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Richland County, South Carolina (SC)


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County population in 2012: 393,830 (91% urban, 9% rural); it was 320,677 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 68,667
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 20,356
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 73,759
Renter-occupied apartments: 56,171 (it was 46,342 in 2000)
% of renters here:

39%
State:

31%

Land area: 756 sq. mi.
Water area: 15.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 514 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Richland County: 89.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (24.2%), Educational,health and social services (17.6%), Construction (15.2%), Retail trade (14.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Richland County, South Carolina:


Median resident age:  32.0 years
South Carolina median age:  37.0 years

Males: 187,330  (40.2%)
Females: 197,174  (59.8%)

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Richland County,SC real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Richland County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $45,650 ($39,961 in 1999)
This county:

$45650
South Carolina:

$42442

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $633 (lower quartile is $490, upper quartile is $772)
This county:

$633
State:

$545


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $155,000 (it was $95,000 in 2000)
Richland County:

$155,000
South Carolina:

$137,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $102,300 - $244,000

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $206,241
Here:

$206,241
State:

$217,639

Townhouses or other attached units: $193,568
Here:

$193,568
State:

$164,785

In 2-unit structures: $216,227
Here:

$216,227
State:

$197,041

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $342,580
Here:

$342,580
State:

$210,002

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $190,588
Here:

$190,588
State:

$191,373

Mobile homes: $61,227
Here:

$61,227
State:

$45,713
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,238
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $391

Institutionalized population: 9,551

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Richland County, SC map from a distance

Health of residents in Richland County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
76.5% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
43.9% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
79.2% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
71.1% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 193 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 168 pounds. This is more than average.
31.2% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,075 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $776 (0.5%)


Richland County household income distribution in 2009 Richland County home values distribution


Richland County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 15.4%
(8.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.2% for Black residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 15.4%
Richland County:

15.4%
South Carolina:

17.1%
(8.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.2% for Black residents)

Median age of residents in 2010: 32 years old
(Males: 30 years old, Females: 34 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 36 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 30 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Area name: Columbia, SC HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Richland County is $567 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $632 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $781 a month.

Cities in this county include: Columbia, St. Andrews, Dentsville, Forest Acres, Woodfield, Lake Murray of Richland, Arcadia Lakes, Eastover, Blythewood, Camp Ground.

Richland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2005 air pollution in Richland County:

Carbon Monoxide: 2 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Lead: 0.01 µg/m3 (standard limit: 1.5 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.012 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.113 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.086 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 28 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 83 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 14.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 37 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.003 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.016 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.


Local government website: www.richlandonline.com/bancitizens.htm

Click to draw/clear Richland County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Richland County: Spring Valley Country Club (A), Camp Dixon (B), Gray Shadow Farm (C), Softwinds Farm (D), Hickory Top Farm (E), Three Fox Farm (F), Richland County Chain Gang Camp Number 1 (G), Ridgewood Camp (H), Fairlawn Community Center (I), Clemson University Sandhill Experiment Station (J), Wateree Gun Club (K), Richland Northeast Industrial Park (L), Old Granby Landing (M), Columbia Industrial Park (N), Cedar Creek Hunt Club (O), Carolina Research Park (P), Columbia Country Club (Q), Fork Swamp Hunting Club (R), Manning Correctional Institute (S), Bruce's Greenhouses (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: North Pointe Shopping Center (1), Columbia Northeast Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Richland County include: Progressive Church (A), Saint Andrews Church (B), Saint James Church (C), Saint Johns Church (D), Saint Peters Church (E), Sanctified Church (F), Shady Grove Church (G), Siloam Church (H), Spears Creek Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Zion Pilgrim Cemetery (1), Myers Cemetery (2), Lincoln Memorial Cemetery (3), Franklin Memorial Garden (4), Gate of Heaven Cemetery (5), Logues Cemetery (6), Saint Marks Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Cove Lake (A), Sesquicentennial Pond (B), Weston Lake (C), Wise Lake (D), Little Goose Pond (E), Little Lake (F), Myers Lake (G), Roland Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Crooked Run Creek (A), Williams Branch (B), Wildhorse Branch (C), Swygert Creek (D), Swygert Branch (E), Spears Creek (F), Sorghum Branch (G), Smith Branch (H), Tenmile Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Richland County include: Sesquicentennial State Park (1), Congaree National Park Wilderness (2), Bluff Road Park (3), Caughman Road Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Calhoun County , Fairfield County , Kershaw County , Lexington County , Newberry County , Sumter County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 31,645
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 32.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 12,646 (43% naturalized citizens)

