Ridgeland is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 3,811 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Ridgeland is the 92nd largest community in South Carolina.
Ridgeland is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Ridgeland is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ridgeland who work in sales jobs (10.35%), office and administrative support (9.81%), and maintenance occupations (9.81%).
Ridgeland is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The citizens of Ridgeland are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.99% of adults in Ridgeland have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Ridgeland in 2018 was $17,665, which is low income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $70,660 for a family of four. However, Ridgeland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Ridgeland is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Ridgeland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ridgeland residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Ridgeland also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.78% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ridgeland include German, European, Irish, English, and African.
The most common language spoken in Ridgeland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.