Lexington County is the fastest-growing county in the region known as the Midlands, according to new data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Lexington County’s population grew by 12 percent from 2010 to 2020. Richland County grew by 8 percent. Lexington County’s population was listed at 293,991. Richland County’s Census population was 416,147.
The Midlands counties consist of: Calhoun; Fairfield; Kershaw; Lexington; Orangeburg; Richland; Saluda and Sumter
Lexington County ranked 12th in pro-growth rate out of South Carolina’s 46 counties.
The Town of Lexington grew by 32 percent overall, adding almost 6,000 people to a population of 23,568 people.