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Ridgeville

James P. Kaetz, Auburn University
Ridgeville is located in central Etowah County in the northeastern part of the state. It has a mayor/city council form of government.
History
Ridgeville was incorporated in 1968.
Demographics
Ridgeville's population according to the 2010 Census was 112. Of that number, 58.9 percent of respondents identified themselves as African American, 32.1 percent as white, 6.3 percent as Hispanic or Latino, 3.6 percent as two or more races, and 1.8 percent as Asian. The town's median household income, according to 2010 estimates, was $22,917, and the per capita income was $9,959.
Employment
According to the 2010 Census, the workforce in Ridgeville was divided among the following occupational categories:
· Manufacturing (44.7 percent)
· Wholesale trade (40.4 percent)
· Public administration (6.4 percent)
· Transportation and warehousing and utilities (4.3 percent)
· Retail trade (2.1 percent)
· Finance, insurance, and real estate, rental, and leasing (2.1 percent)
Education
Students in Ridgeville attend Etowah County schools; no public schools are located within the town limits.
Transportation
U.S. Highway 431/State Highway 1 runs northwest-southeast just west of Ridgeville.
Events and Places of Interest
Macedonia African Methodist Episcopal Church (ca. 1906) in Ridgeville is listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage.

Additional Resources

Etowah County Heritage Book Committee. Heritage of Etowah County, Alabama Clanton, Ala.: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 2003.
Published:  June 12, 2017   |   Last updated:  June 12, 2017