Ridgeland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 24,351 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 a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.23% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (13.80%), sales jobs (13.05%), and healthcare (11.63%).
Being a small city, Ridgeland does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Ridgeland ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Ridgeland, 49.54% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Ridgeland in 2010 was $35,869, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $143,476 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 Irish, German, French , and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Ridgeland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.