Richland County, South Carolina

Coordinates: 34°01′45″N 80°53′53″W / 34.029095°N 80.898037°W / 34.029095; -80.898037
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Richland County
Skyline of Columbia
Skyline of Columbia
"Uniquely Urban...Uniquely Rural"
Map of South Carolina highlighting Richland County
Location within the U.S. state of South Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°01′45″N 80°53′53″W / 34.029095°N 80.898037°W / 34.029095; -80.898037
Country United States
State South Carolina
FoundedMarch 12, 1785
Named forThe county's "rich land"[1]
Largest communityColumbia
 • Total771.96 sq mi (1,999.4 km2)
 • Land757.28 sq mi (1,961.3 km2)
 • Water14.68 sq mi (38.0 km2)  1.90%
 • Total416,147
 • Density549.53/sq mi (212.17/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts2nd, 6th

Richland County is a county in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2020 census, 416,147 people lived there,[2] making it the second-most populous county in South Carolina, after Greenville County. The county seat and largest city is Columbia,[3] the state capital. The county was created in 1785.

References[change | change source]

  1. "About Richland County". Retrieved June 13, 2022.
  2. "QuickFacts: Richland County, South Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  3. National Association of Counties. "NACo County Explorer". Retrieved January 20, 2024.

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