Richland County SC Information


Richland County Subdivisions

Richland County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 416,367
Daytime Population: Workers 257,359
Daytime Population: Residents 200,090
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 457,449
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 385,254
Population in Familes 295,095
Population in Group Qrtrs 31,113
Population Density2 550
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $52,569
Average Household Income $72,764
Per Capita Income $28,603


Total Housing Units 174,814 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 95,983 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 62,290 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 16,541 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $167,746
Average Home Value $217,973


Total Households 158,273
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 95,900
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.1% 1.11%
Households 1.2% 1.18%
Families 0.98% 1.04%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.52%


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, 2017 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 Density # 2 98th
Diversity Index # 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.