THINGS WE LIKE TO DO

Things we like to do in the Midlands

June 25, 2014 

Gerard Murphy of Swansea fishes for trout and bream on the Congaree River.

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  • SNAPSHOT: Population

    RICHLAND COUNTY

    2013 estimate: 399,256

    2012 estimate: 393,853

    From 2010 census

    Population: 384.507

    Population growth 2010-13: 3.8 percent

    Women:* 51.4 percent

    Men:* 48.6 percent

    Age 65 and older:* 10.5 percent

    Under age 5:* 6.2 percent

    Under age 18:* 22.5 percent

    White:* 48.3 percent

    Black:* 46.8 percent

    Native American:* 0 .4 percent

    Asian:* 2.4 percent

    Hawaiian and Pacific Islander:* 0 .1 percent

    Two or more races:* 2 percent

    Hispanic/Latino: 5 percent

    White alone, not Hispanic/Latino:* 44.6 percent

    LEXINGTON COUNTY

    2013 estimate: 273,572

    2013 estimate: 270,272

    From 2010 census

    Population: 262,388

    Population growth 2010-13: 4.3 percent

    Women:* 51.2 percent

    Men:* 48.8 percent

    Age 65 and older:* 13.2 percent

    Under age 5:* 6.4 percent

    Under age 18:* 23.9 percent

    White:* 81.3 percent

    Black:* 14.9 percent

    Native American:* 0 .5 percent

    Asian:* 1.6 percent

    Hawaiian and Pacific Islander:* 0.1 percent

    Two or more races:* 1.6 percent

    Hispanic/Latino: 5.7 percent

    White alone, not Hispanic/Latino:* 76.4 percent

    *2012 estimates, latest available

    Source: Central Midlands Council of Governments based on census reports

Attending church (64.7 percent)

Gardening (39.3 percent)

Going to Riverbanks Zoo (35.5 percent)

Going to the S.C. State Fair (30.6 percent)

Swimming (26 percent)

Attending high school sporting events (25.4 percent)

Fishing (25.2 percent)

Running (24.4 percent)

Volunteering (24 percent)

Bowling (18.5 percent)

Circuit training (18.4 percent)

Boating (18.2 percent)

Bicycling (17.6 percent)

Attending USC football games (17.2 percent)

Going to a live theater performance (12.4 percent)

Golf (10.5 percent)

Fun facts: Lifestyles

Belong to a gym (17 percent)

Own a cat (20.9 percent)

Own a dog (45.7 percent)

SOURCE: Scarborough Research of the Columbia Market; 1,746 interviews. 2013 Release 2

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