Ridgeland, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ridgeland, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Ridgeland had a population of 25,416 as of July 1, 2016. Ridgeland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ridgeland is located at latitude 32.4248 and longitude -90.1457 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ridgeland (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.65 sq. miles and a water area of 1.76 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 358 feet.

The City of Ridgeland (GNIS ID: 2404616) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Ridgeland is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Madison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ridgeland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ridgeland: Highland Colony.

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Ridgeland, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 25,416
Population in Households 25,032
Population in Familes 18,093
Population in Group Qrtrs 384
Population Density1 1,293
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 11,520
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 6,151
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,543 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,142 (41.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,377 (50.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,023 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $187,385
Average Home Value $275,350


Median Household Income $54,814
Average Household Income $79,518
Per Capita Income $36,388
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.89% 1.16%
Households 0.92% 1.21%
Families 0.4% 0.93%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ridgeland, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ridgeland to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 14 96th
Population Density1 # 42 89th
Diversity Index2 # 28 92nd
Median Household Income # 26 93rd
Per Capita Income # 2 100th

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