Richland County SC Information


Richland County Subdivisions

Richland County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 410,099
Population in Households 380,073
Population in Familes 291,512
Population in Group Qrtrs 30,026
Population Density1 542
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 154,698
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 93,807
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 171,943 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 91,511 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 63,187 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 17,245 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $165,191
Average Home Value $215,227


Median Household Income $50,325
Average Household Income $69,453
Per Capita Income $27,124
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.04% 1.13%
Households 1.02% 1.09%
Families 0.78% 0.94%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Richland County SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Richland County to the other 46 counties and county equivalents in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 98th
Population Density1 # 2 98th
Diversity Index2 # 3 96th
Median Household Income # 7 87th
Per Capita Income # 6 89th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.