Richland County:

3.9%
Whole state:

2.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 82.7%

Richland County marital status for males
Richland County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Richland County with a mortgage: 48,345 (6,267 second mortgage, 5,729 home equity loan, 142 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 15,218

Here:

76.1% with mortgage
State:

66.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.60%
Here41.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 133,393
Total congregations: 254

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents43,356 (32.5%)22,351 (16.8%)12,681 (9.5%)9,888 (7.4%)8,612 (6.5%)
Congregations62 (24.4%)38 (15.0%)7 (2.8%)14 (5.5%)21 (8.3%)
NameEpiscopal ChurchAssociation Reformed Presbyterian ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaJewishOther
Adherents7,769 (5.8%)4,210 (3.2%)3,997 (3.0%)2,750 (2.1%)17,779 (13.3%)
Congregations12 (4.7%)8 (3.1%)7 (2.8%)2 (0.8%)83 (32.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Richland County - Columbia, St. Andrews, Dentsville, Forest Acres, Woodfield

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 53
This county:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Richland County:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Richland County:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 145
This county:

4.05 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 252
Richland County:

7.04 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.1%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.0%
South Carolina:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Richland County:

9.3%
State:

13.4%


Agriculture in Richland County:

Average size of farms: 148 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $15,631
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 26.90%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $21,031
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 23.30%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.51%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $37,741
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.92%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.38
Corn for grain: 3749 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2101 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 4002 harvested acres
Vegetables: 61 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 162 acres

Tornado activity:

Richland County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 2.2 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 22 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/15/1976, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Richland County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 87.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 92.0 miles away from the county center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 84.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 49.2 miles away from Richland County center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 91.7 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Richland County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers


Most common industries in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (-0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (-0%)
  • Construction (-0%)
  • Food (-0%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (-0%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (-0%)
  • Apparel (-0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (-0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (-0%)
  • Construction (-0%)
  • Food (-0%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (-0%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (-0%)
  • Apparel (-0%)
Most common occupations in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Richland County (%):





Richland County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 119,580 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 18,956 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2,638 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 32 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 35 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 37 (0%)
  • Taxi: 398 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 167 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 290 (0%)
  • Walked: 8,437 (5%)
  • Other means: 1,926 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 3,472 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Richland County, South Carolina in 2000:

People in group quarters in Richland County, South Carolina in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $53,074.

9.71% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,595 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.71%
South Carolina average:

8.00%


0.43% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,226 average AGI)
Richland County:

0.43%
South Carolina average:

0.15%

4.66% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($15,791 average AGI)
4.62% relocated from other states ($20,578 average AGI)
Richland County:

4.62%
South Carolina average:

4.33%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lexington County, SC  1.91% ($35,506 average AGI)
from Kershaw County, SC  0.26% ($30,517)
from Charleston County, SC  0.23% ($33,870)
from Sumter County, SC  0.22% ($30,474)
from Orangeburg County, SC  0.20% ($32,955)
from Fairfield County, SC  0.16% ($28,045)
from Greenville County, SC  0.16% ($36,934)


8.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,993 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.58%
South Carolina average:

6.88%


0.23% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,009 average AGI)
Richland County:

0.23%
South Carolina average:

0.11%

4.42% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($20,757 average AGI)
3.93% relocated to other states ($20,227 average AGI)
Richland County:

3.93%
South Carolina average:

