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Ruby, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Ruby had a population of 353 as of July 1, 2016. Ruby ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ruby is located at latitude 34.7482 and longitude -80.1791 in Chesterfield County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ruby (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chesterfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 384 feet.

The Town of Ruby (GNIS ID: 2407255) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Ruby is located within Mount Croghan Division of Chesterfield County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ruby population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ruby: Flint Hill.

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Ruby, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 353
Population in Households 350
Population in Familes 284
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 143
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 146
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 95
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 186 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 114 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (21.5%)
Median Home Value $70,192
Average Home Value $98,009


Median Household Income $38,552
Average Household Income $47,335
Per Capita Income $19,368
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.31% -0.34%
Households -0.22% -0.14%
Families 0.0% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ruby, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ruby to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 316 20th
Population Density1 # 348 12th
Diversity Index2 # 303 24th
Median Household Income # 180 55th
Per Capita Income # 219 45th

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