

Richland County, South Carolina Employment by Race

Richland County, South Carolina Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Richland County, South Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Columbia 13019213430941173.16%
Cayce 130651423311688.94%
Irmo 111201217710579.51%
Forest Acres10401105421411.36%
Blythewood 20623099103750.29%
Arcadia Lakes86186540.46%
Eastover813809-4-0.49%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990