Ridgeland, Mississippi Population 2020

23,952

Ridgeland is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 23,952, it is the 17th largest city in Mississippi and the 1606th largest city in the United States. Ridgeland is currently declining at a rate of -0.49% annually and its population has decreased by -0.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,047 in 2010. Ridgeland reached it's highest population of 24,390 in 2012. Spanning over 23 miles, Ridgeland has a population density of 1,120 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ridgeland is $90,305 with a poverty rate of 8.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,058 per month, and the median house value is $179,900. The median age in Ridgeland is 33.8 years, 32.6 years for males, and 36.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.9 males.

Ridgeland Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ridgeland was:

  • White: 55.70%
  • Black or African American: 36.70%
  • Asian: 3.59%
  • Other race: 2.46%
  • Two or more races: 1.22%
  • Native American: 0.30%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Ridgeland, Mississippi is 23,952, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,188.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 24,047.

Ridgeland, Mississippi Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,51655.70%
Black or African American8,90536.70%
Asian8713.59%
Some Other Race5972.46%
Two or More Races2971.22%
American Indian and Alaska Native720.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander70.03%

Ridgeland Population Pyramid 2020

Ridgeland Median Age

33.8


Total

32.6


Male

36.2


Female

Ridgeland Adults

There are 18,695 adults, (2,743 of whom are seniors) in Ridgeland.

Ridgeland Age Dependency

52.1

Age Dependency Ratio

17.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Ridgeland Sex Ratio

Female

12,780

52.67%

Male

11,485

47.33%

Ridgeland Households and Families

Ridgeland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Ridgeland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.1%28.9%
All47.5%52.5%
Male40.1%59.9%
Female36%64%
Non Family32.7%67.3%

47.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,5702.2647.5
Non Family4,3771.1832.7
Married3,8013.0671.1
Female1,8042.936
Male5883.240.1

2.96

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ridgeland Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2841.78%
9th to 12th Grade6384.00%
High School Graduate2,48415.58%
Some College2,94418.47%
Associates Degree1,1987.52%
Bachelors Degree4,93230.94%
Graduate Degree3,46021.71%

Ridgeland Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,1928,8685,625
Black5,5245,2442,237
Hispanic61931791
Asian532516401
Other Race29114328
Multiple Races353519
Native American2222
Islander777

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,988$45,835$36,478
Less Than High School$22,008$30,906$15,597
High School Grad$32,668$36,636$22,351
Some College$32,905$36,656$31,116
Bachelors Degree$46,718$52,857$42,551
Graduate Degree$62,747$92,917$51,014

$40,988

Average Earnings

$45,835

Average Male

$36,478

Average Female

Ridgeland Language

Ridgeland Language by Age

Ridgeland Language

91.28% of Ridgeland residents speak only English, while 8.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.22% of the population.

Ridgeland Poverty

Ridgeland Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,7119237.26%
Black8,82291310.35%
Hispanic1,13622319.63%
Other59718430.82%
Multiple2974515.15%
Asian871303.44%
Native722636.11%

8.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.44%

Male Poverty Rate

11.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ridgeland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ridgeland is Native, with 36.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ridgeland is Asian, with 3.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.09%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.61%
Some College9.49%
High School9.44%
Bachelors or Greater3.68%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.26%
Male Unemployed27.76%
Female Employed7.81%
Male Employed3.70%

Ridgeland Income

Ridgeland Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$57,387$90,305
Families$68,783$111,724
Married Families$93,750-
Non Families$42,083$57,125

Ridgeland Marital Status

Ridgeland Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.1%

Male Marriage Rate

39.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Ridgeland Married by Age and Sex

Ridgeland Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Ridgeland Marital Status by Race

Ridgeland Veterans

1,131

Number of Veterans

946

Male Veterans

185

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam372
Second Gulf War305
First Gulf War215
Korea137
World War II40
Name Veterans % of Total
White7696.91%
Black3144.92%
Indian1825.00%
Hispanic121.64%
Asian121.88%
Other72.30%
Hawaiian7100.00%
2 or More43.74%

$Ridgeland Veterans by Education

7.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ridgeland Employment Status

73.2%

Labor Force Participation

69.3%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Ridgeland Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

67.37%

Born in Mississippi

94.01%

Native Born

5.99%

Foreign Born

4.23%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.01% of Ridgeland residents were born in the United States, with 67.37% having been born in Mississippi. 4.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202023,952-118-0.49%
201924,070-118-0.49%
201824,188-76-0.31%
201724,264-118-0.48%
201624,382640.26%
201524,318860.35%
201424,232-157-0.64%
201324,389-1-0.00%
201224,390310.13%
201124,359310.13%
201024,3284,1551.89%
200020,1738,4595.59%
199011,7146,2537.93%
19805,4613,76112.38%
19701,7008006.57%
19609007007.81%
19402000.00%