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Time Zone: Richland County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Columbia is the Seat for Richland County. Columbia is also the capital of South Carolina.

Richland County was founded in 1799.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Richland had a population of 372,023 people. This is an increase of 16.01% since the last Census (which gave a population of 320,677 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Richland represented 7.99% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 46 counties).

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
2010384,504+19.9%+3.35% since 2009
2009372,023+16.01%+1.53% since 2008
2008366,432+14.27%+1.74% since 2007
2000320,677The Last Census

More information can be found on the Richland County Census Page for Richland County.


Below are some of the communities located in Richland County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Richland County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Forest Acres   9,91310,5586.11% decrease  
Blythewood   1,484170772% increase  
Arcadia Lakes   8478823.97% decrease  
Eastover   7948304.34% decrease  

Websites for Richland County

Official Website:   www.richlandonline.com/

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

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