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Overview

Introduction to Ridgeland, Mississippi

Ridgeland, Mississippi, in Madison county, is located 9 miles N of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center) and is 171 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is considered part of the Jackson metropolitan area and has a population of 20,173.

Ridgeland History

Ridgeland was originally known as Turner Brashear's Stand. In the early years of its existence, the place has been known under various names. Edward Treakle and Gordon Nichols, who were two real estate developers from Chicago, bought the land from Yellowley. With the purchased land, these real estate developers established the Highland Colony. It was at this time that plans were made to have a town named Ridgeland.

Ridgeland and nearby Attractions

  • Ridgeland Plaza Shopping Center
  • Old Trace Park
  • Rick's Recreation Center
  • Old Capitol Museum

Things To Do In Ridgeland

Ridgeland Plaza Shopping Center, Oak Plaza Shopping Center and North Park Mall are great havens for shopaholics. Rick's Recreation Center is a very popular tourist attraction. The Old Trace Park also offers a host of recreational facilities. Another notable attraction that must not be missed is the Old Capitol Museum. Ridgeland hosts the Red Hot Red Hat Weekend, and Renaissance Fine Arts Festival every year.

Ridgeland Transportation

Jackson International Airport is close to Ridgeland.

Ridgeland Higher Education

The higher education institutes near Ridgeland include Jackson State University, Mississippi College, Hinds Community College, and Holmes Community College.

People

Total Population 24,209
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 10.9%
Employed Population 16+ 12,972
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 43.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 49.5%
Median Earnings25+ $39,001
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,383
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,747

Wealth

Median Family Income $69,352
% Above Poverty Level 90.1%
% Below Poverty Level 9.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 36.9%
Median Gross Rent $968
Median House Value $179,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 50.9%
US/American 0.2%
English 16.5%
Irish 6.4%

Ridgeland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles N of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 171 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Madison
Metro Area Jackson
Standard Zip Codes 39157
P.O. Box Zip Codes 39158
Phone Area Codes 601
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.428
Longitude -90.132

Ridgeland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station JACKSON THOMPSON AP
Distance 8.2 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 55 F
Apr Temp 52 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 77 F
Annual Precip 55.9 inches
Station CANTON 4 N
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 55 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 77 F
Annual Precip 55.7 inches
Station PICKENS
Distance 32.9 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 55 F
Apr Temp 50 to 75 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 57.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clinton 25,486 $74,737
Flora 1,862 $36,250
Flowood 8,218 $67,583
Jackson 173,631 $39,369
Madison 24,871 $111,538
Pearl 26,105 $46,823
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Ridgeland High Schools

RIDGELAND HIGH SCHOOL
586 SUNNYBROOK ROAD
601-898-5023
Serves 782 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

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