Richland County, South Carolina Population 2022

Richland County, South Carolina's estimated population is 420,430 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 3rd largest county in South Carolina. The 2010 Population was 385,735 and has seen a growth of 8.99% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
17903,9300.00%
18006,0972,16755.14%
18109,0272,93048.06%
182012,3213,29436.49%
183014,7722,45119.89%
184016,3971,62511.00%
185020,2433,84623.46%
186018,307-1,936-9.56%
187023,0254,71825.77%
188028,5735,54824.10%
189036,8218,24828.87%
190045,5898,76823.81%
191055,1439,55420.96%
192078,12222,97941.67%
193087,6679,54512.22%
1940104,84317,17619.59%
1950142,56537,72235.98%
1960200,10257,53740.36%
1970233,86833,76616.87%
1980269,73535,86715.34%
1990285,72015,9855.93%
2010385,735100,01535.00%
2011389,2333,4980.91%
2012393,0293,7960.98%
2013396,7573,7280.95%
2014400,3353,5780.90%
2015406,0085,6731.42%
2016409,0143,0060.74%
2017411,8002,7860.68%
2018414,2022,4020.58%
2019415,7591,5570.38%
2020417,3161,5570.37%
2021418,8731,5570.37%
2022420,4301,5570.37%
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Richland County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White182,55344.02%
Black or African American196,40247.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native9000.22%
Asian11,8362.85%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4870.12%
Some Other Race9,1162.20%
Two or More Races13,3663.22%
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Richland County, South Carolina Population by Race

Richland County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Richland County, South Carolina Median Age

33.7


Total

31.8


Male

35.4


Female

Richland County, South Carolina Adults

There are 325,678 adults, (52,863 of whom are seniors) in Richland County, South Carolina.

Richland County, South Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

19.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Richland County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

214,144

51.64%

Male

200,516

48.36%

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
Married82%18%
All59.8%40.2%
Non Family47%53%
Male45.4%54.6%
Female44.4%55.6%

59.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Richland County, South Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All155,4782.4759.8
Married58,9473.1982
Male5,8633.1545.4
Female27,9633.4344.4
Non Family62,7051.2947

3.18

Average Family Size

2.47

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 Grade6,7052.56%
9th to 12th Grade15,3475.87%
High School Graduate57,45221.96%
Some College57,37321.93%
Associates Degree22,3778.55%
Bachelors Degree59,92422.90%
Graduate Degree42,48716.24%
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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
Asian7,1786,4404,294
White116,180111,04759,007
2+ Races5,3034,9442,000
Black122,062108,61533,932
Hispanic11,3398,7473,091
Other Race5,1073,4341,250
Native American66659451
Islander35331418

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.58%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 59.82%.

Richland County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,537$43,014$34,631
Less Than 9th Grade$18,865$21,191$13,424
High School Graduate$26,956$30,417$24,083
Some College$33,585$37,698$30,252
Bachelors Degree$48,894$55,894$42,023
Graduate Degree$61,660$75,072$56,484

$38,537

Average Earnings

$43,014

Average Male

$34,631

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

91.22% of Richland County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 8.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.16% 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
Native84331337.13%
Hispanic18,5904,13422.24%
Black186,64237,82120.26%
Asian10,8561,90817.58%
Multiple11,4841,93016.81%
White157,56417,71311.24%
Islander408256.13%
Other3,076NaN%

16.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.75%

Male Poverty Rate

17.25%

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 37.13% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.55%.

Richland County, South Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.73%
High School17.47%
Some College12.22%
Bachelors or Greater5.10%

Richland County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.88%
Male Unemployed31.09%
Female Employed11.23%
Female Unemployed32.46%

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$54,441$77,257
Families$72,446$96,200
Married Families$97,916$123,386
Non Families$35,860$46,838
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Income by Household Type

Richland County, South Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.7%

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 55-64.

Richland County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Richland County, South Carolina Marital Status

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30,157

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War8,877
First Gulf War10,289
Vietnam8,765
Korea1,244
World War II407

Richland County, South Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 342,696
35 to 549,840
55 to 646,872
65 to 746,408
75+4,341

Richland County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White13,3699.23%
Black15,41910.58%
Native American12317.28%
Asian1121.26%
Islander7222.09%
Other Race4347.24%
2+ Races6288.33%
Hispanic1,1448.82%

Richland County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Richland County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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8.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Richland County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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66.2%

Labor Force Participation

58.8%

Employment Rate

6.1%

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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55.23%

Born in Richland County, South Carolina

94.14%

Native Born

5.86%

Foreign Born

3.12%

Non Citizen

2.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.14% of Richland County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 55.23% having been born in South Carolina. 3.12% 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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