Ridgeland, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ridgeland, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Ridgeland had a population of 4,171 as of July 1, 2017. Ridgeland ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Ridgeland is located at latitude 32.4688 and longitude -80.9211 in Jasper County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ridgeland (see map below) encompass a land area of 48.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.47 sq. miles. Jasper County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 59 feet.

The Town of Ridgeland (GNIS ID: 2407214) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Ridgeland is located within Ridgeland Division of Jasper County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ridgeland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ridgeland: Gopher Hill.

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Ridgeland, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,171
Daytime Population: Workers 2,180
Daytime Population: Residents 1,918
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,098
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 3,459
Population in Familes 2,854
Population in Group Qrtrs 712
Population Density2 86
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $38,568
Average Household Income $49,198
Per Capita Income $17,306


Total Housing Units 1,201 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 567 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 417 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 216 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $117,683
Average Home Value $170,335


Total Households 985
Average Household Size 3.51
Family Households 675
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.47% 1.71%
Households 0.99% 1.97%
Families 1.41% 1.88%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

Ridgeland, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ridgeland to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 110 72nd
Population Density # 367 8th
Diversity Index # 13 97th
Median Household Income # 201 49th
Per Capita Income # 305 23rd

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