Ravenel, South Carolina

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Ravenel, South Carolina
Town
Location of Ravenel in South Carolina.
Location of Ravenel
in South Carolina.
Coordinates: 32°46′41″N 80°13′16″W / 32.77806°N 80.22111°W / 32.77806; -80.22111Coordinates: 32°46′41″N 80°13′16″W / 32.77806°N 80.22111°W / 32.77806; -80.22111
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Charleston
Government
 • Mayor Opal N. Baldwin
Area
 • Total 12.3 sq mi (31.9 km2)
 • Land 12.3 sq mi (31.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 49 ft (15 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,214
 • Density 179/sq mi (69.3/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 29470
Area code(s) 843
FIPS code 45-59020[1]
GNIS feature ID 1225766[2]
Website www.townofravenel.com

Ravenel is a town in Charleston County and Dorchester 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.

Geography[edit]

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[edit]

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 per square mile (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.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,021, and the median income for a family was $36,477. Males had a median income of $33,009 versus $21,306 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,495. About 15.9% of families and 18.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.8% of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

The city is run by an elected Mayor-council government system.

Mayor[edit]

Opal N. Baldwin

Council Members[edit]

Robert L. Cochran, Laura Parker, Curtis Inabinett, Jr., Annie Brown, Harold T. "Buck" Dukes, Jr., Wendell M. Maxwell

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Ravenel, South Carolina (Airport), 1981–2010 normals
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 59.0
(15)
62.8
(17.1)
69.6
(20.9)
76.5
(24.7)
83.2
(28.4)
88.4
(31.3)
91.1
(32.8)
89.6
(32)
84.9
(29.4)
77.1
(25.1)
69.8
(21)
61.6
(16.4)
76.1
(24.5)
Average low °F (°C) 38.1
(3.4)
41.2
(5.1)
47.2
(8.4)
53.8
(12.1)
62.4
(16.9)
70.2
(21.2)
73.6
(23.1)
72.9
(22.7)
67.8
(19.9)
57.3
(14.1)
48.1
(8.9)
40.6
(4.8)
56.1
(13.4)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.70
(94)
2.96
(75.2)
3.71
(94.2)
2.91
(73.9)
3.02
(76.7)
5.64
(143.3)
6.52
(165.6)
7.15
(181.6)
6.10
(154.9)
3.75
(95.3)
2.43
(61.7)
3.11
(79)
50.99
(1,295.1)
Snowfall inches (cm) 0.1
(0.3)
0.2
(0.5)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.3
(0.8)
0.6
(1.5)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 9.5 8.6 7.9 7.7 7.8 11.9 13.0 13.2 10.0 7.3 7.0 8.7 112.6
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 0.1 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 0.4
Mean monthly sunshine hours 179.8 189.3 244.9 276.0 294.5 279.0 288.3 257.3 219.0 223.2 189.0 170.5 2,810.8
Source: NOAA,[4] HKO (sun only, 1961–1990)[5]

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