Ridgeland, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ridgeland, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Ridgeland had a population of 4,377 as of July 1, 2015. 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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ridgeland: Gopher Hill.

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


Total Population 4,377
Population in Households 3,558
Population in Familes 2,932
Population in Group Qrtrs 819
Population Density1 99
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 1,013
Average Household Size 3.51
Family Households 696
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,245 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 569 (45.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 444 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 232 (18.6%)
Median Home Value $181,250
Average Home Value $252,861


Median Household Income $38,138
Average Household Income $48,192
Per Capita Income $14,578
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.56% 2.15%
Households 1.87% 2.61%
Families 2.48% 2.54%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.51%
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.


Ridgeland, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ridgeland 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 # 104 74th
Population Density1 # 364 8th
Diversity Index2 # 13 97th
Median Household Income # 169 57th
Per Capita Income # 363 8th

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