Ladson, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ladson, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Ladson Census Designated Place had a population of 14,403 as of July 1, 2015. Ladson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ladson is located at latitude 33.0093 and longitude -80.1077 in Berkeley County. The formal boundaries for the Ladson Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Berkeley County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 46 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Ladson Census Designated Place are located in Berkeley County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Charleston County.

The Ladson Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403184) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Ladson Census Designated Place is located within Goose Creek-Hanahan Division of Berkeley County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ladson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ladson: Ladsons.

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Ladson, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 14,403
Population in Households 14,400
Population in Familes 12,303
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 2,051
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 4,924
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 3,769
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,360 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,530 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,394 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 436 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $165,578
Average Home Value $178,621


Median Household Income $51,058
Average Household Income $59,454
Per Capita Income $20,512
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.83% 1.57%
Households 0.97% 1.58%
Families 1.01% 1.53%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   2.33%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Ladson, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ladson to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 37 91st
Population Density1 # 23 94th
Diversity Index2 # 33 92nd
Median Household Income # 55 86th
Per Capita Income # 143 64th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.