Ridgeland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 24,104 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.
Ridgeland is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (12.65%), management occupations (12.41%), and sales jobs (9.73%).
Ridgeland, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
If knowledge is power, Ridgeland is a pretty powerful place. 51.57% of the adults in Ridgeland have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Ridgeland in 2018 was $42,018, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $168,072 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, European, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Ridgeland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.