Who we are, by the numbers

Who we are, by the numbers

June 24, 2012 

RICHLAND COUNTY

SIZE

757

Land area, in square miles

POPULATION

384,504

Total residents

47.3 percent

White

45.9 percent

Black

4.5 percent

Hispanic

51.3 percent

Women

36.5 percent

College graduates

HOME MATTERS

$47,922

Average household income

$146,300

Average home value

SHOPPING & BUSINESS

27,370

Number of businesses

$4.4 million

Annual retail sales (2007)

$12,127

Average annual retail spending per person

LEXINGTON COUNTY

SIZE

699

Land area, in square miles

POPULATION

262,391

Total residents

79.3 percent

White

14.3 percent

Black

5.5 percent

Hispanic

51.2 percent

Women

27.6 percent

College graduates

HOME MATTERS

$52,205

Average household income

$136,800

Average home value

SHOPPING & BUSINESS

22,886

Number of businesses

$3.7 million

Annual retail sales (2007)

$15,027

Average annual retail spending per person

THE WAY WE LIVE

GETTING TO WORK

Average time spent commuting

21.5 minutes

Richland

24.5 minutes

Lexington

27.6 minutes

Kershaw

How many drive to work alone

145,194

Richland

104,001

Lexington

20, 774

Kershaw

How many carpool to work

16,717

Richland

9,517

Lexington

3,332

Kershaw

How many walk to work

3,908

Richland

898

Lexington

240

Kershaw

OUT & ABOUT

79

Parks in Richland County

54

Parks in Lexington County

25

Miles of hiking trails at Congaree, the state’s only national park

460

Acres in Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve, Lexington County

56

Bars and restaurants in Five Points

53

Bars and restaurants in Vista

11

Frozen yogurt shops in Richland and Lexington

1,000,224

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden annual attendance

8

Giraffes at Riverbanks Zoo

76

Venomous snakes at Riverbanks Zoo

40

Height, in feet, of Eddie, a popular attraction at EdVenture Children’s Museum

6

Community theater facilities in Richland and Lexington counties

70,000+

Artifacts in SC State Museum collection

36

Historic structures at Lexington County Museum complex

SPORTS

80,250

Seats in USC’s Williams-Brice football stadium

18,000

Seats in Colonial Life Arena

7

Seasons Columbia Blowfish baseball team has played

29

Blowfish home games in 2012

EDUCATION

11

Colleges and universities in Columbia area

30,721

USC students

1,604

USC faculty

1.1 million

Books at Richland County Public Library

4.7 million

Items checked out from RCPL in 2011

WEATHER

92.3

July’s average daily high

58.5

December’s average daily high

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