Ridgeville, South Carolina

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Ridgeville, South Carolina

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Ridgeville Well-Paid Single Men
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Ridgeville Low Property Crime
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Ridgeville Low Violent Crime
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Ridgeville Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Ridgeville, South Carolina

Comparing Ridgeville 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
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 8 3
Age of the Population 4 5
Senior Citizens 1 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 9
Portion of People Married 5 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 6 8
People in Middle Class or Better 4 6
People Above Poverty 3 5
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Working at Home 4 7
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 4
Housing Recently Built 6 4
Affordability of Rents 5 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 9 10

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Ridgeville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles NW of North Charleston, South Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 150 miles S of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Dorchester
Metro Area Charleston - North Charleston
Standard Zip Codes 29472
Phone Area Codes 843
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.095
Longitude -80.315

Ridgeville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 58 F
Apr Temp 49 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 53 to 77 F
Annual Precip 53.4 inches
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 59 F
Apr Temp 51 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 55 to 78 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
Distance 35.3 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 57 F
Apr Temp 54 to 72 F
Jul Temp 74 to 89 F
Oct Temp 58 to 76 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
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Ridgeville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,690 100%
Male 1,374 81.3%
Female 316 18.7%
Under 18 142 8.4%
18+ 1,548 91.6%
65+ 106 6.3%
Median Age 36.2
Average Family Size 3.19
White 675 39.9%
African-American 992 58.7%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 0.6%
Other 5 0.3%
Mixed Race 8 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 0.5%

Estimated Ridgeville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,960
Growth 270
Growth % 16%

Ridgeville 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) 63.4%
US/American 14.4%
Irish 4.5%
German 4%
English 3.5%
African 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Haitian 1.2%
Italian 1.1%
Welsh 1.1%
Greek 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
French Canadian 0.6%
West Indian 0.5%
Scottish 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ridgeville 1,690 $42,188
Cottageville 707 $44,583
Harleyville 594 $35,313
Holly Hill 1,281 $43,611
Lincolnville 904 $31,932
St. George 2,092 $40,000
Summerville 27,752 $51,469
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Ridgeville High Schools (2004)

A Non-traditional School
Serves 71 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 30.9

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