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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.
Ridgeville was incorporated in 1968.
According to 2016 Census estimates, Ridgeville recorded a population of 114. Of that number, 82.5 percent of respondents identified themselves as African American, 15.8 percent as white, and 1.8 percent as two or more races. The town's median household income was $23,125, and the per capita income was $15,275.
According to 2016 Census estimates, the workforce in Ridgeville was divided among the following industrial categories:
  • Retail trade (26.2 percent)
  • Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing (16.7 percent)
  • Educational services and health care and social assistance (14.3 percent)
  • Construction (11.9 percent)
  • Manufacturing (9.5 percent)
  • Transportation and warehousing, and utilities (9.5 percent)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services (7.1 percent)
  • Public administration (2.4 percent)
  • Wholesale trade (2.4 percent)
Students in Ridgeville attend Etowah County schools; no public schools are located within the town limits.
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:  October 28, 2020