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Encyclopedia > Richland County, South Carolina
Richland County, South Carolina
Map
Map of South Carolina highlighting Richland County
Location in the state of South Carolina
Statistics
Formed 1785
Seat Columbia
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,999 km² (772 mi²)
1,959 km² (756 mi²)
40 km² (15 mi²), 1.98%
Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

340,078
423.9/km² 
Website: www.richlandonline.com

Richland County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 320,677. The 2005 estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau puts the population at 340,078. Richland County is the second most populous county in South Carolina; only Greenville County is larger. Its county seat is Columbia6. Image File history File links Map_of_South_Carolina_highlighting_Richland_County. ... 1785 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Columbia Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Template:Diffgggtgerent calendars 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Greenville County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,999 km² (772 mi²). 1,959 km² (756 mi²) of it is land and 40 km² (15 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.98% water. Richland County is situated centrally to South Carolina. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 320,677 people, 120,101 households, and 76,384 families residing in the county. The population density was 164/km² (424/mi²). There were 129,793 housing units at an average density of 66/km² (172/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 50.29% White, 45.16% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 1.72% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 1.16% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. 2.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 120,101 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.70% were married couples living together, 16.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.40% were non-families. 29.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.05. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which often forms the foundation of a family. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 13.80% from 18 to 24, 31.60% from 25 to 44, 20.60% from 45 to 64, and 9.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 93.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.80 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $39,961, and the median income for a family was $49,466. Males had a median income of $34,346 versus $25,909 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,794. 13.70% of the population and 10.10% of families were below the poverty line. 17.50% of those under the age of 18 and 12.00% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Attractions

Located in South Carolina, the 34 mi² (89 km²) Congaree National Park is the largest tract of old growth bottomland hardwood forest left in the United States but one of the smallest national parks. ... Lake Murray is a lake in Oklahoma Categories: Lakes in Oklahoma | Substubs ... The Riverbanks Zoo is a large zoo, aquarium, and botanical garden in Columbia, South Carolina. ...

Cities and towns

Arcadia Lakes is a town located in Richland County, South Carolina. ... Blythewood is a town located in South Carolina. ... Dentsville is a census-designated place located in Richland County, South Carolina. ... Eastover is a town located in Richland County, South Carolina. ... Forest Acres is a city located in Richland County, South Carolina. ... Irmo is a small town or municipality located 12 miles outside of Columbia, South Carolina. ... Lake Murray of Richland is a census-designated place located in Richland County, South Carolina. ... St. ... Woodfield is a census-designated place located in Richland County, South Carolina. ...

Areas

Fort Jackson is a United States Army Basic Combat Training (BCT) base located in South Carolina. ...

Rivers and Lakes

Flag of South Carolina

State of South Carolina
The Broad River is a river in North and South Carolina, United States. ... Congaree River at the fall line, Columbia, South Carolina The Congaree River is a short but wide river in South Carolina in the United States. ... Lake Murray is a lake in Oklahoma Categories: Lakes in Oklahoma | Substubs ... // The Saluda River is a principal tributary of the Congaree River, about 200 mi (320 km) long, in northern and western South Carolina in the United States. ... The Wateree River is a river, about 75 mi (120 km) long, in central South Carolina in the United States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Carolina. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Columbia Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq. ...

Capital

Columbia This is a list of United States state capitals: Trivia - Jefferson City (Missouri) has the longest name of the U.S. state capitals - Only two of the U.S. state capitals are named for their state: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Indianapolis, Indiana retard See also List of current and former...

Regions

Capital City/Lake Murray Country | Grand Strand | Historic Charleston | Midlands | Old 96 District | Olde English District | Pee Dee | Santee Cooper Country | South Carolina Low Country | Metrolina | Thoroughbred Country | The Upstate This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... Lake Murray Country is a large area of South Carolina, USA; the region is approximately 78 acres of water and 50,000 acres of land. ... The Grand Strand is a popular tourist destination in the eastern portion of the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... Charleston, South Carolinas Oldest City Charleston is an American city located in Charleston County, South Carolina. ... The Midlands roughly refers to an area in the middle of South_Carolina, including but not limited to: Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland and Sumter counties. ... Old 96 District now a popular tourist destination was ruled by the Cherokee Indians. ... The Olde English District is a region of South Carolina encompassing Camden, Chester, Clover, Fort Mill, Kershaw, Lake Wylie, Lancaster, Rock Hill, Woodruff, and York counties. ... The Pee Dee region of South Carolina is the northeastern corner of the state. ... Santee Cooper Country refers to the area in south central South Carolina surrounding the Santee Cooper Lakes. ... The South Carolina Low Country is a term used to describe the states coastal counties, generally south of Charleston. ... The Charlotte metropolitan area, formally known as the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill CMSA, is composed of seven counties in North Carolina and one county in South Carolina, though six other counties in North Carolina and two in South Carolina are also considered part of the region. ... The Upcountry is the region in northwestern South Carolina. ...

Counties

Abbeville | Aiken | Allendale | Anderson | Bamberg | Barnwell | Beaufort | Berkeley | Calhoun | Charleston | Cherokee | Chester | Chesterfield | Clarendon | Colleton | Darlington | Dillon | Dorchester | Edgefield | Fairfield | Florence | Georgetown | Greenville | Greenwood | Hampton | Horry | Jasper | Kershaw | Lancaster | Laurens | Lee | Lexington | Marion | Marlboro | McCormick | Newberry | Oconee | Orangeburg | Pickens | Richland | Saluda | Spartanburg | Sumter | Union | Williamsburg | York List of South Carolina counties Categories: Lists of U.S. counties | South Carolina counties ... Abbeville County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Aiken County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Allendale County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Anderson County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Bamberg County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Barnwell County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Beaufort County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Berkeley County is a county in the state of South Carolina. ... Calhoun County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Charleston County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Cherokee County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Chester County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Chesterfield County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Clarendon County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Colleton County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Darlington County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Dillon County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Dorchester County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Edgefield County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Fairfield County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Florence County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Georgetown County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Greenville County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Greenwood County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Hampton County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Horry County (pronouced ORR-EEE) is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Jasper County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Kershaw County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Lancaster County, South Carolina - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Laurens County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Lee County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Lexington County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Marion County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Marlboro County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... McCormick County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Newberry County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Oconee County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Orangeburg County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Pickens County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Saluda County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Spartanburg County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Sumter County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Union County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Location in the state of South Carolina Formed 1871 Seat Kingstree Area  - Total  - Water 2,427 km² (937 mi²) 8 km² (3 mi²) 0. ... York County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ...


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