MIDLANDS: BY THE NUMBERS

June 22, 2013 

How Richland and Lexington counties stack up:

Lexington County

Population: 270,406

Percent younger than 18: 24.2

Percent older than 65: 12.6

Percent female: 51.1

Percent black: 15

Percent of population, 25 and older with a bachelor’s degree or higher: 27.3

Number of veterans: 23,441

Average travel time to work: 25.1 minutes

Median household income: $52,857

Home ownership rate: 74.6 percent

Land area: 699 square miles

People per square mile: 375

Political color: Red

Registered voters: 162,665

Hispanic registered voters: 1,835 (1.1 percent)

Largest segment of registered voters: Women ages 45 to 64

Licensed vehicles: 251,530

Amount of materials recycled per resident: 671 pounds a year (1.8 pounds a day)

State-maintained bridges: 231

Railroad crossings: 115

Number of tattoo parlors: 9

Number of plastic surgeons: 6

Richland County

Population: 393,830

Percent younger than 18: 22.6

Percent older than 65: 10

Percent female: 51.4

Percent black: 46.3

Percent Hispanic: 4.9

Percent of population, 25 and older with a bachelor’s degree or higher: 36.1

Number of veterans: 33,781

Average travel time to work: 21.2 minutes

Median household income: $48,485

Home ownership rate: 60.8 percent

Land area: 757 square miles

People per square mile: 508

Political color: Blue

Registered voters: 244,705

Hispanic registered voters: 3,289 (1.3 percent)

Largest segment of registered voters: Women ages 25 to 44

Licensed vehicles: 310,634

Amount of materials recycled per resident: 606 pounds a year (1.7 pounds a day)

State-maintained bridges: 348

Railroad crossings: 140

Number of tattoo parlors: 15

Number of plastic surgeons: 10

Dawn Hinshaw and Noelle Phillips

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