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Ridgeland
  • Suburb of Jackson, MS

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    grade A minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade B+
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade A
  8. Weather
    grade B+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Ridgeland is a suburb of Jackson with a population of 24,269. 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.

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About Ridgeland...
Population
24,269

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$186,500
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,043
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    153.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    4.1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    12.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    103.4
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    182
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,683.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    140.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  12%

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