Midlands, South Carolina


Midlands, South Carolina

The Midlands roughly refers to an area in the middle of South Carolina. This term is used mostly by Columbia-based media outlets that wish to appeal to audiences outside of the Columbia metropolitan area. Columbia is the largest city in the region and location of the state government. The midlands is the halfway point between the upstate and low country making it halfway between the mountains and beach.

Counties

There are eight counties included in the midlands area of South Carolina, but not limited to:

*Calhoun
*Fairfield
*Kershaw
*Lexington
*Orangeburg
*Richland
*Saluda
*Sumter

Cities

Primary cities

(including county and 2006 census bureau population estimates)
*Columbia, "Richland and Lexington" 122,819
*Sumter, "Sumter" 39,159
*Orangeburg, "Orangeburg" 13,563

Suburban towns and cities over 10,000 in population

(including county and 2006 census bureau population estimates)
*Cayce, "Lexington" 12,597
*Forest Acres "Richland" 10,558
*Irmo, "Richland and Lexington" 11,338
*Lexington, "Lexington" 14,110
*Newberry, "Newberry" 10,874
*West Columbia "Lexington" 13,670

Suburbs with less than 10,000 inhabitants

(including county and 2006 census bureau population estimates)
*Arcadia Lakes, "Richland" 828
*Ballentine, "Richland"
*Batesburg-Leesville, "Lexington" 5,610
*Blythewood, "Richland" 170
*Camden, "Kershaw" 7,022
*Chapin, "Lexington" 689
*Eastover, "Richland" 774
*Elgin, "Kershaw" 1,042
*Gaston, "Lexington" 1,393
*Gilbert, "Lexington" 571
*Little Mountain, "Newberry" 262
*Lugoff, "Kershaw" 6,278
*North, "Orangeburg" 782
*Pelion, "Lexington" 594
*Pine Ridge, "Lexington" 1,739
*Prosperity, "Newberry" 1,063
*Red Bank, "Lexington" 8,811
*Ridgeway, "Fairfield" 321
*Saluda, "Saluda" 2,989
*Silverstreet, "Newberry" 225
*St. Matthews, "Calhoun" 2,009
*Springdale, "Lexington" 2,946
*Swansea, "Lexington" 533
*South Congaree, "Lexington" 2,397
*Winnsboro, "Fairfield" 3,647

Unincorporated communities

(2000 Census Figures)
*Dentsville, "Richland" 13,009
*Gadsden, "Richland"
*Hopkins, "Richland" 13,025
*Lake Murray of Richland, "Richland" 3,526
*Seven Oaks, "Lexington" 15,755
*St. Andrews, "Richland" 21,814
*Woodfield, "Richland" 9,238

Higher education

*Allen University
*Benedict College
*Beta Tech
*Central Carolina Technical College
*Claflin University
*Columbia College
*Columbia International University
*Columbia Junior College of Business
*Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
*Midlands Technical College
*Newberry College
*Morris College
*Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
*South Carolina State University
*South University
*Southern Methodist College
*University of South Carolina
*University of South Carolina Sumter


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