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Ridge Spring

Ridge Spring, South Carolina

  •   State: 
    South Carolina
    Aiken County
    Ridge Spring
      County all: 
    Aiken | Saluda | Edgefield
      County FIPS: 
    45003 | 45081 | 45037
    33°50′45″N 81°39′39″W
      Area total: 
    1.85 sq mi (4.79 km²)
      Area land: 
    1.82 sq mi (4.72 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.03 sq mi (0.07 km²)
    633 ft (193 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Ridge Spring, Aiken County, South Carolina, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    317.78 residents per square mile of area (122.72/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Ridge Spring is a town in Saluda County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 737 at the 2010 census. Ridge Hill High School was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. The town is located at 33°5045N 81°3939W (33.845942, -81.660845).According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km²), of which 1.8 square miles are land and 0.04 square mile (0.1 km²) (1.08%) is covered by water. It is part of the Columbia, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Mayor-Elect is Ms. Qwendolyn Etheredge, who was inaugurated on November 2, 2010. She is the first female mayor of Ridge Spring. The mayor-elect is a former mayor of the town. The current mayor-Elect's father was the former governor of South Carolina and the current mayor is the former Governor of the state of South Carolinas. The city is located on the banks of the Little Pungo River, which flows into the Saluda River. It has a public library, a branch of theSaluda County Library, and a private school. The public high school has a junior high and a high school. It was built in the early 1900s and is located in the town's historic district. The high school was built during the early 20th century.


Ridge Hill High School was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. The school was built in the 1950s and 1960s. It is one of the oldest high schools in the state. It was built on the site of a former dairy farm. The high school is located in the town of Ridge Hill, near the town's southern tip. The town has a population of about 2,000 people, most of whom live in the area around the high school. It has a total enrollment of about 3,000. It dates back to the mid-19th century, when the town was first built. The current high school was constructed in the 1970s and 1980s. it is located on the former site of the dairy farm, which was once the school's main source of revenue. It also has a high school, which opened in the 1980s, and a middle school, both of which are still in the same building. The former high school has a football field and a track and field field. The middle school was added in the 1990s and is now a part of the National Park Service site. It's located in a historic district in the north of the town, near where the original high school used to be. The district has a number of historic buildings, including the former dairy barns and a former school for girls, which have been added in recent years as well as a new high school for boys. It will be the first high school to be listed on the national register of historic places.


Ridge Spring is located at 33°5045N 81°3939W (33.845942, -81.660845).According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km²), of which 1.8 square miles are land and 0.04 square mile (0.1 km²) (1.08%) is covered by water. The town was named after the nearby Ridge Spring, which was once a popular destination for the town's residents. It is located in the state of New Mexico, near the state line with Utah.


As of the census of 2000, 823 people, 321 households, and 217 families resided in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 33.90% White, 63.91% Black, 0.12% Native American, and 1.46% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 2.55% of the population. The median income for a household was $25,982, and for a family was $28,984. About 23.4% of families and 26.6% of residents were below the poverty line, including 39.2% of those under age 18 and 16.0% of people age 65 or over. The town is located on the U.S.-Mexico border and was once part of the state of New Mexico. It is located near the border with Mexico and is about 40 miles south of the city of El Paso. It was once known as the town of the same name, but has since been renamed after the town's first post office. It has a population of 823, with 368 housing units, and a median age of 40 years. The population was distributed as 24.4 per cent under the age of 18, 9.7 per cent from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. For every 100 females, there were 81.3 males. For each 100 females age 18 or over, there are 80.3 Males.


Ridge Spring has a public library, a branch of the Saluda County Library. The library is located on the second floor of a building on the south side of the town. It is open to the public on weekdays, and closed on weekends. The town has a population of about 1,000 people, according to the 2011 census. The school system has a total enrollment of about 2,000. The high school has a enrollment of around 1,100 students, the junior high has about 500, and the senior high has around 600. The community has a history of being active in the community. It has been home to many members of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Army National Guard. It also has a chapter of the National Park Service, which is based in the town's main square. It was founded in 1864 and is the site of the first public library in the state of South Carolina. It opened in 1875. The city's first post-secondary school opened in the early 1900s. It's on the third floor of the main building, on the east side of what is now known as the "Main Street" building. The main street runs through the center of the village. The village is home to a number of businesses, including a bank, a post office, a school, a health care center, and a community center. The public library is on the fourth floor, which was built in the late 1800s.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Ridge Spring, Aiken County, South Carolina = 95.5. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 74. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Ridge Spring = 5.1 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 1,214 individuals with a median age of 38.4 age the population dropped by -9.11% in Ridge Spring, Aiken County, South Carolina population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 317.78 residents per square mile of area (122.72/km²). There are average 2.5 people per household in the 299 households with an average household income of $28,013 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.80% of the available work force and has dropped -2.53% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 25.14%. The number of physicians in Ridge Spring per 100,000 population = 10.8.


The annual rainfall in Ridge Spring = 47.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 1.5 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 94. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 218. 91 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 31.2 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 31, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Ridge Spring, Aiken County, South Carolina which are owned by the occupant = 62.82%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 44 years with median home cost = $73,850 and home appreciation of -1.10%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $6.39 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,064 per student. There are 9.4 students for each teacher in the school, 727 students for each Librarian and 364 students for each Counselor. 1.96% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 9.02% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 3.33% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Ridge Spring's population in Aiken County, South Carolina of 3,070 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,4-fold to 1,214 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 54.01% female residents and 45.99% male residents live in Ridge Spring, Aiken County, South Carolina.

    As of 2020 in Ridge Spring, Aiken County, South Carolina are married and the remaining 52.41% are single population.

  • 36.5 minutes is the average time that residents in Ridge Spring require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    73.51% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 19.03% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 2.99% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 0.75% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Ridge Spring, Aiken County, South Carolina, 62.82% are owner-occupied homes, another 23.34% are rented apartments, and the remaining 13.83% are vacant.

  • The 42.92% of the population in Ridge Spring, Aiken County, South Carolina who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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