The town of Ridgeland, Mississippi is home to just over 24,000 residents. Young professionals will fit right in, as they account for an above-average percentage of the community. A slim majority of residents rent their homes (54%) as opposed to owning (46%) in Ridgeland despite an average rent of $1,089/month, which exceeds the state average by $301 a month.
With an average commute time of about 20 minutes, shorter than most cities in Mississippi, Ridgeland residents are well aware that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Many residents (52%) commute to work by car, while public transit is not used extensively. Not many commuters walk to work.
Ridgeland has a high percentage of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 10% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Further, 20% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are two primary industries in Ridgeland: healthcare and retail. Together, these industries account for 18% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, as 11% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. With an average annual income of around $72K, Ridgeland workers take home around $17,000 more than the average Mississippi resident. However, the city's average income is fairly average compared to the national level ($73,345).
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