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The 2000 Census showed that Richmond County had a population of 199,775 people. This represented 2.44% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 7th most populous county (out of 159 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Richmond had a population of 199,768 people.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010200,549+0.39%+0.39% since 2009
2008199,311-0.23%+1.01% since 2007
2006197,172-1.3%+0.18% since 2005
2005196,821-1.48%-0.54% since 2004
2004197,895-0.94%-0.23% since 2003
2003198,345-0.72%-0.38% since 2002
2002199,092-0.34%-0.24% since 2001
2001199,579-0.1%-0.1% since 2000
2000199,775The Last Census

Richmond County had 82,312 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Richmond County has a total area<3> of 328.5 square miles [850 km²]. Of this total, 324 square miles [839 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.34%) being water (4.41 square miles [11.43 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Richmond County had a population density of 616 people per square mile [238 people/km²], making it the state's 8th most densely populated county (out of 159 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Richmond County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Richmond and the state of Georgia.

Click here for the Richmond County QuickFact (QF-13245).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Richmond County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BurkeQF-13033   S22,79722,2432.49%
ColumbiaQF-13073   NW112,95889,28826.51%
JeffersonQF-13163   SW16,47817,266-4.56%
McDuffieQF-13189   W21,86221,2312.97%
Aiken (SC)QF-45003   NE156,017142,5529.45%
Edgefield (SC)QF-45037   N25,75224,5954.7%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Richmond. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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