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Ridgeway, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Ridgeway had a population of 323 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Ridgeway, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 323
Daytime Population: Workers 151
Daytime Population: Residents 190
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 341
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 313
Population in Familes 259
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 666
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $43,496
Average Household Income $55,665
Per Capita Income $21,790


Total Housing Units 161 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 109 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $129,545
Average Home Value $188,073


Total Households 140
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 96
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.17% -0.31%
Households 0.3% -0.14%
Families -0.14% -0.21%
Median Household Income   3.28%
Per Capita Income   3.07%

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, 2017 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 # 319 20th
Population Density # 194 51st
Diversity Index # 160 60th
Median Household Income # 148 63rd
Per Capita Income # 163 59th

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