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Ridgeland is a town in Jasper County, in the Hilton Head Island-Beaufort metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community takes its name from its location on the highest hill between Savannah and Charleston.
The latitude of Ridgeland is 32.480N. The longitude is -80.98W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 56 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,591.
Tourism began to play an important role in the local economy starting in the middle of the 20th century.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ridgeland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jasper County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 29936 ZIP code.
9% of Ridgeland residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ridgeland ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ridgeland was $7,394, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Ridgeland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Ridgeland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $346. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $760.
Libraries in Ridgeland include Jasper County Library ... View libraries
Jasper County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ridgeland political report.
The average commute time for Ridgeland workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Ridgeland include Americas Best Value Inn- Ridgeland.
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