Ridgeville, SC Population

Population: 1,690. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,960 (+16.0% change)
Males: 1,374 (81.3%), Females: 316 (18.7%)

Dorchester County

Zip code: 29472

Median resident age: 36.2 years
Median household income: $32,639
Median house value: $64,400

Races in Ridgeville:

  • Black (58.7%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (39.9%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (11.1%), Irish (5.9%), German (4.5%), English (3.1%), West Indian (2.4%), Subsaharan African (1.8%).

Elevation: 75 feet

Land area: 1.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Ridgeville

  • High school or higher: 63.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 5.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 11.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 33.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ridgeville town

  • Never married: 39.7%
  • Now married: 27.3%
  • Separated: 5.5%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 19.8%

1.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +17 (+1.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Ridgeville:

  • TRIDENT MEDICAL CENTER (about 24 miles; CHARLESTON, SC)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHAB HOSP OF CHARLESTON (about 24 miles; N CHARLESTON, SC)
  • BON SECOURS-ST FRANCIS XAVIER HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; CHARLESTON, SC)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ridgeville:

  • CHARLESTON AFB/INTL (about 25 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Abbreviation: CHS)
  • BEAUFORT MCAS /MERRITT FIELD/ (about 52 miles; BEAUFORT, SC; Abbreviation: NBC)
  • SHAW AFB (about 61 miles; SUMTER, SC; Abbreviation: SSC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ridgeville:

  • SUMMERVILLE (about 5 miles; SUMMERVILLE, SC; Abbreviation: DYB)
  • ST GEORGE (about 15 miles; ST GEORGE, SC; Abbreviation: 6J2)
  • HOLLY HILL (about 16 miles; HOLLY HILL, SC; Abbreviation: 5J5)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ridgeville:

  • TRIDENT TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 19 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 5,925)
  • CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY (about 24 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,191)
  • MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA (about 33 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,162)
  • COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON (about 34 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 9,756)
  • CITADEL MILITARY COLLEGE OF SOUTH CAROLINA (about 36 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,701)
  • SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 42 miles; ORANGEBURG, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,971)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT COLUMBIA (about 79 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 19,682)

Schools

Public high school in Ridgeville:

  • MACDOUGALL YOUTH CORRECTIONAL CENTER (Students: 71; Location: 1516 OLD GILLIARD ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)

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