Ravenel is a town in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 2,465 at the 2010 census. Ravenel is part of the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area.
Ravenel is located in western Charleston County at 32°46′41″N 80°13′16″W (32.777930, -80.221112). It is bordered to the south by the town of Hollywood. U.S. Route 17 passes through the town, leading 20 miles (32 km) east to Charleston and 13 miles (21 km) west to Jacksonboro.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Ravenel has a total area of 12.6 square miles (32.7 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,214 people, 799 households, and 581 families residing in the town. The population density was 179.5 people per square mile (69.3/km2). There were 863 housing units at an average density of 70.0 per square mile (27.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 47.88% White, 49.95% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 1.13% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races.