Ridgeway, South Carolina

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Population in 2017: 299 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.8%
 
Males: 143  (48.0%)
Females: 156  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

34.2 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 29130.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,763 (it was $36,250 in 2000)
Ridgeway:

$42,763
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,096 (it was $14,884 in 2000)

Ridgeway town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $187,496 (it was $81,100 in 2000)
Ridgeway:

$187,496
SC:

$161,800

Median gross rent in 2017: $545.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ridgeway: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.9%
(4.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.6% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Ridgeway, SC (2010)
    • 16953.0%White alone
    • 14545.5%Black alone
    • 30.9%Hispanic
    • 20.6%Two or more races

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



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Ridgeway, South Carolina as of November 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ridgeway is 206 to 1.



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

6.69
South Carolina average:

2.64
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Ancestries: American (11.2%), English (9.8%), Scotch-Irish (8.3%), African (4.7%), Irish (4.3%), Dutch (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 620 feet

Land area: 0.47 square miles.

Population density: 631 people per square mile   (low).

Ridgeway, South Carolina map

3 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.9%
South Carolina:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,260 (0.7%)

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 )

Latitude: 34.31 N, Longitude: 80.96 W

Area code: 803

Distribution of median household income in Ridgeway, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ridgeway, SC in 2017
Ridgeway satellite photo by USGS

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 Ridgeway, SC residents
Average permit cost in Ridgeway, SC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.0%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Most common industries in Ridgeway, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (12.8%)
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (10.4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (27.3%)
  • Educational services (19.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (13.6%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Social assistance (6.1%)
  • Private households (4.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Ridgeway, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.0%)
  • Top executives (4.5%)
  • Religious workers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.1%)
  • Registered nurses (7.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (6.1%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4.5%)

Average climate in Ridgeway, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ridgeway, South Carolina average temperatures Ridgeway, South Carolina average precipitation Ridgeway, South Carolina humidity Ridgeway, South Carolina wind speed Ridgeway, South Carolina snowfall Ridgeway, South Carolina sunshine Ridgeway, South Carolina clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.0. This is about average.

City:

65.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.128. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.128
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.19. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.19
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.168. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.168
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

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.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 14.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.59. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.59
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 0.00137. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00137
U.S.:

0.00984

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 Ridgeway 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 the city 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 Ridgeway 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 (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical 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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Points of interest:

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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

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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Ridgeway:

Marital status in Ridgeway, SC
  • Never married: 45.4%
  • Now married: 40.0%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

For population 25 years and over in Ridgeway:

  • High school or higher: 81.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.4
South Carolina average:

11.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ridgeway, SC (based on Fairfield County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,89440
Black Protestant3,46721
Mainline Protestant1,79019
Other5612
Catholic1051
None10,139-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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
Here:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

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.
South Carolina:

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

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

14.0%
State:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

34.4%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Fairfield County:

13.1%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ridgeway:

47.7%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ridgeway:

44.0%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.6
South Carolina:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Ridgeway:

16.6%
South Carolina:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

14.1%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ridgeway:

6.6
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ridgeway:

37.6%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

52.8%
South Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Ridgeway:

84.3%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ridgeway, SC Residents
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
Water Supply 1$3,055$36,6600$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 2$3,523
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 2$5,728$34,3682$3,523

Ridgeway government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $60,000 ($200.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $43,000 ($143.81)
    General - Other: $42,000 ($140.47)
    Central Staff Services: $32,000 ($107.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($33.44)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $24,000 ($80.27)
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($3.34)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,000 ($93.65)

Ridgeway government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $19,000 ($63.55)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,000 ($20.07)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,000 ($6.69)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $63,000 ($210.70)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,000 ($20.07)
  • Tax - Property: $70,000 ($234.11)
    Public Utilities Sales: $52,000 ($173.91)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $39,000 ($130.43)
    Other Selective Sales: $6,000 ($20.07)

Ridgeway government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $109,000 ($364.55)

5.55% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,949 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Richland County, SC  1.88% ($43,126 average AGI)
from Chester County, SC  0.42% ($42,500)
from Lexington County, SC  0.41% ($41,879)


5.73% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,219 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Richland County, SC  2.28% ($35,049 average AGI)
to Lexington County, SC  0.64% ($39,327)
to Kershaw County, SC  0.37% ($41,767)

Businesses in Ridgeway, SC

  • Ramada: 1
  • Waffle House: 1

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, South Carolina
  • Fatal accident count8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents13
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:2
  • Fatalities10
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents22
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • South Carolina average
  • Fatal accident count6659
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents9609
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons2312
  • Fatalities7458
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents16603
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents793
See more detailed statistics of Ridgeway fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 56ft / 17.2mTotal length
  • $928,000Total costs
  • 78,586Total average daily traffic
  • 12,760Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 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:
  • Lat: 34.305917 Lon: -81.024694, Call Sign: WQYV445,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.437 MHz, 456.712 MHz, Grant Date: 02/02/2017, Expiration Date: 02/02/2027, Certifier: Rob Gist, Registrant: Dee Polley, 216 Middle Fork Road, Garden Valley, ID 83622, Phone: (208) 462-5200, Fax: (208) 247-2277, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • WATEREE MW BLDG, Wateree Mw Bldg, 1790 Wateree Dam Road (Lat: 34.333750 Lon: -80.705028), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 32.9 m, Call Sign: WQXJ636,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, Grant Date: 03/24/2016, Expiration Date: 03/24/2026, Certifier: Stan Coleman, Registrant: Duke Energy Business Services, LLC, 401 South College Street, Charlotte, NC 28201-1008, Phone: (859) 815-6413, Email:
  • 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, 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: PROVEAUX BENJAMIN C750 CRUZER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 23BP , Serial Number: C75-10118, Year manufactured: 2018, Airworthiness Date: 03/03/2018, Certificate Issue Date: 04/06/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Benjamin Proveaux, 36 W Bird Island Rd, Ridgeway, SC 29130
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 07/22/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Melvin Howell Jr Davis, 2414 Us Highway 21 S, Ridgeway, SC 29130
  • Aircraft: DJI PHANTOM 2 VISION + (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 723VA , Serial Number: PH645211461 V2.0, Certificate Issue Date: 05/06/2016
    Registrant (Corporation): Bomag Americas Inc, 125 Blue Granite Pkwy, Ridgeway, SC 29130
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150F (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8191F , Serial Number: 15064291, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 06/07/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 08/22/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Scott A Erlewine, 2075 Us Highway 21 S, Ridgeway, SC 29130
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 945CD , Serial Number: 1699, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 11/22/2005, Certificate Issue Date: 01/07/2015
    Registrant (Corporation): Ram Jack Of South Carolina Inc, 2075 Us Highway 21 S, 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, Certificate Issue Date: 02/02/1987
    Registrant (Partnership): Ricky D Murphy, Po Box 61, Ridgeway, SC 29130, Other Owners: Sammuel T Murphy
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 01/18/2018

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 31. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 62 took place in 2013, and the least - 22 in 2005. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Ridgeway, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (43.5%), and Structure Fires (40.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ridgeway, SC
    • 19043.5%Outside Fires
    • 17640.3%Structure Fires
    • 6615.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 51.1%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ridgeway, SC
  • 46.4%Electricity
  • 42.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.1%Wood
  • 3.6%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ridgeway, SC
  • 87.8%Electricity
  • 12.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Ridgeway compared to South Carolina 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 below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 8 pilots and 8 other airmen in this city.
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