Ridgeland, South Carolina Population 2020

3,777

Ridgeland is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 3,777, it is the 78th largest city in South Carolina and the 5565th largest city in the United States. Ridgeland is currently declining at a rate of -0.71% annually and its population has decreased by -6.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,036 in 2010. Ridgeland reached it's highest population of 4,032 in 2011. Spanning over 49 miles, Ridgeland has a population density of 78 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ridgeland is $46,138 with a poverty rate of 24.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $731 per month, and the median house value is $151,400. The median age in Ridgeland is 30.9 years, 30.8 years for males, and 31 years for females. For every 100 females there are 82.2 males.

Ridgeland Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ridgeland was:

  • Black or African American: 51.80%
  • White: 44.02%
  • Other race: 3.24%
  • Asian: 0.53%
  • Two or more races: 0.41%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Ridgeland, South Carolina is 3,777, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,831.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,036.

Ridgeland, South Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American2,04551.80%
White1,73844.02%
Some Other Race1283.24%
Asian210.53%
Two or More Races160.41%

Ridgeland Population Pyramid 2020

Ridgeland Median Age

30.9


Total

30.8


Male

31


Female

Ridgeland Adults

There are 2,862 adults, (413 of whom are seniors) in Ridgeland.

Ridgeland Age Dependency

61.2

Age Dependency Ratio

16.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Ridgeland Sex Ratio

Female

2,167

54.89%

Male

1,781

45.11%

Ridgeland Households and Families

Ridgeland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Ridgeland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married61.6%38.4%
All41%59%
Non Family40.1%59.9%
Female21.7%78.3%
Male0%100%

41.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2842.8741
Married4513.4961.6
Non Family4261.0840.1
Female3553.9921.7
Male524.420

3.53

Average Family Size

2.87

Average Household Size

4.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

3.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ridgeland Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1254.87%
9th to 12th Grade31512.27%
High School Graduate95837.31%
Some College68726.75%
Associates Degree1375.33%
Bachelors Degree2379.23%
Graduate Degree1094.24%

Ridgeland Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black1,22599657
White1,1701,046289
Hispanic14764
Other Race4622
Asian2117
Multiple Races55

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 24.70%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,233$26,188$20,431
Less Than High School$19,943$28,897$
High School Grad$15,185$$20,479
Some College$32,515$45,536$20,781
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$58,315$75,833$54,191

$22,233

Average Earnings

$26,188

Average Male

$20,431

Average Female

Ridgeland Language

Ridgeland Language by Age

Ridgeland Language

89.18% of Ridgeland residents speak only English, while 10.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.99% of the population.

Ridgeland Poverty

Ridgeland Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,91855528.94%
Hispanic40821151.72%
White1,34815311.35%
Other12811186.72%

24.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.01%

Male Poverty Rate

27.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ridgeland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ridgeland is Other, with 86.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ridgeland is White, with 11.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.18%.

Name Poverty
High School31.62%
Less Than High School20.64%
Some College16.25%
Bachelors or Greater5.03%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Employed23.39%
Female Employed18.29%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Ridgeland Income

Ridgeland Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$28,797$46,138
Families$31,267$53,666
Married Families$60,156-
Non Families$20,000$27,106

Ridgeland Marital Status

Ridgeland Marital Status

Marriage Rates

33.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.8%

Male Marriage Rate

33.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Ridgeland Married by Age and Sex

Ridgeland Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Ridgeland Marital Status by Race

Ridgeland Veterans

263

Number of Veterans

203

Male Veterans

60

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War87
Second Gulf War62
Vietnam56
Korea6
World War II

$Ridgeland Veterans by Education

15.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ridgeland Employment Status

66.3%

Labor Force Participation

62.2%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Ridgeland Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

51.06%

Born in South Carolina

96.28%

Native Born

3.72%

Foreign Born

2.91%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.28% of Ridgeland residents were born in the United States, with 51.06% having been born in South Carolina. 2.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20203,777-27-0.71%
20193,804-27-0.70%
20183,831-147-3.70%
20173,978-27-0.67%
20164,005792.01%
20153,926-69-1.73%
20143,995130.33%
20133,982-17-0.43%
20123,999-33-0.82%
20114,03210.02%
20104,0311,5134.82%
20002,5180.00%