Ravenel, South Carolina

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Ravenel is a town in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 2,214 at the 2000 census. As defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and used by the U.S. Census Bureau for statistical purposes only, Ravenel is included within the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area.

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Geography

Ravenel is located at 32°46′41″N 80°13′16″W / 32.77806°N 80.22111°W / 32.77806; -80.22111 (32.777930, -80.221112)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 12.3 square miles (31.9 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,214 people, 799 households, and 581 families residing in the town. The population density was 179.5 people per square mile (69.3/km²). There were 863 housing units at an average density of 70.0/sq mi (27.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 47.88% White, 49.95% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 1.13% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.66% of the population.

There were 799 households out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 19.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.4% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.

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