Blythewood is a town in Richland and Fairfield counties, South Carolina, United States. It is a suburb of Columbia, South Carolina. The 2020 estimates put the population at 4,446, up from 2,034 in 2010. Since 2000, the population has increased by 1,096 percent. It is part of the Columbia, South Carolina, Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located around 15 miles (24 kilometers) from downtown Columbia.
Blythewood Road is one of the main thoroughfares, intersecting Interstate 77 at Exit 27. U.S. Route 21 also goes through Blythewood, Intersecting Interstate 77 At exit 24.
Blythewood was originally named "Doko", a Native American term for a watering place. The town was named after Doko Depot, which was a stop along the railroad that ran between Charlotte and Columbia. In 1865, this railroad was destroyed by General Sherman. The town rebuilt, and changed its name to Blythewood in 1877, after a local school called The Blythewood Female Institute. The school was later called "Blythewood Academy".
The George P. Hoffman House, built in 1855, is the oldest extant house in Blythewood and is used as the city hall. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.
Blythewood is located in the Piedmont region.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of , of which is land and , or 0.79%. is water.
Climate is characterized by warm temperatures and moderate precipitation throughout the year. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfa" (Humid Subtropical Climate).
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 4,772 people, 1,057 households, and 920 families residing in the town.
As of the census of 2018, there were 3,148 people, 996 households residing in the town. The population density was 209.7 people per square mile (81.0/km2). The average median age was 39.3 The racial makeup of the town was 55% White, 41% African American, and 1.0% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.
There were 723 households, out of which 42.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.0% were headed by married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.9% were non-families. 13.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.6% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the town, the population was spread out, with 28% below the age of 19, 15% from 20 to 29, 8% 30-39, 16% 40-49, 18% 50-59 and 15% who were 60 years of age or older. The median age was 39.3 years. 49% male and 51% female.
The estimated median annual income for a household in the town was $90,444. The per capita income for the town was $38,077. About 1.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.0% of those under the age of 18.
The US Headquarters for Spirax-Sarco Engineering is headquartered in Blythewood.
Blythewood has a public library, a branch of the Richland County Library.
The schools in Richland School District 2 located directly in Blythewood are as follows:
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