Ridgeland, South Carolina

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Population in 2019: 3,811 (75% urban, 25% rural).
Population change since 2000: +51.4%
Males: 1,744  (45.8%)
Females: 2,067  (54.2%)
Median resident age:

31.2 years
South Carolina median age:

39.9 years

Zip codes: 29936.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $33,812 (it was $27,679 in 2000)
Ridgeland:

$33,812
SC:

$56,227

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $18,787 (it was $7,394 in 2000)

Ridgeland town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $179,800 (it was $78,900 in 2000)
Ridgeland:

$179,800
SC:

$179,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $277,498; detached houses: $301,755; mobile homes: $111,152

Median gross rent in 2019: $822.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ridgeland: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 25.2%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.7% for Black residents, 69.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Ridgeland, SC (2019)
    • 1,93348.2%Black alone
    • 1,42535.5%White alone
    • 56314.0%Hispanic
    • 350.9%Asian alone
    • 370.9%Two or more races
    • 80.2%American Indian alone

Races in Ridgeland detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Ridgeland, South Carolina as of February 03, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ridgeland is 528 to 1.


Crime rates in Ridgeland by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.9)
1
(38.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(73.5)
2
(48.5)
3
(73.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(50.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(37.6)
2
(75.8)
2
(76.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(38.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.3)
1
(24.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(73.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
12
(451.3)
11
(416.7)
15
(569.9)
11
(425.4)
11
(426.9)
1
(24.5)
7
(169.8)
8
(196.5)
2
(48.4)
6
(146.9)
9
(225.5)
1
(24.1)
6
(147.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
13
(488.9)
23
(871.2)
18
(683.9)
15
(580.0)
11
(426.9)
4
(98.0)
1
(24.3)
3
(73.7)
5
(121.1)
3
(73.5)
3
(75.2)
2
(48.1)
2
(49.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
45
(1,692)
18
(681.8)
23
(873.9)
30
(1,160)
27
(1,048)
6
(147.0)
30
(727.6)
35
(859.5)
34
(823.6)
36
(881.5)
12
(300.7)
15
(360.8)
13
(319.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
92
(3,460)
115
(4,356)
156
(5,927)
162
(6,265)
98
(3,803)
47
(1,151)
108
(2,619)
108
(2,652)
127
(3,077)
131
(3,208)
108
(2,706)
91
(2,189)
71
(1,744)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(300.9)
9
(340.9)
13
(493.9)
11
(425.4)
6
(232.8)
0
(0.0)
3
(72.8)
7
(171.9)
8
(193.8)
7
(171.4)
9
(225.5)
7
(168.4)
5
(122.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(37.6)
1
(37.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(38.7)
1
(38.8)
1
(24.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.6)
2
(48.4)
1
(24.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.6)
City-Data.com crime index544.2684.8782.3609.4488.6230.2333.7420.7235.0321.3330.2143.1175.6

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City-data.com crime index in Ridgeland, SC

Crime rate in Ridgeland detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 13 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.15
South Carolina average:

2.24
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Ancestries: European (8.8%), American (5.3%), English (3.4%), German (2.8%), Irish (2.3%), Scottish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 62 feet

Land area: 2.41 square miles.

Population density: 1,584 people per square mile   (low).

Ridgeland, South Carolina map

343 residents are foreign born (6.9% Latin America).

This town:

8.6%
South Carolina:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,396 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Savannah, GA (30.7 miles , pop. 131,510).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (154.9 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (613.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Grays-Tillman, SC (3.2 miles ),
Laurel Bay, SC (3.4 miles ),
Burton, SC (3.8 miles ),
Hardeeville, SC (3.9 miles ),
Sheldon, SC (3.9 miles ),
Shell Point, SC (3.9 miles ),
Yemassee, SC (4.1 miles ),
Beaufort, SC (4.2 miles )

Latitude: 32.48 N, Longitude: 80.98 W

Area code: 843

Distribution of median household income in Ridgeland, SC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Ridgeland, SC in 2019
Ridgeland satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2015: 6 buildings, average cost: $130,800
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $326,000
  • 2018: 2 buildings, average cost: $326,000
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $326,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Ridgeland, SC residents
Average permit cost in Ridgeland, SC
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.6%
South Carolina:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +1,444 (+134.5%).
Most common industries in Ridgeland, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (22.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (39.5%)
  • Food (6.1%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
  • Health care (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.4%)
  • Health care (12.7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.1%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Ridgeland, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12.5%)
  • Carpenters (8.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Construction laborers (5.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Carpenters (15.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11.1%)
  • Construction laborers (10.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.5%)
  • Cashiers (3.8%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.8%)

