Ridgeland, South Carolina

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Ridgeland is a town in Jasper County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 2,518 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Jasper County[3]. As defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, Ridgeland is included within the Ridgeland Urban Cluster (2000 pop.: 3,585) and the larger Hilton Head IslandBeaufort Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Ridgeland is located at 32°28′58″N 80°58′55″W / 32.48278°N 80.98194°W / 32.48278; -80.98194 (32.482751, -80.981838)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.3 km²), of which, 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²) of it is land and 0.41% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,518 people (2,612 in 2004 estimate), 517 households, and 332 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,046.6 people per square mile (403.4/km²). There were 597 housing units at an average density of 248.1/sq mi (95.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 44.64% White, 49.17% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 4.69% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.63% of the population.

There were 517 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.2% were married couples living together, 22.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.02.

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