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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,312
Male Share of the Population46.5%
Female Share of the Population53.5%
Senior Citizens12.2%
Employed Population 16+13,122
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married45.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher50.1%
Median Earnings25+$40,720
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,739
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,866

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,380
% Above Poverty Level89.5%
% Below Poverty Level10.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone36.3%
Median Gross Rent$993
Median House Value$181,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)50.4%
English9.7%
Irish6.6%
German4.7%
Italian2.8%
Scottish2.4%
French Except Basque2.2%
African0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Arab0.8%
Welsh0.5%
Nigerian0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Russian0.3%
Polish0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Jordanian0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Czech0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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Ridgeland Almanac

CategoryValue
County Madison County
Standard Zip Codes39157
P.O. Box Zip Codes39158
Phone Area Codes601
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.42
Approximate Longitude-90.13

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)

StationJACKSON THOMPSON AP
Distance8.2 miles
Jan Temp35 to 55 F
Apr Temp52 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp52 to 77 F
Annual Precip55.9 inches
StationCANTON 4 N
Distance17.5 miles
Jan Temp35 to 55 F
Apr Temp52 to 76 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp51 to 77 F
Annual Precip55.7 inches
StationPICKENS
Distance32.9 miles
Jan Temp33 to 55 F
Apr Temp50 to 75 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp50 to 77 F
Annual Precip57.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clinton25,398$72,485
Flora1,789$40,357
Flowood8,704$81,329
Jackson170,393$43,033
Madison25,350$121,748
Pearl26,468$50,608

Ridgeland Public Schools

Ann Smith Elementary
306 Pear Orchard Road
ZIP: 39157
(601) 856-6621
Primary
Total Enrollment 785
Highland Elementary
330 Brame Road
ZIP: 39157
(601) 853-8103
Primary
Total Enrollment 638
Madison Co Pre School
212 Sunnybrook Road
ZIP: 39157
(601) 853-1326
Other
Total Enrollment 61
Olde Towne Middle
210 Sunnybrook Road
ZIP: 39157
(601) 898-8730
Middle
Total Enrollment 707
Ridgeland High School
586 Sunnybrook Road
ZIP: 39157
(601) 898-5023
High
Total Enrollment 856

Ridgeland Private Schools

Christ Covenant School
752 S Pear Orchard Rd
ZIP: 39157
Elementary
Total Enrollment 335
St Andrew's Episcopal School
370 Old Agency Rd
ZIP: 39157
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 1074
The Veritas School
1202 Highland Colony Pkwy
ZIP: 39157
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 93
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