Richland County SC Information


Richland County Subdivisions

Richland County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 418,482
Population in Households 387,147
Population in Familes 297,973
Population in Group Qrtrs 31,335
Population Density1 553
Diversity Index2 62


Median Household Income $54,603
Average Household Income $76,301
Per Capita Income $29,953


Total Housing Units 176,009 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 94,084 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 64,994 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 16,931 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $172,671
Average Home Value $221,445


Total Households 159,078
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 96,011
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 1.03% 1.03%
Households 1.11% 1.09%
Families 0.87% 0.94%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.37%


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, 2018 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 # 8 85th
Per Capita Income # 6 89th

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