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Ruby, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Ruby had a population of 303 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ruby: Flint Hill.

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


Total Population 303
Daytime Population: Workers 134
Daytime Population: Residents 179
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 313
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 300
Population in Familes 244
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 123
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $36,902
Average Household Income $47,061
Per Capita Income $18,824


Total Housing Units 186 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 98 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 (33.3%)
Median Home Value $70,192
Average Home Value $93,814


Total Households 124
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 81
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 -2.35% -1.29%
Households -2.41% -1.32%
Families -2.18% -1.53%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

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, 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 # 321 19th
Population Density # 356 10th
Diversity Index # 303 23rd
Median Household Income # 226 43rd
Per Capita Income # 258 35th

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