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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Housing
    B
  3. Nightlife
    A
  4. Good for Families
    A
  5. Diversity
    A
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    B+
  8. Cost of Living
    B
  9. Health & Fitness
    A-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  11. Commute
    B+
Richland County is located in South Carolina with a population of 408,263. Richland County is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. In Richland County, most residents own their homes. In Richland County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Richland County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Richland County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$158,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$952
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Richland County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    460.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    48.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    185
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    732.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,938.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    532.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    16%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Richland County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,922
National
$55,322

Richland County Reviews

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What I like about Richland County is that the schools are awesome, especially in Richland Two. My nephews attend a school in Richland Two and they are very smart. Moreover, there are nice neighborhoods in this area. I live in Summit Hills and the neighborhood is very quiet. What I would like to see changed is the commute to work. There is a plethora of people who live on my side of town, therefore, this creates heavy traffic in the morning, especially around 8 a.m. Maybe another side road could be made on Hardscrabble Road.
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There are some nice parts of Richland County, but there are also rather sketchy parts. There is a lot of things to do such as museums and shopping and restaurants. However, it is not safe after dark. It is an affordable place to live with a nice central location in South Carolina.
I Love that they care about the school systems here. I have noticed there focus is on education, offering several resources to help students. As a single mom with twin girls graduating in 2019 that is very important to me.