Richland County, South Carolina Population 2021

Richland County, South Carolina's estimated population is 418,873 with a growth rate of 0.37% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Richland County, South Carolina is the null largest county in South Carolina. The 2010 Population was 385,735 and has seen a growth of 8.59% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021418,8731,5570.37%
2020417,3161,5570.37%
2019415,7591,5570.38%
2018414,2022,4020.58%
2017411,8002,7860.68%
2016409,0143,0060.74%
2015406,0085,6731.42%
2014400,3353,5780.90%
2013396,7573,7280.95%
2012393,0293,7960.98%
2011389,2333,4980.91%
2010385,735100,01535.00%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.37%
County Website
Founded
1785
County Seat
2010 Population
385,735
Growth Since 2010
8.59%
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Richland County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American192,94646.90%
White184,51444.85%
Two or More Races12,4303.02%
Asian11,7522.86%
Some Other Race8,4052.04%
American Indian and Alaska Native8340.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4760.12%
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Richland County, South Carolina Population By Race

Richland County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2021

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Richland County, South Carolina Median Age

33.4


Total

31.5


Male

35.2


Female

Richland County, South Carolina Adults

There are 322,799 adults, (50,741 of whom are seniors) in Richland County, South Carolina.

Richland County, South Carolina Age Dependency

51.2

Age Dependency Ratio

18.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Richland County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Mujer

212,210

51.59%

Masculino

199,147

48.41%

Richland County, South Carolina Population by Age

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

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Richland County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.4%18.6%
All59.5%40.5%
Masculino47.1%52.9%
Non Family46.1%53.9%
Mujer44.6%55.4%

59.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Richland County, South Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All151,8532.5159.5
Non Family60,3481.2946.1
Married58,8333.2281.4
Mujer26,2643.5144.6
Masculino6,4083.2447.1

3.22

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

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Richland County, South Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,6642.58%
9th to 12th Grade15,3665.95%
High School Graduate58,03722.47%
Some College55,35621.43%
Associates Degree21,8958.48%
Bachelors Degree59,61623.08%
Graduate Degree41,32416.00%
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Richland County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Richland County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black119,498106,11331,938
White116,297111,19560,179
Hispanic11,0358,2932,873
Asian7,0806,4414,288
Other Race4,6052,768861
2+ Races4,5774,3221,594
Native American63958193
Islander29926814

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.61%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 60.56%.

Richland County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$37,863$42,614$33,231
Less Than 9th Grade$18,394$20,493$14,414
High School Graduate$26,360$30,081$23,057
Some College$32,556$38,149$29,258
Bachelors Degree$48,752$59,656$40,395
Graduate Degree$57,059$69,846$52,387

$37,863

Average Earnings

$42,614

Average Male

$33,231

Average Female

Richland County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Richland County, South Carolina Language by Age

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Richland County, South Carolina Language

91.33% of Richland County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 8.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.07% of the population.

Richland County, South Carolina Language

Richland County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black183,17436,79820.09%
White158,96416,65610.48%
Hispanic17,9594,81126.79%
Other8,1852,90735.52%
Multiple10,7952,15019.92%
Asian10,7552,05119.07%
Native77628236.34%
Islander400317.75%

16.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.79%

Male Poverty Rate

17.55%

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 36.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Richland County, South Carolina is Islander, with 7.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.70%.

Richland County, South Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.85%
High School17.19%
Some College11.30%
Bachelors or Greater4.99%

Richland County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.30%
Male Unemployed21.63%
Female Employed10.84%
Male Employed7.24%

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

Richland County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,767$76,280
Families$73,179$94,254
Married Families$93,729$118,818
Non Families$35,409$46,717
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Income by Household Type

Richland County, South Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.5%

Male Marriage Rate

35.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Richland County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Richland County, South Carolina Marital Status

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30,512

Number of Veterans

25,819

Male Veterans

4,693

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War10,401
Vietnam9,334
Second Gulf War8,507
Korea1,293
World War II565

Richland County, South Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 549,789
55 to 646,944
65 to 746,656
75+4,000
18 to 343,123

Richland County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black15,09610.54%
White14,0509.61%
Hispanic1,1669.36%
2+ Races70810.64%
Other Race3767.17%
Native American12418.82%
Asian961.08%
Islander6220.26%

Richland County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Richland County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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6.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Richland County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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66.4%

Labor Force Participation

58.8%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Richland County, South Carolina Employment by Age

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Richland County, South Carolina Employment by Race

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Richland County, South Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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56.29%

Born in Richland County, South Carolina

94.34%

Native Born

5.66%

Foreign Born

3.04%

Non Citizen

2.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.34% of Richland County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 56.29% having been born in South Carolina. 3.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Richland County, South Carolina Place of Birth

  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

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