Average climate in Ridgeland, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Ridgeland, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
Pb
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00065. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00065
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Ridgeland-area historical tornado activity is below South Carolina state average. It is 31% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.5 miles away from the Ridgeland town center killed 2 people and injured 17 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 5/3/1975, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 13.1 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ridgeland-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Carolina state average. It is 45% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 56.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 129.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 63.8 miles away from Ridgeland center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 276.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 61.3 miles away from Ridgeland center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 412.9 miles away from Ridgeland center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jasper County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ridgeland topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Ridgeland:

  • RIDGELAND NURSING CENTER INC (1516 GRAYS HIGHWAY)
  • FMC DIALYSIS SERVICES THE MARSHLANDS (28 RICE POND ROAD)
  • RIDGELAND DIALYSIS (112 WEATHERSBEE ST.)

Airports located in Ridgeland:

Amtrak station near Ridgeland:

  • 17 miles: YEMASSEE (MAIN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ridgeland:

  • Savannah College of Art and Design (about 30 miles; Savannah, GA; Full-time enrollment: 9,964)
  • Savannah State University (about 33 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 4,193)
  • Savannah Technical College (about 33 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 3,677)
  • South University–Savannah Online (about 35 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 13,512)
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University (about 37 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 6,399)
  • Georgia Southern University (about 47 miles; Statesboro, GA; FT enrollment: 18,824)
  • Denmark Technical College (about 59 miles; Denmark, SC; FT enrollment: 2,050)

Public high schools in Ridgeland:

  • RIDGELAND HIGH (Students: 557, Location: 5 CORRECTIONAL ROAD, Grades: 9-12)
  • BEAUFORT-JASPER ACADEMY FOR CAREER EXCELLENCE (Location: 80 LOWCOUNTRY DRIVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • RIDGELAND-HARDEEVILLE HIGH (Location: 250 JAGUAR TRAIL UNIT 101, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Ridgeland:

  • THOMAS HEYWARD ACADEMY (Students: 331, Location: 1727 MALPHRUS RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • STEP OF FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 228, Location: 9009 TARBORO RD, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Ridgeland:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ridgeland: Jasper County Industrial Park (A), Ridgeland Town Hall (B), Pratt Memorial Library (C), Jasper County Jail (D), Jasper County Courthouse (E), Mary Gorden Ellis Executive Building (F), Town of Ridgeland Fire Department (G), Jasper County Emergency Management Services (H), Jasper County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Center (I), Jasper County Disaster Preparedness Office (J), Ridgeland Police Department (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ridgeland include: Saint Paul United Methodist Church (A), Lovely Hill Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Ridgeland include: Ridge Pointe Square (1), Harold Turpin Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Webel Museum (123 East Wilson Street).

Hotels: Days Inn Point South (I 95 & US17 Exit 33), Plantation Inn (643 North Jacob Smart Boulevard), Econo Lodge Ridgeland (516 East Main Street), Forest Motel (416 South Jacob Smart Boulevard), Hampton Inn (139 Frampton Drive), Best Western Point South (I 95 And US 17 Exit 33), Palms Motel (109 South Jacob Smart Boulevard), Days Inn Ridgeland SC (516 East Main Street), Carolina Lodge No 9 (Highway 278).

Courts: Family Court (606 2nd Avenue), Jasper County - Judicial Building- Central Traffic Court (111 West Adams Street).

Birthplace of: Jacob E. Smart - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Lloyd W. Newton - General, Reverend Ike - Television personality.

Jasper County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ridgeland and their reported violations in the past:

RIDGELAND TOWN OF (2710001) (Population served: 2,200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JUL-02-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2010), St Show-cause Hearing (NOV-03-2010), St Admin Penalty assessed (NOV-15-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (NOV-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2011)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - In APR-02-2008, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2010), St Show-cause Hearing (NOV-03-2010), St Admin Penalty assessed (NOV-15-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (NOV-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-11-2011)
Average household size:
This town:

2.8 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

66.6%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

8.1%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Ridgeland in 2010:

  • 1,294 people in state prisons
  • 85 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 73 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 14 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
1,203 people in state prisons in 2000
7 people in homes for the mentally ill in 2000

Banks with branches in Ridgeland (2011 data):

