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Ridge Spring, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Ridge Spring had a population of 702 as of July 1, 2016. Ridge Spring ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Ridge Spring is located at latitude 33.8453 and longitude -81.6612 in Saluda County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ridge Spring (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Saluda County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 636 feet.

The Town of Ridge Spring (GNIS ID: 2407212) 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 Ridge Spring is located within Ridge Spring Division of Saluda County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ridge Spring 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 Ridge Spring: Ridge, Ridgespring, The Ridge.

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


Total Population 702
Population in Households 694
Population in Familes 596
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 385
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 293
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 211
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 370 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 197 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 95 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 (20.8%)
Median Home Value $84,211
Average Home Value $119,571


Median Household Income $35,436
Average Household Income $49,229
Per Capita Income $19,631
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.78% -0.52%
Households -0.43% -0.41%
Families -0.15% -0.48%
Median Household Income   -0.75%
Per Capita Income   1.05%
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.

Ridge Spring, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ridge Spring 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 # 273 31st
Population Density1 # 262 34th
Diversity Index2 # 50 87th
Median Household Income # 239 40th
Per Capita Income # 204 49th

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