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Ridgeway, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Ridgeway had a population of 331 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Ridgeway is located at latitude 34.3065 and longitude -80.9601 in Fairfield County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ridgeway (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fairfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 614 feet.

The Town of Ridgeway (GNIS ID: 2407218) 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 Ridgeway is located within Ridgeway Division of Fairfield County.

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

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


Total Population 331
Population in Households 317
Population in Familes 263
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 683
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 144
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 99
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 165 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 110 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $120,455
Average Home Value $182,432


Median Household Income $39,201
Average Household Income $52,299
Per Capita Income $20,755
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.59% 0.18%
Households 0.8% 0.28%
Families 0.33% 0.2%
Median Household Income   -0.21%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
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.

Ridgeway, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ridgeway 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 # 320 19th
Population Density1 # 192 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 180 55th
Median Household Income # 171 57th
Per Capita Income # 170 57th

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