Ladson, SC Profile: Facts & Data


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Ladson, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Ladson Census Designated Place had a population of 15,498 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ladson: Ladsons.

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Ladson, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 15,498
Population in Households 15,495
Population in Familes 13,273
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 2,207
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $56,917
Average Household Income $70,178
Per Capita Income $23,954


Total Housing Units 5,601 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,947 (70.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,299 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 355 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $139,608
Average Home Value $151,912


Total Households 5,246
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 3,992
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.43% 1.84%
Households 1.39% 1.82%
Families 1.35% 1.74%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

Ladson, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ladson to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 38 91st
Population Density # 23 94th
Diversity Index # 24 94th
Median Household Income # 57 86th
Per Capita Income # 142 64th

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