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  1. Public Schools
    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
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$176,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$966
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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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
    127
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    12
    41
  • Robbery
    184
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    258
    500
  • Theft
    2,639
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    90
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$55,647
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Ridgeland Reviews

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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.
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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.
Ridgeland has wonderful a school system that sets high standards for their students and challenges them to be their best. The city is diverse when it comes to food and exercise opportunities. However, Ridgeland is considered to be landlocked; therefore, there are not as many open jobs or upcoming residential areas to be interested in.