Ridgeville, South Carolina

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Ridgeville, South Carolina
Town
Location of Ridgeville, South Carolina
Location of Ridgeville, South Carolina
Coordinates: 33°5.6′N 80°18.8′W / 33.0933°N 80.3133°W / 33.0933; -80.3133Coordinates: 33°5.6′N 80°18.8′W / 33.0933°N 80.3133°W / 33.0933; -80.3133
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Dorchester
Area
 • Total 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2)
 • Land 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 75 ft (23 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,690
 • Density 930.4/sq mi (359.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 29472
Area code(s) 843
FIPS code 45-60370[1]
GNIS feature ID 1250386[2]

Ridgeville is a town in Dorchester County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 1,690 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, Ridgeville is included within the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area.

History[edit]

The Cypress Methodist Camp Ground was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[3]

Geography[edit]

Ridgeville is located at 33°5.6′N 80°18.8′W / 33.0933°N 80.3133°W / 33.0933; -80.3133 (33.0931, -80.3124).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,690 people, 214 households, and 156 families residing in the town. The population density was 930.4 people per square mile (358.5/km²). There were 232 housing units at an average density of 127.7 per square mile (49.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 39.94% White, 58.70% African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.30% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

There were 214 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 19.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 25.7% 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 2.63 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the town the population was spread out with 8.4% under the age of 18, 11.5% from 18 to 24, 53.2% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 434.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 542.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,639, and the median income for a family was $42,188. Males had a median income of $22,500 versus $22,404 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,186. About 13.6% of families and 18.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.8% of those under age 18 and 21.1% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The South Carolina Department of Corrections operates the Lieber Correctional Institution in Ridgeville.[5] The prison houses the state's male death row.[6]

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