Ridgeway, South Carolina

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Population in 2013: 311 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.2%
 
Males: 154  (49.6%)
Females: 157  (50.4%)
Median resident age:  46.3 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 29130.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,849 (it was $36,250 in 2000)
Ridgeway:

$39,849
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,122 (it was $14,884 in 2000)

Ridgeway town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $206,110 (it was $81,100 in 2000)
Ridgeway:

$206,110
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $155,634; Detached houses: $165,961; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $162,658; Mobile homes: $45,448

Median gross rent in 2012: $506.

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Ridgeway races chart
  • White alone - 169 (53.0%)
  • Black alone - 145 (45.5%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.6%)

Races in Ridgeway detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ridgeway: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (27.4%), Subsaharan African (12.3%), German (10.4%), English (7.4%), Irish (6.5%), French (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 620 feet

Land area: 0.47 square miles.

Population density: 657 people per square mile   (low).

Ridgeway,SC real estate house value index trend

Ridgeway, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Ridgeway:

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ridgeway town:

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 55.4%
  • Separated: 8.7%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 7.3%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Ridgeway, South Carolina as of April 24, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Ridgeway to the number of sex offenders is 28 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,375 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $592 (0.5%)

Ridgeway satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dutch Fork, SC (18.7 miles , pop. 59,332).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (62.8 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (507.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Blythewood, SC (2.5 miles) , Winnsboro Mills, SC (2.8 miles ), Winnsboro, SC (3.0 miles ), Camp Ground, SC (3.4 miles ), Pontiac, SC (3.7 miles ), Elgin, SC (3.7 miles ), Dentsville, SC (4.0 miles ), Westville, SC (4.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $48,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $81,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $85,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.31 N, Longitude: 80.96 W

Area code: 803

Ridgeway household income distribution Ridgeway home values distribution

Crime rates in Ridgeway (2003):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 assault (301.2 per 100,000)
  • 2 burglaries (602.4 per 100,000)
  • 5 thefts (1506.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 169.3 (higher means more crime, US average = 322.2)

Crime rates in Ridgeway (2004):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 burglaries (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 4 thefts (1223.2 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 50.9 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.0)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.23
South Carolina average:

2.64
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.0%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -92 (-21.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (22%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (16%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (13%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Religious workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)

Work and jobs in Ridgeway: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Ridgeway, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ridgeway-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 35% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.2 miles away from the Ridgeway town center killed 5 people and injured 49 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 tornado 24.5 miles away from the town center injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ridgeway-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 108.0 miles away from Ridgeway center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 99.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 35.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 198.8 miles away from Ridgeway center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 144.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fairfield County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 2, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ridgeway topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Ridgeway:

  • FAIRFIELD HEALTHCARE CENTER, LLC (117 BELLFIELD ROAD)
  • UNIHEALTH POST-ACUTE CARE TANGLEWOOD (213 TANGLEWOOD COURT)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Ridgeway:

  • NORTH PINES COMMUNITY RES. (Hospital, about 11 miles away; BLYTHEWOOD, SC)
  • IDA LANE II (Hospital, about 14 miles away; BENDALE, SC)
  • PROVIDENCE HOSP NE TCU (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; COLUMBIA, SC)
  • ARCHIE DR. COMM. RES. (Hospital, about 15 miles away; COLUMBIA, SC)
  • EDWARD A RONDEAU GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 16 miles away; COLUMBIA, SC)
  • MARY E WHITE DEVELOPMENTAL CTR (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; COLUMBIA, SC)
  • MIDLANDS CTR INFANT CARE UNIT (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; COLUMBIA, SC)

Amtrak station near Ridgeway:

  • 20 miles: CAMDEN (1060 W. DEKALB ST.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plant near Ridgeway:

  • 19 miles: Virgil C. Summer in Jenkinsville, SC.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ridgeway:

  • Benedict College (about 21 miles; Columbia, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,039)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 22 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 27,789)
  • Midlands Technical College (about 27 miles; West Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 8,916)
  • Central Carolina Technical College (about 43 miles; Sumter, SC; FT enrollment: 3,108)
  • York Technical College (about 44 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 3,572)
  • Winthrop University (about 44 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 5,575)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (about 54 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 2,113)

Public elementary/middle school in Ridgeway:

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Notable location: Fairfield County Fire Department Ridgeway (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Ridgeway: Rulis Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Ridgeway: Ridgeway Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Ramada Limited (6173 State Highway 34 E).

Fairfield County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 61.4. This is better than average.