  • SCBT National Association: Ridgeland Branch at 207 Jacob Smart Boulevard, branch established on 1967/07/14. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $3,893.8 mil, Deposits: $3,257.7 mil, headquarters in Orangeburg, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: Scbt Financial Corporation
  • Regions Bank: Ridgeland Branch at 312 Jacob Smart Blvd, branch established on 1951/12/17. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Bank of Walterboro: Ridgeland Branch at 8058 Main Street, branch established on 2004/12/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $159.6 mil, Deposits: $140.9 mil, headquarters in Walterboro, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Communitycorp

For population 15 years and over in Ridgeland:

Marital status in Ridgeland, SC
  • Never married: 41.8%
  • Now married: 34.8%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 15.0%

For population 25 years and over in Ridgeland:

  • High school or higher: 80.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
South Carolina average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Ridgeland
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ridgeland, SC (based on Jasper County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,87722
Catholic9562
Black Protestant7634
Mainline Protestant6876
Other6812
None17,813-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Here:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Jasper County:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Jasper County:

10.96 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
This county:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.4%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Jasper County:

33.7%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.7%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.2%
State:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.7%
South Carolina:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
South Carolina:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.7%
State:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.5%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ridgeland:

25.9%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
Ridgeland:

56.1%
State:

55.6%

Average condition of hearing:
Ridgeland:

82.4%
State:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ridgeland, SC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 14$60,941$52,2350$0
Firefighters 10$42,333$50,8000$0
Streets and Highways 6$19,783$39,5660$0
Financial Administration 4$21,418$64,2540$0
Sewerage 3$12,025$48,1000$0
Water Supply 3$12,129$48,5160$0
Judicial and Legal 3$11,788$47,1520$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$4,358$52,2960$0
Totals for Government 44$184,775$50,3930$0

Ridgeland government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $590,000 ($154.82)
    Regular Highways: $547,000 ($143.53)
    General Public Buildings: $27,000 ($7.08)
  • Current Operations - Transit Utilities: $956,000 ($250.85)
    Police Protection: $776,000 ($203.62)
    Sewerage: $693,000 ($181.84)
    Water Utilities: $635,000 ($166.62)
    Central Staff Services: $432,000 ($113.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $374,000 ($98.14)
    Parks and Recreation: $259,000 ($67.96)
    General - Other: $228,000 ($59.83)
    Regular Highways: $175,000 ($45.92)
    General Public Buildings: $97,000 ($25.45)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $81,000 ($21.25)
    Financial Administration: $67,000 ($17.58)
    Parking Facilities: $17,000 ($4.46)
    Housing and Community Development: $7,000 ($1.84)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $202,000 ($53.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $164,000 ($43.03)
    Solid Waste Management: $97,000 ($25.45)
    Police Protection: $89,000 ($23.35)
    Regular Highways: $43,000 ($11.28)
    Water Utilities: $26,000 ($6.82)
    Local Fire Protection: $21,000 ($5.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000 ($4.20)
    Central Staff Services: $11,000 ($2.89)
    Transit Utilities: $3,000 ($0.79)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($0.79)
    Parking Facilities: $1,000 ($0.26)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,872,000 ($491.21)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $107,000 ($28.08)

Ridgeland government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,147,000 ($300.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $213,000 ($55.89)
    Other: $35,000 ($9.18)
    Parks and Recreation: $33,000 ($8.66)
    Parking Facilities: $32,000 ($8.40)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $195,000 ($51.17)
    Transit Utilities: $35,000 ($9.18)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $572,000 ($150.09)
    Gas Utilities: $36,000 ($9.45)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($1.31)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $97,000 ($25.45)
    General Revenue - Other: $65,000 ($17.06)
    Interest Earnings: $59,000 ($15.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $789,000 ($207.03)
    Transit Utilities: $7,000 ($1.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $326,000 ($85.54)
    General Local Government Support: $78,000 ($20.47)
    Other: $61,000 ($16.01)
    Highways: $17,000 ($4.46)
  • Tax - Property: $1,272,000 ($333.77)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $776,000 ($203.62)
    Other Selective Sales: $437,000 ($114.67)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $410,000 ($107.58)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $12,000 ($3.15)
    Other: $9,000 ($2.36)

Ridgeland government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,679,000 ($702.97)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,238,000 ($587.25)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $441,000 ($115.72)

Ridgeland government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,028,000 ($1319.34)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $51,000 ($13.38)

11.63% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,114 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.63%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Beaufort County, SC  4.04% ($46,131 average AGI)
from Chatham County, GA  0.56% ($41,360)
from Hampton County, SC  0.34% ($26,133)


