Richland County, South Carolina Population 2019

Richland County, South Carolina's estimated population is 411,471 with a growth rate of 0.63% 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
2018414,5763,1050.75%
2017411,4712,5580.63%
2016408,9132,9210.72%
2015405,9925,6311.41%
2014400,3613,5740.90%
2013396,7873,7860.96%
2012393,0013,7990.98%
2011389,2023,4450.89%
2010385,757100,03735.01%
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%

How Many People Live in Richland County, South Carolina?

411,471

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American188,82546.64%
White186,04745.95%
Two or More Races11,1752.76%
Asian11,0592.73%
Some Other Race6,8171.68%
American Indian and Alaska Native5040.12%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4420.11%

Richland County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Richland County, South Carolina Median Age

33


Total

31.3


Male

34.8


Female

Richland County, South Carolina Adults

There are 316,661 adults, (46,804 of whom are seniors) in Richland County, South Carolina.

Richland County, South Carolina Age Dependency

50

Age Dependency Ratio

17.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Richland County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

208,445

51.48%

Male

196,424

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
Married80.8%19.2%
All59%41%
Male47.8%52.2%
Non Family45.7%54.3%
Female43.1%56.9%

59.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All149,1612.5159
Non Family59,6121.3245.7
Married57,9633.2380.8
Female25,2533.4543.1
Male6,3333.2447.8

3.22

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Richland County, South Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,1122.83%
9th to 12th Grade16,4246.54%
High School Graduate56,08722.33%
Some College56,00322.29%
Associates Degree20,8348.29%
Bachelors Degree57,01622.70%
Graduate Degree37,74415.02%

Richland County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White116,060110,65358,949
Black114,555100,56628,540
Hispanic10,5527,6962,453
Asian6,6875,7183,505
Multiple Races3,9563,5321,312
Other Race3,9412,139493
Native American34331365
Islander26126123

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 52.42%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,724$40,838$31,757
Less Than High School$17,218$19,478$13,540
High School Grad$25,789$30,135$21,376
Some College$31,857$36,995$27,447
Bachelors Degree$45,489$55,305$38,116
Graduate Degree$53,812$65,459$49,658

$35,724

Average Earnings

$40,838

Average Male

$31,757

Average Female

Richland County, South Carolina Language

Richland County, South Carolina Language by Age

Richland County, South Carolina Language

91.55% of Richland County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 8.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.99% of the population.

Richland County, South Carolina Poverty

Richland County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black178,23638,76321.75%
White160,32616,26910.15%
Hispanic17,3084,02323.24%
Multiple9,5022,11222.23%
Asian10,1881,92618.90%
Other6,5811,91929.16%
Native46320444.06%
Islander403204.96%

16.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.28%

Male Poverty Rate

18.06%

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 44.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Richland County, South Carolina is Islander, with 4.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.87%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.31%
High School16.75%
Some College12.02%
Bachelors or Greater4.96%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.55%
Male Unemployed26.94%
Female Employed11.33%
Male Employed7.84%

Richland County, South Carolina Income

Richland County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$52,082$70,873
Families$67,917$87,145
Married Families$88,691$109,451
Non Families$34,114$44,703

Richland County, South Carolina Marital Status

Richland County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.5%

Male Marriage Rate

36.0%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Richland County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Richland County, South Carolina Veterans

32,077

Number of Veterans

26,295

Male Veterans

5,782

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War10,590
Vietnam9,906
Second Gulf War9,293
Korea1,723
World War II774
Age Group Veterans
35 to 5410,631
55 to 646,847
65 to 746,229
75+4,220
18 to 344,150

Richland County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White16,00510.86%
Black14,96610.77%
Hispanic1,1559.74%
2 or More5569.57%
Other2565.76%
Asian1601.87%
Indian10426.13%
Hawaiian3010.99%

Richland County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

7.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Richland County, South Carolina Employment Status

66.9%

Labor Force Participation

58.7%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Richland County, South Carolina Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

56.30%

Born in South Carolina

94.43%

Native Born

5.57%

Foreign Born

3.01%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.43% of Richland County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 56.30% having been born in South Carolina. 3.01% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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%
  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