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 2020 Census estimates, Ridgeville recorded a population of 114. Of that number, 62.3 percent of respondents identified themselves as African American, 36.0 percent as Hispanic or Latino, and 1.8 percent as white. The town’s median household income was $26,250 and the per capita income was $20,842.
According to 2020 Census estimates, the workforce in Ridgeville was divided among the following industrial categories:
- Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services (58.5 percent)
- Manufacturing (11.0 percent)
- Retail trade (9.8 percent)
- Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services (8.5 percent)
- Transportation and warehousing, and utilities (8.5 percent)
- Other services, except public administration (3.6 percent)
- Construction (1.2 percent)
- Educational services and health care and social assistance (1.2 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.
Etowah County Heritage Book Committee. Heritage of Etowah County, Alabama Clanton, Ala.: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 2003.