9.97% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,619 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.97%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Beaufort County, SC  4.10% ($53,335 average AGI)
to Chatham County, GA  0.72% ($39,381)
to Hampton County, SC  0.31% ($40,074)
Businesses in Ridgeland, SC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1H&R Block1
Best Western1KFC1
Comfort Inn1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Cricket Wireless1Penske1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quality1
Days Inn1Rite Aid1
Decora Cabinetry2Subway1
FedEx3U-Haul1
GNC1UPS2
Goodwill1Waffle House1

Strongest AM radio stations in Ridgeland:

  • WBMQ (630 AM; 5 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNFO (1430 AM; daytime; 1 kW; RIDGELAND, SC)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJLG (900 AM; 4 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTKS (1290 AM; 5 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WVGB (1490 AM; 1 kW; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: VIVIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQIZ (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: RADIO PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WALD (1080 AM; daytime; 3 kW; WALTERBORO, SC; Owner: JACQUELYN COLLIER PEMBROKE)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ridgeland:

  • WWVV (104.9 FM; RIDGELAND, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WYKZ (98.7 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJWJ-FM (89.9 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WGZR (106.9 FM; BLUFFTON, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WFXH-FM (106.1 FM; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WJZX (99.7 FM; HOLLYWOOD, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLOW (107.9 FM; PORT ROYAL, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WZAT (102.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAEV (97.3 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQBT (94.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSIS (103.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJCL-FM (96.5 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSVH (91.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WIXV (95.5 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAGP (88.7 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF BEAUFORT, INC)
  • WEAS-FM (93.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLFS (91.9 FM; PORT WENTWORTH, GA; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC)
  • WGZO (103.1 FM; PARRIS ISLAND, SC; Owner: ZIP COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ridgeland:

  • WJWJ-TV (Channel 16; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WSAV-TV (Channel 3; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTOC-TV (Channel 11; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WGSA-CA (Channel 50; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)
  • W19CH (Channel 19; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTGS (Channel 28; HARDEEVILLE, SC; Owner: BLUENOSE BROADCASTING OF SAVANNAH LLC)
  • WJCL (Channel 22; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF SAVANNAH LICENSE LLC)
  • W32BJ (Channel 32; BEAUFORT, ETC., SC; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)
  • WVAN-TV (Channel 9; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W35AY (Channel 35; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: MYRON K. HINES)
  • W53BX (Channel 53; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: WHHI-TV, INC.)
  • WXSX-LP (Channel 13; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W55AW (Channel 55; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CHANNEL AMERICA LPTV LIC. SUBSIDIARY)
Ridgeland fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Ridgeland fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 38Number of bridges
  • 338ft / 103mTotal length
  • $2,897,000Total costs
  • 335,833Total average daily traffic
  • 52,880Total average daily truck traffic
  • 159,519Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ridgeland, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 71950-1959
  • 171960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ridgeland, SC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ridgeland)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 182 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Ridgeland, SC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ridgeland)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 28 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Ridgeland)

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 73. The highest number of fire incidents - 156 took place in 2018, and the least - 0 in 2011. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Ridgeland, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (52.0%), and Structure Fires (29.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ridgeland, SC
    • 52952.0%Outside Fires
    • 29629.1%Structure Fires
    • 17517.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 171.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ridgeland, SC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ridgeland, South Carolina:

  • Quality Inn, 511 James Taylor Rd, Ridgeland, South Carolina 29936 , Phone: (843) 726-6213, Fax: (843) 726-6452
  • Travelodge Ridgeland, 8216 E Main St, Ridgeland, South Carolina 29936 , Phone: (843) 726-5553, Fax: (843) 726-8780
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ridgeland, South Carolina
Most common first names in Ridgeland, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James7272.9 years
William5474.1 years
Mary5174.6 years
John5175.5 years
Robert4368.2 years
Willie3674.9 years
Joseph3568.7 years
Charles2566.6 years
Henry2473.8 years
Rosa2183.4 years
Most common last names in Ridgeland, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6674.1 years
Malphrus4473.2 years
Williams3970.7 years
Jones3876.7 years
Mitchell3668.9 years
Woods3679.7 years
Pinckney3277.7 years
Heyward3171.7 years
Scott2969.7 years
Singleton2968.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ridgeland, SC
  • 92.9%Electricity
  • 3.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.4%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ridgeland, SC
  • 94.6%Electricity
  • 3.7%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Ridgeland compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Ridgeland on our top lists:

  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons (population 1,000+)"
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