3.21%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lexington County, SC  2.21% ($41,622 average AGI)
to Kershaw County, SC  0.32% ($40,959)
to Charleston County, SC  0.28% ($44,270)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.23% ($43,245)
to Greenville County, SC  0.20% ($38,971)
to Fairfield County, SC  0.12% ($37,679)
to Sumter County, SC  0.10% ($30,564)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.7

Births per 1000 population in Richland County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Richland County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Richland County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 38,799 (31,683 aged, 7,116 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.49
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 22594.13
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 458.150
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 46890.85

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1351.450
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 767.180
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9.41

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 52.43
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 97.62

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8.82
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 103.3. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 67.2
  • Cut/Pierce - 11.1
  • Other - 25.1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 80.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 48.5
  • Suffocation - 15.3
  • Poisoning - 11.5
  • Other - 5.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 352,502

Size of family households: 37,394 2-persons, 22,420 3-persons, 17,262 4-persons, 7,762 5-persons, 2,865 6-persons, 1,654 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 43,828 1-person, 8,851 2-persons, 2,034 3-persons, 890 4-persons, 169 5-persons, 36 6-persons, 29 7-or-more-persons.

92.7% of residents of Richland County speak English at home.
3.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (49% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (72% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $3,450,346,000 ($10312 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,012,972,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $932,269,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $349,161,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,946,000
Federal grants: $979,171,000
Federal procurement contracts: $348,634,000 ($215,480,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $836,165,000 ($589,714,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $41,231,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $239,394,000
Federal Government insurance: $224,663,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 23,992
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 13,698
Here:

40 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +3,504
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +5,895
Here:

+17 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Richland County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 31.97 millions of gallons per day (2% from ground, 98% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Richland County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 58
  • 2 rooms: 378
  • 3 rooms: 2,031
  • 4 rooms: 4,314
  • 5 rooms: 13,975
  • 6 rooms: 19,032
  • 7 rooms: 15,274
  • 8 rooms: 9,360
  • 9+ rooms: 9,337
  • 1 room: 1,368
  • 2 rooms: 4,629
  • 3 rooms: 8,653
  • 4 rooms: 13,611
  • 5 rooms: 9,853
  • 6 rooms: 5,242
  • 7 rooms: 1,890
  • 8 rooms: 661
  • 9+ rooms: 435
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Richland County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 159
  • 1 bedroom: 1,323
  • 2 bedrooms: 11,140
  • 3 bedrooms: 43,149
  • 4 bedrooms: 15,311
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,677
  • no bedroom: 1,641
  • 1 bedroom: 12,814
  • 2 bedrooms: 19,974
  • 3 bedrooms: 9,983
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,710
  • 5+ bedrooms: 220
Cars and other vehicles available in Richland County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 2,761
  • 1 vehicle: 21,365
  • 2 vehicles: 33,243
  • 3 vehicles: 12,447
  • 4 vehicles: 3,015
  • 5+ vehicles: 928
  • no vehicle: 8,015
  • 1 vehicle: 23,529
  • 2 vehicles: 12,116
  • 3 vehicles: 2,254
  • 4 vehicles: 342
  • 5+ vehicles: 86

50% of Richland County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 44% lived in South Carolina.

Richland County:

50.3%
State average:

56.8%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $89,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Richland County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (50.7%)
  • Utility gas (43.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.1%)
  • Wood (0.5%)
  • Electricity (69.2%)
  • Utility gas (27.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,138
Here:

8.8%
South Carolina:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,699
Here:

9.1%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4,226
Here:

16.7%
South Carolina:

20.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Richland County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Richland County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Richland County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 78 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2,496$150,2291,776$174,7307,372$186,568191$112,33523$1,437,826709$137,60236$69,694
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED75$167,453106$177,123753$159,75453$60,0000$069$111,4209$55,222
APPLICATIONS DENIED455$139,736385$134,2962,869$152,464219$60,7990$0283$111,84867$68,388
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN249$144,072229$179,8731,801$162,86261$79,5253$13,622,667119$100,68117$87,706
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS103$120,81680$179,513473$178,17313$63,8460$041$131,4884$95,000
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Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 67 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED329$198,119305$201,2004$100,7500$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED100$224,98095$193,33722$124,4092$68,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED34$227,73545$200,5113$85,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN26$165,57732$178,4380$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$183,7008$218,7502$85,5000$0
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Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


