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Ridgeville, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Ridgeville had a population of 1,898 as of July 1, 2017. Ridgeville 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 Ridgeville is located at latitude 33.09 and longitude -80.3072 in Dorchester County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ridgeville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dorchester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 75 feet.

The Town of Ridgeville (GNIS ID: 2407217) 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 Ridgeville is located within Ridgeville Division of Dorchester County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ridgeville 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 Ridgeville: Timothy Creek.

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


Total Population 1,898
Daytime Population: Workers 677
Daytime Population: Residents 517
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,194
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 1,105
Population in Familes 928
Population in Group Qrtrs 793
Population Density2 1,057
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $41,479
Average Household Income $53,668
Per Capita Income $15,539


Total Housing Units 242 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 164 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $109,375
Average Home Value $181,790


Total Households 214
Average Household Size 5.16
Family Households 160
Average Family Size 6
  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 -0.57% 0.3%
Households 0.19% 0.55%
Families -0.42% 0.37%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   1.89%

Ridgeville, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ridgeville 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 # 189 53rd
Population Density # 116 71st
Diversity Index # 63 84th
Median Household Income # 167 58th
Per Capita Income # 367 8th

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