In 2016, Richland County saw it's fewest number of births in over 25 years. Richland Public Health reports that 1,007 births took place in 2016, which is 146 fewer than 2015.
2016 saw the most deaths in Richland County since 2001, with 1,154. The leading cause of death heart disease and heart attacks, which resulted in 36% in the deaths in 2016. Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death in the county, while drug overdoses was number three with 56.