Community Profile

Located just north of the state’s capital city in the heart of metro-Jackson, Ridgeland truly is a place where businesses thrive and families come together. The City of Ridgeland is a safe haven for families and businesses seeking convenient access to the vibrant economy and rich cultural tapestry of Mississippi’s largest metropolitan area.

Nothing is more integral to a prosperous, sustainable community than a healthy, actively supported school system. The City of Ridgeland understands this fact and is a staunch proponent of area schools. Ridgeland public schools are part of the Madison County School System, which is widely recognized as one of the best school districts in the state.

Those who call Ridgeland home enjoy top quality schools, savor easy proximity to Mississippi’s premier shopping destinations, and revel in our abundant parks, lakes and outdoor activities. World-class developments are underway, new construction is ubiquitous, and enterprise both large and small are thriving in the city’s pro-business climate.


Ridgeland Demographic Information



2000 Census 20,173
2008 Census Estimate 22,849
2010 Census 24,047
Percent Change 2000 – 2010 19.2%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau




Housing units 11,735
Occupied housing units 10,886
Vacant housing units 849
Median housing value (2005-2009) 167,800

Source: U.S. Census Bureau


Permit Construction Values


New construction residential 87,373,391
New construction commercial 273,845,478
Total permits 361,218,869

Source: City of Ridgeland


Labor Force


Population age 16 & over in labor force 14,274
Employed 13,410
Unemployed 815
Percent unemployed 5.7%

Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area

  (12-month moving average)

Labor Force 256,570
Employed 238,110
Unemployed 18,460
Percent unemployed 7.2%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau & MS Dept. of Employment Security (2009)




Median household income 51,045
Mean household income 78,917
Per capita income 36,150
Source: U.S. Census Bureau