Ridgeland, South Carolina


Ridgeland, South Carolina

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Ridgeland, South Carolina
settlement_type = Town
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map_caption = Location of Ridgeland, South Carolina


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = South Carolina
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Jasper

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unit_pref = Imperial
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area_total_km2 = 6.3
area_land_km2 = 6.2
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 2.4
area_land_sq_mi = 2.4
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0

population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 2518
population_density_km2 = 404.1
population_density_sq_mi = 1046.6

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
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elevation_m = 17
elevation_ft = 56
latd = 32 |latm = 28 |lats = 58 |latNS = N
longd = 80 |longm = 58 |longs = 55 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP codes
postal_code = 29912, 29936
area_code = 843
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 45-60280GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1250384GR|3
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Ridgeland is a town in Jasper County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 2,518 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Jasper CountyGR|6. As defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, Ridgeland is included within the Ridgeland Urban Cluster (2000 pop.: 3,585) and the larger Hilton Head Island–Beaufort Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Ridgeland is located at coor dms|32|28|58|N|80|58|55|W|city (32.482751, -80.981838)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.3 km²), of which, 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²) of it is land and 0.41% is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,518 people (2,612 in 2004 estimate), 517 households, and 332 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,046.6 people per square mile (403.4/km²). There were 597 housing units at an average density of 248.1/sq mi (95.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 44.64% White, 49.17% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 4.69% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.63% of the population.

There were 517 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.2% were married couples living together, 22.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town the population was spread out with 14.9% under the age of 18, 16.6% from 18 to 24, 44.5% from 25 to 44, 15.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 279.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 338.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,679, and the median income for a family was $37,647. Males had a median income of $21,900 versus $20,938 for females. The per capita income for the town was $7,394. About 20.0% of families and 24.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.7% of those under age 18 and 14.5% of those age 65 or over.

References

External links

* [http://www.ridgelandsc.com Town of Ridgeland]


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