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Encyclopedia > Ravenel, South Carolina

Ravenel is a town located in Charleston County, South Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,214.


Location of Ravenel, South Carolina

Ravenel is located at 32°46'41" North, 80°13'16" West (32.777930, -80.221112)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 31.9 km˛ (12.3 mi˛). 31.9 km˛ (12.3 mi˛) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,214 people, 799 households, and 581 families residing in the town. The population density is 69.3/km˛ (179.5/mi˛). There are 863 housing units at an average density of 27.0/km˛ (70.0/mi˛). The racial makeup of the town is 47.88% White, 49.95% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.13% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 2.66% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 799 households out of which 36.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% are married couples living together, 19.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% are non-families. 21.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.76 and the average family size is 3.25.

In the town the population is spread out with 30.4% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $33,021, and the median income for a family is $36,477. Males have a median income of $33,009 versus $21,306 for females. The per capita income for the town is $15,495. 18.3% of the population and 15.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 25.8% of those under the age of 18 and 11.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=32.77793&longitude=-80.221112&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=32.77793&lon=-80.221112&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-80.221112&lat=32.77793&w=750&h=500)

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Ravenel bridged the transition in South Carolina botany from the informed gentlemen-amateurs to professional science.
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