Ridgeway, South Carolina

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Ridgeway is a town in Fairfield County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 328 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Columbia, South Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Ridgeway is located at 34°18′21″N 80°57′41″W / 34.30583°N 80.96139°W / 34.30583; -80.96139 (34.305777, -80.961390)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 328 people, 138 households, and 96 families residing in the town. The population density was 692.7 people per square mile (269.5/km²). There were 157 housing units at an average density of 331.6/sq mi (129.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 60.37% White, 37.50% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.30% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races.

There were 138 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 18.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 80.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $49,375. Males had a median income of $35,833 versus $25,469 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,884. About 24.1% of families and 25.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.1% of those under age 18 and 34.2% of those age 65 or over.


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