Ridgeland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 24,188 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Ridgeland is the 14th largest community in Mississippi.
Ridgeland real estate is some of the most expensive in Mississippi, although Ridgeland house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ridgeland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ridgeland is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ridgeland who work in office and administrative support (13.49%), sales jobs (13.48%), and management occupations (12.27%).
Ridgeland, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Ridgeland. 50.05% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Ridgeland in 2010 was $37,551, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $150,204 for a family of four. However, Ridgeland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Ridgeland is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Ridgeland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ridgeland residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Ridgeland include English, Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Ridgeland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.