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Population in 2012: 4,065 (75% urban, 25% rural). Population change since 2000: +61.4%
Males: 2,655  (65.3%)
Females: 1,410  (34.7%)

Median resident age:  31.6 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 29936.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,585 (it was $27,679 in 2000)
Ridgeland:

$33,585
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,026

Ridgeland town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $153,350 (it was $78,900 in 2000)
Ridgeland:

$153,350
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $212,756; Detached houses: $239,329; Mobile homes: $91,992

Median gross rent in 2012: $666.

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  • Black alone - 2,031 (50.3%)
  • White alone - 1,345 (33.3%)
  • Hispanic - 609 (15.1%)
  • Two or more races - 24 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 17 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.07%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ridgeland: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Irish (7.4%), English (6.4%), French (4.3%), Scotch-Irish (4.0%), German (3.8%), Scottish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 62 feet

Land area: 2.41 square miles.

Population density: 1,690 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Ridgeland:

  • High school or higher: 75.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 10.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ridgeland town:

  • Never married: 45.1%
  • Now married: 35.7%
  • Separated: 5.7%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

347 residents are foreign born

This town:  8.5%
South Carolina:  4.7%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 29 registered sex offenders living in Ridgeland, South Carolina as of October 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Ridgeland to the number of sex offenders is 140 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $770 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $812 (0.5%)

Ridgeland satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Latitude: 32.48 N, Longitude: 80.98 W

Area code: 843

Ridgeland household income distribution Ridgeland home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Ridgeland by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Murders 000001100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.037.938.00.00.0
Rapes 013312201
per 100,000 0.038.1114.4113.337.675.876.00.038.8
Robberies 6114101211151111
per 100,000 232.8419.2152.5377.8451.3416.7569.9425.4426.9
Assaults 11141291323181511
per 100,000 426.9533.5457.5340.0488.9871.2683.9580.0426.9
Burglaries 434738274518233027
per 100,000 1668.61791.21448.71020.01692.4681.8873.91160.11047.7
Thefts 120112112959211515616298
per 100,000 4656.64268.34269.93589.03459.94356.15927.16264.53802.9
Auto thefts 15125138913116
per 100,000 582.1457.3190.6491.1300.9340.9493.9425.4232.8
Arson N/A00011011
per 100,000 N/A0.00.00.037.637.90.038.738.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.3) 525.5620.0537.3547.8566.4712.8814.3634.4508.5

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 15 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.40
South Carolina average:

2.36

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Ridgeland, South Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +1,444 (+134.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Construction laborers (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Ridgeland-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 2% greater 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 near South Carolina state average. It is 87% 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 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 61.3 miles away from Ridgeland 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 the city center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 62.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.6 miles away from Ridgeland center
On 11/8/2002 at 13:29:03, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 2.4 mi) earthquake occurred 60.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jasper County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Drought: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ridgeland topographic map

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Ridgeland:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Ridgeland, SC

Airports located in Ridgeland:

  • Ridgeland Airport (Runways: 1, Itinerant Ops: 3,000, Local Ops: 12,000, Military Ops: 250)

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: 8,605)
  • Savannah State University (about 32 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 3,255)
  • Savannah Technical College (about 33 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 2,430)
  • South University-Savannah (about 35 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 6,933)
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University (about 37 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 4,929)
  • Georgia Southern University (about 53 miles; Statesboro, GA; FT enrollment: 15,771)
  • Trident Technical College (about 64 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 6,856)

Public high schools in Ridgeland:

Private high school in Ridgeland:

  • THOMAS HEYWARD ACADEMY (Students: 541; Location: 1727 MALPHRUS RD; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle school in Ridgeland:

Private elementary/middle school in Ridgeland:

  • STEP OF FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 160; Location: 9009 TARBORO RD; Grades: PK - 10)
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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).

 
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 (Population served: 3158, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 34.0%
(17.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.7% for Black residents, 38.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.5% for other race residents, 4.3% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ridgeland, SC

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

Ridgeland compared to South Carolina state average:

Ridgeland, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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  • 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.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.


