Region

Richland County

Richland County Fast Facts

416,367
Population Estimate
2017
Unemployment Rate
May 2017
Average Annual Wage
Private Sector(2016)
Average Annual Wage Private Sector

Top Private Sector Employers

Company Industry / Product Employees
University of South Carolina Higher Education - University 9,000
Palmetto Health Health Care - Health care system 7,000
AT&T Office - Regional HQ and customer serice center 2,400
BlueCross BlueShield of SC Office - Insurance processing and customer service center 2,050
Verizon Office - Customer service center 1,350
Richland Map

Quality of Life

Columbia City Ballet

Columbia City Ballet

Since Columbia City Ballet’s founding in 1961, it has integrated the world of dance within the lives of the region. Reaching more than 51,000 people in a season with more than 80 major performances each year, the Ballet is a local favorite for both children and adults.

Three Rivers Greenway

Three Rivers Greenway

Where the Broad, Saluda, and Congaree Rivers meet, there’s the Three Rivers Greenway, a 9.5-mile series of riverfront pathways which includes lighted trails and boardwalks, outdoor amphitheaters, and breathtaking views of downtown Columbia.

Columbia Fireflies

Columbia Fireflies

Columbia’s only professional baseball team, the Columbia Fireflies are a Minor League Baseball team that is a Class-A affiliate of the New York Mets. Playing in Spirit Communications Park, this exciting atmosphere features a berm, children’s playground as well as luxury suites and lounges.

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