City:

61.4
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.143. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.143
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 4.15. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.15
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.438. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.438
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2001 was 32.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.77. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.77
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00322. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00322
U.S.:

0.01468

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ridgeway and their reported violations in the past:

RIDGEWAY TOWN OF (2010002) (Address: 235 E CHURCH ST , Population served: 950, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (NOV-22-2010), St Public Notif requested (AUG-12-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-12-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-10-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (NOV-22-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAY-10-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-10-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (NOV-22-2010), St Public Notif requested (FEB-11-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-11-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (NOV-22-2010), St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-02-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-05-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (NOV-22-2010), St Public Notif requested (FEB-03-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-03-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-27-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-20-2007), St Public Notif requested (DEC-07-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-07-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-03-2012)
  • 9 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JUL-02-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-19-2010), St Show-cause Hearing (NOV-04-2010), St Admin Penalty assessed (NOV-22-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (NOV-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-04-2012)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ridgeway that have no violations reported:

  • FAIRFIELD HEALTHCARE (2070002) (Address: 117 BELLFIELD RD , Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VFW POST 8346 (2070906) (Population served: 70, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.9%
(5.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.3% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.8%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Ridgeway compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Ridgeway (2011 data):

  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Ridgeway Branch at 100 Palmer Street, branch established on 1898/12/13. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Ridgeway travel time to work - commute Ridgeway mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (72%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ridgeway town (based on Fairfield County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.19%
Here: 34.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Presbyterian Church in AmericaChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents46.8%13.7%10.2%7.0%4.8%
Congregations33.3%13.7%15.7%7.8%2.0%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Episcopal ChurchAssociation Reformed Presbyterian ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchOther
Adherents4.1%3.6%3.3%1.2%5.2%
Congregations2.0%5.9%3.9%2.0%13.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Fairfield County:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Fairfield County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Fairfield County:

5.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

14.0%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Fairfield County:

34.4%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.1%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$2,673$32,0760$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 2$3,523
Water Supply 1$3,055$36,6600$0
Totals for Government 2$5,728$34,3682$3,523

Ridgeway government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $167,000 ($536.98)
    Police Protection: $126,000 ($405.14)
    Central Staff Services: $120,000 ($385.85)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $168,000 ($540.19)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($19.29)

Ridgeway government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $2,000 ($6.43)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($25.72)
    General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($19.29)
    Rents: $2,000 ($6.43)
    Property Sale Other: $1,000 ($3.22)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $218,000 ($700.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $135,000 ($434.08)
    General Support: $10,000 ($32.15)
  • Tax - NEC: $78,000 ($250.80)
    Property: $47,000 ($151.13)
    Public Utilities: $10,000 ($32.15)

Ridgeway government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $105,000 ($337.62)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $102,000 ($327.97)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($9.65)

Ridgeway government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $315,000 ($1012.86)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $102,000 ($327.97)

4.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,997 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.55%
South Carolina average:

6.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Richland County, SC  1.47% ($34,924 average AGI)
from Lexington County, SC  0.40% ($44,563)
from Kershaw County, SC  0.27% ($30,364)


5.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,664 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
South Carolina average:

6.53%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Richland County, SC  2.01% ($27,902 average AGI)
to Lexington County, SC  0.49% ($28,200)
to Kershaw County, SC  0.38% ($32,613)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ridgeway:

  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WQXL (1470 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: METRO COMMUNICATIONS, INCORP.)
  • WISW (1320 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ridgeway:

  • WNOK (104.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCOS-FM (97.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WLTR (91.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • W207BQ (89.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W240AX (95.9 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WARQ (93.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WMFX (102.3 FM; ST. ANDREWS, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WLTY (96.7 FM; CAYCE, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXBT (100.1 FM; WEST COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPUB-FM (102.7 FM; CAMDEN, SC; Owner: KERSHAW RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WOMG (103.1 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRBK (90.3 FM; RICHBURG, SC; Owner: RICHBURG EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WTCB (106.7 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNMX-FM (106.1 FM; WAXHAW, NC; Owner: GHB OF WAXHAW, INC)
  • W220CV (91.9 FM; WINNSBORO, SC; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • WUSC-FM (90.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA)

TV broadcast stations around Ridgeway:

  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WRLK-TV (Channel 35; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WBHQ (Channel 63; SUMTER, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W39CL (Channel 39; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W21CA (Channel 21; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Ridgeway fatal accident list:

Aug 13, 2008 06:10 PM, Sr-200, 281, Lat: 34.53601, Lon: -80.93894, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 10, 1999 06:00 PM, Sr-34, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Apr 12, 1998 09:17 AM, I-77, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 3, Drunken drivers: 1
Oct 28, 1994 04:15 AM, I77, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 5, 1992 06:50 PM, 34, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 5, 1983 09:57 PM, 34, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 5, 1977 02:15 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total average daily traffic: 3,300
Total average daily truck traffic: 165
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 4,818

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

73 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Ridgeway)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Rt 2 Box 106 (Lat: 34.275139 Lon: -80.887306), Call Sign: WNWV544
    Assigned Frequencies: 9300.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/31/2001, Expiration Date: 07/12/2011, Cancellation Date: 03/29/2011
    Registrant: Butcher Feigen, LLC, 9116 Cranford Dr., Potomac, MD 20854, Phone: (703) 973-1600, Fax: (413) 674-1600, Email:
  • Simpson Lookout Tower Sc Hwy 34 1.5 Mi W Int With Ih 77 (Lat: 34.312639 Lon: -81.027583), Call Sign: KIF205, Licensee ID: L00135262
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.270 MHz, 159.300 MHz, 159.375 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/24/1997, Expiration Date: 03/20/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/26/2002
    Registrant: State Of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29221, Phone: (803) 737-8800
  • Rte. 2, Box 106 (Lat: 34.275139 Lon: -80.887306), Type: Tank, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQKS561
    Assigned Frequencies: 9300.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/01/2009, Expiration Date: 02/28/2010, Cancellation Date: 05/01/2010, Certifier: Shannon Crompton
    Registrant: Butcher Feigen, LLC, 9116 Cranford Dr., Potomac, MD 20854, Phone: (703) 973-1600, Fax: (413) 674-1600, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • RIDGEWAY, 1.3 Mi Ne Of (Lat: 34.321806 Lon: -80.939528), Overall height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: KFB40
    Assigned Frequencies: 6404.80 MHz, 6404.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/20/1998, Expiration Date: 02/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 05/07/2000
    Registrant: Phone: (404) 810-4020
  • 1.5 Mi Ne On County Rd 3 Near (Lat: 34.320972 Lon: -80.937861), Structure height: 109.7 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WCQ523, Licensee ID: L00012124
    Assigned Frequencies: 7025.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/20/1979, Expiration Date: 12/01/1986, Cancellation Date: 06/11/2000
    Registrant: South Carolina Educational Tv Commission, 2712 Millwood Ave Po, Columbia, SC 29250
  • 1.5 Miles Ne Of Ridgeway On Countyrd 3 (Lat: 34.320972 Lon: -80.937861), Structure height: 109.7 m, Overall height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WCT688, Licensee ID: L00012124
    Assigned Frequencies: 12925.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/23/1977, Expiration Date: 12/01/1986, Cancellation Date: 06/11/2000
    Registrant: South Carolina Educational Tv Commission, 2712 Millwood Ave Po, Columbia, SC 29250
  • RIDGEWAY, 4.5 Mi Ne (Lat: 34.339861 Lon: -80.901472), Overall height: 92.7 m, Call Sign: WCU209, Licensee ID: L00016129
    Assigned Frequencies: 6108.30 MHz, 6152.75 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/16/1996, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 11/12/1998
    Registrant: American Television And Communications Corporation, Charlotte, NC 28234

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ridgeway)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 26978 , Serial Number: 4291, Year manufactured: 1940
    Registrant (Individual): Melvin H Jr Davis, 2414 Us 21 South, Ridgeway, SC 29130
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3560S , Serial Number: 17250760, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 10/17/1963
    Registrant (Partnership): Ricky D Murphy, Po Box 61, Ridgeway, SC 29130, Other Owners: Sammuel T Murphy
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 738KK , Serial Number: 17270036, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 01/05/1978
    Registrant (Individual): Donald J Lang, 1646 Blackgum Ln, Ridgeway, SC 29130

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 34
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Ridgeway

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ridgeway, SC
Most common first names in Ridgeway, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8672.6 years
Mary6880.5 years
John6174.1 years
Willie5576.7 years
Robert3873.1 years
William3575.1 years
Annie2385.1 years
Mattie2382.2 years
George2274.5 years
Charles2169.1 years
Most common last names in Ridgeway, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Belton4969.2 years
Branham4776.4 years
Smith4478.6 years
Murphy4375.1 years
Jackson2876.2 years
Jones2878.1 years
Johnson2673.0 years
Kennedy2674.1 years
Butler2577.9 years
Davis2477.5 years

Businesses in Ridgeway, SC

  • Ramada: 1
  • Waffle House: 1
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