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 3,999 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, construction workers and builders, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ridgeland who work in management occupations (14.92%), maintenance occupations (12.07%), and office and administrative support (9.80%).
One of the nice things about Ridgeland is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Being a small town, Ridgeland does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The rate of college-level education in Ridgeland is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.92% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ridgeland in 2010 was $16,933, which is lower middle income relative to South Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $67,732 for a family of four.
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 18.44% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ridgeland include English, German, Scottish, and Welsh.
The most common language spoken in Ridgeland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.