Ridgeland, Mississippi Population 2021

23,898
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Ridgeland is a city located in Madison County Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 23,898, it is the 16th largest city in Mississippi and the 1612th largest city in the United States . Ridgeland is currently declining at a rate of -0.43% annually and its population has decreased by -0.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,047 in 2010. Ridgeland reached it's highest population of 24,391 in 2013. Spanning over 23 miles, Ridgeland has a population density of 1,118 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ridgeland is $94,210 with a poverty rate of 8.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,043 per month, and the median house value is $186,500. The median age in Ridgeland is 36.1 years, 33.9 years for males, and 37.5 years for females.

Ridgeland Demographics

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

  • White: 55.50%
  • Black or African American: 37.09%
  • Asian: 3.49%
  • Other race: 2.75%
  • Two or more races: 0.93%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Ridgeland, Mississippi is 23,898 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,207.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 24,047.

Ridgeland, Mississippi Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,47055.50%
Black or African American9,00137.09%
Asian8463.49%
Some Other Race6672.75%
Two or More Races2260.93%
American Indian and Alaska Native500.21%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander90.04%
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Ridgeland Population by Race

Ridgeland Population Pyramid $2021

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Ridgeland Median Age

36.1


Total

33.9


Male

37.5


Female

Ridgeland Adults

There are 19,044 adults, (2,926 of whom are seniors) in Ridgeland.

Ridgeland Age Dependency

50.6

Age Dependency Ratio

18.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Ridgeland Sex Ratio

Female

13,018

53.64%

Male

11,251

46.36%

Ridgeland Population by Age

Ridgeland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ridgeland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.6%26.4%
Male52.9%47.1%
All49.9%50.1%
Non Family35%65%
Female34.8%65.2%

49.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ridgeland Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,6322.2549.9
Non Family4,5861.235
Married3,9033.173.6
Female1,6952.9434.8
Male4482.9952.9

2.97

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

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Ridgeland Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4262.60%
9th to 12th Grade5493.35%
High School Graduate2,72816.63%
Some College3,05418.61%
Associates Degree1,1897.25%
Bachelors Degree5,04030.72%
Graduate Degree3,42220.86%
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Ridgeland Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ridgeland Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,4329,1285,725
Black5,6485,3702,268
Hispanic66026774
Asian588588365
Other Race32612334
2+ Races1515
Islander999
Native American44

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%.

Ridgeland Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,287$46,521$36,500
Less Than 9th Grade$26,086$35,000$16,198
High School Graduate$30,019$36,837$26,359
Some College$32,480$37,010$31,088
Bachelors Degree$47,585$53,539$39,623
Graduate Degree$62,986$98,371$52,663

$41,287

Average Earnings

$46,521

Average Male

$36,500

Average Female

Ridgeland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ridgeland Language by Age

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Ridgeland Language

90.47% of Ridgeland residents speak only English, while 9.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.47% of the population.

Ridgeland Language

Ridgeland Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,5419647.69%
Black8,9077007.86%
Hispanic1,27223318.32%
Other66721331.93%
Asian846667.80%
Native503162.00%

8.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.45%

Male Poverty Rate

10.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ridgeland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ridgeland is Native, with 62.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ridgeland is White, with 7.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.26%.

Ridgeland Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.29%
High School10.21%
Some College9.02%
Bachelors or Greater2.90%

Ridgeland Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed20.18%
Female Employed6.73%
Male Unemployed3.98%
Male Employed3.73%

Ridgeland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ridgeland Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,823$94,210
Families$71,169$119,203
Married Families$96,781-
Non Families$43,916$58,010
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Income by Household Type

Ridgeland Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.5%

Male Marriage Rate

40.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Ridgeland Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Ridgeland Marital Status by Race

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Ridgeland Marital Status

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959

Number of Veterans

812

Male Veterans

147

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War323
Vietnam319
First Gulf War153
Korea127
World War II8

Ridgeland Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54252
75+235
65 to 74211
18 to 34189
55 to 6472

Ridgeland Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6766.00%
Black2583.87%
Asian162.45%
Hispanic91.08%
Islander9100.00%

Ridgeland Veterans by Race

Ridgeland Veterans by Education

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6.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ridgeland Veterans by Education

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73%

Labor Force Participation

69.7%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Ridgeland Employment by Age

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Ridgeland Employment by Race

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Ridgeland Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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68.57%

Born in Ridgeland

92.73%

Native Born

7.27%

Foreign Born

4.82%

Non Citizen

2.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.73% of Ridgeland residents were born in the United States, with 68.57% having been born in Mississippi. 4.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Ridgeland Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202123,898-103-0.43%
202024,001-103-0.43%
201924,104-103-0.43%
201824,207-61-0.25%
201724,268-114-0.47%
201624,382620.25%
201524,320890.37%
201424,231-160-0.66%
201324,39120.01%
201224,389300.12%
201124,359350.14%
201024,3244,1511.89%
200020,1738,4595.59%
199011,7146,2537.93%
19805,4613,76112.38%
19701,7008006.57%
19609007007.81%
19402000.00%

Ridgeland Population by Year