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Hopkins, South Carolina
Census-designated place
Location in Richland County and the state of South Carolina.
Location in Richland County and the state of South Carolina.
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Richland
Area
 • Total 16.5 sq mi (42.8 km2)
 • Land 16.5 sq mi (42.8 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 170 ft (50 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,882
 • Density 174.40/sq mi (67.34/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 29061
FIPS code 45-34990
GNIS feature ID 1246059

Hopkins is a census-designated place (CDP) in Richland County, South Carolina, United States, that was founded c. 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.

Attractions

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.


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