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Ladson, South Carolina
Location of Ladson, South Carolina
Location of Ladson, South Carolina
Country United States
State South Carolina
Counties Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Founded 1905
Named for Ladson family
 • Total 7.0 sq mi (18.2 km2)
 • Land 7.0 sq mi (18.2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
49 ft (15 m)
 • Total 13,790
 • Density 1,963/sq mi (758.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code 843 and 854
FIPS code 45-39220
GNIS feature ID 1246274

Ladson is a census-designated place (CDP) in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties in the U.S. state of South Carolina. The population was 13,790 at the 2010 census. It is named in honour of the Ladson family, one of the oldest planter and merchant families in the Charleston area; one of its members was lieutenant governor James Ladson.


Ladson is located in southwestern Berkeley County, northern Charleston County, and southeastern Dorchester County at 33°0′34″N 80°6′20″W / 33.00944°N 80.10556°W / 33.00944; -80.10556 (33.009563, -80.105553). It is bordered to the southwest by the town of Summerville, to the south by the city of North Charleston, to the east by the city of Goose Creek, and to the northwest by Sangaree, a census-designated place.

U.S. Route 78 and Interstate 26 run parallel through Ladson, with Exit 203 providing access from I-26. Downtown Charleston is 20 miles (32 km) to the southeast, and Columbia is 97 miles (156 km) to the northwest.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.0 square miles (18.2 km2), all land. This is a decrease from 8.6 square miles (22.3 km2) at the 2000 census, due to annexations of portions of the area into Summerville and North Charleston.


2020 census

Ladson racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 7,633 49.09%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 4,041 25.99%
Native American 91 0.59%
Asian 407 2.62%
Pacific Islander 9 0.06%
Other/Mixed 907 5.83%
Hispanic or Latino 2,462 15.83%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 15,550 people, 5,046 households, and 3,767 families residing in the CDP.

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