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One of the most populated counties in the state, Richland County is home to approximately 407,051 South Carolina residents. When you consider the 756 square miles of land area and the current population, this county has a population density of 531 people per square mile. You’ll find most the county’s population living in the county seat of Columbia.
Adjacent counties include Fairfield County to the north, Sumter County to the east, Calhoun County to the south, and Lexington County to the west. Other nearby counties include Kershaw County to the northeast and Newberry County to the northwest. There are 35 communities in Richland County, including those that are census-designated and unincorporated.
Richland County School District One, Richland County School District Two, and Lexington & Richland School District Five serve the students in Richland County. These schools enroll approximately 70,000 students annually. With the strength of the public schools and over 20 private schools in the area, it’s no surprise that educational excellence is a high priority for residents of this county.
Interesting Facts About Richland County
- The median household income is $49,131.
- The median home value is $149,700.
- The average commute time is 20 minutes.
- The percentage of residents with a high school diploma or higher is 90.1%.
- The percentage of residents with a bachelor’s degree of higher is 36.4%.
Wondering about the weather in Richland County? You’ll want to grab your umbrella before leaving the house in July. That’s the month that this area receives an average of 4.76 inches of rainfall. The average high temperature is 93 degrees in July. The average low temperature is 35 degrees in January. It may come as a surprise, but the month with the highest number of sunny days is October, with an average of 13 clear days.
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