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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Ridgeland is a suburb of Jackson with a population of 24,265. Ridgeland is in Madison County and is one of the best places to live in Mississippi. Living in Ridgeland offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Ridgeland and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Ridgeland are highly rated.
About Ridgeland...
Population
24,265

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$179,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,058
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Ridgeland Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    150.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    8.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    81.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    215.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,297.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    65.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Ridgeland

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,387
National
$55,322
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Ridgeland Reviews

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Ridgeland is growing fast and has lots of new restaurants and businesses to enjoy. Lots of apartment living at fairly affordable prices for anyone at any age. Not far from downtown Jackson, making commute easy. Ridgeland is also close to the Ross Barnett Reservoir, a massive recreational area good for walking, cycling, fishing, picnics, and general leisure.
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I love living in Ridgeland, MS! It is located close to many restaurants, schools, and extracurricular activities. I also love living here in Ridgeland because of how safe I feel with our law enforcement and officials.
Ridgeland is an amazing growing town that has transformed over the last 15 years. It offers a variety of tasty restaurants, tons of housing options for any price range, and a community that genuinely cares about each other. Ridgeland is chock full of small businesses and supports local entertainment. It is close to the reservoir and is a short drive away from the capital city, Jackson. I grew up in Ridgeland and have watched I grow and transform into the city it is today. Overall, it is a wonderful place to live and start a family.