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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$27,679
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ridgeland demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Gopher Hill
Only a few local buildings survived the devastation brought by General Sherman's Union troops.

Tourism began to play an important role in the local economy starting in the middle of the 20th century.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 26. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 9.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Thomas Heyward Junior, signer of the Declaration of Independence
Local festivals include:
  • Gopher Hill Festival - Oct. 6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ridgeland web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Blue Heron Nature Trail
Historic sites and museums: Pauline Pratt Webel Museum

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

8% of Ridgeland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Ridgeland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $346.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $760.


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Libraries in Ridgeland include Jasper County Library ... View libraries

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Jasper County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ridgeland political report.

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The average commute time for Ridgeland workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Ridgeland include Americas Best Value Inn- Ridgeland.

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