Ridgeland, MS

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2020 Population
24,194
0.309% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
34.7
3.88% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
7.2%
13.5% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$60,296
0.866% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$195,700
4.93% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Ridgeland, MS had a population of 24.2k people with a median age of 34.7 and a median household income of $60,296. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Ridgeland, MS declined from 24,269 to 24,194, a −0.309% decrease and its median household income declined from $60,823 to $60,296, a −0.866% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ridgeland, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (49.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (39.6%), White (Hispanic) (3.27%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.23%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.78%).

None of the households in Ridgeland, MS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.2% of the residents in Ridgeland, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ridgeland, MS are Midwest Technical Institute-Ridgeland (414 degrees awarded in 2020) and Wesley Biblical Seminary (176451) (41 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Ridgeland, MS was $195,700, and the homeownership rate was 52%.

Most people in Ridgeland, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Ridgeland, MS was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Ridgeland, MS is home to a population of 24.2k people, from which 95.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 6.99% of Ridgeland, MS residents were born outside of the country (1.69k people).

In 2020, there were 1.25 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12k people) in Ridgeland, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.58k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 791 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.2%
2020 Citizenship
95.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95.2% of Ridgeland, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Ridgeland, MS was 95.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ridgeland, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12k ± 762
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.58k ± 813
  3. White (Hispanic)
    791 ± 282
6.29%
Hispanic Population
1.52k people

In 2020, there were 1.25 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12k people) in Ridgeland, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.58k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 791 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.29% of the people in Ridgeland, MS are hispanic (1.52k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

6.99%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.69k people
7.27%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.76k people

As of 2020, 6.99% of Ridgeland, MS residents (1.69k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ridgeland, MS was 7.27%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    345 ± 154
  2. Vietnam
    344 ± 162
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    97 ± 80

Ridgeland, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Ridgeland, MS employs 14k people. The largest industries in Ridgeland, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,602 people), Educational Services (1,586 people), and Retail Trade (1,178 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($69,375), Utilities ($67,639), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,498).

Occupations

14k
2020 Value
± 1,057
2.01%
1 Year growth
± 9.91%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Ridgeland, MS grew at a rate of 2.01%, from 13.7k employees to 14k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ridgeland, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,090 people), Management Occupations (1,744 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,361 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ridgeland, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14k
2020 Value
± 1,057
2.01%
1 Year growth
± 9.91%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Ridgeland, MS grew at a rate of 2.01%, from 13.7k employees to 14k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ridgeland, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,602 people), Educational Services (1,586 people), and Retail Trade (1,178 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ridgeland, MS, though some of these residents may live in Ridgeland, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,491
Median earning men ± $3,046
$35,477
Median earning women ± $4,125

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($135,568), Public Administration ($88,007), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($60,041).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,096), Manufacturing ($44,013), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($41,364).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Mississippi.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $30.5B
  2. $25.1B
  3. $12.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $30.5B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($25.1B) and Motorized vehicles ($12.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Mississippi products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$182B
2020 Value in Mississippi
$374B
Projected 2050 Value in Mississippi
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Mississippi trade was $182B. This is expected to increase 105% to $374B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Mississippi trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $21.9B
  2. $11.4B
  3. $10.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $21.9B, followed by Louisiana with $11.4B and Tennessee and $10.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Mississippi shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Mississippi. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Mississippi

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Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi1
Assumed office on December 31, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Trent Lott.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Senator from Mississippi2
Assumed office on April 9, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Thad Cochran.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing Mississippi.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Mississippi over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Mississippi

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Mississippi have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Ridgeland, MS awarded 455 degrees. The student population of Ridgeland, MS in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 313 male students and 532 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ridgeland, MS are Black or African American (339 and 74.5%), followed by White (69 and 15.2%), Unknown (29 and 6.37%), and Hispanic or Latino (15 and 3.3%).

The largest universities in Ridgeland, MS by number of degrees awarded are Midwest Technical Institute-Ridgeland (414 and 91%) and Wesley Biblical Seminary (176451) (41 and 9.01%).

The most popular majors in Ridgeland, MS are Medical Assistant (122 and 26.8%), Other Ground Transportation (103 and 22.6%), and Welding Technology (56 and 12.3%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.876% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.697% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (691k), Some college (559k), and Secondary Education (417k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Ridgeland, MS was $195,700 in 2020, which is 0.852 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $186,500 to $195,700, a 4.93% increase. The homeownership rate in Ridgeland, MS is 52%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Ridgeland, MS have an average commute time of 18.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ridgeland, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ridgeland, MS is $60,296. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Ridgeland, MS was Census Tract 302.06 with a value of $137,083, followed by Census Tract 301.07 and Census Tract 301.04, with respective values of $64,732 and $56,213.

Property

$195,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$12,210
$5,248
Median Property Taxes
±$570

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ridgeland, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Ridgeland, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

52%
Homeownership
2020
68.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 52% of the housing units in Ridgeland, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 49.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 302.06
  2. Census Tract 301.07
  3. Census Tract 301.04

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ridgeland, MS was Census Tract 302.06 with a value of $137,083, followed by Census Tract 301.07 and Census Tract 301.04, with respective values of $64,732 and $56,213.

The following map shows all of the places in Ridgeland, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$60,296
Median Household Income
± $4,741
10.1k
Number of Households
± 756

In 2020, the median household income of the 10.1k households in Ridgeland, MS declined from $60,296 from the previous year's value of $60,823.

The following chart displays the households in Ridgeland, MS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ridgeland, MS is from Mississippi.
0.45
2020 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.445
2019 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2020, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.17% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Mississippi across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (87.2%)
  2. Carpooled (7.69%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.53%)

In 2020, 87.2% of workers in Ridgeland, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.69%) and those who worked at home (3.53%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

18.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ridgeland, MS have a shorter commute time (18.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.37% of the workforce in Ridgeland, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Ridgeland, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ridgeland, MS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ridgeland, MS (1.72k out of 23.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ridgeland, MS is White, followed by Black and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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91.9% of the population of Ridgeland, MS has health coverage, with 59.3% on employee plans, 9.96% on Medicaid, 8.89% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 0.852% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Mississippi was $7,646 in 2014. This is a 3.86% increase from the previous year ($7,362).

Primary care physicians in Madison County, MS see 754 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.528% decrease from the previous year (758 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1380 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 584 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Mississippi, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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754 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Madison County, MS

Primary care physicians in Madison County, MS see an average of 754 patients per year. This represents a 0.528% decrease from the previous year (758 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Madison County, MS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Mississippi across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.8% under 18 years, 28.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 11% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.7% were men and 54.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.07%
Uninsured
59.3%
Employer Coverage
9.96%
Medicaid
8.89%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
0.852%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ridgeland, MS declined by 10.4% from 9.01% to 8.07%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ridgeland, MS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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