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Although we found mention of Alta Vista during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer..

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Alta Vista. If you can help us locate Alta Vista, please Contact Us.


About Alta Vista (Click for our profile page)

Located in: Richland County (see below)

Time Zone: Alta Vista lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT)

Telephone Area Code: (803)

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Alta Vista

GNIS ID:   None

FIPS State / Place Code:   45 / 01180

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Alta Vista)


About Richland County

The community of Columbia is the County Seat for Richland County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Greenville)

Population

YearPopulation
2019 Est:<2>     417,027   (8.46% increase since 2010)  
2010     384,504   (19.9% increase since 2000)
2000:     320,677

Total Area:<3>   771 sq. miles [1,998.7 km²]   - of which 1.9% is water (14.64 sq. miles [37.9 km²])

Housing Units: <4>   161,725

Official Website:   www.richlandonline.com/

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Richland

GNIS ID:   1249299

FIPS State / County Code:   45 / 079

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Alta Vista)


About South Carolina

From the US Census

Population

YearPopulation
2019 Est:     5,157,702   (11.51% increase since 2010)  
2010:     4,625,364   (15.29% increase since 2000)
2000:     4,012,012

Websites for State of South Carolina

Official Website:   https://sc.gov/

Tourism:   https://discoversouthcarolina.com/

Parks:   https://discoversouthcarolina.com/state-parks

Fishing:   www.dnr.sc.gov/fishing.html

Hunting:   www.dnr.sc.gov/hunting.html

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of South Carolina

GNIS ID:   1779799

FIPS State:   45

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Alta Vista)

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About Richland County

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The official website for Richland County: www.richlandonline.com/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Alta Vista and then turned west". While Alta Vista could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Alta Vista as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Alta Vista could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

Just in case there has been confusion between counties, we found that there are two South Carolina communities named Alta Vista: This one is located in Richland County and the other is located in Greenville County. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alta Vista.
<2>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2019.
<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Alta Vista. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.
<4>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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