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Ridge Spring, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Ridge Spring had a population of 692 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ridge Spring: Ridge, Ridgespring, The Ridge.

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


Total Population 692
Daytime Population: Workers 336
Daytime Population: Residents 437
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 773
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.12
Population in Households 684
Population in Familes 588
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 380
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $36,308
Average Household Income $52,303
Per Capita Income $20,645


Total Housing Units 365 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 197 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 88 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 (21.6%)
Median Home Value $90,000
Average Home Value $127,652


Total Households 286
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 205
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 -0.87% -0.44%
Households -0.7% -0.35%
Families -0.53% -0.39%
Median Household Income   3.98%
Per Capita Income   3.5%

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, 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 # 274 31st
Population Density # 265 33rd
Diversity Index # 51 87th
Median Household Income # 233 41st
Per Capita Income # 196 51st

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