Ridgeland, South Carolina

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Ridgeland, South Carolina

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High Points

Ridgeland strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in South Carolina):

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Ridgeland Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Ridgeland Well-Paid Single Men
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Ridgeland Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Ridgeland Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Ridgeland, South Carolina

Comparing Ridgeland to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in South Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Age of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 7
Portion of People Married 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 4 6
College Educated Adults 3 2
People in Middle Class or Better 2 4
People Above Poverty 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 10
Working at Home 5 8
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Short Commute Times 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 6
People Living Alone 9 9
Housing Recently Built 6 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6
Affordability of Rents 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 2 6
Low Property Crime 1 4

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Ridgeland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles N of Savannah, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 153 miles N of Jacksonville, Florida
County Jasper
Standard Zip Codes 29912, 29936
Phone Area Codes 843
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.48
Longitude -80.98

Ridgeland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 59 F
Apr Temp 53 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 56 to 77 F
Annual Precip 51.1 inches
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 58 F
Apr Temp 55 to 76 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 57 to 77 F
Annual Precip 48.5 inches
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 61 F
Apr Temp 50 to 79 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 79 F
Annual Precip 52.4 inches
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Ridgeland Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,518 100%
Male 1,855 73.7%
Female 663 26.3%
Under 18 375 14.9%
18+ 2,143 85.1%
65+ 207 8.2%
Median Age 32.7
Average Family Size 3.02
White 1,124 44.6%
African-American 1,238 49.2%
Asian 19 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.2%
Other 118 4.7%
Mixed Race 15 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 192 7.6%

Estimated Ridgeland Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,618
Growth 100
Growth % 4%

Ridgeland Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 51.9%
US/American 17.9%
Irish 5.8%
English 5.7%
German 5.4%
Italian 2.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Scottish 0.9%
Polish 0.9%
British 0.8%
African 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Canadian 0.6%
Swedish 0.6%
Swiss 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.2%
West Indian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Jamaican 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Ridgeland, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Coosawhatchie (29912, 29936)
Gillisonville (29936)
Mitchellville (29936)
Switzerland (29936)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ridgeland 2,518 $37,647
Beaufort 12,950 $42,894
Bluffton 1,275 $48,611
Furman 286 $27,750
Hardeeville 1,793 $31,625
Port Royal 3,950 $40,867
Yemassee 807 $31,429
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Ridgeland High Schools (2004)

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Serves 824 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.2

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Serves 95 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 79.2

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