Pine Ridge is a very small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 2,335 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Pine Ridge is the 143rd largest community in South Carolina.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pine Ridge is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pine Ridge is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pine Ridge who work in management occupations (12.72%), office and administrative support (10.44%), and healthcare (9.12%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Pine Ridge, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Pine Ridge has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Pine Ridge has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Pine Ridge than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Pine Ridge may be for you.
Pine Ridge is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The education level of Pine Ridge citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.27% of adults in Pine Ridge have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Pine Ridge in 2010 was $31,161, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $124,644 for a family of four. However, Pine Ridge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Pine Ridge is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Pine Ridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pine Ridge residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Pine Ridge include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Pine Ridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.