Most common first names in Richland County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2,07370.2 years
John1,78671.9 years
Mary1,72476.9 years
William1,63172.1 years
Robert1,18969.6 years
Willie87470.5 years
George79271.4 years
Charles75271.0 years
Thomas67570.8 years
Annie65578.9 years
Most common last names in Richland County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith84573.1 years
Williams83470.5 years
Brown81871.5 years
Johnson70871.3 years
Davis66772.6 years
Jones58171.2 years
Taylor42872.0 years
Wilson41471.7 years
Martin38173.6 years
Jackson37870.3 years
Businesses in Richland County, SC
NameCountNameCount
AMF Bowling1La-Z-Boy2
AT&T6Lane Bryant2
Abercrombie & Fitch1LensCrafters3
Abercrombie Kids1Little Caesars Pizza4
Ace Hardware1Lowe's3
Aeropostale2Macy's1
American Eagle Outfitters2Marriott6
Ann Taylor2Marshalls2
Applebee's5MasterBrand Cabinets3
Arby's3McDonald's11
Ashley Furniture1Men's Wearhouse4
AutoZone7Microtel2
Avenue2Motel 62
BMW1Motherhood Maternity4
Bakers1New Balance4
Banana Republic1New York & Co2
Baskin-Robbins3Nike28
Bath & Body Works4Office Depot4
Bebe1Old Navy2
Bed Bath & Beyond2Olive Garden2
Best Western1Outback2
Blockbuster4Outback Steakhouse2
Buffalo Wild Wings2Pac Sun1
Burger King12Panera Bread2
Buybuy BABY1Papa John's Pizza3
CVS13Payless3
Cache1Penske3
CarMax1PetSmart2
Casual Male XL1Pier 1 Imports2
Catherines2Pizza Hut7
Charlotte Russe2Publix Super Markets6
Chick-Fil-A10Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Chico's1Quality3
Chipotle1Quiznos2
Chuck E. Cheese's1RadioShack6
Church's Chicken4Ramada1
Cinnabon 1Red Lobster1
Cold Stone Creamery1Red Robin1
Coldwater Creek2Red Roof Inn2
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid9
Comfort Suites2Rodeway Inn1
Cracker Barrel3Rooms To Go4
Curves2Ruby Tuesday3
DHL1Rue211
Dairy Queen1Ryan's Grill2
Days Inn3SAS Shoes2
Dennys2SONIC Drive-In6
Domino's Pizza1Sam's Club2
DressBarn2Sears5
Dunkin Donuts6Shoe Carnival2
Econo Lodge2Sleep Inn1
Express2Spencer Gifts1
Extended Stay America2Sprint Nextel6
FedEx37Staples3
Finish Line1Starbucks7
Firestone Complete Auto Care6Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
Foot Locker5Subway24
Forever 211Super 82
GNC9T-Mobile15
GameStop11T.G.I. Driday's1
Gap1T.J.Maxx2
Gymboree3Taco Bell3
H&R Block14Talbots2
Hardee's6Target2
Havertys Furniture2The Limited1
Haworth1The Room Place2
Hobby Lobby1Tire Kingdom4
Holiday Inn3Toys"R"Us2
Hollister Co.1Travelodge1
Home Depot3True Value2
Hot Topic1U-Haul15
IHOP2UPS57
InTown Suites3Value City Furniture1
JCPenney2Vans5
JoS. A. Bank3Verizon Wireless3
Jones New York6Victoria's Secret3
Journeys3Waffle House11
Just Tires4Walgreens9
KFC4Walmart5
Kmart2Wendy's11
Knights Inn1Wet Seal1
Kohl's2Wingate2
Kroger3YMCA1
La Quinta1
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