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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

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

  • Ridgeland Comfort Inn, Hwy 278 And I-95 Exit 21, Ridgeland, SC 29936 , Phone: (843) 726-2121
  • Quality Inn, 511 James Taylor Rd, Ridgeland, SC 29936 , Phone: (843) 726-6213, Fax: (843) 726-6452
  • Econo Lodge, 516 E Main St, Ridgeland, SC 29936 , Phone: (843) 726-5553
  • Days Inn, 8216 E Main St, Ridgeland, SC 29936 , Phone: (843) 726-5553, Fax: (843) 726-8780
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ridgeland, South Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ridgeland travel time to work - commute


Ridgeland mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (94%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Ridgeland town (based on Jasper County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.95%
Here37.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodEpiscopal Church
Adherents53.2%24.5%10.3%3.9%2.7%
Congregations41.4%10.3%17.2%3.4%3.4%
NameChurch of God of ProphecyChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchAssociation Reformed Presbyterian ChurchOther
Adherents1.8%1.4%1.3%0.5%0.4%
Congregations10.3%3.4%3.4%3.4%3.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Jasper County:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

10.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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:
This county:

16.7%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$7,919$31,6760$0
Other Government Administration 2$7,179$43,0745$1,867
Judicial and Legal 1$2,055$24,6601$1,407
Police Protection - Officers 13$45,561$42,0560$0
Police - Other 1$1,617$19,4040$0
Firefighters 8$24,940$37,4100$0
Sewerage 2$5,930$35,5800$0
Water Supply 4$12,251$36,7530$0
Other and Unallocable 4$8,468$25,4041$966
Totals for Government 38$115,920$36,6067$4,240

Ridgeland government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $132,000 ($32.47)
    Sewerage: $50,000 ($12.30)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $693,000 ($170.48)
    General - Other: $415,000 ($102.09)
    Local Fire Protection: $295,000 ($72.57)
    Financial Administration: $269,000 ($66.17)
    Central Staff Services: $233,000 ($57.32)
    Sewerage: $210,000 ($51.66)
    Water Utilities: $107,000 ($26.32)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $23,000 ($5.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000 ($3.94)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $22,000 ($5.41)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $55,000 ($13.53)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $298,000 ($73.31)
    General - Other: $48,000 ($11.81)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $78,000 ($19.19)
    Sewerage: $39,000 ($9.59)
    Financial Administration: $16,000 ($3.94)
    Water Utilities: $16,000 ($3.94)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($3.20)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,447,000 ($355.97)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($2.95)

Ridgeland government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $613,000 ($150.80)
    All Other: $54,000 ($13.28)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $234,000 ($57.56)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,825,000 ($448.95)
    Fines and Forfeits: $585,000 ($143.91)
    Interest Earnings: $22,000 ($5.41)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $624,000 ($153.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $639,000 ($157.20)
    General Local Government Support: $97,000 ($23.86)
  • Tax - Public Utility License: $621,000 ($152.77)
    Property: $231,000 ($56.83)
    Other Selective Sales: $214,000 ($52.64)

Ridgeland government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,142,000 ($280.93)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $945,000 ($232.47)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $445,000 ($109.47)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $425,000 ($104.55)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $197,000 ($48.46)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $20,000 ($4.92)

Ridgeland government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $877,000 ($215.74)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,467,000 ($360.89)

8.87% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,581 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.87%
South Carolina average:

8.00%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Beaufort County, SC  3.27% ($32,623 average AGI)
from Chatham County, GA  0.71% ($33,200)
from Hampton County, SC  0.60% ($20,921)


7.80% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,537 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.80%
South Carolina average:

6.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Beaufort County, SC  2.59% ($28,710 average AGI)
to Chatham County, GA  0.93% ($32,586)
to Effingham County, GA  0.35% ($35,909)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Ridgeland, South Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 30
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 39
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 12
  • Fatalities: 34
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 85
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
South Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 90
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 137
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 29
  • Fatalities: 98
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 229
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14

See more detailed statistics of Ridgeland fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total average daily traffic: 7,700
Total average daily truck traffic: 462
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 10,857

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ridgeland)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 145 (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: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (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: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ridgeland)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Ridgeland)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 29
  • Hazardous Condition: 12
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Ridgeland


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ridgeland, SC

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
Businesses in Ridgeland, SC
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1H&R Block1
Burger King1KFC1
Comfort Inn1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Cricket Wireless1Penske1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quality1
Days Inn1Rite Aid1
Decora Cabinetry2Subway1
FedEx3U-Haul1
GNC1UPS2
Goodwill1Waffle House1
Browse common businesses in Ridgeland, SC


Ridgeland on our top lists:

  • #40 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males"
  • #24 (29936) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of U.S. Virgin Islander first ancestries"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Kraig Daniel Blatchley, Sr. (1)

Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.

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