Hopkins, South Carolina

Hopkins, South Carolina
Location in Richland County and the state of South Carolina.
Location in Richland County and the state of South Carolina.
Coordinates:33°54′20″N 80°52′36″W / 33.90556°N 80.87667°W / 33.90556; -80.87667Coordinates:33°54′20″N 80°52′36″W / 33.90556°N 80.87667°W / 33.90556; -80.87667
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
 • Total16.5 sq mi (42.8 km2)
 • Land16.5 sq mi (42.8 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
170 ft (50 m)
 • Total2,882
 • Density170/sq mi (67/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
FIPS code45-34990[1]
GNIS feature ID1246059[2]

Hopkins is a census-designated place (CDP) in Richland County, South Carolina, United States, that was founded circa 1836 and named after John Hopkins. It is located 11 miles (18 km) southeast of downtown Columbia and is part of the Columbia Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of the Hopkins CDP was 2,882.[3]


2020 census

Hopkins racial composition[4]
White (non-Hispanic)35214.0%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)2,01380.07%
Native American30.12%
Pacific Islander20.08%
Hispanic or Latino732.9%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 2,514 people, 1,016 households, and 660 families residing in the CDP.


Hopkins is 6 miles (10 km) northwest of South Carolina's only national park, Congaree National Park, which is located off Bluff Road west of Gadsden. The Congaree National Park has contiguously preserved the largest tract of old-growth bottomland hardwood forest in the United States, and contains one of the tallest deciduous forests in the world. It has 27,000-acre (110 km2) of land and water. The park was designated an international Biosphere, a Globally Important Bird Area, and a National Natural Landmark. While in the park one can hike, backpack, camp, canoe, fish, birdwatch, and study nature.

The city is also home to the Columbia South Carolina Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Richland County School District One operates public schools serving Hopkins.[5][6] Residents are zoned to Hopkins Elementary School, Horrell Hill Elementary School, Hopkins Middle School, Southeast Middle School, and Lower Richland High School.[7]

Notable people

  • Joseph Neal, South Carolina state legislator, was born in Hopkins.[8]
  • A'ja Wilson, basketball player for 2017 NCAA champion South Carolina, was born in Hopkins.
  • Derwin Montgomery, North Carolina state legislator, grew up in Hopkins and was elected to the Winston-Salem City Council in 2009. He was appointed in 2018 to a seat in the N.C. House.
  • Teyonah Parris, Emmy-nominated actress, grew up in Hopkins. She appeared in Mad Men, Survivor's Remorse, Empire, and was the lead character in Spike Lee's film Chi-raq. Currently stars in Disney+'s WandaVision


  1. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Hopkins CDP, South Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
  4. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2021-12-13.
  5. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Hopkins CDP, SC." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on December 11, 2016.
  6. ^ Home page. Lower Richland High School. Retrieved on December 11, 2016. "Address 2615 Lower Richland Boulevard, Hopkins, SC 29061"
  7. ^ "RichlandOneSCPlotMaps150323.pdf." Richland County School District One. Retrieved on December 10, 2016.
  8. ^ Votesmart.org.-Joseph Neal

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Map showing the location of this place within Richland County, South Carolina.